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The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What 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."
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Talk to your kids 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?
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