I Don't Want to Go to School

 
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Enjoyable peppy pop-rock for tweens.

What parents need to know

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
Not applicable
Language
Not applicable
Consumerism

Obvious Nickelodeon movie, TV show spin-off.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

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.

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?

QUALITY
 

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.

Families can talk 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?

Music details

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

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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
What other families should know
Great role models
Kid, 12 years old July 9, 2010
 

Bad role models.

I DON'T WANT TO GO TO SCHOOL??? IS THAT WHAT YOU WANT YOUR CHILD BE BRAIN- WASHED BY????? THE ANSWER IS PROBABLY N.O. NO!!! I HATE THIS SONG ITS GROSS, REVOLTING AND JUST NOT THE THING TO BE LISTNING TO. WHEN THEIR ARE BANDS OUT THERE LIKE COLDPLAY, SWITCHFOOT, AND THE LIKES. TERRIBLE SONG, AND WHAT IF YOUR CHILD WAS IN LOVE WITH THIS SONG AND THEY SANG 'I DON'T WANNA TO GO TO SCHOOL. NEVER WANT TO SEE MY TEACHER'S FACE AGAIN!" THINK OF HOW MUCH TROUBLE THEY COULD GET IN. Do it for the children.
Teen, 14 years old Written by96grlpowrCE March 7, 2010
 

Great songs from season 2!

About the title song. I don't think it's harmful for children to listen to a very good song about not wanting to go to school. Most kids and teens don't enjoy school, and that's perfectly fine unless their dislike for it gets in the way of their grades. Anywho, I love this CD. It actually came out when I was on vacation, and it seems like my parents and I searched endlessly for it until we found it at a Wal-Mart. The songs range from catchy and fun, like I Don't Want To Go To School, Great Trip, and Mystery Girl; fast-paced like Body I Occupy; jazz-style like If You Can Make It Through The Rain and I've Got A Question; and enchantingly romantic like I'll Do Anything. This album is amazing. All that's missing is Flying Away (which is from The Naked Brothers Band: Polar Bears). Can't wait for the third album! <3

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