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"Blow" (CD single)
A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that this is cleaner than most of Ke$ha's songs, with no profanity or references to sex, substance use, or violence. That said, it describes spoiled kids with arrogant attitudes -- perspectives that most parents won't want their kids to absorb and adopt.
What's the story?
"BLOW" is a single from Cannibal, the second album by rising dance pop star Ke$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?
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