"Boyfriend" (CD single)

Common Sense Media says

Boy-band single featuring Snoop Dogg is catchy and clean.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

The song is about being drawn to someone, wanting to be their "boyfriend," and giving them the love they deserve.

Positive role models

This foursome is a squeaky-clean boy band that likes singing about relationships and going out, but in a way that's age-appropriate for young fans.

Violence & scariness
Not applicable
Sexy stuff
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Language
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Consumerism

Big Time Rush has a show on Nickelodeon. The song mentions Slumdog Millionaire and Twilight.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this popular boy band has a hit Nickelodeon show of the same name and has already topped the charts with their debut album, BTR. A new version of this song was released featuring Snoop Dogg, but don't be alarmed: The content is still squeaky clean, just like the image of the boys of Big Time Rush.

Parents say

Kids say

What's the story?

Big Time Rush hasn't wasted any time capturing the hearts of tweeny-boppers everywhere with their top-rated Nick show Big Time Rush, as well as a hit debut album, BTR. The fifth single from that album, "Boyfriend," was rereleased as a new version featuring rapper Snoop Dogg. It's a catchy synth-pop track about being drawn to someone and trying to win their heart, with lyrics and content that are fine for tween fans.

Is it any good?

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You may not have heard of Big Time Rush, but your kids have. The catchy single "Boyfriend" lingers in your head, with the boys pouting, "B-b-boy-boy-boy-boy-boyfriend," and the tune's easy, hip-pop rhythm. Snoop's intro is short, clean, and Doggified: "I can lift you off your feet like a flight attendant....Imma send this car for you, is you ridin' in it?" The foursome goes on to take turns singing about becoming the one and only to someone with lyrics that say, "I don't care at all what you've done before, all I really want is to be your boyfriend." No doubt fans will be wishing the guys were singing to them. ...

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about why bands invite other big-name artists to sing on their albums. Do you think the fact that Big Time Rush sings with Snoop Dogg contradicts the image they're trying to portray? Why or why not? Does it matter?

  • This band already has a hit TV show; does that fact alone make you want to buy their music? Do you watch the show? If not, will you be more inclined to watch the show after hearing their music? Do you think this could be why so many TV characters are now making their own music albums?

  • This band and single were featured on the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards. Does watching awards shows influence the music that you choose to listen to?

Music details

Artist:Big Time Rush
Release date:February 15, 2011
Label:Columbia
Genre:Pop
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Parent Written byKayla Fowler September 18, 2013
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Boyfriend

Kendall sings after Snoop Dogg sings his verse. Kendall is drinking a futuristic drink with a girl,James is dancing with two girls outside,Logan is floating around with a girl on a light board,and Carlos is dancing with another girl
What other families should know
Great messages
Parent of a 6 year old Written bymadsmooney1214 October 15, 2012
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8
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boyfriend cd single

you think the fact that Big Time Rush sings with Snoop Dogg contradicts the image they're trying to portray? Why or why not? Does it matter? This band already has a hit TV show; does that fact alone make you want to buy their music? Do you watch the show? If not, will you be more inclined to watch the show after hearing their music? Do you think this could be why so many TV characters are now making their own music albums? This band and single were featured on the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards. Does watching awards shows influence the music that you choose to listen to?
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much consumerism
Teen, 16 years old Written byDuper_Drew August 5, 2012
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10
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BTR RULES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Big Time Rush is my fave band of all time!!!!!!! This is they're best song! Catchy rythym,awesome lyrics,awesome music,and amazing singing! Justin Bieber can only DREAM of having a song named "Boyfriend".But guess what? JUSTIN BIEBER COPIED YOU! This song can beat any Justin Bieber song! BTR,you guys are GENIUSES!

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