Greatest Hits...So Far!!!

 
Some mature themes -- but lots of positivity, too.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Though Pink's rebellious side makes for a few questionable messages about "punching" people, the majority of the messages are positive -- emphasizing that it's OK to be yourself and live honestly.

Positive role models

Overall, Pink is solid role model for teens -- dressing and acting in a way that feels comfortable to her while working hard to establish a successful career and family life.

Violence

Some mention of fighting: "I'm gonna get in trouble, I wanna start a fight."

Sex

Nothing extremely graphic, but a few sexual references, such as: "I'm not here for your entertainment ... It's just u + ur hand tonight."

Language

The occasional f- and s-word, as well as some crass terms like "d--khead."

Consumerism

A little bit of name-dropping, like Mercedes Benz and Fred Segal.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

A fair amount of allusions to substance use. For example, "I'm lyin' here on the floor where you left me / Think I took too much ... I swear, you're just like a pill / Instead of making me better, you're making me ill."

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this album is a good sampling of the types of songs that have made Pink famous. Most of these tracks have a fun, carefree feel; though there are some references to substances, sex, and fighting that make them too mature for younger audiences, none of the tunes are too graphic. There is some moderate profanity, including the f-word.

What's the story?

GREATEST HITS...SO FAR!!! is the first greatest hits collection (though apparently not the last) from one of the coolest rock chicks around -- Pink. The compilation features 18 tracks spanning the singer's ten-year career to date, including everything from early hits like "Get the Party Started" to more recent singles such as "Raise Your Glass." As a whole, the songs demonstrate Pink's tendency to tell it like it is while trying to be herself and have some fun while she's at it. Parents should note that this approach occasionally includes references to substances, sex, and fighting, as well as some profanity.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

Pink has never had the vocal chops of contemporaries like Christina Aguilera, but she's far from a vocal slouch, either. Her respectably strong pipes shine through on several of these songs, with "Glitter in the Air" and "Dear Mr. President" (her collaboration with the Indigo Girls) standing out as special highlights. Plus, the girl knows a catchy hook when she hears it -- a talent that helped to make most of these tracks into huge radio hits.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about how to be yourself in situations where all of the "popular" kids fit a certain mold. Why do some kids follow the crowd -- even when they don't want to?

  • How can you feel good about who you are without letting potential teasing get you down?

  • Is Pink a good role model? Why or why not?

Music details

Artist:Pink
Release date:November 16, 2010
Label:La Face
Genre:Pop
Parental advisory:Yes
Edited version available:Yes

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Teen, 14 years old Written byLilz the pawz May 16, 2015
age 13+
 

GREAT ALBUM-GOOD CHOICE FOR TEENS AND UP

Great album with a mixture of styles of pop/rock. not too many uses of language but its not offensive in any way
Kid, 12 years old March 26, 2014
age 14+
 

Good for kids 14+

Some of the songs have swears in them, some songs, (like F**** Perfect) have more language than others. A song mentions Mercedes-Benz. This album is probably meant more for older children that are MATURE! :)
What other families should know
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Parent Written byMusic/Movies July 22, 2013
age 14+
 

Sex: 2/10 ~ Violence: 1/10 ~ Language: 6/10 ~ Drinking: 3/10

This CD is filled with positive songs with good messages. Songs like Perfect, Dear Mr. President, Don't Let Me Get Me & Sober are filled with good messages. Some messages are mature and deal with people being gay, bullied, poor and lonely, but all are good for tweens and teens I'd say. There are some fun songs that push the boundaries and are a bit inappropriate, like U+Ur Hand, So What & Funhouse (mainly because of language like f**k, sh*t, d*ck) but overall the messages of the songs aren't terrible and sexual. I'd say that the language is a bit strong for tweens in some songs, but mainly okay for teens. There are some references to drinking, such as "only thing I should be drinking is beer", "quit spilling your drinks on me" ECT, but not as bad as the language. There is very little sexual content and violence (only one or two sexual references that are okay for tweens and teens). Overall, a GREAT CD!
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex
Too much swearing

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