A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that this single offers a fairly positive premise: Don't fall for a guy just because he has money. That said, like most of singer Ke$ha's other tunes, the song still includes plenty of lyrics that glamorize drinking and has several sexually suggestive lines, making it inappropriate for tweens and younger teens.
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What's the story?
Ke$ha's at it again with "SLEAZY," another single in which the pop star continues her never-ending party -- with plenty of drinking and sex talk. All of the partying overshadows the song's positive theme -- that you shouldn't choose a romantic partner based solely on whether the person has a lot of money. Though it's good advice for people of any age, the song itself is too mature for young tweens and teens, with lyrics like "I don't mean to critique on your seduction technique / But your money's not impressing me, it's kinda weak ... Me and all my friends we don't buy bottles, we bring 'em / We take the drinks from the tables when you get up and leave 'em."
Is it any good?
The focus on partying may be a familiar theme for Ke$ha, but the slower, heavier beats of this single make it sound distinct from her earlier tracks. Adding her signature sing-songy vocals -- part singing, part rap -- the tune turns out to be a refreshing departure from her many previous club anthems.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about what makes someone likely to do well in a healthy relationship. When considering whether to become friends (or more) with someone, what are the most important things to look for in that person? Why?
What are some of the problems that could crop up if you become friends with someone just because they have a lot of money?
Do you think Ke$ha is a good role model? Why or why not?
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