"Stereo Hearts" (CD Single)

Music review by
Stephanie Bruzzese, Common Sense Media
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Popular with kids
Clean, cute tune compares love and music; OK for tweens.

Parents say

age 10+
Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 7+
Based on 24 reviews

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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 & Representations

Lyrics encourage a positive attitude toward life.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

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.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byAl Jackson April 25, 2012

So awesome!

This song is really catchy! The lyrics are also great!
Parent of a 11-year-old Written bygamereviewer6469 November 20, 2011

Great Song for kids

Great Song. Positive Messages. Super Catchy Beat. Great Choice for young music fans.
Kid, 11 years old September 15, 2020

A Great Song!

I would really recommend this song to a friend. It is totally clean, not a single swear or any bad references. A really good song, as well. You should definitel... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written byBig Fan April 9, 2018

Great song that should be fine for all ages (in my opinion at least)

I think this is a great song that should be fine for all ages. Adam Levine fits in nicely.

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?

"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.

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?

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
  • Last updated: November 11, 2020

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