"Catch My Breath" (CD Single)



Inspiring, positive anthem for moving forward in life.

What parents need to know

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

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

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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.

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. 

Families can talk 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
Label:19 Recordings
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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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.
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 music. I first heard this song back in 2013 after having gone through some rough periods and it immediately caught my attention. The message that Kelly Clarkson delivers is one of being positive, optimistic and of never letting others define who a person should be. This is a message that I can relate to and in an age where young people and even those that are older are becoming increasingly self conscious over their personal image and their actions as a result of the perception of others, it's refreshing to know that there's music out there that encourages people of all ages to be themselves, love who they are and live life to the fullest.
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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!


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