A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What 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.
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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?
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.
Talk to your kids 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?