A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that "Finally Found You" is an energetic dance-pop about a guy finding the love of his life at a club and declaring to never her let go. The lyrics also encourage this object of affection to ignore the advice of her friends and to stick with him till the end. The video shows a female dancer, a DJ, and lots of sound equipment, flashing lights, and lyrics written out on everything in sight. There's a line about being "drunk as f--k"; edited versions of the track bleep out the expletive. Parents may want to find a more appropriate dance track for tweens and young teens due to the song's mature message, swearing, and alcohol-fueled message.
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What's the story?
"Finally Found You" is a song performed by the Spanish-Filipino superstar Enrique Iglesias and Boston rapper Sammy Adams. It's the first single from Iglesias' 10th studio album. The track features Iglesias singing the verses and choruses and Adams rapping on the song's bridge. Iglesias is the best-selling Latin recording artist in the world and is the son of fellow Latin megastar, Julio Iglesias.
Is it any good?
There's really nothing original about "Finally Found You," other than it feels like two different songs with two different messages rolled into one. Iglesias sings with hyper-focus to win the girl, "The One," while Adams' rap is scattered and objectifies every woman in sight. The two opposing messages seem mismatched. The video's distracting, too, with quick edits and lyrics spelled out on every cut. That said, the song does match Iglesias' sexy Latin dance-pop style and heartthrob persona, and is reminiscent of his other recent hit dance singles featuring rappers. So this one's likely to burn up the dance floor (or Mom's calories when she's on the treadmill).
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about what to do if someone suddenly takes a strong interest in you. Is it safe to give some distance, or is that playing hard to get? Is it wise to listen to your instincts or cave into the power of suggestion?
What do you think about the collaboration between Iglesias and Adams? Does adding a rapper to a song make it more interesting to listeners? Do you think it helps sell records?
What are your family's rules about songs or other media with racy or explicit language?