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"Catch My Breath" (CD Single)

Music review by
Stephanie Bruzzese, Common Sense Media
"Catch My Breath" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
Inspiring, positive anthem for moving forward in life.

Parents say

age 13+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 7+
Based on 6 reviews

A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages

Several positive messages about not letting your critics get you down and making time in your life for the people you care about. 

Positive Role Models & Representations

Song is about keeping a positive perspective on life despite the negativity of others.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that "Catch My Breath" is another inspiring, positive song by the winner of the very first American Idol competition, Kelly Clarkson. It contains no explicit language or content, focusing instead on relaying many feel–good messages about moving forward in life and love. The tune is a great pick for everyone from tweens to older teens.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byaliml1 August 11, 2015

Awesome song with a very positive message.

Ok, for the record, I'm not a parent or am I an educator but I am an adult that is concerned about the kind of messages that is delivered to kids through m... Continue reading
Teen, 15 years old Written byrebma97 November 30, 2012

Another awesome Kelly Clarkson song

This is a really awesome song from Kelly Clarkson. She's such a great singer. I don't remember hearing anything inappropriate from it.
Teen, 13 years old Written byUseursense August 16, 2013


I LOVE THIS SONG!!!!!!!!!!!! Kelly strikes again! Her vocals r great and this has a REALLY inspiring message!

What's the story?

Having won the very first American Idol contest more than a decade ago, pop powerhouse Kelly Clarkson has ratcheted up enough chart–topping tracks for a Greatest Hits album, along with one new addition: the single "CATCH MY BREATH." The song chronicles Clarkson's emotional journey from her Idol win to the present day –– with all of the career and personal ups and downs that came along with it.

Is it any good?

Kelly Clarkson was blessed with the type of voice that can make any song sound great -- including this one. Her vocals on this track range from powerful to light and lovely, making it another solid hit for the Grammy-winning singer. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how Kelly Clarkson's career and personal life have influenced her music and lyrics. 

  • Clarkson has been criticized over the years by her record company for making music that wasn't sufficiently "mainstream" and by the media for her fluctuating weight. How does Clarkson talk back to her critics in "Catch My Breath"?

  • When someone is being critical of you, what can you do to stay positive?

Music details

  • Artist: Kelly Clarkson
  • Release date: October 15, 2012
  • Type: Single
  • Label: 19 Recordings
  • Genre: Pop
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No

For kids who love powerful female vocalists

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