"I Wanna Go" (CD Single)

 
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Brit tones down the sex, partying in fairly clean track.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Nothing too positive or negative here, just a message about needing to blow off steam.

Positive role models

Britney doesn't describe any particularly good or bad role model behavior in this track.

Violence
Not applicable
Sex

One vaguely sexual reference: "I've been told do what you do with it / We keep both my hands above the blanket when the lights go out."

Language
Not applicable
Consumerism
Not applicable
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that "I Wanna Go" is one of the cleaner songs in Britney Spears' catalog. It doesn't have any profanity or hardcore sexual descriptions; there's just one indirect reference to a sexual situation ("We keep my hands above the sheets when the lights go out"). Though the track alludes to partying, it's still a fairly innocuous choice overall -- especially as far as Spears' songs go.

What's the story?

"I WANNA GO" is a single from the album Femme Fatale by dance-pop queen Britney Spears. Like several other tracks on the album, this song tones the eyebrow-raising lyrics way down, omitting the super-provocative sexual references that have marked many of Spears' previous hits. Though Brit packs a punch to the paparazzi ("Shame on me to need release") and talks about wanting to take out her "freak," that's as far as it goes, making this song an age-appropriate choice for younger fans of the pop star.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

The Auto-Tune abounds in this track, though it's only a weak mask for Spears' so-so vocals. But at this stage in her career, Brit is so iconic that her fans continue to clamor for anything that bears her musical stamp. The synth-beat behind the song is catchy enough, with a cute whistle that makes the song a bit less run-of-the-mill.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the meaning behind the lyrics "Shame on me to need release ... I wanna go all the way, taking out my freak tonight." Spears has been known to complain about the media's intense scrutiny; what message is she sending them in this song?

  • How can you cope with situations in which you feel the weight of others' expectations and you just want to cut loose?

Music details

Artist:Britney Spears
Release date:July 1, 2011
Type:Single
Label:Jive Records
Genre:Pop
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Written byAnonymous February 11, 2013
 

Iffy for the 13 Year Olds.

This song has sex. I going to say it's iffy for 13 Year Olds.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Kid, 12 years old September 29, 2012
 

I Like This Song, But I Can't Get What It's About...

This is a really tame song for Britney Spears, and hardly anything sexual in it, but I really can't get what it's about. Yes, she does mention getting a little inappropriate, but for whatever reason I just think it's about blowing off a little steam. Okay for kids.
Parent of a 6 year old Written bymadsmooney1214 July 7, 2012
 

i wanna go cd single

Families can talk about the meaning behind the lyrics "Shame on me to need release ... I wanna go all the way, taking out my freak tonight." Spears has been known to complain about the media's intense scrutiny; what message is she sending them in this song? How can you cope with situations in which you feel the weight of others' expectations and you just want to cut loose?
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex

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