"I Like It" (CD single featuring Pitbull)

Common Sense Media says

Sexy, playful dance single is too steamy for younger kids.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

Song implies it's OK to cheat while your significant other is away.

Positive role models

Having a good time is fine, but saying, "My girlfriend is out of town...doesn't have to know" isn't necessarily the best advice for kids.

Violence
Not applicable
Sex

Some sexual innuendo ("Tiger Woods times Jesse James equals Pitbull all night long") and references to cheating. Playfully suggestive tone; the song is about dancing, but seems to be about quite a bit more. Video shows a couple of girls having a pillow-fight in their bras and panties.

 

 

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Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Video shows people in a club, mainly just dancing, but some are drinking.

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.

Parents say

Kids say

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?

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"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.

Families can talk 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?

Music details

Artist:Enrique Iglesias
Release date:June 22, 2010
Label:Universal International
Genre:Pop
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Kid, 10 years old February 13, 2011
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10
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Great

It's a great song! If u don't base it on the viedo it's a spirit lifting song about dancing and having fun. People who go all crazy about oh it's not approite chill. They play it at my school dances with 5 and 6 grade there. It's a fun catchy dance song.
Kid, 11 years old February 9, 2011
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12
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IT HAS SEX STUFF
What other families should know
Too much sex
Teen, 17 years old Written byabbacus June 30, 2012
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13
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Just OK.

What other families should know
Too much sex

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