"Hall of Fame" (CD Single)

Common Sense Media says

Clean, upbeat track about working hard to achieve goals.

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What parents need to know

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

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

Violence & scariness
Not applicable
Sexy stuff
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Language

References to "God" and "hell."

Consumerism
Not applicable
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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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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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?

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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.

Families can talk 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

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Kid, 10 years old June 2, 2013
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5
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Best Song ever!!!!

Awesome song, great message, great vocals. This is the best!
Kid, 11 years old May 18, 2013
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9
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Great!

Great song! And it has a positive message!
Kid, 12 years old March 17, 2013
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8
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10+

Not appropriate for young kids, but perfect for Tweens.

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