"Gimme More" (CD single)

Music review by
Heidi Kotansky, Common Sense Media
"Gimme More" (CD single) Music Poster Image
Sexed-up Britney works the pole.
Parents recommend

Parents say

age 13+
Based on 7 reviews

Kids say

age 14+
Based on 24 reviews

A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages

Song is basically about pole dancing.

Violence
Sex

This song is full of sexual stuff -- both direct and indirect: "Center of attention, even when you're up against the wall/You got me in a crazy position (uh huh)/If you're on a mission (ooh)/You got my permission (ooohhh)," "We can get down like there's no one around," and "Gimme more gimme more babe/I just want more." The music video features Britney half naked gyrating against a pole in a strip club.

Language

Opens song with "It's Britney, bitch."

Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Britney's first single off her upcoming CD is basically about being a stripper. She opens the song with the no-nonsense "It's Britney, bitch" and continues to bring the 'tude until the last note. While the rest of the lyrics could be a lot worse, they aren't that tame either ("cameras are flashin' while we're dirty dancing" and "feels like the crowd was sayin'/Gimme more, gimme more"). The music video reinforces the stripper theme with Britney decked out in fishnets and a leather cropped jacket, dancing around a pole.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byRosebud95 September 26, 2013

"It's Britney, b*tch!"

...besides that, "Gimmie More" is just a passable song, but its occasionally catchy; depends o what mood I'm in...
Adult Written byvklash October 29, 2009

On For 17

I give this an on for 17 and an iffy for 14. I like the song!
Kid, 9 years old June 7, 2013

Brit Works Up the Pole

The start of the song was okay but then it started to get racier. You really don't wanna know what Gimme More means.
Teen, 13 years old Written byG4L April 19, 2011

Love this song!

First of all, the song is NOT about being a stripper, that's just the music video. The song is about the media always wanting more of her. Its an excellent... Continue reading

What's the story?

\"It's Britney, bitch.\" That's how Britney Spears starts the first single from her recent CD, GIMME MORE, and that pretty much sets the tone for the entire song. The single is a huge hit -- on the radio, on iPods, and in dance clubs -- but kids might be disappointed with the repetitive, boring lyrics (how many times can she sing the chorus?) and the lagging beat.

Is it any good?

Parents might be disappointed by the fact this tween/teen sensation just can't keep it clean. She even goes as far as semi-simulating an orgasm while she sings, "I just can't control myself (more)/They want more? Well I'll give them more." Not sure if we want any more.

To read our review of Britney's entire album, go here.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about shock value in music. Britney is known to be provocative. Does it help her sales? Why or why not? Could she be just as sexy and fun without being so sexual?

Music details

  • Artist: Britney Spears
  • Release date: August 30, 2007
  • Type: Single
  • Label: Jive Records
  • Genre: Pop
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No

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