Party Rock

Music review by
Jacqueline Rupp, Common Sense Media
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Party songs send irresponsible messages about sex, drinking.

Parents say

age 11+
Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 12+
Based on 34 reviews

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

Positive Messages

Having fun means getting drunk and then getting girls to perform sexual favors they wouldn't do unless under the influence. Although the tone is never mean-spirited or threatening, women are still treated as sex objects, and there isn't any mention of the ramifications of this lifestyle.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Women are portrayed as mindless toys whose self worth is determined by the size of their breasts and behind. Men don't fair much better, being shown as the victims of two-timing women and needing to resort to getting girls drunk in order to have physical relationships with them.


Where to begin!? Nearly every song has some alcohol-induced sexual reference, from "It's mornin' time and the girls still there, they lying naked with some a---s in the air (that's what I'm talkin' bout), Anna wants it bad, she's got some big kahunas, but I say I'll be back gotta get some more Coronas." to "The ladies love us when we pour shots, they need an excuse to suck our c--s." There's plenty of talk of oral sex, manual sex, and getting girls naked on pretty much every song here.


All the usual profanities can be found here along with some slang terms for private parts and a few mentions of the N-word.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Drinking and getting drunk are the main themes of the album, with nearly every song celebrating the beauty of getting smashed at the club. "And drink some more, and drink some more, and drink some more." "If you not drunk ladies and gentlemen, get ready to get drunked up, yeah, all of the alcoholics, where you at,
let's go, shots shots shots shots shots shots." There are also a few references to smoking pot, but these take a backseat to the booze-loving tracks.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that kids may be interested in this CD because its songs are featured on popular shows such as Jersey Shore.  Although this album looks like silly fun, the subject matter is WAY too explicit for tweens, teens, and even some adults, for that matter! The main offenders are drinking and sexual content (no violence to speak of). Alcohol and sex are consumed with wanton abandon, with slang words for body parts being used in abundance. Perhaps worst of all is the message that excessive drinking is not only fun, but also a badge of honor. Any lessons that have been drilled into teens' heads about the consequences of irresponsible behavior could be quickly forgotten after listening to this album.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bymmorgan1998 March 19, 2012


I don't care what other people say I think LMFAO is a awesome group.
Parent of a 4-year-old Written bypurpledots November 23, 2010

fun CD, fine for the teens

This CD is pure fun, something you can dance and be wild to. True, the lyrics are pointless and sometimes crude but none of it is suppose to be taken seriously.... Continue reading
Teen, 17 years old Written byGoodBeh8vior089 October 21, 2019

The epitome of society's stupidity

I'd like to start off by saying I didn't even want to give this album a rating because it's not for anybody (except for people with extremely low... Continue reading
Kid, 12 years old November 23, 2014

This is fine

When this song came out I was in fifth grade. Anyone who says this isn't for kids is either a) overanalyzing this WAY too much or b) seriously needs a real... Continue reading

What's the story?

For some, The Jersey Shore opening montage was the first time they heard LMFAO's raucous musical offerings, but the hip-hop duo has become popular with TV, as Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami and promos for CSI: Miami have showcased the group's dubious offerings. Named after the popular cyber-abbreviation for extreme laughter, the group is all about shocking lyrics and goofball tracks.

Is it any good?

LMFAO has many unique attributes. Their wardrobes are outlandish, their beats hard driving, and they're completely unpredictable and unapologetic in their use of samples (including an ingenious one of "Eye of the Tiger"), riffs, and crazy electronic tricks. But all the irreverence is spoiled by the rampant sexual discussions that result in cringe-worthy tracks. These songs, filled with sixth grade humor, will make you want to squirm with discomfort or embarrassment, rather than dance to the beat.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about drinking and the mixed messages the media sends about alcohol consumption. Can you think of any instances where alcohol use or over-use is shown in a positive light? Can you also think of times where drinking is seen as detrimental to your health? How does this make you feel about drinking?

  • Families can talk about sex and pressures in the media. Is everyone really having sex like some popular artists such as LMFAO would have you believe? In the end, would a casual sex lifestyle be safe or fulfilling? Some groups glamorize the "playa" attitude, but what would happen if you tried to lead such a lifestyle? How can you separate bogus bragging from reality?

  • Talk about gender stereotypes and the issues they present to both boys and girls. When women are portrayed as sex objects with extremely unrealistic proportions, what expectations does that set for both genders? What message does it send to boys when men are portrayed in the media as sex-crazed and desperate, willing to do anything to get a woman naked (including using alcohol to compromise a woman's judgment)?

Music details

  • Artist: LMFAO
  • Release date: January 1, 2010
  • Label: Cherry Tree
  • Genre: Hip-hop
  • Parental advisory: Yes
  • Edited version available: Yes
  • Last updated: November 11, 2020

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