"Not Over You" (CD Single)

Music review by
Stephanie Bruzzese, Common Sense Media
"Not Over You" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
Clean account of a guy who's missing his lost love.

Parents say

age 10+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 8+
Based on 5 reviews

A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages

This message about missing an old flame is neither positive nor negative.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Everyone feels sad about the end of a relationship.

Violence
Sex
Language

"Damn" a few times.

Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that "Not Over You" is a pretty straightforward and wholesome song about a guy who's missing his estranged girl. Aside from a couple of instances of the word "damn," the track contains no mature content or hardcore profanity -- making it an OK pick for younger tweens and teens. 

User Reviews

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Teen, 17 years old Written byabbacus June 8, 2012

Love it!

Good song for tweens and up.
Teen, 16 years old Written byanders09ma May 27, 2012

Not Over You

It's fine. Not a big fan though :(. But good piano playing :)

What's the story?

Pop singer Gavin DeGraw pines over his lost love in "NOT OVER YOU," the first single from his fourth full-length album, Sweeter. Written in collaboration with his friend and fellow musician Ryan Tedder -- lead singer of the group One Republic -- this song focuses on a guy who's not quite over his old girlfriend.

Is it any good?

Though Gavin DeGraw doesn't pack the same vocal punch as some of his peers, his songs, like this one, have a catchy pop quality that keeps you tuned in. With a piano-based approach that's reminiscent of The Fray, this track is appealing enough to get its fair share of radio play.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about Gavin DeGraw's clean approach to both his professional and personal lives and how that may have benefited his career.

  • Do you think DeGraw would have been asked to contribute his music to extremely popular shows like One Tree Hill and American Idol if his lyrics were more mature? Why or why not?

  • What lessons can other artists learn from DeGraw as they attempt to rise in the musical ranks?

Music details

  • Artist: Gavin DeGraw
  • Release date: January 3, 2012
  • Type: Single
  • Label: RCA
  • Genre: Pop
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No

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