"All Is Love" (CD single)

Common Sense Media says

Indie music star gives soundtrack single quirky appeal.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

This song reinforces the book's overarching message of unconditional love.

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that the first single release off the soundtrack for the movie Where the Wild Things Are is a simple, fun, and silly tune about love. 

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Kids say

What's the story?

Director Spike Jonze recruited Karen O, friend and frontwoman of the alterna-band the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, to write the title track, ALL IS LOVE. To perform the song, Karen O gathered up her bandmates, a couple of other indie artists, and a bunch of kids themselves, billing the collective as Karen O and the Kids. The end result is a quirky yet fun song about -- what else?! -- love.

Is it any good?

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Lyrically, there's not a lot to this song besides the following line: "L-O-V-E, it's a mystery, where you'll find me, where you'll find all is love." However, all of the whistling, clapping, cheering, and singing add plenty of musical interest that will undoubtedly make kids want to hear the single again and again. Whether adults will appreciate repeated plays of the extremely high pitched voices -- the only real drawback to the track -- is another story.

Families can talk about...

  • How has the book Where the Wild Things Are remained an all-time classic decades after it was first published

  • Why might the movie include some details that are different from the book? 

Music details

Artist:Karen O and the Kids
Release date:August 25, 2009
Type:Single
Labels:DGC Records, Interscope Records
Genre:Pop music for kids
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Teen, 14 years old Written byTrinity507 September 17, 2009
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Great for young kids - nothing to worry about here as far as good or bad messages go - but the squeaky pitch of the entire song is sure to grate on nerves very quickly if you're over six or seven years old!
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Teen, 14 years old Written bygolder October 28, 2009
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errew

apropriate for all ages
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Kid, 9 years old September 27, 2009
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Aaaaw!

Very touching song... if you watch it with the clip!
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