"Blow" (CD single)

Cleaner-than-usual Ke$ha tune has lots of bratty attitude.

What parents need to know

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

Advocates bratty behavior.

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Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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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.

Families can talk 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

Release date:February 22, 2011
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Teen, 17 years old Written bycyberboy5red January 7, 2015
age 18+
I used to like Kesha's music until I realized what an evil influence she is!!!
What other families should know
Too much violence
Written byAnonymous February 23, 2013
age 18+

Not for kids CSM Misses a lot.

Oh my. This song about sex.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Kid, 10 years old July 9, 2012
age 10+


The Title "Blow" explains all.
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Too much drinking/drugs/smoking


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