"Just a Kiss" (CD Single)

Common Sense Media says

Sweet, tame country tune about taking intimacy slow.





What parents need to know

Positive messages

Positive message about taking time to get to know a romantic partner before engaging in heavy physical activity.

Positive role models

Advocating for a thoughtful, patient approach to building a relationship is a great message for young kids learning the romance ropes.

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Mentions kissing.

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Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this is a sweet, wholesome song about a couple who are beginning a relationship and decide to take the physical part slow. Aside from the mention of kissing, the song avoids any other iffy content or explicit language, focusing instead on ending their date with "just a kiss" and leaving the heavier stuff for the future. The message is an exceptionally positive one for young tweens and teens who have begun dating.

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What's the story?

JUST A KISS is a single from country trio Lady Antebellum that's \

Is it any good?


Lady Antebellum puts its appealing male-female harmonies to good use in "Just a Kiss," creating a light, sweet sound that fits its wholesome message. Though the tune's straightforward arrangements aren't earth shattering, its overall lovely tone will endear it to plenty of listeners with a soft spot for simple love songs.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about their views on sex and intimacy. How can being intimate with another person affect you -- both physically and emotionally?

  • What are the advantages of getting to know someone well before you become physically intimate with them?

Music details

Artist:Lady Antebellum
Release date:May 3, 2011
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Teen, 14 years old Written byYoshipie May 7, 2012

Such a sweet song

This is one of my favourite songs from Lady Antebellum. It is surprisingly catchy, despite the fact that it is country. Lovely melody, but Need You Now still wins for me. However, I love them both. Parents do not need to worry about inappropriate words or references. The only subtle inappropriate reference would be "kissing", but the word "kiss" is only used in the chorus, but even that is not too inappropriate. Overall, fantastic song, nice ballad, and highly recommended.
What other families should know
Great role models
Kid, 11 years old March 9, 2012

Cute song

Love this song :)
Adult Written bymusic fan2.0 February 14, 2012

one of the best from the best

well i may be a guy but i still think that lady A is one of the best contrey music bands out there today and out of all of their songs this is posibley one of the 2 best if not the best ' the other being need you now ' i just cant help it i just love these guys and hope they are around for years to come
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Too much sex


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