"LoveGame" (CD single)

Club queen likes her beats catchy and her lyrics dirty.

What parents need to know

Positive messages
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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!"

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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.

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.

Families can talk 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
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Written byAnonymous February 15, 2013
age 18+

Not For Kids.

Love Game + Talking About Sex = Sex Game. All this song talk about sex. ...and It's Rated X. Not for kids
What other families should know
Too much sex
Parent of a 17 year old Written bylove2 September 26, 2009
age 12+

very bad. What was lady gaga thinking?!

very bad and inapropreite song!!
What other families should know
Too much sex
Teen, 13 years old Written bycatlover21 July 5, 2014
age 11+

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 disco stick" part. anyways, I have all of lady gaga's cds and this is probably her song that's the less appropriate from younger kids.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Teen, 13 years old Written bychocoluv February 9, 2014
age 12+

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 contains words like a--. When I was 8, I listened to this song, and I only paid attention to its catchiness, so your child should probably do that too!!!
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Too much sex
Too much swearing


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