"Dance Like There's No Tomorrow" (CD single)



Squeaky-clean song about needing to dance.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Promotes dancing to release stress and make you feel better.

Violence & scariness
Not applicable
Sexy stuff
Not applicable
Not applicable

American Idol tie-in.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this is the first single off Randy Jackson's (fellow American Idol judge) upcoming CD, Randy Jackson's Music Club. Content-wise, there's nothing at all to worry about. The track's music video is also fine, showing Abdul dancing in conservative outfits.

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What's the story?

Paula Abdul's first single since 1996 is all about the joy and release that dancing brings.

Is it any good?


Slightly reminiscent of her '80s sound, Abdul also brings in some modern electronic influence. It manages to stay sophisticated while being completely appropriate for young kids -- especially those that love to dance. You may want to write her off, but Abdul's new stuff might just be worth checking out.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about how American Idol has helped reboost Paula Abdul's career. Do you think she would have a resurgence without the hit TV show? Families can also discuss how a spot on Idol usually means instant success.

Music details

Artist:Paula Abdul
Release date:January 22, 2008
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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  • Not for Kids: Not age-appropriate for kids; not recommended for learning.

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Kid, 11 years old April 18, 2009


Kid, 11 years old May 2, 2012


This song is very catchy. Great for a kid of every age! A-
What other families should know
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