A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that this is another clean release from Justin Bieber, containing nothing more than one boy’s innocuous expressions of affection for his girlfriend.
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What's the story?
Fast on the heels of his last single, “Love Me,” Justin Bieber has released another new song called FAVORITE GIRL from his album titled My World. Though the two have different sounds, their themes are one and the same: falling head over heels for an extra-special girl. With no offensive language or mature topics in this track, the only thing Bieber may be guilty of is reciting an almost embarrassingly unabashed litany of traits he loves about his girl -- which includes “the coolest girl I know, so prettier than all the rest, the star of my show,” “you take my breath away with everything you say,” and much more.
Is it any good?
With three singles in a row that are about romance, the topic is growing a bit tired for Justin Bieber. Fortunately, he’s switched up the melodies so that these songs don’t all sound the same. Each one has its own appeal, including “Favorite Girl,” which centers around a cute series of “oh-oh-ohs” that showcase Bieber’s more than capable pipes.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about the link between music and the Interent. When artists like Justin Bieber actively promote themselves through tweeting and other online avenues, does it ultimately help or hurt their careers?
Should Bieber be releasing so many songs in quick succession, or should he allow more time to pass between singles?
What is Bieber's appeal? Do you think he will still be popular in years to come?