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

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Kyle Jackson, Common Sense Media
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Electronica track is clean but unoriginal.

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The parents' guide to what's in this music.

Positive Messages

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

Positive Role Models & Representations

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

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What 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.

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Teen, 14 years old Written byAvicii February 17, 2020


One of my favorite songs of theirs. I also love their song greyhound. Both songs are great workout songs!
Teen, 13 years old Written byPolaris95 May 3, 2018

One of the best EDM songs of all time

I feel like this is one of those songs that you can never truly dislike. You can say it's overplayed or cheesy or even unoriginal. But the song is just so... Continue reading

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.

Talk to your kids 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
  • Type: Single
  • Label: EMI
  • Genre: Dance/pop
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No
  • Last updated: November 11, 2020

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