"Headlines (Friendship Never Ends)" (CD single)

Music review by
Larisa Wiseman, Common Sense Media
"Headlines (Friendship Never Ends)" (CD single) Music Poster Image
Heartwarming, meaningful lyrics of devotion.

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Kids say

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Positive Messages

The lyrics talk about pledging your devotion to someone you love -- a positive and admirable message.

Violence
Sex

The song is clean.

Language
Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that the lyrics are fine for any age -- it talks about the joy of finding a special love and pledging your commitment to that person. The video for the song, however, is sexually suggestive, with the Spice Girls wearing revealing outfits and moving and posing in very sensual ways. There's even the slightest suggestion of sexual initiation between two of the Girls (one caresses the other).

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 12 year old Written bymomO2 April 9, 2008

Concerned about image

I'm particularly concerned when a group aimed at teeny boppers is overly sexy and this group's link to Victoria's Secrets is particularly distrub... Continue reading
Kid, 11 years old April 19, 2011

Love it..

I love this song!!!!!!!!!!!!
Teen, 13 years old Written bybeachbaby April 9, 2008

Good song.

I love this song, but it refrecing/metioning sexual things. Not good for kids under 13.

What's the story?

The Spice Girls single "HEADLINES (FRIENDSHIP NEVER ENDS)" should please fans of the reunited -- and certainly headline-making -- female pop group. They sing of love and devotion, with stirring lyrics that are fine for any age. It's a shame the video takes away from the message of the song; the Girls spend the entire video posing and writhing in sexy lingerie and revealing evening gowns, on top of fur-covered sofas (which is not surprising, actually, since the CD containing this single is carried by Victoria's Secret stores). Granted, the Girls have every right to be proud of the fact that they're still sexy and appealing, but it would have been nice if there were a connection between the heartwarming, meaningful lyrics of the song and the action in the video.

Is it any good?

The song, about finding a special love and pledging your devotion to that person, showcases a more mature Spice Girls sound, with pleasant harmonies and stirring lyrics. But for young tweens, stick to the music, because the video for the song displays the Girls as very sexually suggestive.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the message in the song's lyrics versus the message of the video. What do you think of the message the song conveys? Is it positive? Do you think the video fits with the song's lyrics and message? Why or why not? Do you think female artists need to show skin to sell their music?

Music details

  • Artist: Spice Girls
  • Release date: November 2, 2007
  • Type: Single
  • Label: Virgin Records
  • Genre: Pop
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No

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