"Part of Me" (CD Single)

Common Sense Media says

Pop princess sings clean tune about standing up to her ex.





What parents need to know

Positive messages

A positive message about never settling for substandard treatment from a romantic partner.

Positive role models

Katy Perry isn't always the best role model, but this song is all about demanding respect from a partner.

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that "Part of Me" is a clean, positive track about being strong enough to end a romance with someone who's not treating you well. Unlike a lot of Katy Perry songs, this one includes no explicit references to sex or substances, and it also lacks profanity -- opting instead for self-confident statements like "Now look at me, I'm sparkling / A firework, a dancing flame, you won't ever put me out." It's a great message for young fans in the process of developing strong self-esteem.

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What's the story?

"PART OF ME" is a single from the reissue of Teenage Dream, the massively successful second album from pop star Katy Perry. After divorcing her husband, actor/comedian Russell Brand, Perry changed the lyrics to this largely-clean single about standing up to disrespectful treatment from "you can keep the dog, I never liked him anyway" to "you can keep the diamond ring, it don't mean nothing anyway."

Is it any good?


Katy Perry knows how to make a pop hit, as evidenced by the huge success of the many singles from the album Teenage Dream -- and "Part of Me" promises to follow suit. She combines her quirky yet strong vocals against the typically infectious synth-pop beat featured in most of her songs, resulting in another track that's sure to receive plenty of radio play.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about how this song reflects Katy Perry's stormy relationship with actor and former husband Russell Brand.

  • Is it OK for artists like Perry to make their music so obviously about a personal friend or loved one? Why or why not?

  • Is Katy Perry a good role model? Why or why not?

Music details

Artist:Katy Perry
Release date:February 21, 2012
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Teen, 14 years old Written byKhOiCoOl March 5, 2012


Obviously this song is exactly like it title Part Of Me. Lyrics is clean and had positive message like 'This is the part of me that you never gonna ever take away from me'
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Teen, 14 years old Written byLittleMinajWarrior February 27, 2012


This song is AMAZING! I love it, and it skyrocketed the charts when it first came out. I've been waiting a long time for it to come out. It's catchy and fun, and a good song. Nothing bad in it at all, usually her songs aren't that bad anyway. And it has a powerful message and just shows how much of a strong woman she is and how fast she can bounce back. Russell is a stupid crackhead for divorcing her, I hope he realizes what he lost. I don't know why she trusted him anyway, after the things he's done. And the "16" year old talkin about Zelda and stuff can't be 16, if you are, do you have any friends? D: lol
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Kid, 11 years old March 30, 2012

Good song

I like this song. It's about finding the true you and standing up for yourself, and knowing that no one can truly take that happy part of you. If you have seen the video, Katy gets mad at her ex, drives to a gas station, cuts her hair and changes, joins the marines, and becomes the better person. But, one bad scene is when she is in the bath tub (theirs bubble bath, don't worry), and her boyfriend, is there. Overal, it's a great, expressive song. I'm glad Katy turned over a new leaf.
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Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex


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