A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that "Glad You Came" is basically about meeting someone at a party. There are a few mentions of having a drink, and although the lyrics are clean, there's some minor innuendo that implies "hooking up." The video shows some skimpy beach wear and pretty bodies at a beach-house party. It's fine for older tweens and up.
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What's the story?
British-Irish boy band fivesome, The Wanted, gives us a reason to look forward to summer parties with their single \"GLAD YOU CAME.\" From their second studio album Battleground, the pop-tech club beat is about meeting up at a party and maybe a little more. The video features a lot of young bodies drinking and having fun at a beach-house party.
Is it any good?
The Wanted is taking this continent by storm with their European good looks and synth-fresh sound that's fit for the dance floor or sandy shore. "Glad You Came" is an upbeat club mix with accordions and enticing lyrics that make you anxious for warmer weather and hot nights. It's not the best song ever recorded, but it's a fun confection that will get you on your feet.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about the allure of a band or musician from across the seas. Do you think it makes a band more likely for success just because they hail from another country or have a different accent?
"Glad You Came" will be performed on the TV show Glee. Do you think this type of product placement helps a band's success?
Do you think it helps a TV show to use music that's familiar to the audience?
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