"Love on Top" (CD Single)



Super-positive song about being valued in a relationship.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

The song has a great message about making sure that you're valued and respected in a relationship.

Positive role models

Encourages listeners to have healthy relationships.

Not applicable

One line about kissing: "Boy your lips taste like a night of champagne / And I kiss you again and again and again." The song's title is playfully suggestive.

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Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Mention of champagne.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this track is a fun, bubbly song about being in a romantic relationship that consists of mutual respect and admiration. Aside from one reference to kissing and champagne (and the fact that the song's title, "Love on Top," could be considered playfully suggestive), the tune doesn't have any iffy content. It's a great pick for tweens who are learning to value themselves.  

What's the story?

"LOVE ON TOP" is a clean, sweet love song by R&B phenomenon Beyonce. The track describes a great relationship between two people who always put each other "on top": "Now everybody asks me why I'm smiling out from ear to ear ... I know nothing's perfect, but ... finally you put me first ... You're the one that gives your all, finally you put my love on top."

Is it any good?


A (literally) snappy beat kicks off this super-fun track, with Beyonce's killer vocals kicking in soon after. The tune builds up to big, booming horns and slick harmonies from her talented back-up crew, culminating in a feel-great track that makes you want to break out your dancing shoes.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about why some people stay in harmful relationships. What are some of the reasons that someone might not break free of an unhealthy relationship?

  • What's your definition of a healthy relationship? Whose relationship would you most want to emulate?

Music details

Artist:Beyonce Knowles
Release date:August 24, 2011
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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  • Best: Really engaging; great learning approach.
  • Very Good: Engaging; good learning approach.
  • Good: Pretty engaging; good learning approach.
  • Fair: Somewhat engaging; OK learning approach.
  • Not for Learning: Not recommended for learning.
  • Not for Kids: Not age-appropriate for kids; not recommended for learning.

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Teen, 16 years old Written byrebma97 August 17, 2013

Very Catchy Now

I usually like Beyonce's singing but not her music, but I really love "Love on Top". It's just so infectious and catchy. I don't think there's anything wrong with it, either, as far as content goes, except that the phrase "love On top" could very well be an innuendo.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex
Teen, 15 years old Written byTeenParent15 January 24, 2012

Good clean song

There is nothing bad about this song. No cussing, nothing sexual, good clean song!
What other families should know
Great messages
Teen, 17 years old Written byRosebud95 April 26, 2013

Love it :D

I really like this song :)
What other families should know
Great messages
Too much sex


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