A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
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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?