"I Don't Want to Go to School" (CD single)

Common Sense Media says

Famed TV pop band would rather play with friends.





What parents need to know

Positive messages

Discourages learning, but will ring true to most kids.

Violence & scariness
Not applicable
Sexy stuff
Not applicable
Not applicable

Obvious tie-in to the Nickelodeon TV series.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that the Naked Brothers are real-life brothers who also have a TV show on Nickelodeon. The title of this track says it all: These kids would rather have fun with their friends than sit in a classroom. The message might not be the best idea to plant in kids' heads, but it's a fun song that unfortunately rings true.

Parents say

Kids say

What's the story?

Just as Alice Cooper's \"School's Out\" became an anthem for fun-searching kids everywhere back in the '70s, today's \"I Don't' Want to go to School\" speaks to kids who'd rather be hanging with friends than sitting at a desk at school. It's cute and catchy and fine for tweens.

Is it any good?


The Naked Brothers Band is comprised of a bunch of kids, but they display more talent -- both vocally and instrumentally -- than most tween rockers. With a twinge of old-school rock (think a more family-friendly ACDC) and an inviting and tween-appropriate approach, they combine youthful lyrics ("And I tell you teachers I've got a confession/All the kids want to do is have some fun/ but the work, the work, is never done") with a sound that's surprisingly mature beyond their young years. You and your kids will be singing along in no time.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about how The Naked Brothers has become a brand name. How does having a TV movie, TV series, and a CD help boost their popularity? Do they all feed off each other?

Music details

Artist:The Naked Brothers Band
Release date:February 12, 2008
Label:Sony Music
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Kid, 10 years old June 29, 2013

Don't even need to see it or listen to it!

It is better than Nicki Minaj because of no cussing... It still is really bad. The song is about hating school. The band name? The NAKED BROTHERS Band! I am wrong about Nickelodeon being for kids. School can be fun! I haven't seen it because I don't have cable. I have just heard of it.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 15 years old Written by96grlpowrCE May 13, 2011

Newsflash: we never wanted to go to school in the first place!

Geez, I *love* how people are getting all fired up because of the school-hating lyrics... lol... trust me, whatever opinion a kid had of school prior to hearing this song, it wasn't based on these lyrics. There's really nary a kid who actually likes school, and this is just an anthem to that feeling of stress you get in the morning waking up and having to get ready for a long day such as the ones imposed on us students. This song is so upbeat and catchy, it's impossible not to like it (but that's just my opinion)!
Kid, 9 years old September 27, 2009

Good to understand

Parents dont u get it all kids start hatting school why it stressis your kids and there just expresing them selfs isnt music about expressing your self well it was until adults make RULES of music NO music is free but when its terrible langwage its bad. :)
What other families should know
Great messages


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