A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What 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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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.
Talk to your kids 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?