Disney Channel Playlist

Music review by
Jacqueline Rupp, Common Sense Media
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Clean, lighthearted puffery that tweens may outgrow quickly.

Parents say

age 4+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 5+
Based on 5 reviews

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Positive Messages

Many of the songs talk about finding one's voice, believing in yourself, and being comfortable in your own skin. "Let It Go" says "Let your inner freak out. Why should I care about the opinions of others?" The song "This Is Me" includes the lines "I'm exactly where I'm supposed to be, no more hiding who I want to be."

Positive Role Models & Representations

Although "Fabulous" is an ode to consumerism (I want more!") there are other songs that  encourage responsibility and perseverance, such as "Hero In Me" and "Run It Back Again." "Everything is Not What it Seems" warns "you might run into trouble if you go to extremes."

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff

"Live to Party" has the Jonas Brothers begging girls to stay and party with them even if it is past curfew. "Gitchee Gitchee Goo" includes the line "I love you" and "The Girl Can't Help It" describes a larger-than-life lady with lyrics like "Her perfection goes from head to toe...like a work of art."

Language
Consumerism

The album features all Disney artists with songs from various Disney productions, such as High School Musical, Hannah Montana, and the Princess Protection Program.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that if their kids are fans of the Disney Channel, then this is probably already a familiar soundtrack. Even though this album can be seen as a promotion for the Disney Channel's television shows and movies, the messages are good and kid-appropriate, covering topics like friendship, self esteem, and of course, having fun at parties. Keep in mind that the songs are targeted at fans of the shows -- and as soon as kids outgrow those shows, they'll likely outgrow these songs.

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Kid, 8 years old April 20, 2011
Kid, 8 years old April 17, 2011
i love all the songs

What's the story?

What's that? You need a CD that serves up a heaping helping of some of the most popular Disney musical pop creations from the last few years? Look no further then DISNEY CHANNEL PLAYLIST. This greatest-hits of the cable network CD boasts old favorites like "Fabulous" from High School Musical 2 and "Breakin' Free" from the original HSM set next to current hits such as the Demi Lovato/Selena Gomez duet "One and the Same" from Princess Protection Program and Mitchel Musso's "The Girl Can't Help It." Additionally, this CD features the "Unlock More Rock" feature which lets listeners tap into artist interviews and music videos with the help of a computer and Internet access.

Is it any good?

The Disney Channel has found a way to cram all the feel-good energy, perkiness, and pop cliches of some of its most sucessful series and TV movies into one CD. Hold onto your Mickey Mouse ears 'cause this is one album that's filled to the brim with Disney production power. There are no ground-breaking musical moments or in-depth lyrics, but for tween fans this should be an album that brings all their faves, both old and new, together. Ardent fans however, might already have most of these tracks on thier own playlist.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Is your family overdosing on Disney? Do you think it's too much to watch a Disney show, go see a Disney movie, and then listen to a Disney album? Is too much of a good thing a bad thing? Read Tips for a Healthy Media Diet to learn how to balance out your entertainment choices.

  • How does Disney cross-promotes its products? Do you think creating a CD that includes current Disney hits as well as those from several years ago helps to sell the movies and TV shows that inspired these recordings? Check out Ad-Proofing Your Kids to find out about advertising strategies and how you can educate you family on these techniques.

  • The song "Fabulous" is all about wanting the finest things in life, from expensive bedding to high-end tea. If money was no object, what would you want to buy? Do you think expensive designer items are better than budget brands? If so, what makes them better?

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