"LoveGame" (CD single)

Music review by
Stephanie Bruzzese, Common Sense Media
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Club queen likes her beats catchy and her lyrics dirty.

Parents say

age 11+
Based on 15 reviews

Kids say

age 12+
Based on 122 reviews

A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages
Violence
Sex

Lots of barely subtle and outright overt references to sex: "I wanna take a ride on your disco stick … / I'm on a mission and it involves some heavy touching … / I'm educated in sex … / I can see you staring there from across the block, with a smile on your mouth and your hand on your -- huh!"

Language
Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that though Lady Gaga often stops short of using extremely foul language in her lyrics, she typically runs right up to the line with her sexual euphemisms -- and this song is no exception.

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User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byasjklas March 5, 2013

Although mild, the song does swear once and reference alcohol in the verses.

The editors need to kind of pay more attention to the hook of the song ("I wanna take a ride on your disco stick"). That's a blatant sexual metap... Continue reading
Parent Written byRobyn M. November 15, 2010
Teen, 16 years old Written byFelix88 November 12, 2016

Poor language use yet reasonable

Yes i know that it has a lot of references about love and sex. Yet i think it is fully reasonable as it is inspired in the night club and the underground activi... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written bycatlover21 July 5, 2014

Good song, with bad meaning

I heard it for the first time when I was 7, but i didn't take the time to listen to what she said. I don't like the "I wanna take a ride on your... Continue reading

What's the story?

Lady Gaga's at it again with the single LOVEGAME, which follows suit with her previous hits by chronicling the romantic escapades that unfold against a backdrop of dance beats. As in songs past, \"LoveGame\" still finds Gaga torn between just wanting to have some \"fun\" (i.e., casual sex) and hoping for a deeper love connection: \"I wanna kiss you / But if I do, I might miss you … / Hold me and love me / Just wanna touch you for a minute / Maybe three seconds is enough / For my heart to quit it.\"

Is it any good?

Particularly catchy dance beats are Lady Gaga's forte, so it comes as no surprise that the beats in "LoveGame" get under your skin. While the song is a tad slower than other Gaga tunes, that's not a bad thing, and it also includes other elements of her trademark sound -- such as an appealing mix of sung and spoken lines -- that have earned her music many spins. With this hit-making combination once again in effect on "LoveGame," the track is already getting plenty of play in the clubs.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the conflicting messages that young people often hear surrounding casual vs. serious romantic relationships. Should teens always be encouraged to avoid serious romances simply because they're young? Is it OK for young adults to date multiple people at the same time? 

Music details

  • Artist: Lady Gaga
  • Release date: May 12, 2009
  • Label: Interscope Records
  • Genre: Pop
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No
  • Last updated: July 15, 2015

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