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"Raise Your Glass" (CD Single)

Bubbly party song is intoxicating but not for younger kids.
Popular with kids

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Mixed message: although the theme of the song is partying and going out, it celebrates the underdogs and those who never fit in.

Positive role models

You've got to give Pink credit for being her own person, going against the stereotypes of Hollywood, and making a career of it.

Violence
Not applicable
Sex
Not applicable
Language

F-word a few times, "s--t," "damn."

Consumerism
Not applicable
Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Theme of song is partying, "raising your glass" into the wee hours of the night to celebrate. Lyrics such as "We're gonna lose our minds tonight."

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this song is about partying and celebrating the "underdogs and freaks." There is some strong language (including the f-bomb), and there are many references to drinking. Given the profanity and emphasis on reveling with alcohol, this single is best for older teens.

What's the story?

After ten years and several records, Pink is releasing her first greatest hits album, Greatest Hits.....So Far! "RAISE YOUR GLASS" is one of the new singles from this album. It's a pop-rock, bass-driven party anthem for anyone who ever wanted to fit in and celebrate -- until 5 o'clock in the morning. The song is about partying (and alcohol) and contains some profanity, making it too edgy for younger kids.

Is it any good?

QUALITY

Just about everything Pink touches turns to gold, and her single "Raise Your Glass" will be the party song of the year at clubs, reunions, weddings, and nights out. Although the song is about partying hard, it's also about celebrating "the underdogs and dirty little freaks." The lyrics shout, "Raise your glass if you are wrong in all the right ways, we will never be anything but loud." The fact that it celebrates those who dare to be different makes it better than most party or club songs.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about Pink's reputation and her "bad girl" attitude as one who likes to stand out from the crowd. Do you think this makes her seem more interesting? Does it make you more or less inclined to buy her music?

  • Although this song is about partying and drinking, it also has a message about embracing your inner "underdog" and "dirty freak." Can you relate to ever feeling like you don't fit in? How does that make you feel? What are some (non-partying) ways to deal with it?

Music details

Artist:Pink
Release date:October 19, 2010
Label:La Face
Genre:Pop
Parental advisory:Yes
Edited version available:Yes

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Teen, 14 years old Written byMegan96 February 5, 2011
I think this is a good song for kids 13 and up.
What other families should know
Too much swearing
Great messages
Kid, 9 years old November 2, 2014

good song

i think this song has good role models and a few good messages but it does include swearing as well as drinking/drugs/smoking
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Adult Written byDean-Monroe January 23, 2011

I raise my glass to you P!nk.

P!nk has and always will be a strong role model and the unheard voice of this generation. The message she sends is 100%. Just because she is so out there and not afraid to speak her mind people don't consider her a top dog in this country. Hopefully with the release of Fu*king Perfect people will see how amazing her voice truly is.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models