"Heartbreaker" (CD Single)

Music review by
Grace Montgomery, Common Sense Media
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Clean track shows a more mature, heartbroken Bieber.

Parents say

age 8+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 13+
Based on 4 reviews

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A lot or a little?

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

Educational Value
Positive Messages

The song shows someone wanting to discuss a breakup in a mature way, which is a positive way to present relationships.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Though the Biebs hasn't been the best role model in his personal life following some very public misbehavior, the song shows a growing maturity in his relationships.

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff

The song discusses relationships but has no sexy language.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Justin Bieber once again talks about relationships in his single "Heartbreaker." In this clean post-breakup track, Bieber asks for a second chance, begging a girl not to be a "heartbreaker." With no iffy language or references to drugs, alcohol, or sex, this track is fine for young tweens and up.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byWill loves movies February 6, 2014

Does he really want Selena back?

Heartbreaker, the first single from the music Monday series by Justin Bieber, is about how Bieber love this girl and does not want her to be his "heartbrea... Continue reading
Adult Written byRosebud95 October 29, 2013

The music is good...

But Bieber just doesn't have the voice for this R&B tune.
Teen, 15 years old Written byDogcat September 8, 2020

I agree!

Me too Lorankas303. 7 year olds are too young for that!
Teen, 15 years old Written byLoranikas303 September 8, 2020
Same as “Boyfriend!” Seven year olds are too young for that!

What's the story?

HEARTBREAKER is Justin Bieber's first single from his "Music Mondays" project, wherein he will release a new single every Monday for 10 weeks leading up to a Christmas movie release. The song is a plea for a second chance, with Bieber crooning, "I still believe in love / I still believe in us."

Is it any good?

"Heartbreaker" shows Bieber trying on a smoother, more mature persona following his breakup from Selena Gomez and very public misbehavior. It's a decent track, with a moody, R&B beat, but there's nothing here that's very memorable. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the song's possible connection to Justin Bieber's former relationship to fellow pop star Selena Gomez. Do you think this track is a message to Gomez?

  • Do you think Bieber's music has gotten more mature as he's gotten older? Do you think his young fans will continue to follow him as they also grow up?

  • Is Bieber a positive role model? Why, or why not?

Music details

  • Artist: Justin Bieber
  • Release date: October 7, 2013
  • Type: Single
  • Label: Island Def Jam
  • Genre: Pop
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No
  • Last updated: November 11, 2020

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