"Just Give Me a Reason" (CD Single)

Common Sense Media says

Pink, singer from band fun. team up in sweet love tune.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

An optimistic view on love, with a person who's willing to try to work through a difficult period in a relationship.

Positive role models

Strong role models don't give up when the going gets tough.

Violence
Not applicable
Sex

Light references to sleeping together: "You used to lie so close to me ... There's nothing more than empty sheets between our love."

Language
Not applicable
Consumerism
Not applicable
Drinking, drugs, & smoking

One reference to drinking.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that "Just Give Me a Reason" is an overall clean love song, with very little in the way of questionable lyrics. Aside from one quick reference to drinking and a very muted chorus line about sleeping in the same bed, the track is free of explicit content, making it a good choice for tweens and teens.

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Kids say

What's the story?

Two of the biggest names on the contemporary pop scene -- Pink and Nate Ruess, lead singer of the band fun. -- team up in "GIVE ME A REASON," the third single from The Truth About Love, Pink's sixth full-length record. Ruess started out co-writing the track with Pink but eventually signed on to sing with her as well. The optimistic song is about working through a difficult period in a relationship.

Is it any good?

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It's hard to go wrong when you combine two exceptionally strong vocalists like Pink and Ruess. Their partnership is made all the more interesting by the mix in tones, with Pink's deeper vocals lending a catchy contrast between Ruess's higher pitch.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the musical pairing of Pink and Nate Ruess. What does each artist get out of the collaboration?

  • Ruess has a higher pitch than some male vocalists, while Pink's tone is somewhat deeper than her female peers'. Do the two sounds mesh well together? Why or why not?

  • Pink has now been around for a while; Nate Ruess gained fame with his band fun. more recently. What tips can Ruess take from a more seasoned musical veteran like Pink, and vice versa?

Music details

Artist:Pink
Release date:March 5, 2013
Type:Single
Label:RCA
Genre:Pop
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Kid, 10 years old May 9, 2013
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12
QUALITY
 

Clean catchy tune. :)

I really like this song, like commonsense said, it has a sweet love tune. Sex: You used to lie so close to me/there's nothing more than empty sheets between our love. Positive role models: They try to work this out even it's getting tough for them. Positive messages: Getting through a relationship that's getting tough.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex
Kid, 10 years old August 16, 2013
AGE
10
QUALITY
 

Just Give Me A Reason - P!nk feat. Nate Ruess

Positive messages: mentions trying to work out a difficult period in a relationship Positive role models: mentions not giving up Sex: mentions sleeping in the same bed Drinking, drugs & smoking: mentions pouring a drink
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Kid, 10 years old May 5, 2013
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10
QUALITY
 

Pink

This song is positive and Pink plays a good role model. I like this song but throughout the music video, Pink can be seen naked with a man.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex

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