"Good Time" (CD Single)

Common Sense Media says

Fun-filled pop song is clean but bland.





What parents need to know

Positive messages

Though the song includes a couple of light messages about acting irresponsibly ("Slept in my clothes like I didn’t care ... Freaked out, dropped my phone in the pool again"), it's mostly about just having some carefree fun.

Positive role models

Encourages listeners to have fun and enjoy life.

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Mentions Prince.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that like its name suggests, the single "Good Time" is about hanging out and having fun. With no profanity or references to substance use, sex, or violence, the tune is one of the cleaner party-focused pop choices. It does feature a few lines about irresponsible actions, like dropping a phone in a pool and sleeping all day, but overall it's a fine choice for tweens and teens.

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What's the story?

"GOOD TIME," a collaboration between neo-popster Owl City (aka Adam Young) and singer Carly Rae Jepsen (of "Call Me Maybe" fame), is the first single from Young's fourth album, The Midsummer Station. The straightforward track is focused on hitting the party scene and having fun.

Is it any good?


Owl City is known for having an innovative sound, so it's surprising that this track sounds like it could be a synth-pop song from just about anyone. The lack of inspiration is especially ironic given the tune's upbeat lyrics. Still, fans of the bubbly Jepsen will probably embrace it, as will other young people looking for a fun party tune.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about having fun. What is your definition of a good time?

  • Can you have fun without a computer, phone, or other electronic gadget? What are some activities that don't revolve around being plugged in?

  • What do you think of the collaboration between Carly Rae Jepsen and Owl City? Does it work? How do their different musical styles mesh?

Music details

Artists:Carly Rae Jepsen, Owl City
Release date:June 26, 2012
Label:Universal Republic
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Teen, 16 years old Written byxxariyelxx August 2, 2012


I think it's a pretty good song.. there's no bad words or anything like that. Also, it's sung by two people who are kid friendly so that's good.
What other families should know
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Kid, 10 years old July 26, 2012


I just watched the music video for this on YouTube. There's nothing inappropriate in the song or video, but like CSM said, it mentions "having a Prince song stuck in my head". Also, in the video, some girls wear short shirts and shorts, but keep in mind that this is a song about just driving around and having fun (and it's summer-themed), so of course they want to dress comfy.
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Adult Written byTony632 July 19, 2012

Boring follow up from the 'call me maybe' and 'firefly' singers


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