"Summertime" (CD single)

Music review by
Maria Dinoia, Common Sense Media
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Cheesy ballad from '90s boy band.

Parents say

age 10+
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Kids say

age 10+
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Positive Messages
Violence
Sex

"I'll never forget touching your body all soaking wet/the water was cool/the feeling was hot/ kissing on you while the ocean rocked" is the racy as it gets.

Language
Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this single -- from one of the original boy bands -- is a fun ode to a summertime romance with just a hint of sexual innuendo.

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Teen, 15 years old Written byMiranda B. February 3, 2011

Summer love is the general theme. Gives you a warm fuzzy feeling.

"With you're flip-flops, half-shirt, short shorts, mini skirt..." Probably my favorite line of the whole song, just because of the way he says it... Continue reading

What's the story?

SUMMERTIME is a sugary, cheerful, and upbeat love song that will earn its place a top the pop charts for sure

Is it any good?

Summer conjures up lots of good time images such as frolicking in the sand with a summer romance -- and everybody loves a fun summertime anthem that can bring that image to life. The renewed (and all grown up and handsome) New Kids on the Block do exactly that with this new single from their anticipated first new album. It's been 15 years since we've heard the boys from Boston perform together and it sounds as though they haven't missed a beat, even if it's a very synthesized one.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about bands from the 80s reuniting. Why do you think bands like NKOTB plan big reunion tours? Do you think teens today are as interested in their music as the teens from the '80s and '90s, or is it outdated?

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