Teen Mom Soundtrack
What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that these songs are from the popular MTV reality show Teen Mom, which deals with young women struggling to raise a child while still growing up themselves. Although the topic is a mature one, and the songs are mostly about relationships and breakups, the lyrics are clean and free of anything that's inappropriate for this age. One song talks about kissing and staying the night, but other than that, the album is fine for teens.
What's the story?
TEEN MOM SOUNDTRACK: MUSIC FROM THE HIT TV SHOW features songs from seasons one and two of the popular MTV reality show Teen Mom. The show follows the lives of real-life teens trying to grow up while raising their own children. The 12 tracks include music from emerging alt-rock bands like E for Explosion, One Hundred Paces, and musician Andy Davis. Proceeds from the album go to the National Campaign to Prevent Teen & Unplanned Pregnancy, a first for MTV.
Is it any good?
Even if you aren't necessarily a fan of the show Teen Mom, it's hard not to like the music on the soundtrack. Much like the heartache and struggles the show portrays, most of the songs are melancholy, emo-tinged music about love and love lost. "Hard to Believe" by Andy Davis, "Rise and Fall" by One Hundred Paces, and E for Explosion's "This Is Me Being Honest" are standouts, but the whole album is filled with solid alt-rock tracks.
Families can talk about...
What do you think makes the show so popular? Do you think it's positive that some of the moms are now considered celebrities? What message does that send?
How does the soundtrack capture the TV show's message?