"Starstrukk" (CD single)

Music review by
Stephanie Bruzzese, Common Sense Media
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Crunk kings do more girl-bashing with help from Katy Perry.

Parents say

age 12+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 11+
Based on 11 reviews

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Positive Messages

3OH!3 thinks it's OK to hurt women at will -- an exceptionally negative message for anyone, regardless of age. 

Positive Role Models & Representations

Any guy that has such a cynical attitude toward girls can't be considered a good role model.


Compares women to the voluptuous Daisy Duke character from the Dukes of Hazzard: "Nice legs…low cut see-through shirts…tight jeans…double Ds."

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that although STARSTRUKK doesn't include foul language or a lot of adult content, the single stresses that it's acceptable for a guy to use a girl and throw her away. 

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byElaneRanoli January 24, 2020

Talks About Sex in a Misogynistic Way with Unreliable Bleeping for the Edited Version and Poor Music Quality

People are delusional if they think this is for the kid demographic. It is not. Misogynistic sex is talked about in this song. Kids aren't sexual naturally... Continue reading
Adult Written bystarrykins April 24, 2010
The song has a really catchy tune, the lyrics arent actually even that bad- im quite the feminist, and if the lyrics were too degrading (like many rap songs the... Continue reading
Kid, 11 years old December 28, 2009
I loved 3OH!3 at first, but this insulting/using women thing is getting old. I refuse to listen to this song again, even though musically it's amazing. Eve... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written byKidquizine March 20, 2012

Starstrukk is an awesome song :)

The video bleeped out the curse word in it and I love that video! The song is awesome- you gotta love 3OH!3. I happened to buy their whole album and it is amazi... Continue reading

What's the story?

Current kings of crunk (a musical mixture of hip-hop and electronica) 3OH!3 have teamed up with envelope-pushing pop singer Katy Perry in a reissue of STARSTRUKK, a single from their full-length album Want. The song once again finds the guys down on girls, with lyrics that describe how all women flaunt their bodies in an attempt to hook men -- but 3OH!3 isn't falling for it. Instead, the artists just "set [women] up to knock them down" and don't feel the least bit sorry for it. Though these super caustic lyrics may be a thinly veiled attempt to cover up a broken heart, hurting someone at random is never understandable -- and not the right message for young kids who are just learning the relationship ropes.

Is it any good?

Biting lyrics aside, STARSTRUKK's got a lot going for it musically. A cool, electro-infused beat serves as the song's backdrop, and the catchy talk-sing delivery of the 3OH!3 guys is juxtaposed against Perry's strong vocals in the chorus. As a result, the reissue featuring Perry is even more appealing than the original version.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the song's message. What might have happened to the guys in 3OH!3 to make them write such a negative song about girls?

  • If you get hurt in a romantic relationship, is there a way to deal with your feelings that won't leave you feeling resentful of the other person?

Music details

  • Artist: 3OH!3
  • Release date: July 9, 2009
  • Label: Photo Finish Records
  • Genre: Hip-hop
  • Parental advisory: Yes
  • Edited version available: Yes
  • Last updated: November 11, 2020

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