"Heartbreaker" (CD Single)



Clean track shows a more mature, heartbroken Bieber.

What parents need to know

Educational value
Not applicable
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

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
Not applicable
Sexy stuff

The song discusses relationships but has no sexy language.

Not applicable
Not applicable
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

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.

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. 

Families can talk 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
Label:Island Def Jam
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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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 "heartbreaker." The song is obviously about his ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez. In light of Bieber's latest actions, it looks like he is not interested in Selena anymore making this song's meaning and/or purpose pointless. A good listen for Bieber fans but not one of his best.
What other families should know
Great messages
Teen, 16 years old Written bySodaDog November 10, 2013

GSN Hatena is an attention seeker who doesn't spell right. Anyways, ok song.

It's ok. Not Bieber's best.
What other families should know
Great messages
Teen, 16 years old Written byrebma97 October 31, 2013

Okay, but not outstanding

It's okay. It's kind of catchy and had a nice beat to it, but it's nothing you haven't heard before. This song is about romance (heartbreak, as the title implied), but it's perfectly clean for kids.
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Too much sex


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