"Make a Wave" (single featuring Joe Jonas)

Music review by
Stephanie Bruzzese, Common Sense Media
"Make a Wave" (single featuring Joe Jonas) Music Poster Image
Tween idols sing wholesome tune to promote eco-awareness.

Parents say

age 4+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 4+
Based on 8 reviews

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

Positive Messages

Lovato and Jonas relay a super positive and selfless message in this song: "Just a pebble in the water can set the sea in motion / A simple act of kindness can stir the widest ocean / If we show a little love heaven knows what we could change."

Positive Role Models & Representations

All of the proceeds from sales of this song on iTunes are being donated to environmental charities.

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that "MAKE A WAVE" is an extremely wholesome song that encourages kids to engage in selfless acts of kindness that will make the world a better place. It contains absolutely nothing in the way of adult content.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 9-year-old Written byTora Gwen May 11, 2010


To be quite honest, I love this song, and so does my nine year-old. Addison is crazy about this song as she's very into recycling and trying to save the ea... Continue reading
Parent of a 7-year-old Written byBruinsmama April 9, 2010
Joe Jonas & Demi Lovato are excellent role models for anyone to emulate. They truly champion not only environmental causes, but also Special Olympics a... Continue reading
Kid, 12 years old April 10, 2011

Great Message

Kid, 12 years old October 2, 2010

not a very good song, but its really gr8

no downsides watsoever. i dont think its as good as send it on, but it gives da exact same message.

What's the story?

Make a Wave is the new duet between teen singing star Demi Lovato and JoBros heartthrob Joe Jonas. The two self-proclaimed best friends (who recently went public with their budding romance) recorded the track for the Disney's upcoming movie Oceans-- a film about the world of the sea and all of the things that happen within. Like the movie, the single is meant to promote environmental awareness; to that end, all of the song's lyrics are extremely wholesome and positive, encouraging people to take a global view and help protect the environment for generations to come.

Is it any good?

The musical style of "Make a Wave" adheres to the pop approach in most of the other music made by both Lovato and Jonas -- guaranteeing that the song will appeal to the legions of young fans who admire both artists. While Jonas is a slightly stronger singer than Lovato, both give fine performances here that are strengthened by their truly heartfelt delivery.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how kids can help to take care of the environment in their own communities. What are five practical things kids can do to conserve the natural resources at their disposal?

  • What are five more things kids can do to help preserve the environment on a national or even global scale?

Music details

  • Artist: Demi Lovato
  • Release date: March 15, 2010
  • Label: Disney
  • Genre: Pop
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No
  • Last updated: November 11, 2020

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