"Party Rock Anthem" (CD Single)

Music review by
Stephanie Bruzzese, Common Sense Media
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Club tune is all about partying and casual hookups.

Parents say

age 10+
Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 10+
Based on 47 reviews

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A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages

A fairly mild yet still mature description of drinking at the club, meeting a new girl, and going home with her the same night.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Advocates casual hookups with strangers.


Mentions taking a stranger home from the club: "Now you home with me (ya naked now)."


Mentions Oprah, Led Zeppelin.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

A couple of references to drinking.

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.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 9 and 10-year-old Written bymaddox121 June 6, 2015

Party Rocker Checkup

watch the clean version (like "i love it"
Parent of an infant, 6, and 8-year-old Written byMomma comma July 16, 2013

The worst song. Lmfao get appropriate

I didn't notice anything but a bad song. If csm is right it's not ok or a good song.
Teen, 13 years old Written byBig Fan July 15, 2018

Great song, but not quite for kids

I think this is a great song. But it’s probably best for teens. It’s pretty clean, but it talks about having sex with people you don’t know. There is one use of... Continue reading
Kid, 9 years old March 18, 2018

Party Rock Anthem

Great song. You should let your kids listen to this.

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.    

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the potential pitfalls involved in drinking too much while out with friends. What are some of the ways that alcohol can affect your decision-making abilities?

  • This song makes random hookups seem fun and harmless. What are the real consequences of casual sex?

Music details

  • Artist: LMFAO
  • Release date: May 25, 2011
  • Type: Single
  • Label: Cherry Tree
  • Genre: Hip-hop
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No
  • Last updated: November 11, 2020

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