"Somebody to Love" (CD single)

Common Sense Media says

Bieber continues his quest for love in another clean track.





What parents need to know

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

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

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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.

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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. 

Families can talk 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
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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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's too "old", pop in the Glee version. Yes, Justin Bieber songs are squeaky clean. It's bubble gum pop at it's worse. The lyrics are lame (it's not a remake, in case you were wondering), and Justin Bieber cannot sing. If your kid likes it, you'll be listening to Bieber nonstop for the rest of the year. And you don't want that, do you?
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 byBieberFreakinFever December 16, 2011


This song is AWSOME! Just like he is <3 I love you JB! Keep singing your heart out and following your dream!
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