"Didn't You Know How Much I Loved You" (CD single)

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Stephanie Bruzzese, Common Sense Media
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Jilted lover's revenge invokes the bedroom but stays tame.

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Positive Messages

Not the best or worst message: A jilted girl tells her guy that he broke her heart but "one day justice will come and find" him.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Though both of Pickler's parents have spent time in prison, she has built a successful career for herself and averted drama.


A few mentions of "making love" and being in bed.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this song is fairly tame: while it's sung from the perspective of a jilted girlfriend, it omits harsh language or most other adult content, aside from a couple of mild references to the bedroom.

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What's the story?

She may not have come out on top, but American Idol Season 5 contestant Kellie Pickler won plenty of hearts with her sweet, innocent, goofy personality -- which was enough to earn her a record deal of her own. DIDN'T YOU KNOW HOW MUCH I LOVED YOU originally appeared on her debut album, Small Town Girl, but was re-recorded for her second, self-titled CD. The tune's story is a familiar one: a jilted girl tells her guy that he broke her heart but \"one day justice will come and find\" him. Though Pickler manages to keep the lyrics pretty clean overall, the song edges a bit closer to adult territory than her previous releases, with a couple of references to \"making love\" and being in bed.

Is it any good?

During her Idol stint, Simon Cowell heaped his fair share of criticism on Pickler for her lackluster vocals. True, her live performances paled in comparison to other Idol peers like Carrie Underwood, but aided by production tools, Pickler's pipes are on a par with those of many other contemporary country singers. She puts them to good use in this song, creating a catchy track that won’t go down as an all-time-great but is getting a solid amount of radio play.   

Talk to your kids about ...

  • After growing up in a broken home, how might Kellie Pickler have managed to become an adult who leads an upstanding, drama-free life? 

  • What can kids do to stay on the right track despite bad parent examples?

Music details

  • Artist: Kellie Pickler
  • Release date: August 31, 2009
  • Label: 19 Recordings
  • Genre: Country
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No
  • Last updated: November 11, 2020

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