"LoveGame" (CD single)

Music review by
Stephanie Bruzzese, Common Sense Media
"LoveGame" (CD single) Music Poster Image
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.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 17 year old Written bylove2 September 26, 2009

very bad. What was lady gaga thinking?!

very bad and inapropreite song!!
Adult Written bytwilightkilla March 19, 2010

title below.

There a lot of controversy over these type of music not being appropriate, no one cares about musicians through'n this type of music out unless it's p... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written bychocoluv February 9, 2014

Really Catchy Song, but not for everyone!

For anyone that doesn't know the term "disco stick", it means p---s, unfortunately. Kids under 12 shouldn't repeat the lyrics since it conta... 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? 

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