Radio Disney Jams Vol. 12

Music review by
Stephanie Bruzzese, Common Sense Media
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Popular songs with squeaky-clean lyrics; ideal for tweens.

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Positive Messages

The messages in these songs are mostly upbeat, though some do revolve around the typical ups and downs and emotional rollercoaster rides that young adults experience as they grow up.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Most of the artists in this compilation are known for limiting the drama in their largely clean lifestyles.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that RADIO DISNEY JAMS VOL. 12 is a collection of clean tunes from some of the brightest young musical acts around. The songs share one important thing: they all lack worrisome content and are OK for kids.

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Teen, 13 years old Written byclairebearxoxox June 12, 2010
Kid, 10 years old May 8, 2010
I think it was great

What's the story?

The latest Radio Disney compilation, Volume 12, features a who's-who of all the hottest young musical acts on today's charts. The CD includes two songs each by Nick Jonas, Selena Gomez, and Miley Cyrus, with additional singles by Justin Bieber, the Jonas Brothers, Demi Lovato, Daughtry, Owl City, Allstar Weekend, Mitchel Musso, Colbie Callait, and more. While these stars all have their own personal stories and styles, each shares one common theme: clean lyrics.

Is it any good?

As with any compilation of music by various artists, some tracks are stronger than others. Highlights here are Chris Daughtry's rock-solid vocals in "No Surprise," Nick Jonas's solo foray sans the other JoBros in "Who I Am," and Owl City's dreamy single "Fireflies."  More tepid tunes include tracks from Miley Cyrus ("Party in the U.S.A.") and Selena Gomez ("Falling Down"), neither of whom possesses the vocal chops of their peers.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the qualities that all of these artists share -- and the things that make each unique. For instance, what attracts kids to both a rock band like Daughtry and a more mellow singer songwriter like Colbie Callait?

  • Discuss compilation albums. Do you like buying popular songs together on one album, or do you prefer to purchase songs individually?

Music details

  • Artist: Various Artists
  • Release date: March 30, 2010
  • Label: Disney
  • Genre: Pop
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No
  • Last updated: November 11, 2020

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