"It Girl" (CD Single)

Music review by
Stephanie Bruzzese, Common Sense Media
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Mostly clean, cute tune talks of finding The One.

Parents say

age 11+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 10+
Based on 6 reviews

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A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages

Having love in your life is a good thing.

Positive Role Models & Representations

The singer seems devoted to the girl he loves.


Lightheartedly compares making a romantic commitment to jail time: “Give me 25 to life.”


A couple mildly sexy references like “if I get your body close, not letting go.”


Appears to say "s--t" but it is actually just "shh."


Mentions Grammy.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

One reference to being “love drunk.”

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that “It Girl” doesn’t feature mature content beyond one reference to being “drunk” on love, and a tongue-in-cheek comparison of romantic commitments to jail time. Also, "shh" is used instead of the word "s--t." Primarily a tune about a guy who finally finds the right girl to love, the song is an acceptable choice for older tweens and teens.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byAl Jackson April 17, 2012

I love this song SO MUCH!

This is the BEST song that Jason Derulo has EVER sang! It is REALLY cool!
Kid, 11 years old April 7, 2013

It girl...

I think this song is good for ppl 7 and up, only because this: My cousin nichole and I sometimes make barbie movies on youtube and she says she calls this cliqu... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written byFarmgirl2221 September 17, 2012

Not so bad for kids

I like this song. I don't have radio on my iPad, but I use pandora. This song is good. Kinda bad for kids, but my little sister doesn't pick up any wo... Continue reading

What's the story?

Young R&B singer Jason Derulo talks about finding The One in “IT GIRL,” the second single from his album Future History. The tune is filled with lots of love-laced lyrics that describe his feelings for a special girl who has stolen his heart.

Is it any good?

In this tune, Derulo demonstrates that he can keep up with the best of the R&B pack, packing in a solid vocal performance. A beat based on whistling and clapping makes this cute, upbeat track all the more appealing. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about can talk about how artists like Jason Derulo can describe one of the most popular song topics of all time -- love -- in a unique way. Why is love such a popular theme in music?

  • Derulo alludes to jail time and being drunk in describing his feelings for a girl. How would you describe the way love makes you feel?

Music details

  • Artist: Jason Derulo
  • Release date: September 9, 2011
  • Type: Single
  • Label: Warner Brothers
  • Genre: R&B
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No
  • Last updated: November 11, 2020

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