"Paranoid" (CD single)

Music review by
Jacqueline Rupp, Common Sense Media
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JoBros reckon with the glare of fame in tween-friendly tune.
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age 4+
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age 7+
Based on 10 reviews

A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages

The song discusses not trusting people and not fitting in, but in a light-hearted way.

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff
Language

"Freakin' out" is as close as this single gets to bad language.

Consumerism

Radio Disney debuted the song to much fanfare on the radio and there have been releases on cell phones and Facebook..

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that the new Jonas Brothers single sticks with the formula that has made them a family favorite: rockin' tracks and kid-friendly lyrics. The song deals with a mildly negative issue, an ambiguous case of the Jo Bros feeling nervous, stressed, and out of sorts -- feelings most tweens can understand.

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Teen, 14 years old Written byrebma97 April 29, 2011

Pretty nice single

I like it pretty well. Musically I think the JBs are really good, but I don't really like their singing. But whatever...The song itself is about paranoia,... Continue reading
Teen, 16 years old Written byRosebud95 December 15, 2011

Cool pop rock song

Even though I think the singing is OK, I like this song.

What's the story?

Who's that staring at you? What are they saying behind your back? Seems hard to believe, but the Jonas Brothers have a bad case of paranoia on their new single, PARANOID. Although they don't name exactly what's got them so stressed on the single, they do mention an ex-girlfriend, whose lies are contributing to them looking over their shoulders all the time.The first release off of their hotly anticipated album, Lines, Vines and Trying Times, this single debuted with great promotion on both Radio Disney and Facebook.

Is it any good?

Paranoid isn't your typical Jonas Brothers song. It's a little darker and a little edgier. But that doesn't mean it lacks that bubbly pop rock sound fans have come to adore. The JoBros do a decent job of diverging from the love and dance party themes, delving into deeper psychological territory. Although the song only skims the surface of angst, it rocks a nice balance between rock and pop.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how a popular act, like the Jonas Brothers, stays famous. Do you think fans of the group will automatically buy their new single or album just because it's from the trio? After listening to the song, would you have a different response to this song if you didn't know it was from the Jonas Brothers? Does being success make future success easier to obtain?

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