"Ready or Not" (CD Single)

 
Disney star debuts clean tune about crushing on a guy.

What parents need to know

Educational value

Meant to entertain rather than educate.

Positive messages

This track is about a shy girl crushing on a hot guy.

Positive role models

Nothing necessarily positive or negative here; just a crush.

Violence & scariness
Not applicable
Sexy stuff

One mild reference to dancing together "all night."

Language
Not applicable
Consumerism
Not applicable
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that "READY OR NOT" is a very tame track about a shy girl who comes out of her shell on the social scene –– seeing a guy she thinks is cute and asking to dance with him. Aside from one mild reference to dancing together "all night," the song includes no profanity, sex, substances, or drinking, making it a fine pick for both younger and older tweens.
 

What's the story?

"READY OR NOT" is a single by Bridgit Mendler, the young star of Disney’s Good Luck Charlie series. It's about having a crush on a guy. Though Mendler's pipes appear on lots of other tracks -- including "Hang in There Baby," the theme song to her own series -- this single is her first independent release as a singer. It also serves as the lead track for her first album, Hello, My Name Is...

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

Bridgit Handler deserves props for trying to break free of the synth-pop mold to which so many of her young peers conform: The tune has a slight reggae overtone that smacks ever so slightly of R&B titan Rihanna. And Handler's vocals are nothing to sneeze at. This talented artist is clearly a cut above the typical Disney starlet.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about how to overcome shyness and have confidence. What makes you feel good about yourself?

  • Describe three things you like about your personality, and three recent accomplishments you've made.

  • Name some superstars who seem to have it all yet have admitted to feeling self-conscious and insecure at times. What are some of the strategies they've used to overcome their fears?

Music details

Artist:Bridgit Mendler
Release date:August 7, 2012
Type:Single
Label:Hollywood Records
Genre:Pop
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Kid, 11 years old September 5, 2012
age 6+
 

okay

This song is okay. Its not inappropriate. Its encouraging people to go for it.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Teen, 15 years old Written byChloe-Louise March 7, 2013
age 15+
 

"Ready or not her I come" -see I'm singing it already :)

Ok I haven't stopped singing this song since I hear it haha It's just so catchy and addictive and the lyrics are just quirky and fun! I was surprised when I heard it because it sound slike a quality song not just a comercialised one from previous disney stars. Love it love it love it !!!
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Kid, 11 years old January 22, 2013
age 7+
 

Teaches Kids about love, they'll figure out anyway eventually

This is an amazing and upbeat song. Mendler is a positive role model by showing that she isn't shy this time and if she likes this guy, she's going to go for it. This is a very clean song, it doesn't indicate anything but positivity. Bridgit also decided to strike out on her own in this song, not with her band, Lemonade Mouth.
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