"Got Me Going" (CD single)

Music review by
Heidi Kotansky, Common Sense Media
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Making the Band winners are tween-friendly.

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Positive Messages
Violence
Sex

Yes, it's a song about love, but it stays clean and age-appropriate.

Language
Consumerism

Obvious tie-in to the MTV show Making the Band.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this single from MTV's Making the Band winner is clean and extremely fun to listen to.

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What's the story?

\"GOT ME GOING\" is a beat-heavy song about being overwhelmed with someone -- without the naughty lyrics that flank most pop stars' songs today.

Is it any good?

It may seem like a gimmick, but Diddy's Making the Band actually gathers and grooms talented singers and dancers to be the next big thing. Willie, Bryan, Robert, Mike, and Qwan, the group of talented guys who make up Day26, borrow a bit of the dance pop sound from Justin Timberlake (without the suggestive lyrics) and the earnest approach to love from Boyz II Men ("And I want you closer/I don't want to let go"). And, although the beat is pulsing and definitely a carrying force of this song, it doesn't overshadow the band's tight vocals. It also heavily encourages listeners to sing -- and dance -- along.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how being on a reality show such as Making the Band can make you a star. Should everyone who appears on the show be guaranteed fame and fortune? Do you think Day26 would've made it without the help of Diddy?

Music details

  • Artist: Day26
  • Release date: January 29, 2008
  • Type: Single
  • Label: Bad Boy Entertainment
  • Genre: Pop
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No

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