Greatest Hits - Chapter One

Music review by
Stephanie Bruzzese, Common Sense Media
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Clean album filled with messages of strength, self-esteem.

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Positive Messages

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

Positive Role Models & Representations

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


Some lyrics about kissing and allusions to intimacy. 

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What 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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Kid, 11 years old June 25, 2013

Kelly Clarkson

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, Be... Continue reading
Teen, 15 years old Written byrebma97 December 5, 2012

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... Continue reading

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?

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."

Talk to your kids 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
  • Last updated: November 11, 2020

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