A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that "Party Rock Anthem" is a dance-rap tune that describes dancing and drinking at a club, meeting lots of new girls, and then taking one of them home for the night. Though it's much less risque than a lot of other tunes with the same themes, the drinking and casual sex mentioned in the track still make it too mature for young ears.
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What's the story?
"PARTY ROCK ANTHEM" is a single by L.A. dance-rap duo LMFAO -- an acronym that stands for "Laughing My F--king Ass Off" (the duo consists of the son and grandson of legendary Motown founder Berry Gordy, Jr.). Though the group's name alludes to profanity, this single steers clear of graphic language. That said, it still touches on two adult topics: casual sex with someone you've just met on the dance floor, and drinking at the club. It's far from the most explicit tune to ever describe these things, but parents still won't want their younger kids taking any cues from this song.
Is it any good?
Any group so bold as to call their song an "anthem" had better be prepared to back it up with a pretty unforgettable track -- which this tune is not. There's nothing necessarily wrong with the song, it's just that the fairly straight-up synth hook and basic beats aren't really memorable. The track will fit in fine with the rotation at many clubs, but it likely won't be missed when it's gone.
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