"One and the Same" (CD single)

Music review by
Jacqueline Rupp, Common Sense Media
"One and the Same" (CD single) Music Poster Image
Pop BFFs sing about friendship and acceptance.
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Parents say

age 10+
Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 5+
Based on 10 reviews

A lot or a little?

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

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!"

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff
Language
Consumerism

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

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What 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.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 11 and 18+ year old Written byrainydayqueen June 19, 2009

my earsare bleeding

selena and demi can't sing and they sound even worse together
Parent Written byCooldee April 22, 2010

Friendship song.

This is a good song to sing.
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... Continue reading
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.

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?

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).

Talk to your kids 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?

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