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One Love

Girl-power message of acceptance, independence.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Excellent role model for girls.


Nothing violent.


"Turn down the lights/Turn down the bed...Lay down with me/Tell me no lies" is as steamy as it gets.


Squeaky clean.


Just one reference to a Lexus--no big deal.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Nothing obvious.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that there are some very strong and positive messages for young girls here, making this wading through the bubblegum.

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What's the story?

Yet another American Idol star hits the deck with Kimberley Locke's ONE LOVE, and as with most American Idol finalists' debut albums, potential outweighs production by a long shot.

Is it any good?


Locke's voice bears a close resemblance to the young Michael Jackson's. She could be incredible under the guidance of a Motown-style producer, or supported by the kind of phenomenal rhythm section the Jackson Five had. But despite the warmed-over pop arrangements, there's a lot to like here. A strong duet with Clay Aiken and a hot single are likely to get most of the attention and radio airplay, but the real substance is in the filler.

Classic-sounding love ballads are interspersed with a couple of "message songs" that actually have wonderful messages for young girls. "You tell me to twist/you tell me to bend/but I won't break/just to fit in," she exclaims on "Wrong." "It's Alright" is a catchy, upbeat tune about befriending others who seem different or are having a tough time. And on "I Could" she delivers the lyrics "I could pretend to love you/Be someone else for a while/Make you believe you're the one that I want/Give you my heart in disguise" with a strong musical hook and vocals that are delicate yet strong.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about some of the messages presented here, such as staying true to yourself despite pressure to change and being open to people who seem different.

Music details

Artist:Kimberley Locke
Release date:May 4, 2004
Label:Curb Records
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Kid, 10 years old May 6, 2011


A good album! way 2 go Kimberley Locke is aweesome
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much consumerism
Great messages
Great role models
Teen, 16 years old Written bymc2004 April 9, 2008

It's just ok

"One Love" is not offensive, but it's very bland and cookie-cutter. Nothing we haven't heard before. There is one minor sexual reference. She does offer a strong good message on "It's Alright". The song is about being kind to those descriminated against.