"I Wanna Know You" (CD single)

Music review by
Jacqueline Rupp, Common Sense Media
"I Wanna Know You" (CD single) Music Poster Image
Idol star and Disney diva make clean music together.

Parents say

age 7+
Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 5+
Based on 9 reviews

A lot or a little?

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

Positive messages
Violence & scariness

One line hints at some type of high school fight- "There's a mark above your eye, you got it in July, fighting for your sister's reputation."

Sexy stuff

There's not even much flirtation happening on this song and the singers only go so far as to sing about wanting to "know you" or "find out what you know." In effect, the song could be about friendship as well as romance.

Language
Consumerism

The song debuted on Radio Disney and was featured in an on-air duet with the pair on the Hannah Montana television show.

Drinking, drugs & smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know this is an ultra-safe song that's as much about friendship as it is about boyfriend-girlfriend relationships. The lyrics imply very little sexuality or romantic interest. One line about a teenage fight could give parents pause, but the fight it refers to is about standing up for a sibling.

User Reviews

Parent of a 17 year old Written bylove2 September 26, 2009

good

a good song but to much romance messages involved.
Parent of a 8, 11, and 13 year old Written by2442hayhay2442 June 13, 2009

Love the words

it was great i have took Jamie to all hannah's concerts!
Teen, 14 years old Written bySilverSnake July 15, 2010

Bout' Time there's a good song

I like this song! And it was on one of my favorite episodes of Hannah Montana.
Kid, 10 years old December 10, 2010

Can't Help But To Love This Song

Yes, this song could be about friendship... although it seems to be aimed at romance. Pretty catchy, and I really don't like Miley Cyrus. I think kids of a...

What's the story?

I WANNA KNOW YOU has the perfect recipe for pop success: Take one American Idol favorite, David Archuleta, pair him with a Disney superstar, Miley Cyrus, create an upbeat pop single, and release it on the tween-faves Hannah Montana and Radio Disney. The single covers feelings of admiration and respect, sprinkled with a bit of infatuation, making it a song that can appeal to multiple age groups.

Is it any good?

Like puppy love itself, this song is light and happy, but tender and sincere nonetheless. The lyrics are surprisingly endearing and the infectious "whoah woah, oh oh ah" interspersed throughout reminds listeners that this is a well-produced pop track worthy of its artists. Archuleta naturally complements Cyrus's vocals. And with his cameo appearance on the Hannah Montana episode that featured this song, this might not be the last time we see Archuleta in an acting role.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about pop stars, TV shows and record labels working together to capitalize off of each other. Do you think Miley Cyrus stays popular because she teams up with stars that tweens admire? What about David Archuleta -- why do you think he chose to appear on Hannah Montana? Do you think the two artists might gain new fans from this pair-up?

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