"I Believe (In Love)" (CD Single)

Common Sense Media says

Bollywood-esque remake is unexpected but fun; OK for kids.

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What parents need to know

Educational value

Introduces kids to an updated version of a classic fairy tale, as well as music originally originally created by an Iranian pop star.

Positive messages

"I Believe (In Love)" is about the enduring message and power of love: "Follow the color of your dreams ... turn to friends that help and send you love."

Positive role models

Snow White is forever a positive role model of grace, beauty, and kindness.

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Consumerism

Promotes release of movie Mirror, Mirror with Julia Roberts and its soundtrack. Single is a modern remake of a song by Iranian pop star Googoosh.

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this single is from the modern-day Snow White movie Mirror, Mirror and is sung by the daughter of recording artist Phil Collins, Lily. Although the song has more of a Bollywood-esque sound than one might expect from a Brothers Grimm fairy tale, the message is about the power of love, and the lyrics are clean and white as snow.

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What's the story?

In Mirror, Mirror, a modern-day fantastical remake of the classic fairy tale Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Lily Collins (yes, daughter of Phil) sings "I BELIEVE (IN LOVE)," an updated version of an Iranian song, about the power of love. S*A*M produced this single, while Oscar-winner Alan Menken (Tangled, Enchanted) composed the rest of the soundtrack.

Is it any good?

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By the looks of Mirror, Mirror, fans will be in for a visual treat with its amazing effects and color palette. With the soundtrack single, "I Believe," the surprise continues in the form of a very unexpected Bollywood-style tune about believing, and believing, and believing in love. Although little kids will love singing the chorus over and over and over, and the song is fun and catchy, it's just not the typical fairy tale ode we've come to love.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the fact that two modern movie versions of a classic fairy tale are released in the same year (Snow White and the Huntsman is the other, coming out in June.) Why do you think that is? Which one looks more appealing to you? Why? Does it matter who the actors are, or the look of the movie? Does the music/soundtrack of a movie influence your decision to see it?

  • The music for this single sounds very different from what you might expect from a fairy tale we associate with Disney. Do you like the way it sounds? What do you like about it? Does it make you excited to see the movie?

Music details

Artist:Lily Collins
Release date:March 9, 2012
Type:Single
Label:Relativity Music Group
Genre:Soundtrack
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Kid, 12 years old April 4, 2012
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Clean Fun Song

I love this song and the movie! It makes you want to get up and dance! It is completlely clean! No PROBLEM whatsoever.
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Great messages
Great role models
Teen, 14 years old Written byluv2shop2112 March 30, 2012
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Cute Song!

The song is really cute! It appears in the movie during the credits. It shows a different type of music you usually don't hear on the radio!

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