"Good Girl" (CD Single)

Music review by
Jessica Dawson, Common Sense Media
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Edgier sound from country queen, but still OK for tweens.

Parents say

age 11+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 11+
Based on 8 reviews

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

Positive Messages

Preaches to girls to never settle, and realize that they deserve to be treated well.

Positive Role Models & Representations

From her time on American Idol to her current role of country superstar, Carrie Underwood remains a positive role model for young girls. Of course her image is getting a little sexier, but she stands for strength, beauty, and integrity in her songs, always.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that the album cover for "Good Girl" features a sexier Underwood than usual, but the track, like her past tunes, lacks profanity, sex, and violence. The song is about not settling for less than you deserve in love and is fine for tweens who understand the difference between good and bad relationships.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bymusic fan2.0 April 18, 2012

love it

well i am a guy and i am personaly not like this but she does make a good point about guys who do use their mates like door mats and i love the song my self and... Continue reading
Teen, 15 years old Written byDogcat November 16, 2020

Bad girl!

Really?! She is like one of the worst country singers ever! She won American Idol but, that doesn’t make her a good singer. I like American Idol. Don’t go into... Continue reading
Kid, 11 years old March 1, 2013

good gurll


What's the story?

"GOOD GIRL" is the lead single from Carrie Underwood's fourth studio album, Blown Away, and is full of powerhouse vocals and a more rock-country sound that shows Underwood is back and better than ever. The song is about knowing you deserve to be treated well and not to settle for less in a relationship.

Is it any good?

It's no secret that Carrie Underwood can sing. Her single "Good Girl" not only reveals a sexier, stronger side to the former American Idol winner, but also lets Underwood unleash the beast that is her vocal chords and preach to girls and women everywhere that there are some not-so-nice guys out there, and settling should never be an option. With a catchy chorus, melody, and lyrics like "His lips are drippin' honey, but he'll sting you like a bee," "Good Girl" might make you think twice before giving your heart blindly.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the new sound that Underwood is revealing here. How is it different from her past songs? Do you like it? Why do you think Underwood is singing a song that's a little more raw and powerful than her previous singles?

  • What makes a good relationship? What makes a bad relationship? What does it mean to "not settle"?

  • Talk with your kids about the importance of being with someone who is honest and makes you feel good about yourself. What message do you think Underwood is trying to give in this single?

Music details

  • Artist: Carrie Underwood
  • Release date: February 28, 2012
  • Type: Single
  • Label: 19 Recordings
  • Genre: Country
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No
  • Last updated: November 11, 2020

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