"Don't You Worry Child (feat. John Martin)" (CD Single)



Electronica track is clean but unoriginal.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Lyrics try to assure the listener that things will be alright and "heaven's got a plan for you."

Positive role models

Song is hopeful and optimistic, while also nostalgic and regretful.

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Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that like many rave anthems, "Don't You Worry Child" is uplifting and ecstatic, without needing sex or party references to get the dance floor going. Because the song is also pensive and brooding at times, it's best for older tweens and up. This track is a good example of clean and positive house music that counteracts the negative stereotypes about EDM (electronic dance music); kids who like this single may be interested in learning more.

What's the story?

A DJ supergroup comprised of house music mainstays Axwell, Steve Angelo, and Sebastian Ingrosso teams up on this dance-floor hit. From their alleged final collaborative album, Until Now, \"Don't You Worry Child\" is in the same vein as much of the 4-on-the-floor club music that seems to have taken over the radio in the last few years, with Swedish House Mafia leading the charge.

Is it any good?


The track is cheesy dance music at its finest: epic builds and pounding drops, ethereal vocals and a repetitive chorus, and the steady ever-present beat you'd expect from formulaic house producers. If your kids love EDM, they may love this song. Otherwise, it'll sound like countless other pop/electronica songs.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the increasing ubiquity of electronic music and the growth of rave culture. Why does this style of music enjoy such international appeal and popularity?

  • How is the feeling of community and inclusion that permeates house music a reflection of the large dance festivals where EDM developed?

  • Are you surprised that this song found mainstream success? Why or why not?

Music details

Artist:Swedish House Mafia
Release date:December 11, 2012
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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  • Not for Kids: Not age-appropriate for kids; not recommended for learning.

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Written byAnonymous March 10, 2013

I Give it 10+ for this song.

A Really good Dance and Clean Song.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Kid, 12 years old March 3, 2013

Good song

DYWC is actually a GOOD message. I mean listen to the lyrics. Don't you worry child heavens got a plan for you
Kid, 12 years old April 4, 2013

Great track

OMG U SAY THAT THIS IS FOR 12 XDD it's being played on radio Disney for crying out loud and how can you say this is unoriginal, EDM is supposed to have huge bass and beat drops that's what EDM is all about


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