"Feel This Moment (feat. Christina Aguilera)" (CD Single)

Common Sense Media says

Lame pop-rap single about living like a superstar.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

The single focuses a lot on living the high life, partying, and making money so you can enjoy life in the moment, which probably isn't the most positive message for young kids.

Positive role models

Pitbull glorifies partying and the importance of getting rich, which doesn't make him a great role model for children.

 

Violence
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Sex

The lyrics are fairly clean, but they do reference the erotic bestseller Fifty  Shades of Grey with "She read books, especially about red rooms and tie ups."

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Consumerism

The lyrics focus a lot on money and living the high life ("Now make dollars, I mean billions").

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Pitbull's big ego is on display in "Feel this Moment," his single featuring Christina Aguilera about living the superstar lifestyle. There's no iffy language, violence, or references to drugs or alcohol, but the song does refer to the erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey. The overall themes of living large and partying make it best for older tweens and teens.

Parents say

Kids say

What's the story?

"FEEL THIS MOMENT" is the fourth single from Pitbull''s album Global Warming and features Christina Aguilera on the choruses. The song mostly showcases how awesome Pitbull thinks his life is: "I'm a genius, I mean brilliant ... I'm still undefeated like Zula." Parents might recognize the beat, sampled from a-ha's 1985 hit "Take on Me."

Is it any good?

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Pitbull's single sort of feels like a mashup gone wrong. Each section sounds like its own song, and all the parts don't really go together. The choruses with Aguilera crooning, "One day when the light is glowing," are the best part, showcasing her beautiful voice without her going over the top. Pitbull's rapping doesn't really blend with the pretty chorus or the catchy dance beats sampled from "Take on Me." Take a pass on this single and pick up some Christina Aguilera and a-ha CDs instead.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the song's message. Do you think it's a positive one? Why or why not?

  • Why do you think Pitbull chose to sample a-ha's "Take on Me"? What do you think it adds to the song?

  • Why do you think Pitbull partnered with Christina Aguilera? What does each get out of the pairing?

Music details

Artist:Pitbull
Release date:March 4, 2013
Type:Single
Label:RCA
Genre:Pop
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Kid, 10 years old April 7, 2013
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9
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Really clean for Pitbull

I really like it! It's super clean for Pitbull and I can't get this song out of my head! You'd be surprised. There's really nothing iffy in this cool song.
Teen, 13 years old Written bycookies_fun March 25, 2013
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AMAZING

I LOVE this song!!! It's amazing!
Teen, 16 years old Written byevolinag August 17, 2013
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Clean, yes, but also not good.

Christina Aguilera is one of the biggest and best musicians of the last decade. Her voice has an enornous power and she can do all genres of music amazingly well, from the then-modern pop music of the late 90s in "Genie in a Bottle" to catchy rough tracks like "Dirrty" or the old-fashioned jazz in "Candyman". Her career is full of masterpieces, still, it seems that like many singers of her generation, she has to cope up with the fact that her former fanbase now is adult. So she has to think of something to appeal to younger viewers. This is why she teams up with Pitbull as featured artist, since he is now what she was ten years ago. But what his songs lack is originality. Neither are his raps nor his hooks any memorible. Aguilera seems like she only gives fifty percent and feels very deplaced. The synthesizer hook is taken from the incredible song "Take on Me" and remains the song's best part. Too bad it's not original. The song is overall.clean and does not include anything bad.

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