"I Wanna Know You" (CD single)



Idol star and Disney diva make clean music together.

What parents need to know

Positive messages
Not applicable
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.

Not applicable

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
Not applicable

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.

Families can talk 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?

Music details

Artists:David Archuleta, Miley Cyrus
Release date:April 26, 2009
Label:Walt Disney Records
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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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 all ages would have no problem listening.. Stop being over rated. This song isn't very sexual. At all. The only violence is tha one part.. which in't a big deal. It shows that 'David' cares about his 'sister', too. But, Miley is a bad role model. David? I think he's okay.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
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.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Great messages
Kid, 12 years old November 8, 2009


This is one of disneys best ideas yet!! having one of the most famouse and young idol star David Archuleta singing with a very famouse teenage girl Hannah Montanah. It amde the song perfect! I LUV THIS SONG!!!!!!
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Too much violence
Too much sex
Great role models


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