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

Music review by
Stephanie Bruzzese, Common Sense Media
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Bieber willing to lose all for love in clean, serious song.

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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 & Representations

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
Sexy Stuff

Mentions "Hova" (Jay-Z's nickname) and Destiny's Child. 

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What 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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Teen, 15 years old Written byDogcat November 24, 2020
Teen, 15 years old Written byLoranikas303 November 24, 2020

Go away, Justin Beaver!

The title is more like "As Long as You Hate Me" because Justin Beaver wants viewers to fall in love in girls but he is one of the most hated celebriti... Continue reading

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. 

Talk to your kids 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
  • Type: Single
  • Label: Island Def Jam
  • Genre: R&B
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No
  • Last updated: November 11, 2020

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