A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that this is a song from the movie Another Cinderella Story which is due for a DVD release in September. It's sung by the Disney Channel's Wizards of Waverly Place star, and is about being taken seriously and living your dreams -- even if with an air of stubbornness and childish wit. It's a spunky single, but suitable for any age.
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What's the story?
\"TELL ME SOMETHING I DON'T KNOW,\" sung by Selena Gomez, is a spunky single about living your dreams from the movie soundtrack of Another Cinderella Story starring The Disney Channel's Gomez and Drew Seely. The movie will be released on DVD September 16, and will also debut on ABC Family in late 2008.
Is it any good?
This is a peppy pop-rock track, that starts with thumping drum beats and hand claps, then features the 16-year-old Gomez singing in her sweet but sassy voice "Everybody tells me that it's wrong what I'm feeling/I shouldn't believe it/the dreams that I'm dreaming." The chorus rants "Tell me, tell me, tell me something I don't know," infectious almost to the point of annoying, but sure to have you singing it the rest of the day. The message is fun and feisty, and proves Gomez is more than just a pretty face and Demi Lovato's BFF.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about the popularity of teenage TV stars who also have music careers like Gomez, Miley Cyrus, and Raven-Symone. Do you think these stars would be as successful without the backing of a big name like Disney? Do you think these stars have real, lasting talent, or is their success related to the media hype that surrounds them?