A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that although Madonna is fond of pushing the envelope when it comes to being sexual, this single from the Hard Candy album is very tame. There are two lines of mild innuendo but nothing to make parents -- or even grandparents -- cringe.
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Is it any good?
The different and edgy sound that Madonna prides herself on is missing from "4 Minutes to Save the World." While the afrobeat horn breaks drive the energy of the single, Madonna takes back stage to Timberlake's best impersonation of Michael Jackson and the overpowering erratic electronic sounds signature of Timbaland's production. It's a solid song, but it's too similar to what every pop artist is putting out these days and true blue Madonna fans won't be, well, a fan.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about the staying power of this pop icon. What has made Madonna able to put out number one hits for the past three decades? What does Madonna have that other pop stars of today don't?
Families can also talk about the different images of Madonna throughout her career. Does her constant reinvention add or detract from her music?