"Rocketeer" (CD single)

Music review by
Stephanie Bruzzese, Common Sense Media
"Rocketeer" (CD single) Music Poster Image
Popular with kids
Electro-pop group sings sweet ode to a special girl.

Parents say

age 9+
Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 8+
Based on 20 reviews

Did this review miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive, diverse representations in books, TV shows, and movies. Want to help us help them? Suggest a diversity update

A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages

This is an uplifting song about a guy who just wants to show his girl all the great things there are to see in the world.

Positive Role Models & Representations

The loving, caring sentiments displayed toward the object of the singer's affection are the classic actions of a positive role model.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that "Rocketeer" is a great choice for tweens and their parents. It includes no profanity or adult content, focusing instead on telling a heartwarming story about a guy who thinks the world of his girl and wants to help her get the most out of life.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byAl Jackson April 16, 2012

Best Far East Movement song and the 2nd best song next to "Magic".

I love this song soo much! It is catchy and cool.The lyrics are so heartwarming.The song is about a man who wants to show his GF all the things in the world! I... Continue reading
Parent of a 12-year-old Written by301TheAmazingSo... April 4, 2011


The song started out decent. Ryan Tedder's chorus actually has a genuine romantic feel, but then the Far East Movement poops all over it. It's almost... Continue reading
Teen, 16 years old Written byAnimeIsAwesome808 July 25, 2013

I LOVE this song.

Rocketeer is my favorite Far East Movement song. I love the lyrics, singing, etc. P. S. My birthday is tomorrow! :D
Teen, 17 years old Written byBigbillyboy September 18, 2012

Up up here we go go! Where we stop nobody knows knows!

I LOVE THIS SONG! Ultra catchy,amazing lyrics,awesome singing,ect.My parents listen to this song with me,and they love it too! My friends at school love it too!... Continue reading

What's the story?

ROCKETEER is the follow-up single to the smash hit "Like a G6" by electro-pop quartet Far East Movement. Featuring guest vocals by One Republic's lead singer, Ryan Tedder, the track is a sweet expression of love by a guy who wants to show his girl the world. There's no swearing or mature content, just a lot of cute, creative lyrics about all the ways he wants to take care of his girl. For example, "Where we go we don't need roads, where we stop nobody knows / To the stars if you really want it, got a jetpack with your name on it / Above the clouds in the atmosphere, just say the words and we \

Is it any good?

"Rocketeer" is a slow song with modern flare, coupling a toned-down tempo and beautiful vocals by Tedder with the rap stylings of Far East Movement. Even the coolest kids can't help but like the end result, which has all the appeal of a love song with a lot less of the cheese.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about this single's creative combination of musical styles -- the electro hop of Far East Movement and the light pop vocals of One Republic's Ryan Tedder. Do you think the two styles mesh well?

  • What are some other musical pairings you'd really like to hear?

Music details

Our editors recommend

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate

About these links

Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization, earns a small affiliate fee from Amazon or iTunes when you use our links to make a purchase. Thank you for your support.

Read more

Our ratings are based on child development best practices. We display the minimum age for which content is developmentally appropriate. The star rating reflects overall quality.

Learn how we rate