"Love on Top" (CD Single)

Music review by
Stephanie Bruzzese, Common Sense Media
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Super-positive song about being valued in a relationship.

Parents say

age 18+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 9+
Based on 5 reviews

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The parents' guide to what's in this music.

Positive Messages

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

Positive Role Models & Representations

Encourages listeners to have healthy relationships.


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.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Mention of champagne.

What 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.  

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bynikobasa October 18, 2011

Protect our best future leaders of this world

do not let your lovely kids watch bad things like sex, casino, people smoking drugs
Adult Written bycinnamonbunnies September 20, 2011

Beyonce, This one is a no brainer.

Beyonce is a terrible role model for women, just listen to her song 'video phone'. That will clear it up for you, if you're unsure.
Teen, 14 years old Written byMBN010 March 15, 2021

good song

Queen B's songs are good and this one is clean it just have a tad sex.
Teen, 14 years old Written byspeyan727 September 20, 2018

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.

Talk to your kids 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
  • Type: Single
  • Label: Columbia
  • Genre: R&B
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No
  • Last updated: November 11, 2020

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