"Fall Down (feat. Miley Cyrus)" (CD Single)

Music review by
Grace Montgomery, Common Sense Media
"Fall Down (feat. Miley Cyrus)" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
Pop stars get a little racy in forgettable dance-pop track.

Parents say

age 2+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 13+
Based on 6 reviews

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Positive Messages

The upbeat lyrics portray a supportive relationship with "Girl, you're like an elevator cause you always pick me up / Girl, you're like a doctor when I'm sick you always stitch me up."


Positive Role Models & Representations

will.i.am isn't known for being a role model, but he tends to keep his personal life private. Miley Cyrus, on the other hand, used to be considered a role model but has since made a few questionable choices very publicly.


The song has a few sexual suggestive verses, like "You can be my lollipop, lemme, lemme lick you up / On the bottom, on the top, baby, lemme flip you up."


There's one reference to Coke: "You can be my soda pop, Coca Cola sip it up."

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Cyrus makes one reference to marijuana with "Boy you get me higher, like your nickname was Mary Jane."


What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Miley Cyrus continues to distance herself from her Hannah Montana days by accompanying will.i.am on his single "Fall Down." With some sexually suggestive lyrics ("On the bottom, on the top, baby lemme flip you up") and one drug reference ("Boy you get me higher, like your nickname was Mary Jane"), the single is best for young teens and up.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byJared Galczynski May 28, 2014

will.i.am picks you up when you fall...all...all...all down!

Common Sense Media just KEEPS YOU DOWN when you fall...all...all...down!
Teen, 13 years old Written byBig Fan September 9, 2018

Great song, but not quite for kids.

I think this is a great song. Miley Cyrus fits in nicely. But it's probably best for teens. There are a few mild sexual references, but nothing graphic. It... Continue reading
Kid, 10 years old October 16, 2013

No profanity, catchy song.

It's okay. Drinking drugs smoking: one lyric is, "got me higher like your nickname is Mary Jane."

What's the story?

Black Eyed Peas member will.i.am is back with another star-powered single off his album #willpower. "FALL DOWN" features former Hannah Montana lead Miley Cyrus and is all about the power of love.

Is it any good?

This uplifting club track might get you out on the dance floor, but it probably won't stay in rotation long on your playlist. With lots of Auto-Tune, Cyrus' voice is barely recognizable on the lame -- and rather boring -- repetitive chorus of "You make my world, you make my world go 'round." And with a whistle-filled intro and an orchestral ending that sounds like it fell out of classic Hollywood, the single comes across as a little schizophrenic. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the lyrics. Do you think the sexually suggestive verses add anything to the song, or would it have been as good of a song without them?

  • What do you think of the collaboration between will.i.am and Miley Cyrus? Do you think it works? Why or why not?

  • Out of all the duets on #willpower, which is your favorite?

Music details

  • Artist: will.i.am
  • Release date: April 23, 2013
  • Type: Single
  • Label: Interscope Records
  • Genre: Pop
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No
  • Last updated: November 11, 2020

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