A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that there's nothing really bad about this song except for a bit of attitude by someone who is tired of people telling her what to do. She says "shut up" once, but that's the most insulting thing in the single.
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What's the story?
Apparently there are people trying to tell Ashlee Simpson what to do and she doesn't like it. Collaborating with powerhouse producer Timbaland, her first single off her new album uses repetition ("Outta my, outta my head/Want you outta my head/Outta my,/outta my head/Get outta my head/Outta my outta my head/Want you outta my head/Outta my, outta my head" is the chorus) and an over-synthesized voice to talk about her frustrations. Like Avril Lavigne, Simpson has done the pop-punk thing, but opts for the softer pop styling on this one, and borrows heavily from the '80s in both sound and playfulness.
Is it any good?
The lyrics are catchy and completely safe for tweens' ears ("All your opinions, keep them to yourself/Just let me think so I can hear myself") even if they don't have a lot to say. No doubt after one listen, you won't be able to get this catchy pop song outta your head. Note: Ashlee Simpson's new album is due out in 2008, so check back soon for a full review.