"Ooh La La" (CD Single)



Brit is back with clean dance-pop from Smurfs 2 soundtrack.

What parents need to know

Educational value

Meant to entertain rather than educate.

Positive messages

This upbeat love song is all about accepting someone for who he or she is: "You don't have to look like a movie star/ Ooh I think you're good just the way you are."


Positive role models

While Spears hasn't always been the best role model for young girls, her recent low-key profile shows a more mature side.

Violence & scariness
Not applicable
Sexy stuff

The track features some light innuendo with "Ooh my baby don't be shy/ I see that spark flashing in your eye/ My heart beats fast 'cause I want it all/ So baby come with me and be my ooh la la."


Not applicable

The song is from The Smurfs 2 soundtrack.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Britney Spears' single from The Smurfs 2 soundtrack, "Ooh La La," is clean and fun dance-pop. With no iffy language, references to drugs or alcohol, and only light innuendo ("Ooh my baby don't be shy/ I see that spark flashing in your eye/ My heart beats fast 'cause I want it all/ So baby come with me and be my ooh la la"), this upbeat track is OK for older kids and up.

What's the story?

Britney Spears has a summer hit with "OOH LA LA," her single from The Smurfs 2 soundtrack. This clean dance-pop track is breezy and fun and much cleaner than Spears' other recent singles.

Is it any good?


Listening to "Ooh La La" is kind of like listening to old-school Britney, only a slightly watered-down version. The song showcases Spears' sweet and breathy vocals in the "ooh la la" chorus and has a peppy enough beat to be a fun summer anthem. While the cheer-pop section of "You know nobody can get down like us" sort of sounds like a legion of Smurfs cheering, overall it's an OK song.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about why Spears chose to be on a kids' movie soundtrack. Her music is usually edgier and about more adult subject matter. Why do you think she wanted to have a song on the Smurfs 2 soundtrack?

  • What does the Smurfs 2 movie gain by being associated with Britney Spears? How does it help her image?

  • Do you think Spears will continue to focus on music for younger kids? Why or why not?

Music details

Artist:Britney Spears
Release date:June 17, 2013
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Kid, 11 years old December 27, 2013

I haven't seen Smurfs 2, but I have heard this song.

I really like Britney Spears' music. It is iffy for younger kids because it says things like, "it feels so good I don't wanna stop" and "spin me round just the way I like", which is questionable.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Written byAnonymous September 19, 2013

You can hear it at the end of Smurfs 2 which isn't for kids at all.

No One 17 & Under is not allowed to listen. For Sexual Content & Language in this song. I say is an X Rated Song with one F-Word & Sexual Content. Why would the video be like Janet Jackson's Nasty Video. No One 17 & Under should not be listen to this song or watch the Video. Not kid friendly. Not for Kids.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Kid, 9 years old August 14, 2013

It's a suitable song

It's the best song yet also Britney says we don't stop til we get enough
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much consumerism


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