"Somebody to Love" (CD single)

Music review by
Stephanie Bruzzese, Common Sense Media
"Somebody to Love" (CD single) Music Poster Image
Bieber continues his quest for love in another clean track.

Parents say

age 11+
Based on 10 reviews

Kids say

age 8+
Based on 49 reviews

A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages

Justin Bieber continues to seek out someone to whom he can give his heart -- a sweet, wholesome message for young kids just starting to date.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Bieber continues to demonstrate upstanding behavior, despite his burgeoning fame and popularity.

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff
Language
Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this single is yet another good, clean song from tween heartthrob Justin Bieber. It includes no questionable content of any kind; it's about the almost over-the-top sweetness of a young guy just looking for someone to love and treat well.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 16 year old Written byruffleskater April 14, 2011
Parent of a 12 year old Written byWeeklybob November 26, 2010

stupid + idiotic x 2000 = Justin Bieber!

His parents give him all this money...They put synthesizers on his voice...they give him rappers to cover up his voice... may I present... Justin Bieber!!! This... Continue reading
Teen, 16 years old Written byDuper_Drew July 29, 2012

This is a Justin Bieber song?!

I hate Justin Bieber,but this song is super catchy! This song and Never Say Never are the only good JB songs! This song makes me wanna dance!
Teen, 14 years old Written byNoseStuckInABook September 18, 2010

Listen to the Queen song instead.

Seriously, even if you don't like Queen, I promise, the song will sound so much better than this. Heck, if your kids won't listen to Queen because it... Continue reading

What's the story?

The latest single off the hit album My World 2.0, "SOMEBODY TO LOVE" finds tween heartthrob Justin Bieber crooning once again about his ideal girl. As always, the Bieb keeps it very clean, with sweet, innocent lyrics that describe his desire to give everything he has to the girl of his dreams. For example, "For you I'd be runnin' a thousand miles just to get to where you are ... / I don’t need a whole lot but for you I'd rather give you the world / I just need somebody to love."

Is it any good?

"Somebody to Love" is among the better tunes on My World 2.0, doing a good job of showcasing Bieber's powerful pipes. Though the hook isn't much different than those on lots of previous Bieber songs, the prominent vocal performance will undoubtedly make this single another chart-topper for the singer. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about where young tweens and teens should draw the line when it comes to dating. Is it OK to get involved in a more serious relationship when you're young, or should you try not to get tied down to just one person? Why or why not?

  • Do you think Justin Bieber is too young to be singing about relationships? Why or why not?

Music details

  • Artist: Justin Bieber
  • Release date: July 6, 2010
  • Label: BMG
  • Genre: Pop
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No

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