"Chasing the Sun" (CD Single)

Music review by
Jessica Dawson, Common Sense Media
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Clean single from sultry Brits celebrates youth; sexy video.

Parents say

age 18+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 8+
Based on 5 reviews

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Positive Messages

Song about the invincibility of youth and feeling like you can live forever: "We'll never grow old again ... you'll find us chasing the sun."

Positive Role Models & Representations

The Wanted are slightly edgier and sexier than other boy bands, but they keep their lyrics clean.


Video shows the boys at a party getting bitten by their female dates, who happen to be vampires. No blood, just pointy teeth.


Video shows the guys looking longingly at and kissing their dates at a house party.




Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that "Chasing the Sun" is an upbeat techno-pop track from British boy band The Wanted that celebrates youth, feeling invincible, and living it up every day and night. The lyrics and content are clean, but the video does show the leather-clad, sultry quintet becoming smitten and bitten by their female dates, who turn out to be vampires. Just a little kissing and one bite -- no blood, werewolves, or half-vampire babies.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bylicktvshow June 14, 2015

!!.Buy the cd!!Beware of the video!!

Great song, Great beat!!.The video is very illuminati, with very satanic undertone, subliminal messages!!.Buy the cd!!
Teen, 15 years old Written byrebma97 December 1, 2012

"Chasing the Sun" Review

This song is pretty catchy. It seems fine for kids, but CSM said the video was sexy (I haven't seen it). But, as far as the song goes, okay for kids.
Teen, 17 years old Written byRosebud95 November 14, 2012


Like 'Glad You Game'. :)

What's the story?

Brit phenoms The Wanted sing about being young, carefree, and living it up from dusk until dawn with the single "CHASING THE SUN," from their self-titled album. The video features the sultry stares of the boys, clad in black leather and partying the night away in L.A. with some lady friends who turn out to have an affinity for necks and biting.

Is it any good?

"Chasing the Sun" is the perfect song to celebrate being young, carefree, and sometimes oblivious to the outside world. Ahh, youth. The boys are literally "chasing the sun," partying the night away into the hours of morning, and the upbeat track makes you want to greet the morning sun right along with them.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the allure of boy bands --especially those with sexy accents. Why do you think boy bands are so successful? Are girl groups as successful? Why or why not?

  • This video appears inspired by the Twilight phenomenon. What do you think of artists who jump on a pop-culture bandwagon to help sell their own work? Does it make you like the song or video more or less? 

  • Do you think The Wanted are a flavor of the moment, or a group with long-term staying power?

Music details

  • Artist: The Wanted
  • Release date: July 17, 2012
  • Type: Single
  • Label: Mercury
  • Genre: Pop
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No
  • Last updated: November 11, 2020

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