"Goin' In" (CD Single)

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Stephanie Bruzzese, Common Sense Media
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JLo shows a fierce attitude in clean dance tune.

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Positive Messages

Though the messages about giving a strong stage performance are a bit aggressive, this song is mostly focused on feeling good about life.  

Positive Role Models & Representations

Track is about making the most out of life.


Song uses a couple of violent metaphors to describe how JLo will take the stage by storm; for example, she'll "blow the stage, grenade," and "hands on the ceiling / nobody move, nobody get shot."

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that "Goin' In" is a clean song about the ability to pack a powerful performance punch. That said, it includes a couple of violent metaphors, like "blow the stage, grenade" and taking people hostage with her music. The song is generally OK for tweens and teens.

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Kid, 8 years old August 26, 2012

too bad too sad

i luv it i dont care that im only 8 its not appropriate

What's the story?

Dance diva Jennifer Lopez plans to take the stage by storm in "GOIN' IN" -- her single on the Step Up Revolution movie soundtrack. The song is about giving it your all onstage. Typically clean rapper Flo Rida contributes guest vocals.

Is it any good?

This single's big arrangements help mask JLo's ho-hum vocal skills, making the song her strongest in a while. The driving beat gets under your skin, which is essential for any respectable dance track.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about Jennifer Lopez's life post-American Idol. Do you think her career will suffer now that she's no longer on the show? Why or why not?

  • Do you think JLo's stint on American Idol helped to advance her music career? Why or why not?

  • Why do you think Lopez is still successful after all these years? It is her talent, looks, or something else?

Music details

  • Artist: Jennifer Lopez
  • Release date: July 30, 2012
  • Type: Single
  • Label: Island Def Jam
  • Genre: Dance/pop
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No
  • Last updated: November 11, 2020

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