"Goodbye" (CD single)

Music review by
Jacqueline Rupp, Common Sense Media
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Young singer carries on family tradition of fun, dancey pop.

Parents say

age 8+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 8+
Based on 5 reviews

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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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  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 12-year-old Written bytealsweety July 16, 2009
Adult Written byAustinBlake June 28, 2009

Upcoming pop princess can survive without the last name

"GOODBYE" by Kristinia DeBarge is a pop/R&B crossover that's sure to make a big splash on the radio.
Teen, 13 years old Written byvolleyballchick227 December 5, 2009

Fun for all ages

Yes I know that kids are too young to be in relationships but that's not the point. Kids of all ages will have fun dancing and singing along even if they d... Continue reading
Kid, 10 years old December 3, 2009

maybe for older kids but not in my mind

yeah you know its alright you know i listen to more of the 13+ and im only ten you know i follow my own rules and you know yeah

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.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how music that was old is new again. Does the music industry have a habit of recycling old songs? Listen to the original "Goodbye" song and see what differences you hear. Do you like the updated version better?

Music details

  • Artist: Kristinia DeBarge
  • Release date: April 7, 2009
  • Label: Island
  • Genre: Pop
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No
  • Last updated: July 15, 2015

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