"Heart Attack" (CD Single)

Music review by
Grace Montgomery, Common Sense Media
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Power-pop track about relationships is catchy and clean.

Parents say

age 10+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 9+
Based on 12 reviews

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

Positive Messages

There's not a very positive message about the way people should act in relationships: "When I don't care/ I can play 'em like a Ken doll/ Won't wash my hair/ Then make 'em bounce like a basketball."

Positive Role Models & Representations

A former Disney star, Demi has been honest about their struggles with eating disorders and cutting. While they're growing up and maturing, they haven't gotten too racy with their music.


The song talks about relationships and mentions hand-holding, but it stays away from sex and innuendo.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that former Disney star Demi Lovato is back with a vulnerable power-pop single about not wanting to lose your heart. The video, which features only the song's lyrics and fan tweets, was released through a clever Twitter campaign. The song is about relationships, but with no iffy language, violence, sex, drugs, or alcohol, it and the video are appropriate for tweens and teens.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byfrankf-k January 11, 2015
Kid, 10 years old April 28, 2021
Teen, 13 years old Written byMerveille February 18, 2021

this is too clean for 10 and up rated tv-g

clean lyrics, good song and the best beat ever this is one of demi lovato's best so a long review to make this clear
1. dialogue: 0/10
2. language:0/10
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What's the story?

Demi Lovato's holding tight to their heart with their single "HEART ATTACK," a power-pop hit about being vulnerable in love. The song shows Lovato's increasing maturity and staying power in their post-Disney career. The release of the video -- a simple panorama of the song's lyrics with fans' tweets flowing across the screen -- created quite a stir, with fans having to tweet the song's lyrics to unlock access to it.

Is it any good?

The former Disney pop icon continues to grow up on "Heart Attack." While the lyrics are a little lame, the vocal performance shows Lovado's continued maturity. When they belt out "You make me glow" on the chorus, they seem to be channeling Kelly Clarkson, clinching the single's hit status. Here's hoping the rest of their new album continues to highlight their vocal chops and increasing range.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how Lovato's music has changed over time. What makes their current music sound different?

  • Lovato has been upfront about their personal struggles. Do you think they're still a good role model? Why or why not?

  • What do you think of the music video? Do you like the idea of integrating Twitter with videos?

Music details

  • Artist: Demi Lovato
  • Release date: February 26, 2013
  • Type: Single
  • Label: Hollywood Records
  • Genre: Pop
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No
  • Last updated: May 25, 2021

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