"Take a Hint" (CD Single)

Common Sense Media says

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

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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 & scariness

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

Sexy stuff

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 ---").

Parents say

Kids say

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?

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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
QUALITY
 

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
Adult Written bymusic fan2.0 March 28, 2012
AGE
9
QUALITY
 

are you sure

i am a 22 year old man who was watching tv with my sister one day and saw this music video and cant get this catchy song out of my head are you sure it is all that bad because i think if you look at he charactor of jade on victorious she lives a very violent life style ps she sings the song with victoria that is why i threw her in there but we love the song and there is nothing wrong with it
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Parent of a 3, 6, and 8 year old Written byLiveYourLife March 28, 2012
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9
QUALITY
 

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 like "OMG this is cool and if there was an adult version it'd be "It always seems to bite me in the @$$/Stop your staring at my @$$ well much more sexual and vulgar...if you like this your gonna love Justin Bieber!LOL
What other families should know
Too much sex

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