"Hall of Fame" (CD Single)

Music review by
Stephanie Bruzzese, Common Sense Media
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Clean, upbeat track about working hard to achieve goals.

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The parents' guide to what's in this music.

Positive Messages

Messages like striving to achieve your dreams and working hard to attain your goals are threaded throughout this positive track.

Positive Role Models & Representations

The strongest role models put in the hard work necessary to accomplish great things.

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff

References to "God" and "hell."

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that "Hall of Fame" is a super-clean and positive track about working hard to reach your dreams. It lacks explicit content of any kind, with no profanity, sex, violence, substance use, or consumerism. It's a terrific choice for tweens, teens, and adults alike, though parents should note that that there are some religious references ("You could talk to God ... you could walk straight through hell").

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Teen, 14 years old Written byDear_Dino November 3, 2020


To be honest, I think this song is perfectly fine for kids. It really gives the image of achieving goals/dreams! It may have the word "Hell" in it, bu... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written byBig Fan July 6, 2018

Great song, but not quite for younger kids

I think this is a great song with a good message in it about hard work. Will.i.am fits in nicely. But it is still best for older kids. Infrequent use of mild la... Continue reading

What's the story?

Irish rockers The Script go for their goals on "HALL OF FAME," the first single from their third full-length album, #3. The group gets an assist on the track from will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas. It's the second formal partnership for will.i.am and The Script frontman Danny O'Donaghue: the two serve together as judges on the UK version of the TV show, The Voice.

Is it any good?

On this track, lead singer O'Donaghue's vocals are reminiscent of another musical reality show participant: Kris Allen, the Season 8 winner of American IdolBoth performers are solid if not spectacular performers who know how to record a radio-friendly, chart-climbing song.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the main theme of this song -- that achieving dreams is as much about hard work as anything else. Do you agree with this idea?

  • What's your proudest accomplishment in life so far, and how did you accomplish it?

  • Describe a goal you currently have, and your plan for achieving it.

Music details

  • Artists: The Script, will.i.am
  • Release date: January 23, 2013
  • Type: Single
  • Label: Epic
  • Genre: Pop
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No
  • Last updated: November 11, 2020

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