"Mr. Know It All" (CD Single)

Music review by
Stephanie Bruzzese, Common Sense Media
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Clean, encouraging track from first Idol winner.

Parents say

age 5+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 8+
Based on 6 reviews

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Positive Messages

A positive message about insisting on respectful treatment.

Positive Role Models & Representations

The song encourages strong self-esteem.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that "Mr. Know It All" is a clean track from American Idol darling Kelly Clarkson. There's no explicit content or language; instead, the song focuses on its inspiring message about ending a relationship with someone who's not treating you respectfully. The song is a good choice for young kids who are just starting to build their self-confidence and navigate romantic relationships.

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Teen, 16 years old Written byanders09ma May 27, 2012

Mr. Know It all!!!! :D

KELLY IS AMAZING AND AGAIN BACK!!! OMG LOVE HER AND THIS SONG SO MUCH! AH! :D
Kid, 11 years old February 24, 2012
I love Kelly Clarckson! totally apropriate for any age!

What's the story?

"MR. KNOW IT ALL" is the first single from Stronger, the fifth full-length album by Kelly Clarkson -- winner of American Idol's kick-off season. Known for her largely inoffensive lyrics, Clarkson keeps it clean here and adheres to a positive message about never settling for second best in a relationship: "Well ya like to bring me down don't ya, but I ain't laying down, baby, I ain't going down / Can't nobody tell me how it's gonna be ... Baby you should know that I lead not follow."

Is it any good?

Clarkson is one of the most successful Idol alums, and for good reason: She has fantastic pipes, which she shows off in this track. The catchy synth-pop hook doesn't obscure her excellent vocal range, resulting in a tune with an exceptional all-around sound.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how to handle a difficult relationship with someone you care about who doesn't treat you well in return.

  • What do you think of Clarkson's career choices? Are you surprised that she's still popular years after her American Idol victory?

Music details

  • Artist: Kelly Clarkson
  • Release date: August 30, 2011
  • Type: Single
  • Label: 19 Recordings
  • Genre: Pop
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No
  • Last updated: June 19, 2019

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