"Come & Get It" (CD Single)

Common Sense Media says

Catchy tribal beats, a bit of innuendo on lame pop track.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

A fairly clean track about being in love.

Positive role models

While the lyrics are a little more suggestive than her earlier songs, Gomez still stays fairly clean and upbeat.

Violence
Not applicable
Sex

The lyrics feature some light innuendo: "When you're ready come and get it... You ain't gotta worry, it's an open invitation."

Language
Not applicable
Consumerism
Not applicable
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Selena Gomez's single is a little more mature than her previous releases, with some lightly suggestive lyrics ("You got the kind of love that I want, let me get that. And baby once I get it I'm yours, no take backs"). But the track is still pretty clean, skipping any references to drugs or alcohol, violence, or sex, which should make it a hit with older tween and teen fans of the former Disney star.

Parents say

Kids say

What's the story?

Selena Gomez tries something new on her single "COME & GET IT," a catchy, electro-tribal pop number with some hints of Bollywood. This track, about enticing a guy to be with her, is a little more suggestive than her post-Disney releases with Selena Gomez and The Scene, but should still be an appropriate choice for older tweens and teens.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

"Come & Get It" has all the makings of a great Rihanna single, featuring her signature tribal rhythm and sound. The problem: It's missing Rihanna. While the beats are infectious, Gomez just doesn't have the vocal chops to hold up during the verses, and mostly just sounds sleepy. While it's nice to see this former Disney star growing up without getting too risque, here's hoping she kicks up the energy on her next single.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about Gomez's growing maturity on this single. Do you think it's OK for her music to get more mature as she gets older?

  • Do you think this song is about Gomez trying to rekindle her relationship with Justin Bieber, as rumors suggest?

Music details

Artist:Selena Gomez
Release date:April 9, 2013
Type:Single
Label:Hollywood Records
Genre:Pop
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Written byAnonymous May 15, 2013
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18
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This song is not for people who are shy. The word shy is in it. ...and It's not for kids & Plus she does the Movie Spring Breakers.

CSM got this right on the Sex: "When you're ready come and get it... You ain't gotta worry, it's an open invitation." with one more line she said this line "I'm not to shy to show that I love you" So it's Not for Kids. Come & Get It is all about Getting the sex.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Teen, 14 years old Written by8rebel24 June 9, 2013
AGE
13
QUALITY
 

Try something less inappropriate!

I used to love Selena. She was so innocent. Now, she comes out with this! The lyrics and video are so racy! The only thing good about this is the Indian theme. The Indian-inspired beat is very catchy and clever. However, I would have liked that theme better with less racy lyrics and video. If you ask me, Justin Bieber is a bad influence on her. She used to be so innocent...
What other families should know
Too much sex
Teen, 14 years old Written bybeachgirl15 June 2, 2013
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10
QUALITY
 

Really catchy song, a little suggestive

Well, basically I'm a really huge fan of Selena and I really love her music, but when I heard Come and Get It, I was really surprised (in a good way). And I say that because it's totally different from her previous music that she's made a few years ago. And I think that this song is so catchy, especially when she sings "Na, na, na." And I'll admit that her lyrics and video are slightly suggestive, but it's nothing explicit or anything terrible. I'm not gonna let a ten year old watch it, though. But like I said, it's nothing overly sexual or no cussing, just slightly suggestive than her other videos and lyrics. But I give this song a five star because it's really awesome and it's okay for ten and up.

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