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"Cheers (Drink to That)" (CD Single)
A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that the lyrics to "Cheers (Drink to That)" revolve around drinking to forget your problems. While the song doesn't include a lot of other mature content like violence, sex, or profanity, the overarching message about blowing off steam through too much drinking is iffy at best.
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What's the story?
"CHEERS (DRINK TO THAT)" is a track from the album Loud by R&B superstar Rihanna. The song has a singular focus -- drinking to excess on a weekend to try to forget about a difficult week: "Cheers to the freaking weekend ... Oh let the Jameson sink in ... Don't let the bastards get you down, turn it around with another round."
Is it any good?
Rihanna adds a dual reggae-pop flair to this smooth song, sampling Avril Lavigne's "I'm with You" while infusing her own vocals with an island tone. The overall effect is nothing earth shattering, but its mellow groove is suited to hanging with good friends during downtime.
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