Greatest Hits - Chapter One

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Clean album filled with messages of strength, self-esteem.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

Plenty of positive messages about having a high self-esteem and never settling for second best. 

Positive role models

Clarkson has managed to stay in the spotlight for her great music, not her personal life.

Violence
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Sex

Some lyrics about kissing and allusions to intimacy. 

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Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Greatest Hits - Chapter One is a super-clean compilation of tracks from the first decade of Kelly Clarkson's career. There's barely an eyebrow-raising lyric to be found, with the fleeting exception of a few lines about kissing and spending the night together. Instead, these songs are filled with tons of positive lines about being a strong, independent young woman who tells bad boyfriends to take a hike -- making the whole album an awesome choice for everyone from younger tweens to older teens. 

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What's the story?

Ten years have passed since the very first American Idol winner, Kelly Clarkson, captured the crown -- and GREATEST HITS - CHAPTER ONE chronicles her extraordinary decade. The clean collection of 18 tunes spans all of her biggest hits, from "Miss Independent" to "Stronger" to "Catch My Breath." It also includes her country-inspired duets with Jason Aldean and Vince Gill, along with the holiday tune "I'll Be Home for Christmas."

Is it any good?

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Effortless delivery is the mark of a truly talented singer -- and Kelly Clarkson makes every one of these tracks sound like a vocal piece of cake. Her killer pipes shine through especially well on her ballads with Jason Aldean and Vince Gill, as well as her live rendition of "Miss Independent."

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the differences among the musical messages of top female artists like Kelly Clarkson, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, and Ke$ha. All of these artists are extremely popular, though their lyrics and themes vary wildly. What are some of the reasons why each has become so popular?

  • Do artists need to make music with mature topics and graphic lyrics to achieve true success? Why or why not?

  • Ten years after she won the first American Idol contest, Kelly Clarkson is arguably among the most popular Idols ever. What lessons could newer Idols take from Kelly in order to reach their own success?

Music details

Artist:Kelly Clarkson
Release date:November 19, 2012
Type:Album
Label:19 Recordings
Genre:Pop
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Teen, 15 years old Written byrebma97 December 5, 2012
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Greatest Hits

This is a pretty good album. It's a collection of Kelly's greatest hits, and I can see why they were popular :). My favorite song on here is probably "Catch My Breath", but most of them are really good. Some songs contain innuendo/references to sleeping together, but it's subtle enough.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Kid, 11 years old June 25, 2013
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Kelly Clarkson <3

I love Kelly so flipping much! She is amazing! I love her songs Mr Know It All, Stronger, Dark Side, Catch My Breath, People Like Us, Breakaway, Never Again, Because Of You, Behind These Hazel Eyes, Walk Away, and my all time favorite I've grown up with since I was 2, Since You've Been Gone! That's a lot of songs... I'm a huge Kelly Clarkson fan!
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex
Teen, 14 years old Written byilovemaroon5 November 2, 2013
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Amazing Role Model, With Amazing Music

Kelly Clark son is exactly what you want in any musician: her music is clean, she is an amazing role model, and can sing outstandingly. This album's songs reflect her personality. The songs give you self confidence. The music has no cussing, and does not talk about inappropriate topics. Overall, the album is of pure goodness, and is filled with very well written tracks.
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