"Pom Poms" (CD Single)

Common Sense Media says

Jo Bros' peppy track is fun but a bit edgier than past songs





What parents need to know

Positive messages

The song contains some innuendo and the video has some suggestive dancing, but overall it's a positive, upbeat number.

Positive role models

Even with the innuendo, the Jonas Brothers still stay fairly clean.

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The song features some light innuendo ("Want you like a kid just wants a milkshake/ And I won't let it go to waste if I get a taste/ I'm gonna drink the whole thing.") The music video features a lot of half-naked girls shimmying, dancing, and gyrating on cars.


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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that the Jonas Brothers have gotten a little racier since their Disney Channel days with this single. The peppy video features lots of gyrating, half-naked girls, and the lyrics have some light innuendo ("Want you like a kid just wants a milkshake/ And I won't let it go to waste if I get a taste/ I'm gonna drink the whole thing"), but with no violence, iffy language, or references to drugs and alcohol, the song is OK for older tweens and up.

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Kids say

What's the story?

The Jonas Brothers are back with over-the-top energy and school spirit on their single "POM POMS." Their first release after a three-year hiatus, this cheerleader anthem is a rocking good time. And the raucous, goofy video has a little of everything, including dancing mascots, scantily-clad girls gyrating on cars, a marching band, and a gospel choir.

Is it any good?


"Pom Poms" proves that sometimes a break is a good thing. While the silly lyrics show the Jonas Brothers still haven't quite left high school, the sound shows the band's growing maturity. With more of a jazz-rock and soul feel than the brothers' earlier stuff, its bright beat driven by a marching band will make you want to move. 

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the music video. Do you think it needed to be so sexy?

  • How have the Jonas Brothers changed over time? Has their music become more mature as the brothers have gotten older?

  • Do you think the Jonas Brothers will still be relevant in the future? Why or why not?

Music details

Artist:Jonas Brothers
Release date:April 2, 2013
Label:Jonas Enterprises
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Teen, 17 years old Written byabbacus May 14, 2013


Musically, I like this song. It's got a good beat. But the lyrics are so dumb.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Teen, 15 years old Written bymusiclover1997 May 19, 2013

Disappointment. Don't bother with it.

I have been a fan of the Jonas Brothers since they became famous, and it pains me to say this, but Pom Poms is a disappointment. The song itself isn't very creative. It has sexual references in the lyrics, and the video is completely inappropriate. There are girls dressed in little clothing performing inappropriate dances. The Jonas Brothers are not what they used to be, and I do not recommend this song. On my age rating, I honestly don't know what to put. I don't think this song should have been released, nor is it really appropriate for anyone.
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Too much sex
Teen, 16 years old Written byrebma97 August 7, 2013


It's so-so. Not something I'd particularly listen to on my own but wouldn't mind hearing every now and then. As far as content goes, I don't think it's TOO bad for kids. I mean yeah there's innuendo but it'll probably go over their heads.
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Too much sex


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