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Insomniac

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Smooth, sometimes steamy flirting to a club beat.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Occasional undertones of selfish behavior without concern for the consequences ("your man's not here"); refusal to take "no" for an answer on "Ring My Bells." But there's some very sweet, loving content, too.

Violence
Not applicable
Sex

A lot of sexy innuendo, stopping just short of explicit.

Language

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Consumerism

Nothing in the lyrics, but CD package contains an insert with an ad for ringtones.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that there's some steamy innuendo on songs like "Push" ("I know that your man's nowhere in sight/and your eyes don't tell a lie/I know you wanna come with me tonight/And I say alright/But first you gotta Push push back upon it…make me believe you want it") and "On Top of You" ("Baby you're gonna love what I do when I'm on top of you") -- not only in the lyrics, but in Enrique's smooth, pretty-boy delivery. If there's one loud and clear message, it's "You don't have to leave tonight. Really, you don't."

What's the story?

On Enrique's INSOMNIAC album, it seems he wants to make sure you know -- with the help of his liquid-eyed sincerity and a lot of medium-tempo dance club backbeat -- that it is OK if you want to spend the night. Really! Despite one surprisingly successful Li'l Wayne cameo (on \"Push\"), the whole project sounds as smooth and sexy as satin sheets on a king-size bed. Although the innuendo never gets really explicit, there's no doubting Enrique's intentions on songs like \"On Top of You\" and \"Push\" (\"I know that your man's nowhere in sight/and your eyes don't tell a lie/I know you wanna come with me tonight\"), expressing a rather selfish variety of lust without concern for consequences.

Is it any good?

QUALITY

Turn the romance-o-meter up to eleven for this sweet and pleasant collection of love and/or seduction songs from Latin superstar Enrique Iglesias. The synthesized instrumental tracks, sparse and hypnotic, leave plenty of room for Enrique's expressive vocals, honey-soaked with an edge of melancholy that never quite turns whiney. Whatever the artist's intentions, Enrique Iglesias has come up with a collection of sexy and satisfying songs -- providing perfect background music for flirting.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about what makes someone a world-class flirt. Why do some people seem to be so good at attracting romantic attention, while others find flirting awkward? Enrique Iglesias seems like someone who flirts easily and well. How can you tell when someone is flirting with you? Spanish speakers and students may enjoy the three tracks that are included in both Spanish and English.

Music details

Artist:Enrique Iglesias
Release date:June 12, 2007
Label:Interscope Records
Genre:Pop
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Kid, 9 years old April 9, 2008

loved it

I love the CD its ok to watch it it so pretty. I let my kids watch almost anything . but this CD is the best. Its the best thing for your kids.
Kid, 10 years old February 4, 2012

LOVE THAT GUY!!!!

S*xual inuendo is almost explisit but he's to cute for me 2 care Me amor Enrique!
What other families should know
Too much sex
Kid, 11 years old January 2, 2014

Excellent, but with Pause Material

Excellent album with some sexy innuendo. "Hell" is used once. But the album is also about being in love.
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Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex
Too much swearing

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