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"One and the Same" (CD single)

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Pop BFFs sing about friendship and acceptance.
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Positive messages

The song focuses on how friends can be different but still be buddies. "You come from here, I come from there...you can call me uncool but it's a simple fact, I got your back!"

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Consumerism

This is the first musical release in support of the latest Disney Channel movie, Princess Protection Program.

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this duet by Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato promotes admirable qualities like loyalty, acceptance, and friendship. The song is from the soundtrack for the Disney Channel movie Princess Protection Program.

What's the story?

Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato collaborate on this first release from the soundtrack of the Disney Channel movie Princess Protection Program. ONE AND THE SAME is all about enjoying a close girlfriend-to-girlfriend relationship, despite differences in background, personalities, and styles, and is loosely based on the premise of the movie.

Is it any good?

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Disney scores another successful musical soundtrack song with One and the Same. The song's message of tolerance and acceptance is a good one for tweens navigating new social territory. The driving pop-rock guitars, cute lyrics, and racing beats work well with the Gomez/Lovato sound. Their effervescent vocals and rockin' chorus should make even parents want to bob their heads along (at least for the first 50 listens).

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about how real life influences music. Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez are close friends in real life. Do you think this makes the single more believable? Maybe more enjoyable? Is Disney capitalizing on this friendship because it is something young girls can easily relate to?

Music details

Artists:Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez
Release date:June 7, 2009
Label:Disney
Genre:Soundtrack
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Kid, 11 years old February 1, 2012

Good for all kids!

There is absolutely nothing wrong with this song! I think it is absolutely appropriate for young children, though they may not particularly like it yet. It was originally a Disney Channel song, so it isn't very interesting for older tweens and teens. It is a very positive song and doesn't include any bad things. Would definitely reccomend to young kids!
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Kid, 10 years old August 12, 2010

Really good song

This is a really good song.Sometimes,really good songs get stuck in my head,and this one does.I highly recommend this song for anybody.
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Kid, 10 years old May 20, 2010

A Wonderful Song for Everyone!

This is a great song with a really positive message about friendship. It shows that friends will have fights ('And you can call me uncool') but true friends will get over them ('But it's a simple fact, I still got your back'). You can also tell that they are singing about girls who are completely different (the beginning lines are 'You come from here, I come from there, you rock out in your room, I rock a world premier). The tune is very catchy, and Demi L. and Selena G. are amazing singers. Although one or two lyrics revolve around being 'Cool' and 'Freaks', the song is overall a positive song with good messages and nothing you should be concerned about hearing. Thank you for reading my review.
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