"Make a Wave" (single featuring Joe Jonas)

Common Sense Media says

Tween idols sing wholesome tune to promote eco-awareness.

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What parents need to know

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

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

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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.

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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?

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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.

Families can talk 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

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Kid, 12 years old April 10, 2011
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Great Message

VERY VERY GOOD MESSAGE! BUY IT BUY IT BUY IT!
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Kid, 12 years old October 2, 2010
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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.
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Kid, 12 years old August 13, 2010
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Good for kids!

Love it!! its awesome! good people i love them!
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