"Favorite Girl" (CD single)

Music review by
Stephanie Bruzzese, Common Sense Media
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More clean girl-craziness from young tween singer.

Parents say

age 11+
Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 10+
Based on 20 reviews

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Positive Messages

While the messages are somewhat mixed -- for instance, Bieber talks about his girl’s appearance but later says “I’ll take you as you are” -- the general feel of the song is that the singer is simply and innocently smitten. 

Positive Role Models & Representations

Bieber is a good example of a teen who’s very active online (he tweets constantly and posts lots of YouTube videos) but keeps the content clean.

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

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.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 11-year-old Written byashley 1 April 14, 2010
Parent of a 2, 8, and 11-year-old Written byDa Nerd March 26, 2010
Teen, 15 years old Written byDogcat September 23, 2020
Teen, 15 years old Written byLoranikas303 September 23, 2020
Not our favorite boy! If you love Justin when you're in 2010, then your childhood ruined because he is a bad role model now!

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?

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