"Live My Life" (CD Single)

 
Party song with JB; edgier-than-usual sound for tween idol.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Overall message of "livin' your life" with a carefree attitude, but it comes in the form of partying and rockin' it out on the dance floor.

Positive role models

Far East Movement certainly has a look and sound that is making them stand out among today's groups, and this song echoes their desire to be themselves.

Violence
Not applicable
Sex

Some innuendo in the form of moves on the dance floor: "I can work that bad, let me get that, get your ass on the floor ... you got that small, I can break that off."

Language

"Ass" and "hell" a few times.

Consumerism
Not applicable
Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Song is about partying on the dance floor, so some mention of drinks; "This beat make me go wow, this drink make me fall down, I party hard like Carnival."

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this Far East Movement tune is likely to appeal to tweens because it features Justin Bieber. However, the song is edgier than most of Bieber's other tracks: It's about partying on the dance floor and has some innuendo, talk about drinking, and minor language ("ass"). Too edgy for younger kids, the song is best for older tweens and teens.

What's the story?

Hot electro-pop quartet Far East Movement, the first Asian-American group to have a Top 10 mainstream hit, releases another smash single to follow up the popular "Like a G6." This time they team up with Justin Bieber to sing about partying on the dance floor and being carefree.

 

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

Although their sound is on the verge of being the same generic techno-pop that plays on mainstream radio today, there's an indefinable quality to Far East Movement that makes their music stand out. Maybe it's the underground influence, or their fashion flair, but "Live My Life" is sure to be another hit for this foursome. In addition, including the ubiquitous JB was a smart call since he is sure to bring his legions of devoted young fans with him.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the fact that Far East Movement is the first Asian-American band to be so successful in the mainstream scene. What do you think makes them so appealing? How could their success change the music industry?  Why do you think there hasn't been another Asian-American group to be this successful?

  • Teen superstar Justin Bieber is featured on this single. Do you think featuring a big name on a song increases a song's chance for success?

  • Would you still like this song if it didn't have Bieber? Why do you think Far East Movement chose Bieber for the track?

Music details

Artists:Far East Movement, Justin Bieber
Release date:February 28, 2012
Type:Single
Label:Cherrytree
Genre:Pop
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Educator and Parent of a 12, 14, and 15 year old Written byVampireLips January 2, 2013
age 9+
 

It's relatively good! :)

there is a bit of swearing using words like ass, but nothing severe. a little pushier than most jb tracks.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Teen, 13 years old Written bymrs.tomlinson June 28, 2012
age 12+
 

Live Your Life and Listen to This Song!!!

I personally like this song. Far East Movement is a cool band and JB has definitely grown up. A few cuss words but it's fine. Not a bad song. And this is coming from a Directioner.
What other families should know
Too much swearing
Teen, 16 years old Written byanders09ma May 27, 2012
age 10+
 

Live My Life

Again I love JB! and Far East Movment!
What other families should know
Too much swearing

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