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"I Love It (featuring Charli XCX)" (CD Single)

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Sassy Swedish party song has lots of attitude, some cursing.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Song has a bratty tone and message about doing whatever one wants to do without thinking of consequences.

Positive role models

Thumping ode to youthful indiscretion doesn't offer up much in terms of role models.

Violence

Mentions crashing a car into a bridge and watching it burn and throwing an ex's stuff down the stairs.

Sex
Not applicable
Language

"Damn," a couple of mentions of "s--t," as well as a "bitch" in the chorus.

Consumerism
Not applicable
Drinking, drugs, & smoking

The video contains scenes of presumably alcohol-enhanced partying.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that the Swedish dance hit "I Love It" features a little bit of cussing ("damn," "s--t," "bitch"), lots of fist pumping, and some mildly violent imagery. The thumping ode to youthful indiscretion, filled with bratty attitude and a complete disregard for consequences, is meant to be mindless fun.

What's the story?

Swedish pop duo Caroline Hjelt and Aino Jawo have been performing as Icona Pop since 2009. "I LOVE IT," which appeared on an EP before the release of their self-titled debut in November 2012, has been their biggest hit so far, thanks in part to its appearance in several popular TV shows in 2013, including Girls and Vampire Diaries.

Is it any good?

QUALITY

Crashing a car into a bridge and watching it burn? Throwing an ex's stuff down the stairs? Yes, these ladies have had enough of acting like responsible adults, thank you very much, and they've already pre-empted your judgmental attitude: "I don't care -- I love it!" Like the lyrics, the song's production steers clear of grown-up concepts like multiple verses or particularly compelling chord changes, but that catchy chorus does its job well. The video is a collage of assorted poses and of backstage, onstage, and in-crowd shenanigans, but it's all over in a flash.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about balancing responsibility and partying. How can you have a good time without crossing the line?

  • What's the best way to blow off steam once homework and chores are done?

  • What are the consequences of too much partying?

Music details

Artist:Icona Pop
Release date:April 8, 2013
Type:Single
Label:Atlantic
Genre:Dance/pop
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:Yes

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Kid, 11 years old May 29, 2013

Unbelievable....It Makes My Insides Vomit

I knew pop culture in 2013 would be even worse. When I heard this, I was shocked. It is basically just a bunch of buttons and some untalented idiot trying to sing in the microphone. This autotune is so horrible too, and the song, it's just....PATHETIC. Why don't people listen to REAL music anymore? I mean...I was worrying about people before....but.....THIS? Really? REALLY? Post Script: I put off for 17 and under because I don't think anybody should listen to something this awful. I didn't mean it to be immature, I'm being serious.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Teen, 16 years old Written bypowerson November 5, 2013

Not For Little Kidds

(I'll give it 3 for language), I think it's great but just a bit explicit language-wise
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Kid, 12 years old July 3, 2013

I love it!!

It's a good song with a cool beat/instrumental. There is a LOT of swear language. There is a clean version to the song though. Good for older kids.
What other families should know
Too much swearing

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