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

Music review by
Heidi Kotansky, Common Sense Media
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Squeaky-clean song about needing to dance.

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

Positive Messages

Promotes dancing to release stress and make you feel better.

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff

American Idol tie-in.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What 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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Kid, 11 years old May 2, 2012


This song is very catchy. Great for a kid of every age! A-
Kid, 11 years old April 18, 2009



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.

Talk to your kids 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
  • Type: Single
  • Label: Concord
  • Genre: Pop
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No
  • Last updated: June 19, 2019

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