"Dancing Crazy" (CD single)



Slightly edgier-than-usual pop from iCarly star.
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What parents need to know

Positive messages

Discusses staying up all night dancing -- not necessarily a negative thing, but not the best idea for younger tweens, either.

Positive role models

The actions displayed in this song -- kissing and dancing until morning -- aren't exactly bad behavior, but they're not things that parents would encourage their elementary-schoolers to do.

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Mentions kissing.

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that the song "Dancing Crazy" is slightly edgier than iCarly star Miranda Cosgrove's other songs. It describes dancing all night with a little kissing thrown in, and though it's mild by comparison to many of the explicit dance tracks out there, it may be too suggestive for the elementary-school set.

What's the story?

"DANCING CRAZY" is a single by actress-turned-singer Miranda Cosgrove (star of the TV show iCarly) that has one thing on its mind: cutting loose on the dance floor until the wee hours of the morning. Written by Avril Lavigne, the song describes staying out all night, spending most of it dancing (with a little kissing thrown in) -- "You, me in the spotlight / Running around till the end of the night / Hot, hot keep it comin' / We can rock out till the early morning." Though the actions in this tune aren't necessarily irresponsible, they may be a little iffy for the youngest tweens.

Is it any good?


Cosgrove's music suffers from the same issues as a lot of her peers' (like Selena Gomez's): mediocre vocals and the same-old synth-pop beat. Ultimately, it's hard to tell this song apart from the sea of similar-sounding tunes out there, making it a fairly forgettable track overall.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about what age would be appropriate to engage in some of the behavior discussed in this song.

  • What are some fun activities that younger kids can do besides the ones included in this tune?

  • Do you like Cosgrove's more mature lyrics? Does she have a responsibility to be a good role model? Why or why not?

Music details

Artist:Miranda Cosgrove
Release date:December 21, 2010
Label:Big Machine Records
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Kid, 11 years old July 22, 2011

Read on..... :D

It awesome for hanging out with friends!! Honestly I don't think Miranda had a very good or strong voice. But the song is so catchy you forget that she can't really sing. I am not much of a social butterfly I don't have sleep overs, but some kids I love who are my age and older ( garde 6-12 ) are in my youth group at my church we have lock-ins and I would totally play that song.
Adult Written byclarence August 6, 2015
Teen, 13 years old Written byWebkinzEvelyn February 23, 2014

Great song! LOVE IT!

Love this song! Although she isn't that good of a singer but she's defanatily not a bad singer! :)


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