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

Music review by
Heidi Kotansky, Common Sense Media
"I Don't Want to Go to School" (CD single) Music Poster Image
Famed TV pop band would rather play with friends.

Parents say

age 17+
Based on 7 reviews

Kids say

age 7+
Based on 12 reviews

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A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages

Discourages learning, but will ring true to most kids.

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff

Obvious tie-in to the Nickelodeon TV series.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What 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.

User Reviews

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


ok first of all this is a bad song. and second if your child is a fan of the nbb band (which i hope there not because nobody is anymore) the nbb band is sending... Continue reading
Parent of a 8 and 9-year-old Written byjzkool75 April 9, 2008

I am still to listen to this song......

However, I think just the name "the naked band brothers" should ring a bell for parents. Other that "I Don't Want to Go to School"....i... Continue reading
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 wr... Continue reading
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... Continue reading

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.

Talk to your kids 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
  • Type: Single
  • Label: Sony Music
  • Genre: Pop
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No
  • Last updated: June 19, 2019

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