"Take a Hint" (CD Single)

 
Feisty song from Nick show is a bit mature for younger kids.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

While standing up for yourself is commendable, the message about having to shoot down aggressive guys might be a little mature for young tween fans.

Positive role models

Victoria Justice certainly has confidence and talent, but this sassy song may be a little too mature for the audience it's intended for.

Violence

Nothing major, just a little sass for the undesired suitor: "Get your hands off my hips before I punch you in the lips."

Sex

Some innuendo: "Get your hands off my hips ... Stop that staring at my --  Hey! / Take a hint, take a hint."

Language

Clean, but profanity implied: "I don't want to be a priss, I just try to be polite / But it always seems to bite me in the ---."

Consumerism

Promotes Nick show Victorious, and is also featured on the episode "Tori & Jade's Playdate."

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

None really, although lyrics say, "No, you can't buy me a drink." But on the show, they're referring to soda.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that "Take a Hint" was featured on the popular Nick show Victorious, which stars tween idol Victoria Justice. Although in the context of the episode the single is harmless and humorous, the lyrics and overall message about not getting picked up by annoying guys might be a little mature for the young tweens who are fans of the show. The song has some innuendo ("Get your hands off my hips ... Stop that staring at my --Hey!)" and implied profanity ("I don't want to be a priss, I just try to be polite / But it always seems to bite me in the ---").

What's the story?

Nick star Victoria Justice fires back at unwanted male suitors in the single "TAKE A HINT," a feisty club-pop beat that is featured in the Victorious episode "Tori & Jade's Playdate" with fellow fiery cast mate Elizabeth Gilles.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

Victoria Justice's character, Tori, and her nemesis, Jade, find common ground when they join forces to sing away some annoying guys who are hitting on them in a club. Props to these girls for their obvious vocal chops and for standing up for themselves, and the song is fun and meant to be lighthearted, but the overall message might be a little mature for young tween fans who watch the show.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the images that are portrayed by young female celebrities, especially those on kids' networks like Nickelodeon and the Disney Channel. Do you think that some of them have an image that's too mature or too sexy for the intended audience?

  • What are some examples of positive and negative female TV characters?  

  • "Take a Hint" is about brushing off aggressive guys. What should you do if someone is bothering you or giving you unwanted attention?

Music details

Artist:Victoria Justice
Release date:March 6, 2012
Type:Single
Label:Columbia
Genre:Pop
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Kid, 9 years old March 30, 2012
age 7+
 

Its good

It has good role modles and positive messages, but they do say '' Get your hands of my hips''. Also ''stop stairing at my hey!'' But other than that it's good.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex
Kid, 12 years old April 17, 2012
age 10+
 

Take a Hint

I think it borderline sexy for Nick. Aka- "Get your hands off my hips/ Stop staring at my hey!" But either way I love, love, LOVE the song!
What other families should know
Too much sex
Kid, 10 years old September 21, 2013
age 13+
 

Maybe a bit mature for some kids...

I like this song, but it's a bit mature for kids. Violence: one lyric contains: "get your hands of my hips, or I'll punch you in the lips." Drinking drugs smoking: A lyric holds: "no you can't buy me a drink" but their referring to soda. Language: One line goes: "but it always seems to bite me in the--" Sex: two lines go: "get your hands off my hips or I'll punch you in the lips/stop your staring at my--Hey!"

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