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"On the Floor" (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 this song is all about one of the many things that Jennifer Lopez does so well -- dancing. There are a few mentions of drinking, but it's not the focus of this catchy club beat from the American Idol judge. The song is free of sex, violence, and profanity and is fine for older kids.
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What's the story?
American Idol judge Jennifer Lopez has released her first single since the 2009 misfires of "Louboutins" and "Fresh Out the Oven." Under a new label, "ON THE FLOOR," featuring rapper Pitbull, is a catchy pop tune that's all about letting loose on the dance floor, from London to L.A. The video premiered on AI, and the single is the first top 10 hit for Lopez in eight years.
Is it any good?
Jennifer Lopez is making a comeback with "On the Floor," a song that showcases her best efforts despite her mediocre musical talents. Lopez may not be the best vocalist, but with Pitbull's help, the single is upbeat and catchy and certainly an infectious hit, yes, on the dance floor. The bass-heavy, synth-filled mix celebrates dancing and the club scene, with unexpected hints of '80s or ABBA-style when Lopez sings "la la la la la la."
Talk to your kids about ...
Lopez is often referred to as a "triple threat"; she's an actress, singer, and dancer and has had great success in each. Do you think the fact that she's already a celebrity makes people more likely to buy her music?
Lopez joined enduring reality competition American Idol in winter 2011, shortly before this song came out. Do you think that's why she chose to release new music? If you watch Lopez on AI, will you buy her music?
For kids who love to dance
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