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"Nothing Like Us" (CD Single)



Bieber grows up in clean but more mature track.

What parents need to know

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

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."  

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Drinking, drugs, & smoking

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

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. 

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. 

Families can talk 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
Label:Island Def Jam
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Teen, 15 years old Written byChelsey_Horan_1D February 15, 2013


Although Justin mentions drinking briefly, this song is amazing! I think Justin did great! <3
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 15 years old Written bycupcakelove321 February 10, 2013

Pretty good

This song is really good but it's sad. Like you just wanna give him a hug after
Kid, 12 years old February 20, 2013

Be careful and know yourself/your kid

While Justin Bieber has always been a positive role model for me and millions of other girls, in this song he referenced "drinking to take all your pain away". I think that was pushing the limits a little bit. I love him but that is the wrong message to give to his younger audiences.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking