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"Labels or Love" (CD single)

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Sex and the City's commercial for brands.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Yes, Fergie doesn't need a man to make her complete, but she does need a Gucci bag -- and a lot more accessories to feel good ("All I know is that I'm happy when I walk out the store").

Violence
Not applicable
Sex

Fergie's shopping for labels -- not love.

Language
Not applicable
Consumerism

This song is all about retail therapy and buying brand names. Fergie is into bling and haute couture. Many brand names mentioned: clothes, shoes, bags, cars.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this single from the upcoming Sex and the City movie soundtrack is a laundry list of brand names -- and Fergie singing about how much she likes to shop.

What's the story?

Doesn't everyone feel better after some power retail therapy? The girls of Sex and the City sure do (oh, how Carrie Bradshaw loves her Manolo Blahnik shoes). Apparently, so does Fergie, as she rattles off haute couture brand names in her new dance single off the upcoming soundtrack to the feature-length SATS film.

Is it any good?

QUALITY

The beat will definitely get you bumping and grinding, but unfortunately the vocals -- with the over use of the vocoder -- is too synthesized, produced, and generic. And, well, the emphasis on shopping gets a bit old. Yes, Fergie has her own handbag line, but how many handbag references can someone listen to in one song? She did manage to sneak in snippets of the TV show's theme song for those who are nostalgic for the foursome of friends who love fashion and men.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the emphasis of image in Sex and the City. The TV series created fashion trends -- do you think the movie will as well? Why do you think shopping makes people feel better? What else can you do besides spend money that will put a smile on your face?

Music details

Artist:Fergie
Release date:May 1, 2008
Type:Single
Label:New Line Records
Genre:Pop
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Kid, 11 years old December 23, 2010

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nd whatd so horrable aout conumeism
What other families should know
Too much consumerism
Teen, 13 years old Written bysara4ever95 April 30, 2009

love it!

i love this cd single!fergie you are so talented!
Kid, 12 years old October 13, 2009
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