"Cruise" (CD Single)

Music review by
Jessica Dawson, Common Sense Media
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Upbeat, clean country tune is perfect for a road trip.

Parents say

age 10+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 6+
Based on 3 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this music.

Positive Messages

Country anthem about pretty girls, cruising, farm towns, and trucks -- a simple message about enjoying the simple life.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Although the song is a fun song about cruising through the country and has clean lyrics, the video shows girls dressed in skimpy clothes and even stripping shirts off during a game of poker in the pack of a pick-up.

Violence
Sex

Video shows girls in skimpy clothes stripping down to their bras during a game of poker in the back of a pick-up.

Language
Consumerism

Chevy, Southern Comfort.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Mentions Southern Comfort once.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that "Cruise" is a catchy, chord-driven country song about driving, trucks, and small towns from relative newcomers Florida George Line. The lyrics are clean and there's no iffy content other than one mention of Southern Comfort, but the video shows some girls in their bras as they play a game of strip poker in the back of a pick-up truck. The song itself is OK for tweens and up.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byCelestine E. September 27, 2013
Teen, 14 years old Written byNASCAR101 July 31, 2013

FINALLY

a boy band with some talent, and NOT beatles wannabees.
Teen, 17 years old Written byabbacus December 30, 2012

I like it.

This song is decent. Not the best, but still good. 3 and a half out of 5 stars.

What's the story?

\"CRUISE\" is the hit single from Florida Georgia Line's second album It'z Just What We Do. The duo, Tyler Hubbard and Bryan Kelley, sing about the ease and excitement of finding a pretty girl and riding through farm towns with your windows down.

Is it any good?

Florida Georgia Line are making a name for themselves with this catchy country tune that celebrates youth, small towns, love, and cruising in a Chevy truck. The content is nothing new, but it's hard not to sing along and bob your head to the bass beats and hand claps as they sing, "Baby you a song, you make me wanna roll my windows down, and cru-uise." This track may not be groundbreaking, but it's one you don't mind hearing over and over again, and it certainly makes you want to jump in the car and head out down the road to anywhere.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about stereotypes. Does this song perpetuate stereotypes about those who live in rural areas?

  • What other groups of people are stereotyped in music? Can you think of some examples?

  • What do you like about country music? How is this genre different from pop or hip-hop?

Music details

For kids who love country and pop

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