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"No Air" (CD single)
A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
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.
What's the story?
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.