What parents need to know
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?
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?