Parent reviews for "Come & Get It" (CD Single)

Common Sense says

Catchy tribal beats, a bit of innuendo on lame pop track.
Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 10+
Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 9+
Based on 17 reviews
Parent of a 9-year-old Written byAgustin A. November 3, 2018

Amazing song

No bad language

This title contains:

Positive Messages
Positive role models
Sexy stuff
Adult Written byKay C. August 8, 2017

ANOTHER disappointment in the music industry

Mature level wise, it has no problems, but the music itself lacks a critical component of a good song:talent. First off, Selena isn't known for her good singing(in my opinion, she should've stayed with Disney), which means only production can save her songs, and it fails to do so. Also, CSM continues to give her "positive role model" points because she "stats clean, but think about it. She's been trying for years, and the reason why she hasn't succeeded is because she looks like a ten year old with bad parental boundaries. She tries way too hard to change her image, when the truth is, people will only acknowledge it when her music isn't so subpar, uninspired, and unoriginal. Your kids will probably forget the song right after they hear it
Adult Written bymoviemaker201 August 9, 2013

I don't see what's wrong; it's a good song!

Good song, I don't see any problems with it. Some mild suggestive lyrics that could be about romance or sex; it depends on how you interpret them. (These will more likely than not sail over kid's heads.) Overall, I enjoyed it.
Parent of a 6, 10, 13, and 16-year-old Written bypluggedinparent June 20, 2013

Way to stay innocent,sel.

This is one of my, 13 year old daughters favorite songs, and i just heard it for the first time. I was shocked that the one disney star that i thought had it all together was advertising herself for sex in a very subtle way.
That was the question on everyone's mind after Selena Gomez's new song "Come & Get It" was leaked … and then hurriedly released. And, really, with lyrics like these, you can understand how that interpretation of the song might quickly gain traction: "You ain't gotta worry," Gomez begins, striking a beguilingly, Rihanna-like pose, with just a hint of a faux Jamaican accent creeping through. "It's an open invitation/I'll be sittin' right here, real patient/All day, all night, I'll be waitin' standby/Can't stop because I love it, hate the way I love you/All day, all night, maybe I'm addicted for life, no lie."

Gomez, however, didn't wait long to dispel that interpretation—much to the relief, I'm sure, of throngs of young female Bieber fans everywhere. In an interview with Ryan Seacrest on his daily radio program, she clarified the song's intent: "Honestly, to be 100% real, it's not really about a specific person. The reason why I wanted this to be the first single was because it exudes … confidence and strength, and that is something I'm willing to share with the world. That's the place I want to be in, and I want to represent something good and be a good example, so I think it's fun."

Evaluating the song on her own terms, then, does "Come & Get It" offer something "good" for Gomez's superfans (called "Selenators")? Well, it all depends upon how you interpret the word It in the title.

If the It in question is heard as merely a romantic relationship, as many of the song's lyrics hint, "Come and Get It" offers a relatively harmless (if fluffy) take on 21st-century romance.

"You got the kind of love that I want, let me get that," Gomez coos, "And baby, once I get it, I'm yours, no take backs/Gon' love you for life, I ain't leaving your side." And note that Gomez's promise to love someone faithfully for life is refreshingly positive here—a "good example," as she puts it.

But the flirty nature of the song yields another interpretation for the It in question: sex. And if not actual sex, then some of that physical stuff leading up to sex. This will certainly be the interpretation in dance clubs the world over as Selena asserts, "I'm not too shy to show you I love you, I got no regrets/ … When you're ready, come and get it."

We also have to grapple a bit with these lines: "This love will be the death of me, be I know I'll die happily." Romeo and Juliet notwithstanding, any time a young artist starts equating the perfect romance with death, it should give us pause.

Selena's definitely sporting a lot of sass and spunk these days. And she's delivering a sound and attitude that find her moving away from her Wizards of Waverly Place launching pad at Disney and closer to the kind of adult image she's all too quickly transitioning into (a well-trodden path, to be sure).

"Come & Get It" obviously doesn't go nearly as far as her recent starring turn in the R-rated film Spring Breakers did. But that doesn't convince me its messages are ultimately quite as good as Gomez thinks they are

This title contains:

Positive role models
Sexy stuff