"Beggin' on Your Knees" (CD Single)

 
Nick star seeks playful revenge on two-timing boyfriend.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

The song talks about being betrayed by a boyfriend and seeking some sort of revenge: "You mess with me, I'll mess with her, I'll make sure you get what you deserve." But although some of the lyrics say things like "watch your back," it all has a playful tone.

Positive role models

A girlfriend betrayed by her two-timing boyfriend gets back at him in a harmless way and has fun with her friends regardless of heartache.

Violence

The lyrics are playful but could be construed as menacing: "You mess with me, I'll mess with her, I'll make sure you get what you deserve" and "Watch your back, you don't know when or where I could get you."

Sex
Not applicable
Language
Not applicable
Consumerism

Justice stars on the Nick TV show Victorious.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Victoria Justice is the star of the Nick TV show Victorious and is very popular with tweens. This single's lyrics are free of sex and profanity, but because the song is about a girlfriend getting a little revenge on a two-timing boyfriend, younger kids might be confused by lyrics such as "You mess with me, I'll mess with her, I'll make sure you get what you deserve" and "Watch your back, you don't know when or where I could get you," even if they're sung in a playful manner.

What's the story?

Nickelodeon star Victoria Justice (Zoey 101, The Boy Who Cried Werewolf) is joining the ranks of every other teenage TV celebrity by trying to make her way in the music world. "BEGGIN' ON YOUR KNEES" is featured on the soundtrack for Justice's show, Victorious, with the 18-year-old singing about getting some sweet revenge on a two-timing boyfriend. The video features fellow Victorious castmates and is set at a carnival, with a dancing, smirking, Justice moving on.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

Justice has a voice unlike other starlets her age: It's deeper and more mature, and it demands attention right away. This catchy song is great for dancing and sleepovers and will probably have fans beggin' for more. That said, even though it's all in jest, the lyrics might be a little harsh for younger kids, even in their playful tone: "You mess with me, I'll mess with her, I'll make sure you get what you deserve" and "Watch your back, you don't know when or where I could get you." The video shows Justice merely telling the "other" girlfriend the truth, but younger kids might picture something more menacing.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the trend in tween and teen entertainment of TV stars doubling up as singers. Why do these stars have to be actors and singers? 

  • Do you think songs like this are a marketing ploy by networks to profit from already popular characters? Would the songs or albums be as successful if these artists weren't already famous?

  • This song is about getting revenge on a two-timing boyfriend. Do you think Justice sounds angry in the song? Or just heartbroken and fired up? How would you react if you were in this situation? Is revenge ever a positive thing?

Music details

Artist:Victoria Justice
Release date:March 17, 2011
Type:Single
Label:Nick Records
Genre:Pop
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Teen, 15 years old Written byrebma97 December 5, 2012
age 10+
 

Good song, but message isn't positive

This is a really catchy song. Victoria Justice is a pretty good singer. Since this song is about getting revenge on a cheating boyfriend, the message isn't positive; however, it's not too bad.
Parent of a 6 year old Written bymadsmooney1214 September 4, 2012
age 18+
 

beggin your knees cd single

Families can talk about the trend in tween and teen entertainment of TV stars doubling up as singers. Why do these stars have to be actors and singers? Do you think songs like this are a marketing ploy by networks to profit from already popular characters? Would the songs or albums be as successful if these artists weren't already famous? This song is about getting revenge on a two-timing boyfriend. Do you think Justice sounds angry in the song? Or just heartbroken and fired up? How would you react if you were in this situation? Is revenge ever a positive thing?
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much consumerism
Kid, 12 years old June 10, 2011
age 2+
 

GRRRRR

I used to love this song. Good beat, nothing bad. But I HATE it now. Wanna know why? I'm sick of it. For months (TG they finally stopped) they played it on every other commercial.

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