A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
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.
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?