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

Music review by
Amanda Nojadera, Common Sense Media
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K-pop/hip-hop viral hit has heavy drinking and partying.

Parents say

age 9+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 15+
Based on 5 reviews

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

Positive Messages

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

Positive Role Models & Representations

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


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.


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.


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."


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."

What 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.

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Teen, 14 years old Written byspeyan727 September 11, 2018
Teen, 14 years old Written byNadia Cloud April 22, 2018

Horrible and stupid song!

Don't let kids listen to this song. It promotes drinking and getting drunk. It also has a horrible beat.

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?

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.

Talk to your kids 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
  • Last updated: November 11, 2020

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