"Pom Poms" (CD Single)

Music review by
Grace Montgomery, Common Sense Media
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Jo Bros' peppy track is fun but a bit edgier than past songs

Parents say

age 11+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 11+
Based on 4 reviews

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A lot or a little?

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

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 & Representations

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


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.


Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What 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.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 18+-year-old Written bySuperStarzSingerz August 29, 2013

Pom Poms!!!!

This is their first comeback song and the music video is beautiful. I watched this tons of times and no girl is gyrating. just one girl is siting on the car. as... Continue reading
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... Continue reading
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... Continue reading

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. 

Talk to your kids 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
  • Type: Single
  • Label: Jonas Enterprises
  • Genre: Pop
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No
  • Last updated: November 11, 2020

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