"Hangover (feat. Snoop Dogg)" (CD single)

 
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K-pop/hip-hop viral hit has heavy drinking and partying.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

There are no positive messages in this boozy song that promotes drinking and partying.

Positive role models

There aren't any positive role models, but Psy should be recognized for his ability to continuously create viral sensations.

Violence

Snoop Dogg repeatedly slaps Psy on the back in time with the beat as he's throwing up "early in the morning in the bathroom on [his] knees." A bar fight spills into the streets as cars crash, and a person is shown on fire at the end of the music video.

Sex

Women dance suggestively throughout the music video. Psy and Snoop Dogg drink so much alcohol that the two women they bring to the karaoke bar appear to be younger and more attractive.

Language

Lyrics include "Oh, my God, dammit, there's the f--king limit" and a couple uses of "s--t." There are some Korean lyrics which translate to "take a shot" and "if that girl is not pretty, get drunk until she gets pretty."

Consumerism

The music video shows different types of Korean liquor. The line "1-5-1, done dilly" references Bacardi 151.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Psy and Snoop Dogg drink various types of Korean liquor throughout the music video. Lyrics reference heavy drinking: "drink 'til you're drunk," "I'm throwback intoxicated," "drink another cup until I fall flat," and "drink it up and get sick / bottom's up, get wasted." There also are a couple lines about smoking marijuana: "waking and baking," "smoke like a broke stove," and "I done smoked my whole day."

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that "Hangover (feat. Snoop Dogg)" is yet another viral sensation from South Korean pop star Psy. The five-minute music video shows Psy and Snoop Dogg getting drunk on various types of Korean liquor and partying in the city of Incheon, because even though they have hangovers and the party's over, "it ain't over." Women dance suggestively throughout the music video, which also includes a bar fight that spills onto the streets as cars crash and someone is shown on fire. The lyrics refer to heavy drinking -- "drink it up and get sick / bottom's up, get wasted" -- and smoking marijuana: "waking and baking." There also are a few lyrics in Korean, some of which translate to "take a shot" and "If that girl is not pretty, get drunk until she gets pretty." Even though Psy has created a hilarious video, the content of this song makes it appropriate only for older teens.

What's the story?

Psy -- who has admitted in interviews that he is a heavy drinker -- teamed up with legendary rapper Snoop Dogg to create this five-minute music video that's filled with dancing, drinking, and partying. HANGOVER (FEAT. SNOOP DOGG) was released two weeks after Psy's first viral hit "Gangnam Style" reached more than two billion views on YouTube. It was produced in only 18 hours without breaks and premiered on a special episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live, quickly reaching viral status and surpassing 75 million views on YouTube within the first few weeks. The end of the music video announces that Psy plans to release another single called "Daddy."

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

Psy is quickly becoming a master at pushing limits in entertaining ways. In his latest viral video, the repetition of the word "hangover" in the hook might remind listeners of Lil Wayne's "A Milli," but the blend of the 808 hip-hop beats with a saxophone -- which sounds like a wilder version of the horns on Jason Derulo's "Talk Dirty (feat. 2 Chainz)" -- makes this track fun to dance to and extremely catchy. With plenty of hilarious scenes showcasing Psy's over-the-top antics and humor, such as animated vomit and domino shots, this party anthem is definitely a hit.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about drinking and smoking. Why do you think Psy chose to create a song centered on these topics?

  • Why do you think Psy is able to continuously create viral hits? Is it his music or his videos that make him so popular?

  • What do you think of Psy's collaboration with Snoop Dogg? How does this track compare to his previous work?

Music details

Artist:Psy
Release date:June 9, 2014
Type:Single
Label:Republic Records
Genre:Dance/pop
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Teen, 13 years old Written byjw1707 June 8, 2015
 

Just No.

It encourages drinking and smoking. Smoking which is bad any age. And drinking with no limit is bad as well. It can also, encourage kids to try drinking underage. Which is illegal. It's swearing already kicks it. The drinking and smoking references kicks it off the board. It's also repetitive which is boring and makes it feel like 5 minutes.
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Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Parent of an infant, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, and 18 year old Written bymykidsarebabies April 13, 2015
 

HAVE YOU HEARD SNOOP FOR

PERVETTS
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 16 years old Written byTruth_in_Ratings August 30, 2014
 

Kind of a guilty pleasure for me

This song should be absolutely terrible. The chorus is simply "hangover" repeated ad infinitum, the lyrics are weak at best, and the incorporation of both Korean and American elements into the song feels very forced. Even Snoop Dogg doesn't do much for the song in my eyes. Yet, I find this song to be a guilty pleasure for me, due to how bad it is, and the fact that it doesn't actually take itself seriously. I'd rather listen to this than most of the other pop garbage out there these days like Miley Cyrus, because this is a "so bad it's good" type of song, rather than just a "so bad it's horrible" song. I don't see why this is recommended for 16-year-olds and over, there are a few swear words, yes, but they're censored in the song, except for one s-bomb. The language is nothing worse than you'd see on network TV. The drinking doesn't bother me, as I view drinking as a normal thing that nearly every adult does, and the lyrics about drinking to excess are done comically and describe the negatives (having a hangover). There are also marijuana references, but they're brief, and unlikely to be noticed by most kids who listen to the song. I'd say the very minimum age for this song would be 9, because any lower, they might not be mature enough to handle the swearing without repeating it.
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Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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