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The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that this is the soundtrack for the Disney Channel original movie of the same name. It features current "It" Disney girl Bridgit Mendler of the popular Disney show Good Luck Charlie and Adam Hicks of Zeke and Luther. The music is fresh, hip, uplifting, and, best of all, appropriate for kids of all ages.
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What's the story?
The Disney Channel original movie Lemonade Mouth is about a group of high school students who meet in detention and form a band to express themselves; through music, they show the importance of creativity, friendship, and being yourself. The soundtrack features 10 tracks sung by funny girl Bridgit Mendler of the popular Disney show Good Luck Charlie, as well as Zeke and Luther's Adam Hicks and the rest of the Lemonade Mouth cast: Blake Michael, Hayley Kiyoko, and Naomi Scott.
Is it any good?
The music of Lemonade Mouth is a sweet concoction that's a refreshing break from the usual Disney cookie-cutter pop. The songs range from those reminiscent of '90s bands The Red Hot Chili Peppers ("And the Band Goes," "Don't Ya Wish U Were Us?") and B52s ("Here We Go") to more mainstream synth-pop and folk-rock tunes like "Somebody" and "More Than a Band."
Despite the diverse sounds, the songs are all equally entertaining and infectious. The music and vocals are solid; Mendler and Hicks are sure to become Disney's next big stars. The songs include positive messages that let kids know it's OK to "raise your voice and let the world know it's wrong" and show that everyone deserves to be the person they want to be.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about the messages here. Are there any lyrics that stand out to you more than others? Do you think there's a need for more positive music for young kids and teens?
Mendler is yet another singer and actor from a popular TV show who's now headlining a Disney soundtrack. Do you think this makes the album more likely to sell?
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