"Tell Me Something I Don't Know"

Music review by
Jessica Dawson, Common Sense Media
"Tell Me Something I Don't Know" Music Poster Image
Spunky soundtrack single from Disney Channel star.

Parents say

age 9+
Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 8+
Based on 12 reviews

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A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages

Talks about growing up and beating the odds, denying criticism, and pursuing your dreams no matter what.

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff

Single from soon-to-be-released-on-DVD movie Another Cinderella Story.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

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.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 7 and 8-year-old Written bygiobigez March 1, 2010

pure junk from disney

can't stand it. where's the humor? where's the fun? this ain't your dad's disney.
Parent of a 6 and 8-year-old Written byMKCC December 19, 2009


I loved the music. And I like the movie to.
Kid, 10 years old April 28, 2021
Teen, 14 years old Written byrebma97 May 17, 2011
It's got a bit of a catchy beat, but overall it's an okay song. Selena doesn't have the strongest vocals, but she's okay.

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?

Music details

  • Artist: Selena Gomez
  • Release date: July 29, 2008
  • Label: Razor & Tie
  • Genre: Pop
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No
  • Last updated: June 19, 2019

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