"Boyfriend" (CD single)

Music review by
Jessica Dawson, Common Sense Media
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Popular with kids
Boy-band single featuring Snoop Dogg is catchy and clean.

Parents say

age 10+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 9+
Based on 19 reviews

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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this music.

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 & Representations

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
Sexy Stuff

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

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What 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.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byclarence August 6, 2015
Adult Written byKayla Fowler September 18, 2013


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 aro... Continue reading
Teen, 15 years old Written byLoranikas303 December 7, 2020

No one should have a boyfriend!

This song is so trash! The title has the same as Justin Bieber's song! I think the lyrics is more worse than Justin Bieber's but I hate them both! The... Continue reading
Teen, 15 years old Written byDogcat December 7, 2020

No one should have a boyfriend!

Ok I disagree with my supporter MillyMolly on this one. I’ve never heard it but, I don’t think anyone should have a boyfriend! In my opinion you are better off... Continue reading

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?

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. ...

Talk to your kids 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
  • Last updated: November 11, 2020

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