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"Someone Like You" (CD Single)

Sad but clean pop song laments lost love.
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What parents need to know

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

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

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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.

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.

Families can talk 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

Release date:August 24, 2011
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Teen, 15 years old Written byMillyMolly September 14, 2011

Beautiful song

I love this song, I love the piano's sound, and I love her voice :)
Kid, 12 years old January 4, 2014

Adele - Someone Like You

Good clean song
What other families should know
Great messages
Kid, 8 years old November 18, 2013

Adele is awesome.

It is my fav Adele song.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models