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"Don't Wanna Go Home" (CD Single)
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The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that "Don't Wanna Go Home" has a laser-focus on drinking at the dance club until the wee hours of the morning -- along with some belligerent behavior when it finally comes time to close the club and the patrons don't want to leave. These negative messages are definitely not ones that parents will want their tweens and young teens to hear.
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What's the story?
The title of R&B singer Jason Derulo's song "DON'T WANNA GO HOME" says a lot about its subject matter: the track talks about being out at a club all night long yet refusing to leave at closing time. Plenty of drinking goes on throughout the night, with the partygoers ultimately "losing control." The single doesn't feature profanity or vivid sexual descriptions, but its discussion of getting drunk and engaging in aggressive acts still puts the song beyond the reach of younger audiences.
Is it any good?
Though the ubiquitous synth-beat backs this dance tune, Jason Derulo's sassy yet smooth vocals give it a more distinct sound than the typical club track. Coupled with a catchy hook from Harry Belafonte's classic song "Day-O," Derulo's performance makes the song continue to run through your mind even after it's over.
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For kids who love to dance
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