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"I Like It" (CD single featuring Pitbull)
A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Enrique Iglesias heats up the dance floor with this sexy single featuring rapper Pitbull and a playfully suggestive dance theme. There's no profanity or graphic references to sex, but the song is definitely steamy and contains some innuendo that's hard to miss. The video features a lot of dancing and some scantily-clad ladies having a pillow fight, and the single is featured on the upcoming season soundtrack of the reality show, Jersey Shore.
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What's the story?
From his upcoming first bilingual album, Euphoria, Spanish-pop heir Enrique Iglesias sexes up the dance scene with the lead single, "I LIKE IT," featuring rapper Pitbull. Along with back tracks of Lionel Richie's "All Night Long," the song is pop-synth heavy and playfully suggestive about what can happen on the dance floor when significant others are away. Although not graphic, the lyrics are too sexy for younger kids.
Is it any good?
"I Like It" is a sizzling song for hot summer nights (for the mature crowd, that is!) The lyrics are suggestive and playful, with an infectious beat that will keep you shouting -- yeah, you guessed it -- "Baby, I like it!" Iglesias's vocals soar to the heights of Michael Jackson in places, and the ever-cool Pitbull brings just the right amount of raw edge to keep the single from being too cheesy. There are two videos for the single, with one featuring the bronzed, badda-bing clan of Jersey Shore.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about music being affiliated with a popular TV show like Jersey Shore. Does it make you want to watch the TV show or buy the album? Do you think it's a good idea for musicians to mingle their work with actors or other celebrities? What about the way many musicians have guest rappers on their songs? Do you like this? Do you think it makes the song better? Why?
The singer implies cheating because his "girlfriend's on vacation and your boyfriend's out of town." Do you think it's OK for singers to talk about this kind of behavior, even if it's playful or on the dance floor? Do you hear other lyrics in this song that could imply sexual behavior?