"Bossy" (CD single)

Common Sense Media says

Empowering, mildy suggestive electro-pop anthem for girls.

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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."

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Consumerism

Just pushing the "Lindsay Lohan" product.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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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.

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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?

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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

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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."
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Too much sex

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