"Dance Again" (CD Single)

 
Mediocre dance song with too-sexy video.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Lopez claims that the message is that "no matter what, you will love again and dance again." Hard to make out among the "I love to make love to you" lyrics.

Positive role models

Lopez continues to be a force to be reckoned with despite middle age, heartache, and some disappointing career choices.

Violence
Not applicable
Sex

Lyrics say "I love to make love to you baby" and "I can't behave, oh I want you so much, your lips taste like heaven, so why should I stop?" Video has lots of sexual images, including an orgy-type session with many scantily clad bodies, and Lopez playing some bedroom games with her on- and offscreen beau.

Language
Not applicable
Consumerism

Video premiered on American Idol, where Lopez is a judge.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Video shows bottles of liquor, Pitbull smoking.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that "Dance Again" has lots of sexy lyrics and innuendo, including "I love to make love to you baby" and "I can't behave, oh I want you so much, your lips taste like heaven, so why should I stop?" The video features lots of half-naked bodies in an orgy-like party, as well as Jennifer Lopez getting her hot pants ripped off and playing some sexy bedroom games with her real-life beau and dancer, Casper Smart. The video, although it premiered on American Idol, is too steamy for tweens.

What's the story?

"DANCE AGAIN," written by Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull, among others, is an upbeat dance mix about picking yourself up on the other side of heartache or disappointment and living and dancing again. Pitbull lends his rapping chops again to this single, as he did in Jennifer Lopez's "On the Floor." The video is a steamy concoction of half-naked and painted bodies, and of course, dancing.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

It seems that either Lopez is going through a midlife, thrice-divorced crisis, or she's just trying to keep up with the likes of Madonna and Lady Gaga. Like the former, Lopez has never been known for her strong vocals, but "Dance Again" is a mediocre dance track that would be much less without Pitbull. And the strange Eyes Wide Shut-like sexual video just seems to be a desperate attempt to make waves. It does feature some steamy camaraderie between Lopez and her tattooed dancer BF, Casper Smart. "Dance Again" is certainly a song to make you dance, but not a standout.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the expectations women feel to be sexy and beautiful. Do you think women of any age feel pressure to maintain beauty and sexiness in order to be relevant and successful? Is this fair? Is it the same for males?

  • Why do you think so many singers feel the need to include the token rapper on their songs? Does it make a song more marketable? 

  • This video premiered on American Idol to some criticism because of its mature content. Do you think it's appropriate to premiere mature songs or videos on a show that airs during family-friendly viewing hours?

Music details

Artist:Jennifer Lopez
Release date:April 2, 2012
Type:Single
Label:Epic
Genre:Pop
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Kid, 9 years old May 3, 2012
age 11+
 

Pretty good

Sex: lots of talk about sex. Music vid shows Jennifer Lopez clones lying down in only bikinis. Drinking/Drugs/smoking: video shows pitbull smoking
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Written byAnonymous April 9, 2013
age 18+
 

More like Sex Again.

The Title lies and the songs all about sex.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Kid, 11 years old July 20, 2012
age 11+
 

Play it Again!!!!

This is a great song it has a catchy beat and makes you wanna dance! Jennifer Lopez is my role model. I'm not saying this because of that i'm saying this because I really LOVE THIS SONG!!!!!! The video has some touchyness in it but it's not that inapropriate it's a awesome song for kids 11 & up!!!!!

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