"My First Kiss" (single featuring Ke$ha)

Music review by
Stephanie Bruzzese, Common Sense Media
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Steamy make-out song is too suggestive for younger kids.

Parents say

age 15+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 11+
Based on 28 reviews

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A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages

The promiscuous overtone of this song turns a first kiss into what sounds like much more: "Lips like licorice, tongue like candy ... excuse me miss but can I get you out your panties?"

Positive Role Models & Representations

With their consistently risque lyrics, neither 3OH!3 nor Ke$ha can claim to be good role models. 


Revolves around making out all over town: "In the back of the car, on the way to the bar ... at the foot of the stairs with my fingers in your hair." Reference to getting a girl out of her underwear.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

One line compares a kiss to "whiskey."

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this single gets pretty steamy -- describing make-out sessions in the back of cars and wanting to get a girl undressed. Though there's no profanity, the track also makes a reference to a kiss tasting like whiskey.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 3, 9, and 12-year-old Written byDa Nerd June 25, 2011
Kid, 12 years old January 6, 2016

Who cares?

Listening to this song is't gonna turn kids into monsters, gosh CSM!!!
Teen, 13 years old Written bymrs.tomlinson June 28, 2012

Listen to the album. Then come and review the song. That's what I did :)

It's only about kissing and maybe making out. A more appropriate 3OH!3 song. If you have heard their albums you will realize this is one of the more approp... Continue reading

What's the story?

Continuing their musical collaboration, electropop duo 3OH!3 has cut another tune with pop singer Ke$ha: "MY FIRST KISS." This time, the guys are in the driver's seat, getting top billing on the song while Ke$ha serves as special guest; the opposite was true on their earlier tune "Blah Blah Blah." In the new track, the three sing about a first kiss that quickly turns mature, with heavy make-out sessions under bleachers and in back seats of cars. While there's no swearing or graphic sexual descriptions beyond the line "I want to get you out your panties," the song is highly suggestive of more mature sex acts that go beyond just kissing. In addition, mention is made of a kiss tasting like whiskey.

Is it any good?

"My First Kiss" is among the catchier 3OH!3 songs, with a cool hook that revolves around rapid hand-claps. The lyrics are delivered in the guys' signature talk-sing format, with Ke$ha adding more of the same from the female perspective. In another classic 3OH!3 move, the song eventually crescendos into a big synth-pop finish that will likely get it plenty of spins in the dance clubs.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about what might happen if a young person allows an innocent kiss to go too far. How can it hurt you to move too fast?

  • What other ways can you enjoy the company of a crush without getting physical?

Music details

  • Artist: 3OH!3
  • Release date: May 3, 2010
  • Label: Photo Finish Records
  • Genre: Pop
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No
  • Last updated: November 11, 2020

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