"Whistle" (CD Single)

Common Sense Media says

Teasing track about oral sex from radio-friendly rapper.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

A playful song about oral sex is not offering any positive messages to kids.

Positive role models

Flo Rida has some songs that are fine for kids, but this is not one of them.

Violence
Not applicable
Sex

The song's title is a euphemism for oral sex, supported by many of the thinly veiled lyrics: "Can you blow my whistle baby ... Girl I'm gonna show you how to do it and we start real slow / You just put your lips together and you come real close."

Language
Not applicable
Consumerism

Bucatti.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Mentions drinking champagne.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that the track "Whistle" is about oral sex, although that term is not used directly. The song's chorus -- "Can you blow my whistle, baby" -- is followed by lots of other lines with an obvious double-meaning, along with a reference to drinking champagne. Flo Rida has some songs that are fine for tweens and young teens, but this is not one of them.

Parents say

Kids say

What's the story?

"WHISTLE" is the third single off the album Only One Rida (Part 2), the fourth record from rapper Flo Rida. The sexually charged track about oral sex ("You just put your lips together and you come real close / Can you blow my whistle baby / Slow it down, take a little longer") marks a distinct departure for the star, whose previous singles, like "Good Feeling," featured positive, mostly clean lyrics.   

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

With a slower, mellower vibe than his earlier singles, "Whistle" has a somewhat different sound than Flo Rida's typically big, booming tracks. That said, the song still includes Rida's trademark smooth delivery, backed by a lighthearted whistle that matches the track's tongue-in-cheek mood. 

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about why Flo Rida -- a rapper known for positive, upbeat tracks like "Good Feeling" -- would release such a risque tune.

  • Does releasing an explicitly sexual song give a musician more cred? Why or why not? 

  • This song references consequence-free oral sex. Parents may want to discuss their own values about sex and relationships.

Music details

Artist:Flo Rida
Release date:April 30, 2012
Type:Single
Label:Atlantic
Genre:Rap
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Teen, 14 years old Written byebjay555 June 10, 2012
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11
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Hidden meaning

I think this song does have some sexual content, but younger kids will not understand the meaning of the lyrics. Some of my 13-16 year old friends didn't even get the message until it was explained to them.

What other families should know
Too much sex
Kid, 11 years old August 5, 2012
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11
QUALITY
 

BEST SONG EVER!!! :)

I LOVE this song!!! Sure it's innaproppriate but do you really think that some 8 yr old that hears this on the radio will know what it means? They'll just think its catchy!!

What other families should know
Too much sex
Kid, 10 years old August 4, 2012
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13
QUALITY
 

Uhh... weird.

This song is really weird. It talks about you-know-what, then he talks about bringing out his banjo.... whaaat?
Also, I thought I heard the word "b*tch"... probably just me, though.
In the beat, it actually has, er, whistling, so it reminds me of OneRepublic's "Good Life".
I can't really remember the lyrics, but I'll edit this review if I hear the song on the radio again and I find the innuendo.
-Samantha

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Too much sex

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