"Raise Your Glass" (CD Single)

Music review by
Jessica Dawson, Common Sense Media
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Bubbly party song is intoxicating but not for younger kids.

Parents say

age 11+
Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 12+
Based on 40 reviews

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A lot or a little?

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

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 & Representations

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


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

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."

What 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.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bymrporkface11 April 27, 2012
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 no... Continue reading
Kid, 11 years old September 12, 2020

Celebration of community; some mature talk

Let's start with the good news: this song is all about friendship, fun, and standing up for the underdog. Now for the bad stuff: there's a lot of talk... Continue reading
Kid, 12 years old March 10, 2019

P!nk Rules!

This song is one of my favorites, it's fun and upbeat, plus an awesome song to rock out to! There are a lot of bad swears, like really bad. She says the... Continue reading

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?

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.

Talk to your kids 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
  • Last updated: November 11, 2020

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