"Everything Is AWESOME!!! (feat. The Lonely Island)" (CD Single)

Common Sense Media says

Insanely catchy dance/electro-pop track from The LEGO Movie.

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What parents need to know

Educational value

This song is meant to entertain rather than educate.

Positive messages

This song is all about finding the positive in every situation -- "Lost my job, it's a new opportunity" and "Stepped in mud, got new brown shoes" -- and encourages teamwork and working together because "everything is cool when you're part of a team." Even though Lord Business uses the song to stifle individuality in the movie with lyrics such as "we're the same, I'm like you, you're like me," just remember that "everything you see, or think, or say / is awesome!"

Positive role models

Indie duo Tegan and Sara show kids how fun it can be to try new things, such as a different style of music. 

Violence & scariness
Not applicable
Sexy stuff
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Language
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Consumerism

The single is from The LEGO Movie soundtrack, and the music video -- which also features characters from the movie -- was partially made using LEGOs.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that "Everything Is AWESOME!!!" is an upbeat tune from The LEGO Movie written by Devo frontman Mark Mothersbaugh and performed by indie duo Tegan and Sara featuring The Lonely Island. There's nothing iffy to worry about in the song's undeniably catchy lyrics or music video, but be warned: It's likely to get stuck in your head!

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What's the story?

Though it starts off as the most popular but mindless track for the LEGO people of Bricksburg, EVERYTHING IS AWESOME!!! transforms into an anthem for teamwork as the Lego people use their creative ideas to fight Lord Business. The entertaining music video -- which includes scenes from The LEGO Movie -- was created with the help of a 6-year-old named Markus Jolly and features singing LEGO versions of Tegan and Sara and The Lonely Island.

Is it any good?

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It's hard to resist dancing to this incredibly addicting, electro-pop track and The Lonely Island's dubstep rap breakdown adds to the fun. Kids will be amused by their random rhyming list of awesome things such as "dogs and fleas, allergies, a book of Greek antiquities" and will enjoy Jolly's hand-drawn interpretations of the song's lyrics combined with the stop-motion LEGO sequences. The fact that a 6-year-old helped create this unique music video shows how imaginative kids can be with their LEGOs.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the song's purpose in The LEGO Movie. Why do the people of Bricksburg listen to this song over and over again?

  • What do you think of the lyrics "We're the same, I'm like you, you're like me"? How can you show your individuality?

  • Kids can try making their own creative music videos, with or without LEGOs.

Music details

Artist:Tegan and Sara
Release date:February 4, 2014
Type:Single
Label:Watertower Music
Genre:Soundtrack
Topics:Adventures, Friendship
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Kid, 9 years old May 2, 2014
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3,2,1 GO!

AWESOME SONG! Like really... it's awesome. With no bad language! EVERYTHING IS AWESOME!!!
Kid, 10 years old April 12, 2014
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Everything is Awesome!

Catchy song
Teen, 13 years old Written byBlue Dolphin March 31, 2014
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Positive Message

The Lego Movie's ever-famous song "Everything is Awesome" is a really catching tune and it's great for all ages. Has a great message that makes children (and teens) feel up-beat and cheerful.
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