"Spotlight" (CD single)

Common Sense Media says

Oscar winner and Idol alum is rock solid.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

Talks about a woman not wanting a man to control her.

Violence
Not applicable
Sex
Not applicable
Language

Mentions "hell" once.

Consumerism
Not applicable
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this is a song about a woman trying to get out from under an overbearing relationship. It's fine for young J-Hud fans as there's nothing distasteful about it. Kids will want to hear this track -- and Hudson's upcoming album -- after having seen her on American Idol and in Dreamgirls.

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Kids say

What's the story?

SPOTLIGHT is about a woman trying to get out from under an overbearing relationship. It has an easy, slow build reminiscent of R&B songs of the '80s, and similar to Mary J. Blige, it's got a great hook and some very likable light piano riffs.

Is it any good?

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The song is an interesting first choice of a single for the delightfully audacious Jennifer Hudson. Most fans would expect a little bit of Dreamgirls Effie who strikes out with such dramatic conviction, "And I'm telling you I'm not going!" But there's no belting on "Spotlight" -- and that's OK. With it's steady beat, pleasing vocals, and strong lyrical message, the song (that lasts for almost a whole five minutes) it's still rather satisfying and will likely further catapult J-Hud into the superstar stratosphere.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about Jennifer Hudson's interesting career. Has she already had more success as an actress than she will as a singer? Since season three of American Idol, she's done more movies (Dreamgirls, Sex and the City) than released music, so will fans continue to take her seriously as a singer?

Music details

Artist:Jennifer Hudson
Release date:June 5, 2008
Type:Single
Label:Arista
Genre:Pop
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Parent of a 6 year old Written byJulie P November 12, 2008
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13
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Great Song---Download this And I'm Telling You

The rest of the cd is a sleeper and your kids wont be interested.
Teen, 15 years old Written byChristian gurl April 25, 2011
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13
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For teens' not tweens

It's pretty catchy, but there's a bad word that might not be considered to people
What other families should know
Too much swearing
Great messages
Parent of a 6 year old Written bymadsmooney1214 August 21, 2012
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7
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spotlight cd single

Families can talk about Jennifer Hudson's interesting career. Has she already had more success as an actress than she will as a singer? Since season three of American Idol, she's done more movies (Dreamgirls, Sex and the City) than released music, so will fans continue to take her seriously as a singer?
What other families should know
Great messages
Too much swearing

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