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"Don't Stop the Party" (CD Single)



Fairly mild party tune has super-racy video.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Lyrics about continual partying are reinforced by an extremely racy video.

Positive role models

Celebrates drinking and partying.

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Though the song includes a couple of suggestive lyrics about sex ("get them girls loose") and exotic dancing, the video -- with tons of scantily-clad girls and images of alcohol -- takes things to a whole other level. 

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Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Lyrics mention "getting my drink on," while the video shows excessive drinking.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that though the lyrics to the single "Don't Stop the Party" are tame enough, with only a couple of suggestive lines about sex and drinking, the video is extremely mature -- focused almost entirely on women wearing skimpy lingerie, bikinis, or nothing at all. With lots of drinking and dancing thrown in, the video is not at all for young kids, and the song's repeated message about one long party makes it an iffy choice as well.

What's the story?

Cuban-American rapper Pitbull supports sustained partying in "DON'T STOP THE PARTY," a single from his seventh studio album, Global Warming. The track samples the song "Funky Vodka" by fellow rapper TJR. Accompanying this relatively clean tune is an adults-only video with tons of barely clothed women and drinking.

Is it any good?


Not only does the video for this song have a laser focus on one thing (scantily clad women), but the music itself is very basic -- with one fairly uninspired hook that repeats over and over. Pitbull's delivery is acceptable if not stellar; judging by the video, he's more interested in the party than the vocal performance.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about why so many popular songs revolve around the common themes of partying and sex -- and whether there are other, more positive topics that can make for equally popular songs.

  • Do songs that glorify alcohol make you want to drink? Or do you think these kinds of songs are just meant to be fun?

  • Why do some artists like Pitbull release songs that are relatively clean by themselves, but then shoot super-racy videos to accompany the songs?

Music details

Release date:November 19, 2012
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Teen, 17 years old Written byabbacus January 1, 2013

Just Okay.

What other families should know
Too much sex
Kid, 12 years old December 27, 2012


Un like other Pitbull songs, this one is catchy and mostly clean. mild references to drinking. What the song is really about is partying and having fun. kids will pay attention more to the hiphop beat, rather than the lyrics. for the music viedo maybe it would be good to wait till your around 13; I'm 12, and I personally didn't like the music video, but i Love the song!!
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Kid, 11 years old June 3, 2013

its just fine

I think the song is just fine there are only two lines with something bad in them. But no bad words
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Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking


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