"Advice" (CD Single)

Music review by
Stephanie Bruzzese, Common Sense Media
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Selena Gomez protege sings uplifting tune about life.

Parents say

age 7+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 6+
Based on 6 reviews

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The parents' guide to what's in this music.

Educational Value

Meant to entertain rather than educate.

Positive Messages

Many positive messages about giving of yourself, picking yourself up when you fall, and more.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Song is all about keeping a generally positive perspective on life.

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that "Advice" is a clean song that promotes a positive outlook on life. Lacking profanity or mature content about sex, substance use, or violence, the track gives young tweens and teens some good messages to guide them through tough times.

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Kid, 12 years old October 29, 2016


Advice is just one song from Christina's debut album Find Me. This song is a very awesome and great song. I think by age 7 kids can start understanding the... Continue reading
Kid, 10 years old February 21, 2015


This song does not have any iffy stuff and all this has is role models and messages!!! Again, love this song!

What's the story?

"ADVICE" is the debut major-label single from up and coming singer Christina Grimmie, another young artist who rose to fame by posting her performances to YouTube. In this track, Grimmie follows the straight and narrow path of her famous mentor and tour partner, Selena Gomez, singing clean lyrics about having a positive outlook on life: "Don't let go the good times, and let the bad times know you feel fine / And wear your heart out on your sleeve, love is all you need."

Is it any good?

Christina Grimmie has an extra strong voice that shines through more clearly in her home video performances than in this super-produced track. Though her pipes are somewhat overshadowed by the big synth-pop hook of this song, it's still a catchy tune that will appeal to tweens and teens who are into the modern pop sound.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how more and more young singers like Christina Grimmie are getting discovered through YouTube. Do you think this trend is a positive one? Why or why not?

  • Though YouTube is an easy and inexpensive way for an artist to get his or her music out there, how can these artists make their songs stand out among the growing sea of YouTube content?

  • What are some other ways that emerging artists can promote their music beyond YouTube?

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