"Country Girl (Shake It for Me)" (CD Single)

Common Sense Media says

Fun, flirty country tune is clean, with minor innuendo.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

There are some stereotypes about Southerners/country dwellers being "rednecks." Although it's implied that country girls have a bit of a wild streak, this is still just a fun, flirty song about girls having a good time.

Positive role models

The song is playful and clean, like most country music, but setting your sights on being a country girl shakin' her stuff for everyone and his brother may not be what you want for your daughter. However, there's no sex or drugs involved, so that's certainly positive.

Violence
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Sex

Some minor innuendo as well as the obvious -- albeit playful -- objectification of a female.

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Consumerism
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Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this song is a fun, flirty track about country girls shaking their business from the tractor to the dance floor. There's some minor innuendo as well as the obvious, albeit playful, objectification of a female, but it's the nature of the song to appreciate and celebrate the Southern female's ability to, well, shake it. There's no sex or mention of alcohol, so if you're OK having your kids shakin' theirs, then it's fine for most ages.

Parents say

Kids say

What's the story?

Luke Bryan is country music's flirty boy next door, oozing with Southern charm and just the right amount of bad boy. His sophomore album, Doin' My Thing, was a huge hit, and now he's following it up with \"COUNTRY GIRL (SHAKE IT FOR ME),\" the lead single off of his third album. Co-written by Bryan, it's fun, flirty song that celebrates the beauty of a country girl who moves when the music comes on.

Is it any good?

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It's hard not to like Bryan, with his sweet, Southern charisma and genuine country twang. "Country Girl (Shake It for Me)" is so catchy and fun, you can't help but shake your own moneymaker; the tune may inspire a family dance party. The lyrics are perfect for singing along to the radio or enjoying the warm summer months outside: "Shake it for the young bucks sitting in the honky-tonks, for the rednecks rockin' til the break of dawn ... Shake it for the birds, shake it for the bees, shake it for the catfish swimming down deep in the creek."

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about what makes country music different from pop or rock music. Why do you think that strong language and sex are less frequent in country songs? Does this make it more appealing?

  • This song is fun and lighthearted, but it does play on stereotypes about country music and country girls. Do you think this is OK? Can you name some other stereotypes about country music and Southerners? What about other genres of music?

Music details

Artist:Luke Bryan
Release date:April 19, 2011
Type:Single
Label:Capitol
Genre:Country
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Kid, 10 years old February 27, 2015
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Luke Brian

I think that this song is amazing it is also very intertaining. I love this song!!!
What other families should know
Great role models
Teen, 13 years old Written byHightech Redneck July 31, 2014
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This has to be one of the most offensive songs I have ever heard.

This song should not be allowed on radio. This song is literally just sex references and asking some girl to shake her butt. I'm surprised a lot of girls like this guy after he would make a song sexualizing them as much as this song does.I'm not trying to slam Luke Bryan here,I like a lot of his other songs, I'm just disgusted at this particular song by Luke Bryan.
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Too much sex
Adult Written bycommonsensegal September 27, 2013
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Luke Bryan =]

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Too much sex

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