A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that even though this is a song about breaking up, its pop style keeps it light and casual. Moms and dads (and sports fans for that matter) will immediately recognize the sampling of Steam's "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye."
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What's the story?
Parents might recognize the name DeBarge from the musical family popular in the '80s. Now it is the next generation of this musical family that is making the pop charts. GOODBYE is Kristinia DeBarge's debut single off her first album. DeBarge is no stranger to the music industry; not only is her dad a founding member of the original family group, but the younger DeBarge has years of recording studio experience, appearing on the American Idol spin-off, American Juniors and reaching the semifinals. On this single, DeBarge samples the ever-popular \"Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye,\" while adding some of her own vocals and lyrics.
Is it any good?
It's quite a feat to breathe new life into a song that has taken on such a life of its own. But DeBarge is able to make this song uniquely her own and put a funky dance twist on a classic. This young singer appears to have inherited the family talent for mass-appeal music with an easygoing style.