A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
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.
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?