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"Don't Stop the Party" (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 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.
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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.
Talk to your kids 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?
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