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The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that "Crash My Party" is the lead single off country singer Luke Bryan's album of the same name. This mid-tempo ballad about the overwhelming attraction a man has for a woman rose to the tops of both the country and pop charts. Bryan sings about pining away over a pretty lady throughout this generic country-pop track, with mentions of drinking and roughhousing with the boys. Despite being formulaic, "Crash My Party" is ultimately an earnest portrayal of love, and the two mentions of drinking are mild. "Hell" is the only iffy language. The accompanying music video is also tame, though it shows people at a party drinking.
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What's the story?
"CRASH MY PARTY" is Luke Bryan's mid-tempo ballad about the attraction he has for a woman in his life. With his heart on his sleeve, he sings about his eagerness to drop anything for her and urges her to call him or show up at his house any time of the day or night -- essentially giving her an open-ended invitation to "crash his party" whenever she wants.
Is it any good?
"Crash My Party" is a formulaic country-pop song, both in the song structure and generic lyrical content, but the high quality of the studio instrumentation, some interesting piano arrangements, and glossy studio production works well with Luke Bryan's earnest, polished vocals. Ultimately, there's nothing new, novel, or especially compelling here, but "Crash My Party" is a perfectly serviceable ballad for fans of country-pop.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about Luke Bryan's massive success. Why do you think he's become so popular? What's the difference between commercial and critical success?
Parents can talk to older kids and teens about dating and share their own stories of how they got together.
Families can talk about all the references to alcohol in country music. Why do you think this genre has so many songs about drinking?