"As Long as You Love Me" (CD Single)

Common Sense Media says

Bieber willing to lose all for love in clean, serious song.





What parents need to know

Educational value

Meant to entertain rather than educate.

Positive messages

"As Long as You Love Me" is about valuing love above all else.

Positive role models

Bieber continues to be a good role model for now as he sings positive songs and keeps his nose clean out of the spotlight.

Violence & scariness
Not applicable
Sexy stuff
Not applicable
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Mentions "Hova" (Jay-Z's nickname) and Destiny's Child. 

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that "As Long as You Love Me" is as clean as any Justin Bieber tune out there and is free of profanity, sex, and iffy behavior. That said, the song takes a more serious tone about love than the many of Bieber's earlier, lighthearted singles -- demonstrating that though the Biebs is still making music for younger ears, he is indeed growing up. 

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Kids say

What's the story?

"AS LONG AS YOU LOVE ME" is the fourth single to be pre-released from Believe, the third album by R&B phenom Justin Bieber. With an assist from rapper Big Sean, Bieber gives another glimpse into his growing maturity, singing more somber lyrics, such as "as long as you love me, we could be starving, we could be homeless, we could be broke."

Is it any good?


The slower pace of this song sets it apart from Bieber's pop-song pack and highlights the heartthrob's strong vocals. They play well off of Big Sean's rhymes, resulting in one of the stronger tunes to come from this album so far. 

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about whether there's wisdom in the lyrics "As long as you love me, we could be starving, we could be homeless, we could be broke."

  • Besides love, what else do people need to ensure their health and safety? 

  • Should being in a relationship be your top priority in life? Why or why not?

Music details

Artists:Big Sean, Justin Bieber
Release date:June 11, 2012
Label:Island Def Jam
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Teen, 17 years old Written byMysterious_ballerina June 19, 2012

Ok, good message but too repetitive and rap not working.

Well it was ok I admit I liked it better then his other songs but, I hated the rap part I don't think it fit with the song and I think it was just for marketing reasons. Second it was too repetitive by the end of the song I knew the lyrics only because he never went farther then "as long as you love me we can be homeless we can be broke I'll be your gold, your platinum blah blah blah." he could have gone deeper. Third I liked him better when he didn't do this techno weird stuff a guitar cord and piece of real music instead of that auto tuned stuff would have been greatly appreciated. Despite all that I like this songs message much more then "baby" or "one less lonely girl". It had a nice message and if the lyrics wouldn't have been repeated so much it would have been better. Overall it's ok.
What other families should know
Great messages
Kid, 11 years old August 10, 2012

Stupid Song

why do people like this song? i hate it. bieber sucks (no offense to bieber fans). the rap is strange. "I don't know if this makes sense. baby, you're my hallelujah."
What other families should know
Too much sex
Kid, 12 years old August 4, 2012

Great song, Way to sexy video

Great song!!! I love it!!!....But the music video to this is WAY to steamy for kids any ages!!! I was about 45 seconds in to the video and turn it off because most of it was a sexy bedroom scene. Great song, way to sexy video.
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Too much sex


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