"Bulletproof" (CD single)

Music review by
Stephanie Bruzzese, Common Sense Media
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Song about self-respect is clean but nothing special.

Parents say

age 7+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 9+
Based on 16 reviews

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A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages

When it comes to romantic relationships, the heroine of this song won't settle for second best, sending out a positive message to teens and tweens.

Positive Role Models & Representations

The members of La Roux have exhibited nothing in the way of questionable behavior in their personal lives.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this single is a squeaky-clean song in terms of explicit language and adult content. It includes no swearing, or allusions to sex, substances, or violence. The song makes a strong statement about not allowing a bad relationship back in your life.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 4, 6, and 12-year-old Written bymydaughtersalad... June 28, 2010
i dont like this song,and whats funny is my daughter gets crazy with this song and dances finny
Adult Written byArwenGraciaAlma June 21, 2010

Tweens & teens & adults will like it. Younger kids won't like it.

I like this song, I don't see much negative at all about this song & best of all it sounds cool too.
Kid, 11 years old November 4, 2011

one amazing synthpop song

A song that used to be my favorite for about several minutes. I got interested in the song after watching TheComputerNerd01's lyric recital of it, and it... Continue reading
Kid, 11 years old July 28, 2011

What's the story?

"BULLETPROOF" is the '80s-infused single from British group La Roux -- a synth-pop duo consisting of lead vocalist Eleanor Jackson (whose red hair led to the act's name) and lead keyboardist Ben Langmaid. The song is a simple anthem to all those who no longer want to be toyed with by the object of their affections. Its lyrics make a strong statement about not allowing a bad relationship back in your life, but they steer clear of explicit language, sexual references, mentions of substance use, or talk of violence. The straightforward lines include: "Been there done that messed around
/ I'm having fun don't put me down / I'll never let you sweep me off my feet / This time baby I'll be bulletproof."

Is it any good?

The members of La Roux have claimed to be influenced by several '80s bands, including Depeche Mode, Erasure, and The Human League. All of these bands helped to establish the signature sound that the era is known for. Unfortunately, "Bulletproof" sounds like a less creative imitation of the classic tunes created by these bands 30 years ago. The synth-pop hook is nothing unique, and Eleanor Jackson's vocals sound like a higher, whinier version of Alison Moyet's -- lead singer of the awesome '80s group Yaz. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how teens can stand up for themselves when receiving disrespectful treatment in a romantic relationship. What are five signs that a relationship may be more negative than positive?

  • What are five things you can do to help yourself get out of a bad relationship?

Music details

  • Artist: La Roux
  • Release date: May 18, 2010
  • Label: Interscope Records
  • Genre: Pop
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No
  • Last updated: November 11, 2020

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