"All Is Love" (CD single)

Music review by
Stephanie Bruzzese, Common Sense Media
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Indie music star gives soundtrack single quirky appeal.

Parents say

age 11+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 5+
Based on 6 reviews

A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages

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

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What 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. 

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 17 year old Written byMai Van Duc September 23, 2010
no problem
Adult Written byRoyjason August 7, 2018

all is love

have watched using boxxy software, This movie is sad; I don't quite understand what was really going on in the movie, but I love it and I can relate to it.... Continue reading
Teen, 17 years old Written byGrandmaster Dong June 19, 2014

Horrible

Gives a kid a false sense that "All is Love" when it's not.
Teen, 15 years old Written byChickenOfTheWest November 6, 2009

Nice, slower song.

Good song, depending on the listener... Deffinitly a different style, however, yet it still holds the Outdoor, giant monster, theme. It's fine.

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?

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.

Talk to your kids 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? 

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