"Blow" (CD single)

Music review by
Stephanie Bruzzese, Common Sense Media
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Cleaner-than-usual Ke$ha tune has lots of bratty attitude.
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Parents say

age 11+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 9+
Based on 41 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this music.

Positive Messages

This song includes a few less-than-ideal lyrics about being spoiled and apathetic: "We're pretty and sick / We're young and we're bored."

Positive Role Models & Representations

Advocates bratty behavior.

Violence
Sex
Language
Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this is cleaner than most of Ke$ha's songs, with no profanity or references to sex, substance use, or violence. That said, it describes spoiled kids with arrogant attitudes -- perspectives that most parents won't want their kids to absorb and adopt.

User Reviews

Parent Written byKonichiwa March 13, 2011

what happend to ke$ha?

Not keshas best song but i think its pretty good. Except the sexuality in the song
Kid, 10 years old July 9, 2012

BLOW

The Title "Blow" explains all.
Teen, 17 years old Written byabbacus June 30, 2012

Just OK.

Typical Ke$ha song.

What's the story?

"BLOW" is a single from Cannibal, the second album by rising dance pop star Ke$ha. The tune is relatively clean compared to many of her other songs, lacking any graphic language, sexual references, or allusions to substance use and violence. But that doesn't mean it's a positive track for kids: The single revolves around a group of spoiled kids (described as "pretty," "young," and "bored") who sneak into a dance club and proceed to dance all night long.

Is it any good?

The more songs that Ke$ha releases, the harder it gets to tell them apart, since their formula is so similar: Ke$ha's Auto-Tune-infused vocals against a danceable, synth-pop backdrop. While this formula has made her famous, there's something to be said for too much of a good thing.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how this is yet another Ke$ha song with a negative attitude. With so much success under her belt, why does Ke$ha need to be so negative?

  • What about Ke$ha's songs makes them so appealing to her fan base?

  • Can you name other artists who are equally popular yet include more positive messages in their songs?

Music details

  • Artist: Ke$ha
  • Release date: February 22, 2011
  • Label: RCA
  • Genre: Pop
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No

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