"I Like It" (CD single featuring Pitbull)

Music review by
Jessica Dawson, Common Sense Media
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Sexy, playful dance single is too steamy for younger kids.
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Parents say

age 16+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 11+
Based on 25 reviews

A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages

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

Positive Role Models & Representations

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
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.

 

 

Language
Consumerism

 

 

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

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

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.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byJoe-SF December 18, 2010
Great song--messaging about cheating while the girlfriend is away & her bf doesn't have to know is the biggest negative message.
Adult Written bycatymg October 10, 2010

Hidden Message?

The theme of the song is about a man and woman hooking up while their significant others are away and don't know about it. Bad examples.
Kid, 11 years old February 9, 2011
IT HAS SEX STUFF
Kid, 10 years old February 13, 2011

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... Continue reading

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?

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