"Here We Go Again" (CD single)

Music review by
Stephanie Bruzzese, Common Sense Media
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Lovesickness afflicts Disney star on mature but clean song.

Parents say

age 8+
Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 8+
Based on 25 reviews

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A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages

Song discusses the ambivalence you feel after breaking up with someone.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that though this song includes nothing in the way of graphic language or mature themes, it's not an overwhelmingly positive tune, either, chronicling the back-and-forth of a difficult relationship that has generated many painful feelings.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 17-year-old Written bylove2 September 26, 2009


a lot of songs are about how here botfriend lied to her or how she felt good after breaking up with him or how he started to love another girl when he was still... Continue reading
Parent of a 12-year-old Written bytealsweety July 7, 2009
Teen, 14 years old Written byrebma97 April 29, 2011

Good song

It's a nice, but not great. Demi's a really good singer, but some of the music is just okay. There are no concerns here except that the song is about... Continue reading
Kid, 10 years old February 13, 2011


She's a good girl but needs to release a new album soon.

What's the story?

This is the first track off the second album (which shares the same name as the song) from Demi Lovato, star of Camp Rock and Sonny with a Chance. It's a fitting song title, since the tune covers the same love-sick territory as so many of the tracks on Lovato's debut record, Don't Forget. Here, we find the young star describing how they can't let go of the object of their affections -- even though they know the person is no good for them: "You only hear half of what I say / And you're always showing up late / And I know that I should say goodbye / But it's no use -- can't be with or without you."

Is it any good?

In a refreshing change of pace from most of today's synth-pop songs, this single starts off with a distinctive guitar hook that catches your attention. Unfortunately, that hook gets overpowered soon enough by the power-percussion and heavy production that characterize much of the music from Lovato's contemporaries. Still, the young singer puts in a fine vocal performance that will likely shove this single to the top of the charts for at least a few weeks.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how this song fits into the Lovato's generally upbeat nature, as portrayed in their TV show and movies. Does the way this song plays against type make the singer seem more complex as a person and not just a character?

  • Read our Music and Your Kids Tips

Music details

  • Artist: Demi Lovato
  • Release date: June 23, 2009
  • Label: Hollywood Records
  • Genre: Pop
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No
  • Last updated: May 25, 2021

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