"Crash My Party" (CD Single)

Common Sense Media says

Formulaic country-pop love song has mild language, drinking.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

"Crash My Party" is a generally positive song about the attraction a man has toward a woman that supersedes everything else. However, there are a few lyrics about drinking, and the line "Oh I just gotta see what you’re wearing / Your hair, is it pulled up or falling down?" could be construed as sexualized or superficial.

Positive role models

Though there are a few mentions of bars and drinking, this song is about the intense romantic feelings a man has for a woman. Some of the lyrics could be seen as desperate, like when he pleads with her to call him or come over anytime in the middle of the night. But some are earnest and sweet, like "I could be on the front row of the best show / And look down and see your face on my phone / And I’m gone so long, hang on / I'll meet you in a minute or two."

Violence
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Sex

There are some mild sexual connotations here, such as "Ain’t a spot downtown that’s rockin’ the way that you rock me."

Language

There are two mentions of "hell" in this song: "Hell, we can all go raise some hell on any other night."

Consumerism
Not applicable
Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Luke Bryan makes a few mentions of drinking alcohol and bars in lyrics like "swing on by I'll pour you a drink" and "ain’t a bar that can make me buzz the way that you do."

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?

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"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.

Families can talk 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? 

Music details

Artist:Luke Bryan
Release date:August 13, 2013
Type:Single
Label:Capitol Nashville
Genre:Country
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Adult Written bycommonsensegal September 27, 2013
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Luke Bryan=]

What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Parent Written byhatersgonnahate August 20, 2013
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2 yearold cussing!

my 2 yearold loves this song so much and she loves to say "hell and bithch i love my 2 yearold
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Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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