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