A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
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.
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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?
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