"I Found You" (CD Single)

Common Sense Media says

Song is clean, but racy, mature video isn't for kids.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

The song itself talks about falling for someone (in a club, on the dance floor, at a party) and finding the answers to life's questions with that person. However, the video has a very different message of greed and a bit of lust.

Positive role models

The Wanted are certainly showing an edgier side with their music and videos, but they still keep the lyrics clean.

Violence

Song is clean, but the video shows a girl bound and gagged, and then almost rescued after the Wanted break in and beat up a bunch of her kidnappers.

Sex

Song lyrics are clean, with some minor innuendo: "I feel the heat from her skin" and "She wants me to come over, her eyes don't lie." The video shows a girl bound and gagged, and then there are some very sexy moments when she kisses Nathan from the Wanted when he seems to be rescuing her. However, he only takes a key to a treasure, and leaves her still bound.

Language
Not applicable
Consumerism
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Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Some drinking in the video.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that "I Found You" shows that the Wanted certainly aren't afraid to push the envelope a bit. Although the song itself has clean lyrics and only some minor innuendo, the video actually gets a Parental Advisory tag due to its somewhat iffy content that shows a girl bound and gagged, some fight scenes, and steamy moments. Stick with the song and avoid the video.

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What's the story?

"I FOUND YOU" is the first single off of the third studio album from British-Irish boy band the Wanted. It's about finding the answers to it all when you find love (even if it's at a party). The video, however, is a steamy, gritty, London gangster-esque flick that shows a damsel in distress bound and gagged, fight scenes, and some sexy kissing.

Is it any good?

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Although they keep their trademark accordion-trimmed club beat, the Wanted gets just a little grittier on "I Found You." The boys change up the usual five-man harmonies with a falsetto chorus that sings, "I found you in the darkest hour, I found you in the pouring rain ... and your life brought me back in." Nathan, the lead gangsta in this video drama, belts out bluesy, raw vocals on the bridge that are fantastic and unexpected. It's just too bad that the video is too mature for the audience who is most likely to be interested in seeing it.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the effects of a video on a song. Does the video change the way you perceive this song and its lyrics? Do you think videos can help or hurt a song's success? How?

  • The Wanted are gradually making their music (and videos) more mature. Do you think this will narrow their fan base? Or does it make their music more appealing to more people?

  • Is it OK to have a song that is seemingly tame, but then release a video that is perhaps not so appropriate for all ages? Is this misleading?

Music details

Artist:The Wanted
Release date:November 6, 2012
Type:Single
Label:Mercury
Genre:Pop
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Parent of a 6 year old Written bymadsmooney1214 December 3, 2012
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10
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i found you cd single

Families can talk about the effects of a video on a song. Does the video change the way you perceive this song and its lyrics? Do you think videos can help or hurt a song's success? How? The Wanted are gradually making their music (and videos) more mature. Do you think this will narrow their fan base? Or does it make their music more appealing to more people? Is it OK to have a song that is seemingly tame, but then release a video that is perhaps not so appropriate for all ages? Is this misleading?
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Written byAnonymous November 27, 2012
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10
QUALITY
 

Age 10+ For Song and Age 18+ for the Video Version.

The song is for kids 10 and up. The Video version you have to wait until your 18 then.
What other families should know
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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