"Labels or Love" (CD single)

Music review by
Heidi Kotansky, Common Sense Media
"Labels or Love" (CD single) Music Poster Image
Sex and the City's commercial for brands.

Parents say

age 12+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 12+
Based on 3 reviews

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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").


Fergie's shopping for labels -- not love.


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.

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What 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.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bywinningloser712 January 1, 2009

ok song but lacking substance

fergie gets obbsessed with material things not heartful things its a very catchy song but doesnt have a very good message
Kid, 11 years old December 23, 2010


nd whatd so horrable aout conumeism
Kid, 12 years old October 13, 2009

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?

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.

Talk to your kids 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
  • Last updated: June 19, 2019

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