"Love Sex Magic" (CD single)

Common Sense Media says

The operative word in this song's title is "sex."

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What parents need to know

Positive messages
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Violence
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Sex

Lyrics include many sexual references, which the singers act out in the video:

"Ya think ya can handle, boy, if I give you my squeeze? / And I need you to push it right back."

"Baby show me, what's your favorite trick that you wanna use on me / And I'll volunteer / And I'll be flowing, and going till clothing disappears / And nothing but shoes on me."

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Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that while this song lacks graphic language, the message is all about sex, plain and simple. Parents should be especially attuned to the video, which includes Ciara dancing on a strip-club stage and lots of full-body contact between her and Timberlake.

Parents say

Kids say

What's the story?

The third time's the charm for R&B singer Ciara, who's finally hit pay dirt with the chart-climbing single LOVE SEX MAGIC off her forthcoming third album, Fantasy Ride. Of course, it doesn't hurt having Justin Timberlake, who collaborates with Ciara on the single, along for the ride. The song's title says a lot about its content: the two singers engage in a repartee about sex using a magic-show analogy ("All night show with just you in the crowd
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/ Doin' tricks you never seen"). The video shows some super steamy moments between the two.

Is it any good?

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As a singer, Ciara's no Beyonce, which makes the track lack some of the fire that comes from a particularly strong voice. The best parts of the song are Timberlake's solos, demonstrating once again his gift for transforming a moderately appealing beat into a hit song by lending his electric vocals.

While the lyrics themselves steer clear of foul language, there's no debate about the song's subject matter.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about how to tell when a video's over the top, referring to our Sex and Media Tips for guidance.

Music details

Artist:Ciara
Release date:March 13, 2009
Label:LaFace Records
Genre:R&B
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Parent of a 13, 15, and 16 year old Written byworld32 July 21, 2010
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Horrid Song.

Worst song ever!! The video is so stupid. :( Ciara, learn to sing.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Kid, 12 years old March 20, 2010
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full of pop, but very sexy
What other families should know
Too much sex
Kid, 12 years old September 16, 2009
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12
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good for people 12 and up

i liked it and i dont like some songs
What other families should know
Great role models

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