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The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that though this single doesn't include any graphic language or direct references to sex, it offers plenty of indirect sexual innuendo that's too mature for young ears.
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What's the story?
Pop rock quintet Cobra Starship sings about elicit behavior in GOOD GIRLS GO BAD -- a track written by American Idols judge Kara DioGuardi and featuring guest vocals from Gossip Girls star Leighton Meester. In this single, Meester and lead vocalist Gabe Saporta trade off at the mic, with Saporta singing about setting his sights on a good girl whom he wants to "shake up," and Meester playing the part of the corruptible girl who can't "resist" the guy's charms. Though this back-and-forth contains no explicit language or overt sexual references, the overarching message about playing games with someone's emotions is hardly an exemplary one.
Is it any good?
Aside from Meester's solid vocal performance, not a lot distinguishes this song from the pop-rock pack. It's a danceable tune that undoubtedly makes for good filler music in the clubs and decent background music in the car, but otherwise, its uncreative hook and ho-hum sound are nothing new.
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