"Take a Hint" (CD Single)

Music review by
Jessica Dawson, Common Sense Media
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Feisty song from Nick show is a bit mature for younger kids.

Parents say

age 9+
Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 10+
Based on 16 reviews

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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this music.

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 & Representations

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


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


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


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 ---."


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.

What 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 ---").

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byhhumero June 5, 2013

Good message, slightly questionable lyrics.

I liked the song. Rather than so many songs that focus on beign the "cool", popular kid, this song focuses on the fact that you have the right to be a... Continue reading
Parent of a 3, 6, and 8-year-old Written byLiveYourLife March 28, 2012

I like it,,,and i'm 34!!!

My daughter and I where spending some quality time together.The episode of Victorious in which this tune was featured was on and she loves this song and i was l... Continue reading
Kid, 9 years old March 30, 2012

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!... Continue reading
Kid, 10 years old April 28, 2021

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?

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.

Talk to your kids 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
  • Last updated: November 11, 2020

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