"Hair" (CD Single)

Common Sense Media says

Clean Lady Gaga track promotes a positive body image.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

A positive message about feeling comfortable with your physical appearance.

Positive role models

Promotes the idea that people should accept others for who they are.

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that "Hair" is a clean track that promotes a positive body image. Lacking profanity and graphic references to sex, substance use, and violence, the song uses the topic of styling your hair how you want as a metaphor for being comfortable with your physical appearance. The message is a great one for tweens and teens in need of positive reinforcement as they go through the big physical changes that come with being a teenager.

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What's the story?

"HAIR" is the third single from Born This Way, the second album from mega-pop star Lady Gaga. The song is among the singer's cleanest to date -- it's entirely free of profanity, sex, substances, and violence. Its positive message revolves around styling your hair the way you like it, rather than how others think you should -- alluding to the broader idea of being comfortable with your physical appearance: "I just want to be free, I just want to be me ... I don't want to change, and I don't want to be ashamed." Tweens and teens struggling with lots of physical changes will get a boost from this uplifting message.

Is it any good?

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"Hair" follows Lady Gaga's super-successful music formula, with a big, driving synth-beat that sounds a lot like many '80s hits and one refreshing exception: a guest performance by Clarence Clemons, sax player for legend Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band. Combined with the track's positive lyrics, the catchy hook will have lots of kids and adults alike singing along.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about why it's important not to ridicule or criticize others for how they look. How would you feel if someone mocked your looks?

  • Lady Gaga is known for her outlandish fashion choices. Are some things unacceptable to wear under any circumstances? Why or why not?

  • Name five things you can do to feel more comfortable in your own skin.

Music details

Artist:Lady Gaga
Release date:May 23, 2011
Type:Single
Label:Interscope Records
Genre:Pop
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Kid, 11 years old October 21, 2012
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Music is for EVERYONE!!!!

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Great messages
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Parent Written byMusic/Movies July 23, 2013
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Clean with a good message

On for all ages. A clean song about being yourself no matter what other people might think.
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Great messages
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Parent Written byKonichiwa July 20, 2012
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Great message and Great Song!

This song is very clean and teaches you to accept others and except yourself because of your differences. The song is pretty catchy it adds a weird combination of 3 genres but they worked out ( pop, rock, classical ) :)
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