"Something Like a Party" (CD single)

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Stephanie Bruzzese, Common Sense Media
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Nick Cannon proteges cut clean but bland tune about dancing.

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Positive Messages

While these lyrics are a tad narcissistic ("I know you think this song is about ya / It's all about me, myself ..."), they're mostly about having harmless fun on the dance floor.

Positive Role Models & Representations

While the School Gyrls haven't had much chance to prove themselves yet, their actions so far have remained pretty clean.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that "SOMETHING LIKE A PARTY" is a pretty clean song overall, revolving around the dance floor yet avoiding any questionable behavior or inappropriate language.

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Kid, 9 years old September 29, 2010

Cool, fun song. Perfect tween party song! :)

Well, I like this song a LOT. It's catchy, upbeat, and just all around fun!
Teen, 13 years old Written byTrinity C May 11, 2019

What's the story?

Something Like a Party is the debut single from the School Gyrls, a trio of 15-year-old singers who were discovered by comedian (and husband of Mariah Carey) Nick Cannon. Cannon also directed the Gyrls in an hour-long movie on Nickelodeon, where they got a boost from appearances by other hot young artists like Justin Bieber and Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz. The single itself is free of questionable content -- telling the tale of a girl who calls everybody out on the dance floor, in part so they can observe her awesome (albeit clean) moves.

Is it any good?

In a sea full of synth-pop, it's hard for a single such as "Something Like a Party" to stand out. Britney Spears has already covered the Gyrls' schtick -- schoolgirl uniforms mixed with bubblegum pop -- while other current pop-oriented artists like Lady GaGa and Ke$ha are making more creative music.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about what new artists like the School Gyrls can do to get their careers off the ground without compromising their characters. How can a 15-year-old singer appear cool to his or her peers without delving into adult behaviors?  

  • What are some of the issues that the School Gyrls might be facing as they confront their newfound fame?

Music details

  • Artist: School Gyrls
  • Release date: February 9, 2010
  • Label: Island
  • Genre: Pop
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No
  • Last updated: September 16, 2020

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