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

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Slick dance club tune is mature but not explicit.
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What parents need to know

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

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
Not applicable
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
Not applicable
Drinking, drugs, & smoking

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

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.

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?

QUALITY

"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.

Families can talk 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

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Teen, 14 years old Written byMegan96 February 5, 2011
Since there's only one swear word, and it's bleeped out and that's the worst thing about it, I think this is a fairly appropriate song.
What other families should know
Too much swearing
Adult Written by90210fan February 2, 2011

bad song

Hate it annoying
Teen, 16 years old Written bykad9806 February 10, 2011

the message

ok i can understand why you adult are consered but if anyone takes the time to acctuly READ or HEARD the lyrics you would under stand that he is RECONNECTING with some one "So WE BACK in the club" "Ain't I seen you before?" "the DJ got us falling in love AGAIN" also unwinding after a long week is not a bad thing whats wrong with someone of AGE slugging back afew??? my mom dose that she is a teacher and sometimes after a stressful week she has a glass or two of wine. and whats so wrong with danceing stess away thats acctuly an extrmly healthy thing to do ok my rant is over
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