Music review by
Denise Duval, Common Sense Media
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Parents recommendPopular with kids
Insightful country love songs have broad appeal.

Parents say

age 9+
Based on 7 reviews

Kids say

age 9+
Based on 62 reviews

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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this music.

Positive Messages

A lot of the songs show some maturity and insight about relationships, which should help teens get some perspective on their own heartaches.


Kissing is mentioned. One song alludes to losing virginity to someone who "changed his mind."

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that the songs on this album are mostly about being young, in love, and let down in love. There's a mix of joy and despair, but even the more angst-ridden songs have an empowering message and put the pain of breaking up or being overlooked by boys in perspective. The lyrics generally kid-appropriate, though one song does allude to virginity loss.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byhelenmirrenrox May 27, 2011


This is a nice CD. She carries on even when her heart is broken and teaches about REAL love and kid fairytales. She does mention love, kisses and a secret love... Continue reading
Parent of a 9 and 13-year-old Written byhallieandelenasmom June 18, 2010

Okay, I just think the one reference to virginity??

My kids love that song. Hallie knows what she means, but Elena's completely oblivious.
Teen, 13 years old Written byhellokittycaroline March 29, 2012

Great Cd

WTF is the matter with csm? 12 and up?! wow. Anyways amazing CD, amazing vocals, and songs. Love yuo TSwift!
Teen, 13 years old Written bysurfer589 October 1, 2020


What? 12+? Really? This is fine for ages 8+; no swearing or anything like that.

What's the story?

FEARLESS is like a soundtrack to the emotional roller coaster commonly known as high school. Songs deal with liking someone so much that you can't breathe when they're not there ("Breathe"), the frustration of knowing that you're better for a guy than the girl he's with ("You Belong with Me"), the pain of a 15-year-old broken heart ("Fifteen"), the exciting rush of a first date ("Fearless"), and the disappointments of dating a jerk ("Tell Me Why," "You're Not Sorry"). There's also a heartfelt song about a mother-daughter relationship ("The Best Day") that's bound to bring a tear to any parent's eyes.

Is it any good?

Even the biggest cynic will find it hard not to see the good in this album. Swift manages to cover "boy-crazy" themes in a way that has broad appeal, even to those who aren't teens. Her lyrics, while simple, are honest and genuine, and they show insight and maturity. On the track "Fifteen," Taylor sings "But in your life you'll do things greater than dating the boy on the football team." And you can't help but wonder how much easier high school would have been if you'd known the things you learned about life -- and yourself -- a little later on.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about Taylor Swift's enormous success and widespread appeal. Do you think she's popular because her music speaks to more than just country fans? Which of the songs on this album can you relate to the most? Many of the songs seem very personal. How do you think it would feel to have your private life in the spotlight, as many celebrities do?

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