"Higher" (CD single)

Common Sense Media says

Wow, this Hills star really can't sing.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

Good, perky messages: "Here we go let it flow/spread your wings and fly/you never known till you let it go" and "No time for looking back/I dream and that's a fact."

Violence
Not applicable
Sex
Not applicable
Language
Not applicable
Consumerism

Obvious tie-in to the reality TV show.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this song from The Hills star is fine lyric-wise, even though it's hard to make to it the entire way through without cringing. The music video shows Heidi frolicking on a beach in a tiny bikini.

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Kids say

What's the story?

This song is about letting go and not looking back. The video (directed by her sweetie Spencer), is all about Heidi jumping, splashing, and posing on the beach -- with her large chest and her small bikini.

Is it any good?

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While the premise of the song is good, the singing is definitely not. Despite all the immature, catty behavior she displays on The Hills, Heidi actually is a grown up, but somehow her voice sounds like a tween girl practicing for her school talent show. Part squeaky, part off-key, and very repetitive, this single proves that once you're a reality TV star, you're able to get your music on iTunes -- even if you have absolutely no talent at all. Thanks, Heidi, for at least giving us all something to laugh about.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about why Heidi and the rest of the gang from The Hills are so popular. Does being on a reality TV show give you the green light to star in movies, to make music, to create your own fashion line?

Music details

Artist:Heidi Montag
Release date:February 5, 2008
Type:Single
Label:Warner Music Group
Genre:Pop
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Teen, 13 years old Written bylovejoy13 June 14, 2010
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15
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:( terrilbe just plain bad

she can kill britney spears with her singing
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much consumerism
Parent of a 17 year old Written byPirate fan February 16, 2010
AGE
7
QUALITY
 

Great song for anyone

Great song,.I rated this song because they dont have nickleback. Drugs,smoking,drinks none at all. Swearing is none or i think he swore once i dont know. Bad content is zero.
Adult Written byDexterSmith April 9, 2008
AGENot rated for age
QUALITY
 

Fine for kids, if it doesn't make their ears bleed!

Sexual Content (Not an Issue): None in the song, but the video features Heidi in a skimpy bikini. Violence (Not an Issue): None. Language (Not an Issue): None. Social Behavior (On): "Spread your wings and fly; I dream and that's a fact, I'm only going higher." Commercialism (Pause): Obvious tie-in to Heidi's show, The Hills. Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco (Not an Issue): None.

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