"Give Your Heart a Break" (CD Single)

Common Sense Media says

Positive pop anthem about facing fears in love and life.





What parents need to know

Positive messages

Honest song about fear and payoff in a relationship: "There's just one life to live and no time to waste."

Positive role models

Lovato is steadily making a comeback after some personal struggles, but shows that it's most important to love yourself.

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Video just shows Demi and her "boyfriend" being affectionate and kissing, but nothing that's inappropriate.

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Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that "Give Your Heart a Break" is the second single since Demi Lovato's comeback after some very public, personal struggles and a stint in rehab. It's a love song about taking a chance on someone you care about and getting over fears. Although the topic is a mature one, the lyrics and content are OK for tweens.

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What's the story?

"GIVE YOUR HEART A BREAK" is the second single from Demi Lovato's third studio album, Unbroken. On the heels of her comeback, the song is an upbeat pop track about facing fears in love and life. The video features a wholesome, healthy-looking Lovato being affectionate but strong in a relationship that just needs a little TLC.

Is it any good?


Lovato seems older and wiser these days, and her growth and maturity over the last few years shows on "Give Your Heart a Break." With strong but vulnerable vocals, Lovato sings "There's just one life to live and no time to waste," and seems to have come into her own, singing about fighting your fears and not being afraid to love.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the pressure that's put on celebrities, especially females, to have a perfect appearance and/or image. What can we do to change these unrealistic expectations?

  • Who are some celebrities that you really respect because of their honesty and strength to be themselves?

  • Is Demi Lovato a good role model? Why or why not?

Music details

Artist:Demi Lovato
Release date:May 15, 2012
Label:Hollywood Records
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Teen, 14 years old Written byjimena64 June 2, 2012


BEST SONG EVER! very catchy
Teen, 15 years old Written byrebma97 June 4, 2012

Cool single from Demi (3.5/5 stars maybe)

It's pretty good. Demi has a new sound (it's more R&B than pop), and I'm starting to like it. There's only some romance in it, but it's not innapropriate or anything. This song has some positive messages in it because it says you can fall in love again even if your last relationship didn't go well.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex
Teen, 17 years old Written byTeensOpinion17 August 4, 2012


I'v been a Demi fan or should I say a Lovatic since 2008. Hearing this song was like music to my ears. It's a Fun, Pop song which will leave you singing along to it, without a doubt :)
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Great messages
Great role models


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