"Drunk Text" (CD Single)

Music review by
Jessica Dawson, Common Sense Media
"Drunk Text" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
Video celebrates sexting, drinking; like, so lame.

Parents say

age 10+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 17+
Based on 1 review

A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages

Terrible message about texting while inebriated.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Paris Hilton is no role model, and this track doesn't help her image. The song is about sexting, drinking, and hooking up.

Violence
Sex

All about hooking up with guys after a night at the club, sexting, and taking pictures up someone's skirt and texting it for fun. The now-removed video features a red-lipped Paris flaunting herself and trying, unsuccessfully, to seem sexy and indifferent at the same time.

Language

"Bitches" once.

Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Song is about overindulging in alcohol and doing foolish things. No consequences are mentioned. Vodka is mentioned.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this song and video were supposedly leaked and now have been pulled from most websites. There are snippets of the video still available, and it features a red-lipped Paris Hilton flaunting herself and making light of drinking, sexting, taking pictures up someone's skirt and texting it for fun, and hooking up with guys she meets at a club. Although Hilton claims the whole thing is a joke, the song still sends a negative image to teens who might otherwise still look up to this heiress who is famous for nothing but her shallow lifestyle.

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Teen, 15 years old Written byCloudIsC00L723 June 29, 2012

Possibly the stupidest song I've ever heard.

All about sex and drinking. The song isn't even catchy. I don't understand why a song like this would get so popular.

What's the story?

Conveniently ahead of the apparent release of her not-so-anticipated album, Paris Hilton's "DRUNK TEXT" was leaked as a video on the Internet that features a seductive, red-lipped Hilton flaunting herself and her party-girl image. It's about -- you guessed it -- drunk texting at a club.

Is it any good?

"Just a demo I did for fun with friends a while ago," claims the hungry-for-any-level-of-media-attention socialite, but "Drunk Text"-- joke or not -- only proves once again that money can't buy you everything, especially talent and taste. With Hilton speaking in monotone (luckily she doesn't really sing) the entire song, the lyrics say, "You take the word 'sex' and mix it with 'texting,' it's called 'sexting.' When you add drunk sexting the words just don't make any sense." Yeah, exactly.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about Paris Hilton. What do you think about her as a person, celebrity, and aspiring singer/actress? Do you think she is taken seriously? Is she still relevant?

  • Today it seems that anyone can be famous and rich, especially if you already are the latter. Do you think this is fair? Do people like Paris Hilton or the Kardashians deserve their fame? Why do you think the public is so interested or obsessed with people like them?

  • Talk about the prevalence and dangers of sexting. What are the consequences of sexting?

Music details

  • Artist: Paris Hilton
  • Release date: March 2, 2012
  • Type: Single
  • Label: Afrojack
  • Genre: Pop
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No

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