"Break Anotha" (CD Single)

Music review by
Maria Dinoia, Common Sense Media
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Idol runner-up warns against a player.

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Positive Messages

Warns a girl about not giving into a player.


Slightly suggestive: "He's a gentleman lover/get you under cover."


"What the hell, that spell that he got you under?" is about it.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this song is a warning to a girl about a "playa" who's going to break her heart. So not surprisingly, there are some vague sexual innuendos in this first single from the upcoming Audio Day Dream, Lewis' first studio album post American Idol.

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Kid, 12 years old April 9, 2008

So Annoying...

This is the loudest, most irritating song by a runner- up ever!
Teen, 13 years old Written byGloBugXOXO April 9, 2008

Good first from Blake.

Good, reminiscent of Maroon 5. If you like Justin Timberlake, Maroon 5, and the like, you'll LOVE this song! At first when you listen to it, it seems a l... Continue reading

What's the story?

Idol season six runner-up Blake Lewis has a bonafide hit on his hands. BREAK ANOTHA is a likable contemporary pop single that has already taken radio by storm, having originally been leaked to fans who signed up on a promo Web site. The radio-friendly single is different from standard Idol stuff, combining elements of funk and hip-hop.

Is it any good?

"Break Anotha" creates a fresh sound that capitalizes on Lewis' enigmatic voice. To read our review of the entire album, click here.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the careers of the Idols. Why have some done better than others? Why do some of the runners-up seem to do better than the winners? Is there too much pressure to be a huge success once you've won?

Music details

  • Artist: Blake Lewis
  • Release date: November 13, 2007
  • Type: Single
  • Label: Arista
  • Genre: Pop
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No
  • Last updated: June 19, 2019

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