"Animals" (CD Single)

Common Sense Media says

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





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.


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


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


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?


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
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Teen, 13 years old Written byILikeReviewingThings March 27, 2015

Electronic Hit With F-Bomb

Animals is an Electronic kind of song with one single lyric: "We're The F*cking Animals" which is probably the chorus. The music video isn't betetr though. People in animal costumes are seen dancing to the beat and setting a car on fire so it's violent and still has the F-Bomb unbleeped (although you can barely hear it over the electronic beat). Animals is not aimed towards kids so I recommend just teens.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Kid, 11 years old March 23, 2015

Good Edm

Well there is not that many flaws to this song but, there are some. Well it says one bad word. Though, you might not even hear it due to how it is quite unclear. Also "Animals" could be talking about violence. Then again that is only in the music video.
Teen, 14 years old Written bytrumu00 March 15, 2015

My Opinion

This is a cool song and so awesome to dance to. It only has one swear but you can't even hear it clearly. It is a great song and kids will Love it!
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing


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