"C'mon" (CD Single)

 
Another party song about drinking and hooking up.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Mostly a message about partying and hooking up with someone, but the song does at least embrace a semi-positive message about "living the moment." Video shows Ke$ha and furry friends wrecking a grocery store.

Positive role models

Ke$ha continues to show that she's all about partying and being carefree.

Violence
Not applicable
Sex

Some innuendo with lyrics and content about hooking up with someone at a party: "I'm in a crop-top like I'm working at Hooters ... We've been keeping it PG, and I wanna get a little bit frisky ... gimme some of that yum like a lollipop" and "I wanna just screw around."

Language
Not applicable
Consumerism

Mentions Hooters, Budweiser.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Song about partying, with mention of drinking: "Sippin' on Budweiser" and "feeling like a high schooler, sippin' on a warm wine cooler."

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that "C'mon" is a typical youth anthem about partying, hooking up, and living in the moment. Although the lyrics are clean, the content is iffy as it glorifies casual sexual encounters and not worrying about the consequences. There are a few mentions of drinking. The strange video shows Ke$ha and some lifesize furry friends wrecking a grocery store and partying it up on a Scooby-Doo-like "Dream Machine."

What's the story?

"C'MON" is the second single from Ke$ha's album Warrior, and continues her trademark talk-singing and partying themes. The video features a scantily clad Ke$ha quitting her job and partying with some strange lifesize furry friends on a Scooby-Doo-like van labeled "Dream Machine."

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

"C'Mon" is catchy and fun -- just like most of Ke$ha's singles. Ke$ha talk-sings much of the song, but the once unique signature to her music is now losing its charm. Sure to be a hit with teens and dance-floor types, "C'Mon" is still just more of the same from the proverbial "party girl." Perhaps that's all her fans want: an upbeat club beat to "live in the moment" by. Other songs on Warrior reveal a different, more interesting side to Ke$ha that she will hopefully show more in the future. But by the looks of her "C'Mon" video, Ke$ha's not ready to grow up just yet. (Just ask her friends the Cat, the Owl, and the Bunny.)

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the appeal of an artist like Ke$ha. Do you think people are drawn to her "bad girl" side? Would she be as popular if she sang sweet ballads?

  • In pop music there are a lot of "good girls" (such as Taylor Swift) and "bad girls" (such as Nicki Minaj). Do you think that is true with male artists?

  • Why do you think Ke$ha is so successful? Do you think she will still be popular in 10 or 20 years?

Music details

Artist:Ke$ha
Release date:January 26, 2013
Type:Single
Label:RCA
Genre:Pop
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Kid, 12 years old April 11, 2015
age 12+
 

Cleaner then most party songs but it has some mildly suggestive lyrics

What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 13 years old Written byjohnstewart February 15, 2015
age 10+
 

I don't want to like it.. BUT IT'S SO CATCHY

I know, this is one of those party songs about partying and nothing else, with bad lyrics - that's why I don't want to like this song - but man it's so catchy and it's hard to explain how. Teens my age will maybe like it. Final note- This song is WAY better than all other songs on Animal, Cannibal and Warrior.
Kid, 11 years old January 29, 2014
age 10+
 

Amazing!!!

I think this song is very quirky and fun. It really changed my life because I finally realized I only live once and to chase after my dreams. Me and my friends dance to this song all the time and there is this game to Wii called "just dance" on the one that says 2014 it has common on it but blurrs out the bad parts. It is cute and fun.

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