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"Right Round" (CD single)

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Flirty and dirty ode to exotic dancing borrows 80s sample.
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What parents need to know

Positive messages

The single is a sexually-charged celebration of sexy women.

Violence
Not applicable
Sex

The song is about watching go-go dancers perform and grind on a
stripper's pole. Many listeners might construe the lyrics to be an
homage to oral sex, a lyrical wink to be sure. Either way it's fairly risque. "From the top of the pole I watch her go down, she got me throwin' my money around."

Language

Ass is mentioned once.

Consumerism

Flo Rida wants everyone to know how rich he is, so he talks a lot about jewelry and spending money. "My Benjamin Franklin, a couple of grands, I got rubber bands."

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

There is only a brief reference to drinking alcohol at "the club."

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know even if this song is upbeat and fun, it's still a song about strippers and one man's desires as he ogles them. The women are shown as wanting the narrator's money and the sex/money dynamic is firmly in place here.

What's the story?

Parents might recognize this song from way back in the 80's when Dead or Alive had a dance pop hit with You Spin Me Right Round. The song has gotten a hip-hop makeover and a new theme as Flo Rida turns RIGHT ROUND into a tribute to exotic dancing. An intentional double entendre conflates the stripper's pole with oral sex, "You spin my head right round, right round/When you go down, when you go down down." The song introduces audiences to the vocals of Kesha with her chorus contributions and has enjoyed success as one of the top downloads of early 2009.

Is it any good?

QUALITY

Refreshing, fun, and so addictive -- Flo Rida's latest single is a downloadable classic. Okay, so the lyrical content isn't exactly Shakespeare, but thanks to Flo Rida's appealingly harmonic rhymes and newcomer Kesha's breakthrough supporting vocals (watch out for this girl!) this single is a fun indulgence -- for grown-ups. The sexual lyrics and themes aren't appropriate for kids.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about how music from the 1980s is enjoying a revival of sorts in recent years. Do you think old music usually becomes new again to future generations? What music from today do you think will be popular again in ten or 20 years? How do you think a good sample helps a rap single?

Music details

Artist:Flo Rida
Release date:February 1, 2009
Label:Atlantic
Genre:Hip-hop
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Educator and Parent Written byMarkkkkk April 9, 2014

Really great song..not the best lyrics

There is 1 or a few uses of a$$ and some suggestive things.... But overall this is a great song, and pretty fun to listen to.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Teen, 15 years old Written byrebma97 March 31, 2012

Good beat, bad lyrics

I've heard this song on the radio. The music's really fun and catchy, but it's all about strippers. Not a good message
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Teen, 16 years old Written bylmtrav February 3, 2012

Sort of explicit..will go over kids heads

This song is pretty good. I know the content of a lot of these songs are explicit, but the majority of it goes right over younger kids heads. They hear it on the radio and like to dance to songs like this, but they have no idea what it means. Not that it makes it better, but younger kids really aren't interested in what they are really talking about.

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