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

 
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Pop stars get a little racy in forgettable dance-pop track.

What parents need to know

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

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.

Violence
Not applicable
Sex

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."

Language
Not applicable
Consumerism

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."

 

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.

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?

QUALITY
 

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. 

Families can talk 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

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Teen, 14 years old Written byiamacannibal May 22, 2013
 

Eh

This song is rather forgettable. The melody sounds like Kesha's 'Die Young' and 'Crazy Kids' put together. The sexual and drug references are pretty hidden - "you can be my lollipop, lemme lemme lick you up" and "boy you get me higher like you name is Mary Jane" (marijuana).
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Kid, 11 years old May 17, 2013
 

Good

Great song! But there is a s*x line...
Educator and Parent 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!

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