"No Air" (CD single)

Music review by
Heidi Kotansky, Common Sense Media
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Idol shines with clean pop duet.

Parents say

age 17+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 8+
Based on 23 reviews

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Positive Messages

Stresses the idea that love is powerful enough to take away your breath -- but also sounds a little like a breakup is the end of the world.


The song's about love, but stays very clean: "Got me out here and the water so deep (So deep)/Tell me how you gonna be without me (Without Me Yeahhh)/if you ain't here I just can't breathe."

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that the only thing in this song that they might not want their kids to emulate is the idea that your life will fall apart without a significant other. But, the dramatic sentiments are also very heartfelt and touching. The music video is just as theatrical, but just as harmless.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byamanda.smith December 20, 2009
Adult Written byhd86star April 9, 2008
Teen, 14 years old Written byspeyan727 September 11, 2018
Teen, 13 years old Written byJaynieLiz March 9, 2014

What's the story?

"NO AIR" is the second single off Jordin Sparks. It's a clean pop love duet sprinkled with an R&B sound.

Is it any good?

After her commanding performance on American Idol, fans were a little worried when Sparks' first single, "Tattoo" kind of tanked. But, Chris Brown is the perfect complement to Sparks, with both young singers shining as they hit every note on "No Air" with intention and power. The song is desperate without being unreal, catchy without being obnoxious. Despite the weird instrumental break toward the end and the fact that it's a bit cheesy, this track is solid, and the perfect anthem for any teen romance movie.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about music collaborations. Why are so many artists doing it these days? Can Jordin Spark carry her own songs? Does it matter if you're popular enough, or does a star-studded album get more attention? Families can also discuss whether the Sparks-Brown pairing is a good one.

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