"Bossy" (CD single) Music Poster Image

"Bossy" (CD single)

(i)

 

Empowering, mildy suggestive electro-pop anthem for girls.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Not bad; could be seen as song about female strength and confidence, but also entitlement and selfish behavior: "I like it how I like it/I'm just a little bossy/you got a problem with it?" and "...don't tell me no."

Violence
Not applicable
Sex

Some innuendo, but nothing explicit: "Stop touching me without permission/Don't disobey, answer to me/Said if you wanna play follow my direction," "I like it how I like it when I like it," and "Please me and I will gladly brighten up your atmosphere."

Language
Not applicable
Consumerism

Just pushing the "Lindsay Lohan" product.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that "Bossy" is an electro-pop single from Hollywood sometimes-trouble-girl Lindsay Lohan. The lyrics and content are fine, with a overlying positive message encouraging girls to be strong, although there is some minor sexual innuendo.

Parents say

Not yet rated
Review this title!

What's the story?

"BOSSY," the seductive – yet not too seductive for tweens – and compelling dance track song from Lindsay Lohan generated lots of buzz from fans and some critical acclaim, reaching #1 on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Play chart. It's a fun, synth-heavy tune produced by R&B hitmaker Ne-Yo (Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, Celine Dion) and has a message about being strong enough to get what you want.

Is it any good?

QUALITY

Actress and musical artist Lindsay Lohan is paving the way for a crucial mass-media re-entry over the next several months. LiLo has definitely had her troubles as of late, but you can't help but root for the doe-eyed, freckle-faced talent who came into the hot spotlight with her breakout role in The Parent Trap in 1999. Lindsay has made some bad choices, but there's no denying her pop talent.

"Bossy," the lead single from her upcoming album to be released later this year, may just be her ticket back into the spotlight...for something positive. It's fun and keeps a contagious beat with singable lyrics to get you shakin' on the dance floor.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the "product" of Lindsay Lohan and the ups and downs of her career over the last few years. Do you think her misfortune is a result of her age and immaturity, her life in the spotlight, or both? What do you think about the new image Lindsay is trying to portray as a sexy siren? Do you think she is trying to turn her life around with this new album? Do you think fans will still be interested in her even after her string of bad choices?

Music details

Artist:Lindsay Lohan
Release date:May 27, 2008
Type:Single
Label:Universal Motown
Genre:Pop
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

This review of "Bossy" (CD single) was written by

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are conducted by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

Quality

Our star rating assesses the media's overall quality.

Find out more

About these links

Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization, earns a small affiliate fee from Amazon or iTunes when you use our links to make a purchase. Thank you for your support.

Read more

About Our Rating System

The age displayed for each title is the minimum one for which it's developmentally appropriate. We recently updated all of our reviews to show only this age, rather than the multi-color "slider." Get more information about our ratings.

What parents and kids say

See all user reviews

Share your thoughts with other parents and kids Write a user review

A safe community is important to us. Please observe our guidelines

Teen, 17 years old Written byrebma97 April 15, 2014

Catchy but sensual

I really like how catchy this song is. The message aren't exactly positive because Lindsay's saying she's bossy. However, she also says, "Stop touching me/without permission", which can be seen as empowering for people to be in control of relationships The song is full of innuendo and is all about intimacy; for example, one of the lines goes, "If you leave it to me, we will not take it slow."
What other families should know
Too much sex
Kid, -1 years old January 20, 2009

Poll

Did our review help you make an informed decision about this product?