"D.J. Got Us Fallin' in Love" (CD single)

Music review by
Stephanie Bruzzese, Common Sense Media
"D.J. Got Us Fallin' in Love" (CD single) Music Poster Image
Popular with kids
Slick dance club tune is mature but not explicit.

Parents say

age 12+
Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 10+
Based on 31 reviews

A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages

The general message here -- about cutting loose after a long day at work and connecting with an attractive person on a dance floor -- is more mature than negative.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Once again, Usher keeps his music clean, showing his tendency to steer clear of the more mature stuff in favor of music with mass appeal.

Violence
Sex

Some subtly suggestive lyrics, like "put your hands on my body."

Language

Uses the f-word one time, but it's bleeped out.

Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Mentions "keep downing drinks like there's no tomorrow."

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this single is a lot like other Usher tunes in that it's more subtly suggestive than overtly explicit. The song includes a bleeped-out f-word, talks about dancing close, and makes one mention of "downing drinks" -- but that's as bad as it gets. Though it's too adult for young children, the tune is OK for teens and up.

Wondering if "D.J. Got Us Fallin' in Love" (CD single) is OK for your kids?

Set preferences and get age-appropriate recommendations with Common Sense Media Plus. Join now

Continue reading Show less

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byDrDreVEVO April 16, 2011

Ok for 10 year olds or older

The positve messages are that after a long day it's alrigth to kick back and relax . Usher is a good role modle beacause Usher keeps his music clean. And i... Continue reading
Adult Written by90210fan February 2, 2011

bad song

Hate it annoying
Teen, 13 years old Written byBig Fan April 12, 2018

Great song, but too much for younger kids

I think this is a great song. Pitbull fits in nicely. However, there are some suggestive lyrics {nothing graphic though (commonsense media.org)}. One instance o... Continue reading
Teen, 17 years old Written bydavispittman January 8, 2017

Very catchy fun dance track

This is another fun pretty clean track that families can sing along to in the car. Kids will love the beat and it doesn't send any kind of iffy messages t... Continue reading

What's the story?

Smooth R&B crooner Usher has teamed up with rapper Pitbull in "DJ GOT US FALLING IN LOVE," a single about falling for a girl seen dancing in a club. While the addition of Pitbull was a slightly edgy choice for the fairly tame Usher, this tune itself is still pretty clean overall. As usual, Usher automatically bleeps out the swear words and doesn't get too graphic in his descriptions of sex or substance use (though he does mention both). In the end, these references make the track too mature for younger kids but an acceptable choice for older teens.

Is it any good?

"DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love" marks a slight musical departure for Usher, with a hook that's more dance-infused than his traditional R&B style. The angle makes sense in a song that's all about the dance club, and the combo of Usher's slick vocals, Pitbull's rhymes, and the synth beats make this song stand out among the massive crowd of dance club tunes out there.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about whether it works for a less explicit musician like Usher to partner with a more risque artist like Pitbull. Do either of them compromise the styles that made them famous in a way that makes them less appealing?

  • Which other artists could you see successfully pairing with Usher or Pitbull to create a hit song?

Music details

  • Artist: Usher
  • Release date: July 7, 2010
  • Type: Single
  • Label: La Face
  • Genre: R&B
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No
  • Last updated: July 15, 2015

Our editors recommend

For kids who love pop music

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate

About these links

Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization, earns a small affiliate fee from Amazon or iTunes when you use our links to make a purchase. Thank you for your support.

Read more

Our ratings are based on child development best practices. We display the minimum age for which content is developmentally appropriate. The star rating reflects overall quality.

Learn how we rate