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"Domino" (CD single)
A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that "Domino," a song co-written by notoriously steamy pop singer Katy Perry, features some thinly veiled sexual metaphors about dancing. Beyond the sexual references, however, the single offers no profanity or other mature references to substance use or violence. While it's generally out of reach for the youngest tweens, the track is an acceptable pick for older tweens and teens.
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What's the story?
British pop star Jessie J teams up with American pop princess Katy Perry in "DOMINO," a track that Perry co-wrote about getting down and dirty on the dance floor. While the tune is nowhere near as risque as some of Perry's own releases, it's still a more mature song compared with Jessie J's debut hit single "Price Tag," featuring a few pretty racy lines: "Rock my world into the sunlight / Make this dream the best I've ever known / Dirty dancing in the moonlight / Take me down like I'm a domino."
Is it any good?
After such a refreshingly distinctive and cute debut single, Jessie J's follow up -- which could easily be mistaken for a Katy Perry song -- is somewhat disappointing. From the lyrics to the music, it sounds like Perry in almost every way, which the talented Jessie J doesn't need to do in order to produce a hit song.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about whether Katy Perry's influence on this tune may help or hurt Jessie J. What are some of the benefits that Jessie J may experience as a result of this collaboration?
Jessie J's previous hit, "Price Tag," was an exceptionally clean single. What effect might ratcheting up the maturity level of this song have on Jessie's audience?