"Animals" (CD Single)

Common Sense Media says

Energetic party song from young Dutch DJ has one iffy word.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

Instrumental track is harmless, but the music video depicts a raging party that includes an act of arson.

Positive role models

Garrix represents the new generation of whiz-kid beat-makers and DJs, ascending to fame in his teens and continuing to study production at an academy.

Violence

In the video, the masked party-goers set a car on fire with a can of gasoline.

Sex

The video has some scantily-clad dancing, but there's nothing too iffy.

Language

The only words in the song are a vocal sample that contains a barely-censored f-bomb.

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Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that "Animals," the viral sensation from teen prodigy DJ Martin Garrix, is an instrumental dance track, with the exception of one distorted vocal sample that shouts "We're the f----n' animals." The music video shows a wild party with masked dancers that escalates to a car-burning.

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What's the story?

ANIMALS is a hit single by dutch teenage producer and DJ Martin Garrix. The song was released digitally and burned up the charts on electronic music download site Beatport before going on to become the first instrumental track to top the UK charts in over a decade. The music video, which features masked break dancers and a wild warehouse party, has also tallied hundreds of millions of plays.

Is it any good?

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Fans of house music and EDM in general will surely go nuts for the massive beat drops and euphoric chords, and casual listeners might enjoy the steady beat and catchy melody. The production is crisp and exciting, with Garrix showing clear technical prowess and pop sensibilities. It's party music through and through, which is a style that seems to be becoming increasingly popular.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the rise of teen producers. How has the development of recording software enabled people to create without years of experience and training? Do you know kids who make music on computers?

  • The song has accrued hundreds of millions of plays on YouTube. Why do you think it has become such a viral smash? Is it the song or the video?

Music details

Artist:Martin Garrix
Release date:March 4, 2014
Type:Single
Label:Spinnin'
Genre:Dance/pop
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Teen, 15 years old Written byTheGoodGuy April 14, 2014
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A generic DJ with repetitive beats and annoying samples

This song contains no explicit language apart from the line ' we're the f****ing animals'. It is ok for teens who actually enjoy house music.
Kid, 9 years old April 10, 2014
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9
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Love this song!

Me and my BFF are adding words to it, and they go great with the music! Just love it! Couldn't hear the bad word!
Kid, 10 years old April 12, 2014
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Great Song

I didn't even hear a curse word!

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