"Stereo Hearts" (CD Single)

 
Clean, cute tune compares love and music; OK for tweens.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

A positive message about maintaining an optimistic outlook on love even after you've been burned: "Cause holding grudges over love is ancient artifacts."

Positive role models

Lyrics encourage a positive attitude toward life.

Violence
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Sex
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Language
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Consumerism
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Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that "Stereo Hearts" is a clean, cute love song about a guy who compares his heart to a stereo that "beats" for the object of his affection. With no profanity or adult content whatsoever, it's a great choice for younger kids who are cutting their teeth on contemporary pop music.

What's the story?

"STEREO HEARTS" is a single by pop-rap group Gym Class Heroes, with guest vocals by Adam Levine, lead singer of the super-popular pop band Maroon 5. The wholesome track likens feelings of love to affection for music, with clean lyrics including: "If I could only find a note to make you understand / I'd sing it softly in your ear and grab you by the hand / Just keep it stuck inside your head, like your favorite tune / And know my heart's a stereo that only plays for you."

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

"Stereo Hearts" has an upbeat sound that matches its positive lyrics. While the fun synth-pop beat and Travie McCoy's bouncy raps help draw you in, Levine's high notes drive the light tone home.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the musical collaboration between Gym Class Heroes' lead singer/rapper Travie McCoy and hot pop singer Adam Levine (frontman for the band Marooon 5). Do the artists' styles complement each other or clash?

  • Lots of popular songs feature artists who come from different genres. Why do you think that is? What do the artists have to gain or lose when they join forces with another musician?

Music details

Artist:Gym Class Heroes
Release date:August 21, 2011
Type:Single
Label:Fueled by Ramen
Genre:R&B
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Written byAnonymous January 3, 2013
age 9+
 

Yeah! This song wins for 9+

This song wins without anything else in it.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Kid, 10 years old November 3, 2011
age 8+
 

VERY GOOD SONG!!!!!

its a good song and dont think it is inapporite
Teen, 15 years old Written byMillyMolly September 14, 2011
age 9+
 

Love this cute catchy song

really cool beat :)
What other families should know
Great messages
Parent of a 11 year old Written bygamereviewer6469 November 20, 2011
age 9+
 

Great Song for kids

Great Song. Positive Messages. Super Catchy Beat. Great Choice for young music fans.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models

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