Shake It Up: Break It Down

Music review by
Jessica Dawson, Common Sense Media
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TV soundtrack/DVD will inspire living room dance parties.

Parents say

age 10+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 8+
Based on 5 reviews

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A lot or a little?

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

Educational Value

Meant to entertain rather than educate.

Positive Messages

"Watch Me" is a positive song about being yourself and having fun. Most of the songs are about friends, relationships, and having a good time and are age-appropriate for kids.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Cece and Rocky are all about being themselves and being there for each other no matter what. And the show and its songs certainly encourage fans to get up and dance!

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff

Soundtrack and DVD promote the Disney TV show.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this album features songs from the hit Disney show Shake It Up, as well as a DVD with instructional dance moves. It's mostly about letting loose and having fun, both on and off the dance floor, and doesn't have any strong language or iffy content. The soundtrack includes big-name stars like Selena Gomez, Drew Seely, and Adam Hicks, so there's even more of a reason for your tweens to want it.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bydopeness August 29, 2011


Stupid show. Nothing educational. and very pointless. The stars cant even dance. They are simple moves everyone can do. The stars are horrible actresses and shu... Continue reading
Kid, 10 years old August 23, 2012

great soundtrack

This soundtrack says nothing but be YOURSELF!!! Songs like TTYLXOX, Watch Me, and Dance For are really good songs about friendship and being yourself. Great for... Continue reading
Kid, 12 years old March 27, 2012

Complete Awesomeness

I got this for christmas last year and it was soooo much fun!! I'm a dance, and I take ballet, and contemperary so I can honestly say that this is a blast!... Continue reading

What's the story?

Fans of Rocky (Zendaya) and CeCe Jones (Bella Thorne), the loveable dancin' BFFs from the hit Disney Channel show Shake It Up, will love the soundtrack SHAKE IT UP: BREAK IT DOWN, which features 14 tracks from the show, including the theme song sung by Selena Gomez, as well as the single "Watch Me", performed by Thorne and Zendaya. As a bonus, fans can shake it like Rocky and Cece with the DVD combo that includes step-by-step instruction to five songs.

Is it any good?

Shake It Up is pretty much like any other Disney Channel show, with young, over-accessorized teens battling daily dilemmas about parents and school. But it does focus on something everyone can relate to -- friendship and dancing.


The music on the soundtrack is loaded with synth-pop club mixes that are perfect for dancing around the house or out with friends, and with the DVD of dance instruction, now even a novice can feel like a superstar on the dance floor.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how Disney has not only produced countless hit TV shows but also created successful music and musicians. Do you think this is just a way to get fans to buy more products? Or are these Disney stars really just that talented?

  • When albums come with bonus features, such as a DVD, does it make you more likely to buy that product?

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