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"Round and Round" (CD single)

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So-so pop song condones staying in a bad relationship.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Selena makes it seem OK to stay on the relationship see-saw with someone, singing "you see me standing there and act like you don't know me / But last night you were calling me saying you want me ... I'm falling hard for you / We're going round and round, we're never gonna stop."

Positive role models

Despite the emotional turmoil in this song, Selena remains a good role model, keeping her personal life free of drama.

Violence
Not applicable
Sex

Song is about a girl who can't break free of an emotionally-abusive romantic relationship.

Language
Not applicable
Consumerism
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Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this pop single doesn't contain any explicit content, like swearing or references to sex and substances. However, its premise -- a girl who can't break free of an emotionally-abusive romantic relationship -- is a red flag for parents who want to encourage healthy relationship behaviors in their tweens. 

What's the story?

ROUND AND ROUND is the first single from the forthcoming album A Year Without Rain by Wizards of Waverly Place star Selena Gomez. Like a lot of songs by another young Disney star and Gomez pal, Demi Lovato, this tune revolves around a difficult romantic relationship that leaves Gomez feeling heartbroken much of the time. Instead of breaking up, however, Gomez seems almost addicted to the pain -- sending a negative signal to all the impressionable young fans out there who will take away the message that it's OK to stay in a bad relationship.

Is it any good?

QUALITY

Unfortunately, the music doesn't redeem the unhealthy lyrical message in this song. The synth-pop hook is formulaic to the point of being boring, especially compared to so many other similar-sounding songs on the charts today. And Gomez's so-so vocals aren't strong enough to make the track a standout.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about why some people stay in relationships that make them unhappy. Can you name five reasons why people might continue dating someone who doesn't treat them well?

  • What are five things you can do to free yourself from unhealthy relationships?

Music details

Artist:Selena Gomez
Release date:July 6, 2010
Label:Hollywood Records
Genre:Pop
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Kid, 11 years old November 27, 2011

Pretty goood ....!

The only thing that bothered me was that she had fire in her music video and some guy fell off a wall! That's kinda violent, don't cha think? This is a really good pop song though, despite the music video. Selena is a great role model, right now. I hope she doesn't end up like Miley or Lisndey Lohan. Selena's songs are starting to be on verge of edgey. But you can't forget her best songs, like "Who says" or "Love you like a love song" either. Right know Selena and Taylor Swift are the best rolemodels that disney can offer.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Kid, 10 years old February 13, 2011

Good

Selena is a great role model for kids of all ages.
What other families should know
Great messages
Teen, 17 years old Written bymiley28751 June 13, 2011

ages for this song

i think that it is for ages 5 and up
What other families should know
Great role models