Fantasy Ride



Sexy talk makes this an iffy pick for younger teens.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Ciara is focused on her sexiness, and most of the songs revolve around the singer making sure the men around her know how appealing her body is to them.

Not applicable

Lots of seductive singing on this album has Ciara talking about how good her body feels and how much men desire her. "Don't be afraid to scream my name, you like it when I turn around and put the arch in my back, I got some moves, put 'em on baby you gonna like that."


There is very little profanity on the album, only s--t once or twice, however there is loads of innuendo mostly having to do with sex. "I ain’t goin' stop you if you wanna grab my neck, talk sexy to me like that, just do what I taught you, girl, when I give you my heat I need you to push it right back."


"High Price" is a song that is blinged out on jewelry, cash, and cars. Not only does the song flaunt overspending, it equates romance with consumerism: "Better have a hot pair of Nikes, better buy me anything I like."

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

There's a few brief references to drinking, like mentioning sake in the song "High Price," but nothing major.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that while this album doesn't contain a lot of four-letters words, the sexy nature of many of the songs makes it questionable for kids' ears. Although the sexy messages are generally shrouded in metaphors and analogies, savvy listeners will probably get the idea of what Ciara means.

What's the story?

Ciara's third album, FANTASY RIDE has been a dream come true for the young singer, becoming her most successful release to date. On the super-steamy CD, Ciara mixes it up with a number of musical partners including Justin Timberlake, Ludacris, and Chris Brown. With a comic book theme, the singer portrays heroine Super C throughout the liner notes, and on various tracks plays a host of sexy roles, from doctor to private dancer and onto erotic magician.

Is it any good?


Ciara takes on the role of superhero on her latest album, but from most of the song lyrics, it seems the only real super-power this songstress possesses is the ability to physically please men. A few tracks are definitely dance-worthy, like "Keep Me Dancin'" and "Work" featuring Missy Elliott. In fact, Ciara gets a lot of help from her all-star collaborations and it's easy to wonder if her superpowers would be diminished had she not teamed up with such powerful guest stars.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about how sexy male and female singers differ in their appeal. Do male singers focus on signing about what a great body they have or do they tend to sing more about how they will treat a lady? Do you think female singers need to act extra-sexy in order to be relevant and popular? Would a female singer have as much appeal if she sang about being sensitive and a good listener?

Music details

Release date:May 5, 2009
Label:La Face
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Kid, 10 years old February 27, 2011

Really good

Ciara has an AMAZING voice. Don't believe it? Listen to "Turntables".
What other families should know
Too much sex
Great messages
Educator and Parent of a 9 year old Written bywillowfaierie July 15, 2009


"Don't be afraid to scream my name, you like it when I turn around and put the arch in my back, I got some moves, put 'em on baby you gonna like that, I ain't goin' to stop you if you wanna grab my neck, talk sexy to me like that, just do what I taught you, girl, when I give you my heat I need you to push it right back" is TOO MUCH OF IT!!
What other families should know
Too much sex
Kid, 8 years old June 7, 2009

I cried

It was good to me. I love it.


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