"Ooh La La" (CD Single)

Music review by
Grace Montgomery, Common Sense Media
"Ooh La La" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
Brit is back with clean dance-pop from Smurfs 2 soundtrack.

Parents say

age 13+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 9+
Based on 7 reviews

A lot or a little?

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

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 & Representations

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
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."

 

Language
Consumerism

The song is from The Smurfs 2 soundtrack.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What 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.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byEcofriendlyfamily August 12, 2013

Inappropriate for kids. There is an Expicit version of this song with swear words.

Totally inappropriate for a children's movie. There is an entirelly Expicit version of this song which talks about being up in the club and getting drinks... Continue reading
Parent of a 8, 9, and 9 year old Written byOhHeyGirlll August 1, 2013

Sweet, cute, has some innuendo and suggestive theme.

Not that harmless, some innuendo packed, because it's a love song, but it's so cute, and pretty much clean, Don't you wanna be my Ooh La La? Is p... Continue reading
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
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... Continue reading

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.

Talk to your kids 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
  • Type: Single
  • Label: RCA
  • Genre: Pop
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No

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