"Someone Like You" (CD Single)

Music review by
Stephanie Bruzzese, Common Sense Media
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Sad but clean pop song laments lost love.

Parents say

age 8+
Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 9+
Based on 31 reviews

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

Positive Messages

The song has a melancholy but generally positive message about recovering from a broken heart and not wishing ill on a former flame: "I'll find someone like you ... I wish nothing but the best for you, too."

Positive Role Models & Representations

The song advocates forgiveness over bitterness and encourages listeners to keep a positive outlook on life.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that while "Someone Like You" is a sad song that laments lost love, it doesn't include iffy content like profanity, sex, substance use, or violence. Moreover, the track takes a generally positive approach to moving on after a break-up while remembering the good times. Overall, it's an age-appropriate choice for older tweens and teens.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 11-year-old Written byBinge W. August 7, 2018
Adult Written byCelestine E. September 25, 2013
Kid, 11 years old August 29, 2020

Sad rendition of a breakup

This song shows heartbreak at the end of a relationship, but also portrays strength. It's great for anyone older than a toddler.
Kid, 12 years old January 4, 2014

What's the story?

Powerhouse vocalist Adele sings about lost love in "SOMEONE LIKE YOU," her ode to moving on from a former flame. Though it's a bit melancholy in parts, the song also has a positive perspective on picking up the pieces after a break-up and not holding a grudge against someone who has hurt you.

Is it any good?

Adele's soulful tone is ideally suited for this song about losing someone you love. Her effortless vocals combine with beautiful piano arrangements to result in a track that sticks with you long after it's over.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how to cope with feelings of loss in constructive, positive ways. What's your favorite fun thing to do when you're feeling down?

  • Adele's music is incredibly popular with both critics and fans. What's her appeal? What do you think is the main reason for her success?

  • Why are break-ups such a popular song topic? How is this one different from others?

Music details

  • Artist: Adele
  • Release date: August 24, 2011
  • Type: Single
  • Label: Columbia
  • Genre: Pop
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No
  • Last updated: November 11, 2020

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