"Nothing Like Us" (CD Single)

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Stephanie Bruzzese, Common Sense Media
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Bieber grows up in clean but more mature track.

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Positive Messages
Some very sad messages about the end of what feels like a one-of-a-kind relationship, including a reference to drinking in order to ease the pain. 
Positive Role Models & Representations

While positive role models don't drink as a means of escape, Bieber also shows maturity when he does what's best for his girl and lets her go, singing, "I wish I could give you what you deserve."  

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Mentions drinking: "Have you been drinking to take all the pain away."

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that the single "Nothing Like Us" demonstrates Justin Bieber's growing maturity, with one mention of a new subject for a Bieber song –– drinking –– on top of some pretty emotional lyrics about the end of a relationship. While it's a clean single, with no profanity, sexual references, or violence, parents of younger tweens should know the track is a more mature take on relationships and heartache than Bieber's typical fare. 

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Teen, 15 years old Written byDogcat November 26, 2020

Nothing like me

Yeah contestants on America’s Got Talent shouldn’t like Justin Bieber! Courtney Hadwin, Darci Lynne, Shin-Lim! I have a bone to pick with Shin-Lim because he be... Continue reading
Teen, 15 years old Written byLoranikas303 November 26, 2020

More like “Nothing Like Me”!

12 year old kid (now 19/20) says “Justin Bieber is a positive role model for me and millions of girls!”. No! Justin Beaver is not; he is a brat, driving crazy,... Continue reading

What's the story?

Teen dreamboat Justin Bieber's got a broken heart in "NOTHING LIKE US," the first single from his Believe Acoustic album. The track is rumored to be about his breakup with on-and-off girlfriend Selena Gomez, singer and star of the TV show Wizards of Waverly Place. It's one of three original tunes on the album; the rest are acoustic versions of songs that originally appeared on his third studio record, Believe.

Is it any good?

Justin Bieber's growing up in more ways than one: Not only are his lyrics getting more mature, but his vocals are, too. He's been lucky to retain a strong, smooth tone despite the voice change, which lends itself especially well to mellower songs like this one. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how stars like Justin Bieber, who gain fame while young and grow up in the spotlight, can juggle their celebrity pressures with being a regular young adult. How would you cope with this pressure?

  • Is it a good thing that Justin Bieber puts his emotions out there for millions to see in songs like this? Why or why not? 

  • Think of other young stars who grew up in the spotlight yet managed to avoid all the drama. What lessons can Justin Bieber learn from these stars?

Music details

  • Artist: Justin Bieber
  • Release date: January 31, 2013
  • Type: Single
  • Label: Island Def Jam
  • Genre: Pop
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No
  • Last updated: November 11, 2020

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