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"Break the Ice" (CD single)
A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that the third single from Britney Spears' Blackout is about the same thing most of the other songs on the album are about: sex. She uses both subtle -- and not-so-subtle -- language to arouse a male counterpart. The cartoon music video features an anime version of Britney (looking nothing like her), and although there's one animated kiss, it isn't racy at all.
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What's the story?
Is it any good?
Britney fans had to enter two "secret" passwords (they were provided) on BlackoutBall.com to view the premiere of the anime music video of "Break the Ice" featuring a cartoon version of the paparazzi's favorite celeb in a Mission Impossible-esque operation. Considering the constant train wrecks Britney has been having recently in front of the camera, it was probably better for her not to be on the screen, letting listeners instead focus on and appreciate the song and its pop-infused fun. She hits all the notes in this single, stressing the important ones and staying well in her vocal range. The bumpin' electronic drum baseline -- although replaced by a slowed down break at the end -- will have any teen practicing some dance moves in front of the mirror.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about why Britney relies on sexual lyrics to sell albums. She's got the world at her fingertips, does she need to? Families can also discuss the example Britney is setting for young girls. Do you think she's a good role model? Why or why not? Read our tips for talking to kids about celebrity behavior.