"Good Time" (CD Single)

Music review by
Stephanie Bruzzese, Common Sense Media
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Popular with kids
Fun-filled pop song is clean but bland.

Parents say

age 8+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 6+
Based on 19 reviews

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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 & Representations

Encourages listeners to have fun and enjoy life.


Mentions Prince.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

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.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bymusic fan2.0 September 5, 2012

loves it

oh my god this is mine and my sises new party song we love it lol yes like i sayed i am a guy but something about this somg just gets me in a good mood for a go... Continue reading
Teen, 15 years old Written byCooltiger37 September 5, 2018

Annoying as heck (and then some), but fine for kids

This song is annoying (and boring) as heck, but it's fine for kids. Granted, I get how Owl City is trying to make a club song that's kid-friendly (as... Continue reading
Kid, 9 years old April 20, 2014

Good time!

There is truely nithing innapropriate about this song. Ten and up, really?

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.

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?

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