The Cheetah Girls One World Soundtrack

Common Sense Media says

Bollywood-inspired sounds are the strong points.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

"Cheetah Love" discusses the merits of friendship and loyalty: "We are Cheetah Cheetah Girls/we stick together for life/Sometimes we don't see eye to eye/but we roll side by side." Several of the songs ("Cheetah Love" and "I'm the One"), however, might make girls feel that they need to be like the Cheetah Girls in order to be cool. In these songs, the Cheetah Girls discuss how great it is to be a Cheetah Girl, from having great friends to hip dance moves.

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Consumerism

The soundtrack is from the Disney Channel movie One World. The Cheetah Girls are also heavily promoted in Disney merchandising from toys to clothing.

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this soundtrack is a dance album with some good themes about friendship and being strong that stays within the usual tame Disney musical conventions. Several of the songs ("Cheetah Love" and "I'm the One"), however, might make girls feel that they need to be like the Cheetah Girls in order to be cool. In these songs, the Girls discuss how great it is to be them -- from having great friends to knowing hip dance moves.

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Kids say

What's the story?

The Cheetah Girls have been part of tween pop culture for five years now -- long enough for a new generation of tweens to replace their original fans. It makes sense, then, that the singing and acting trio would want to mix things up a bit. For their third film and accompanying soundtrack, THE CHEETAH GIRLS ONE WORLD, the girls travel across the globe to India for an international experience. The unmistakable Bollywood sound finds its way onto this album mixed in with hip-hop dance numbers and light pop/R&B ballads.

Is it any good?

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The Cheetah Girls make a roaring start on this album, moving quickly from one fast-paced song to the next. "Cheetah Love" is a fun, funky song about girlfriends, "Dig a Little Deeper" is sassy and groovy with an energizing message about motivation ("Try a little harder/move a little faster"), and "Dance Me If You Can" could be straight from a big production Bollywood dance scene. But then around the sixth track, things begin to slow down and become redundant with nondescript R&B rhythms and harmonic deliveries making it difficult to stay interested as the songs start to blend together. Disney should, however, get credit for introducing young kids to the Indian pop music sound -- even if a little more Bollywood would have been a welcomed inclusion.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the power of Disney. Do you think the movie and soundtrack would do well without the Disney marketing push behind it? Also, how does this soundtrack compare to other Disney soundtracks, such as Camp Rock and High School Musical? What do the albums have in common and what's different? Do you think there is a reason why they're similar? Do audiences expect a certain type of soundtrack from Disney, or does Disney set the pop musical standard today?

Music details

Artist:The Cheetah Girls
Release date:August 13, 2008
Label:Walt Disney Records
Genre:Soundtrack
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Kid, 12 years old February 27, 2010
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Can be for Tweens too!

I rented the CD from a library. Immediately when I put on the songs I loved them. Some I didn't like because they were slow and I prefer more upbeat songs. My ultimate favorites out of all are Cheetah Love and I'm the One. I liked the CD so much that this summer my friends, cousin, and sister are going to put on a play with the songs. We're cutting out boyfriend scenes and whatever and we may change around the storyline a little bit, but I know it will be AWESOME!
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Teen, 15 years old Written bySAGAR KANOJIA March 4, 2009
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Adult Written bybryonybrooks February 17, 2009
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this is a great diney feel good film!

The soundtrack is fantastic and great for kids to dance around to and to get a feel for a new culture

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