I Don't Want to Go to School

Music review by
Jessica Dawson, Common Sense Media
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Enjoyable peppy pop-rock for tweens.

Parents say

age 7+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 8+
Based on 15 reviews

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A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages

Mature talk about love that's a little possessive: "I need you all to myself/and you will belong to no one else but me>" Also, brazen talk about not wanting to go to school.

Violence & Scariness

One phrase "I won't kill for you/I'll live for you."

Sexy Stuff

Obvious Nickelodeon movie, TV show spin-off.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this Nickelodeon tween boy band of real-life brothers do indeed wear clothing. However, now they've given kids who don't want to sit in class an anthem to play to protest. There's nothing surprising here, other than some mature declarations about love coming from kids who can't even drive yet.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byopendomain.ws April 9, 2008

So wrong for kids it's amazing how this is on TV

How and why is this ok for kids to be listening to?

I have stopped allowing my kids to watch Nick because of just these commercials. My 3 year old was sining... Continue reading
Adult Written bysharksjaws1 April 9, 2008

worst actor and singers ever

i just hate these kids they sing like lil girls
Teen, 15 years old Written byarthur16morgana January 14, 2011
i like this song . also i dont know anyone who just wants to go to school anyway so whats the big deal
Kid, 12 years old July 9, 2010

Bad role models.

I HATE THIS SONG ITS GROSS, RE... Continue reading

What's the story?

Cutie pies Nat and Alex Wolff are real-life brothers who play themselves, and a world-famous rock band in the popular Nickelodeon TV series The Naked Brothers Band. I DON'T WANT TO GO TO SCHOOL is their second album, following the success of their hit Nickelodeon movie and show, and is produced by TV and real-life dad Michael Wolff. (Mother, Polly Draper, of Thirtysomething fame, is the mastermind behind the show.) All the music and lyrics are written by Nat and Alex and are very tween-friendly.

Is it any good?

The Naked Brothers Band is Nickelodeon's answer to Disney's Jonas Brothers, and with this album, they're definitely making a name for themselves. Tween girls everywhere swoon for their shaggy locks and sweet falsetto croons in doo-wop "yoo hoo hoos." The musical arrangements are clever and catchy, and the lyrics, albeit a bit premature coming from a 12-year-old pining for love, are still impressive and thoughtful. The tracks will make you want to listen to some endearing vocals and well-crafted, engaging music, even if you're long past your prepubescent years. "I'll Do Anything" and bonus track "Tall Girls" sound like sweet Beatle-like bubble gum pop. And, "Great trip" and "I Don't Want to Go to School" just might make you want to be a tween again…maybe.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the immense popularity of kids' TV shows and movies featuring fictional/real-life musicians (Naked Brothers Band, Hannah Montana, Jonas Brothers, High School Musical). Why do you think these shows and artists have been so successful? Does the fact that they're on TV first make them more appealing? Do you think it's a positive thing to promote such young kids?

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