"Damaged" (CD single)

Music review by
Heidi Kotansky, Common Sense Media
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Clean pop attempt by Making the Band group.

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Positive Messages

The girls sing about needing a man to help them get over another man.


Nothing explicit or even suggestive. The music video shows the girls in some skimpy outfits dancing a bit suggestively.


Obvious tie-in to the MTV show Making the Band.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this pop single from MTV's Making the Band is age-appropriate and harmless. The lyrics talk about how a past breakup is ever present even when a new love comes along -- but relies on the man to fix a broken heart. The music video shows the girls in some skimpy outfits dancing a bit suggestively.

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Kid, 12 years old April 9, 2008
Kid, 12 years old April 9, 2008

um.... wow.

ok damaged is a really sugary song. if thts the word.i like the song. i mean its ok. but i think its to sexual for kids younger then 11.

What's the story?

\"DAMAGE\" is a pop song about wanting a new love to fix the broken heart caused by a former love.

Is it any good?

Take five trendy pop/R&B wannabes and mold them into a band that seems disjointed, and you've got Danity Kane. It's a bit painful to listen to these girls as their voices soar an octave or two too high throughout the entire song. And, the lyrics are almost comical ("Do, do you got a first aid kit handy/Do, do you know how to patch up a wound tell me"). The most approachable aspect of the single is the repetitive electric dance beat, but by the end of the song, it slows down and eventually starts to drag too much, making it soon completely out of place with the rest of the song's rhythm. Maybe Shannon Bex, Aundrea Fimbres, Aubrey O'Day, Dawn Richard, and Wanita Woodgette will step it up for the rest of the tracks on their new album.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how being on a reality show such as Making the Band can make you a star. Should everyone who appears on the show be guaranteed fame and fortune? Do you think Danity Kane would've made it without the help of Diddy?

Music details

  • Artist: Danity Kane
  • Release date: January 29, 2008
  • Type: Single
  • Label: Bad Boy Entertainment
  • Genre: Pop
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No
  • Last updated: June 19, 2019

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