"Chasing the Sun" (CD Single)

Common Sense Media says

Clean single from sultry Brits celebrates youth; sexy video.

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What parents need to know

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

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

Violence

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

Sex

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

Language
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Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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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.

Parents say

Kids say

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?

QUALITY
 

"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.

Families can talk 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

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Kid, 11 years old August 14, 2012
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8
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Good Party Song.

better than 'glad you came'.
Kid, 12 years old August 31, 2012
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2
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YAY

I love this one .. AWESOME
What other families should know
Great messages
Kid, 11 years old September 5, 2012
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9
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song=good video=bad

The song is fine. the music video...........not so much!
What other families should know
Too much sex

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