Dangerously in Love

Music review by
Cynthea Riesenberg, Common Sense Media
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In her first solo album, Beyonce flaunts it.

Parents say

age 11+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 8+
Based on 7 reviews

A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages

In "Me, Myself, and I," Beyonce rants about a cheating boyfriend, living with him and his three kids, and making herself her own best friend; but in "Yes," she dumps a boyfriend who won't wait for her.

Violence

There are no descriptions of physical violence.

Sex

In "Naughty Girl," she croons, "Tonight I'll be your naughty girl/ I know you want my body/ … You're so sexy, tonight I am all yours boy." "Be With You," "Speechless," and "Hip Hop Star" are more explicit.

Language

There are no obscenities or foul language, but parents may object to the repeated sexual references in songs like "Yes," "Be With You," and "Naughty Girl."

Consumerism

Other than a few references to convertibles and chinchilla fur, the tracks have little to say about brand names or material goods.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

There are no references to drugs or alcohol.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know this album has no parental advisory label, and comes in one version only. The content is mature, however, with sex the chief topic, explicitly pronounced. Even in "Gift From Virgo," where Beyonce suggests abstinence ("One day we'll make love/ I'll finally be yours"), she also sings about spending time together in a hotel room.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byMovieMan101 April 9, 2008

DANGEROUSLY IN LOVE

I definitely loved this CD. it was very enjoyable to listen to riding in the car on a sunny day. Sex- 5: Nothing major but then again not mild Violence-0 Lan... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written byLibstudent9 February 28, 2011
Beyonce album was so decent but this album is for teens and alduts .because she was talking about love and sex and also inappropriate. what on her mind at that... Continue reading
Teen, 14 years old Written byQueen2B87 April 9, 2008

What's the story?

DANGEROUSLY IN LOVE showcases Beyonce and her growing talent and confidence. In \"Crazy in Love\" she teams with Jay-Z to craft a hip-hop duet, backed by snappy percussion and horns, that sounds better with each spin. In \"Naughty Girl\" Beyonce borrows Donna Summer's hook from \"Love to Love You Baby\" and makes it her own with searing lyrics and a hypnotic synth chorus. Beyonce sizzles in \"Hip Hop Star\" with Big Boi and Sleepy Brown, whispering lyrics that may go too far for some parents (\"Do you want to get nasty/ I dare you to undress me\"), but cooling down in \"The Closer I Get To You,\" a ballad with Luther Vandross.

Is it any good?

In this, her first solo album, Beyonce is sexy, insistent, and hard to forget.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about what make Beyonce such a popular singer. Does the fact that she often sings about sex have anything to do with the popularity?

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