"Get Back" (CD single)

Music review by
Jacqueline Rupp, Common Sense Media
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Disney's next Miley is a rocker.

Parents say

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Kids say

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Positive Messages

Lovato sings about getting a former boyfriend to take her back.


Since the song is all about rekindling a romance, some of the lyrics discuss kissing and desire in a very general way. "Oh, kiss me like you mean it/like you miss me/'cause I know that you do," "Every time I see you it gets more and more intense," and "You were the only one I wanted/and you were the first one I fell for."


Demi Lovato is a part of the newest wave of Disney teen pop stars. She co-starred with them in the Disney TV movie Camp Rock.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this song from Lovato's upcoming album is about a girl trying to convince a former boyfriend to "get back" together with her. The lyrics are simple and not overtly sexual, but Lovato does make her vocals seductive at times as she tries to lure this former beau back. Kissing and "wanting" someone are repeated topics in the song.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byJesusLuvsYew April 17, 2012

This girl.. is so underrated

Now SHE can sing! Finally a Disney star that I can listen to! It annoys me when people say her singing is screaming. Yes, she's loud, but that's what... Continue reading
Teen, 16 years old Written byrebma97 July 10, 2013

Cool pop-rock mix

"Get Back" is a pretty cool song. I really like the music and Demi's singing. Even though it's not my favorite, I'd give it at least a... Continue reading
Kid, 10 years old April 28, 2011


I really like it

What's the story?

Watch out: "GET BACK," the first single off Demi Lovato's debut album, is loud and in charge. It debuts to much buzz, with Lovato being compared to Miley Cyrus ever since her breakout performance in Disney's Camp Rock alongside the Jonas Brothers. The JoBros helped to produce and write this song about winning a boyfriend back, and their trademark rock guitar riffs and up-tempo vocals are well represented.

Is it any good?

Get Back begins with a guitar intro straight out of a Van Halen album. Lovato then jumps right into rocking her lyrics, with a little bit of sultry sass. The single has the retro '80s rock pop sound that's currently being made popular by the Jonas Brothers on their own albums. Compared to many of Lovato's songs which she wrote herself, "Get Back" is lighter and definitely radio-friendly. Her vocals are clear and well executed while the thunderous chorus is dance-inspiring. Overall, this is a fun introduction to a promising Disney star.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about Lovato's image. She's continually compared to Miley Cyrus and is touted as the next big thing in tween pop music. Do you thing Cyrus and Lovato are similar? In what ways are they different? Do you think the two signers are promoted by Disney in the same way? How important has the Disney Channel become in promoting and marketing their teen artists?

Music details

  • Artist: Demi Lovato
  • Release date: August 12, 2008
  • Label: Hollywood Records
  • Genre: Pop
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No
  • Last updated: June 19, 2019

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