"The Party Starts Now" (CD Single)

Common Sense Media says

Cool, clean club beat from Club Penguin.





What parents need to know

Educational value

Nothing educational per se, but a nice alternative to popular, mainstream club music.

Positive messages

Clean "club" music that you won't mind your kids listening to, with a cool, confident penguin singing, "the party starts now when I waddle in, turn the music loud for an epic win."

Positive role models

DJ Cadence is certainly a good role model for her confidence and cool attitude about dancing and not being afraid to let loose on the dance floor.

Violence & scariness
Not applicable
Sexy stuff
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First music video released by Disney Channel's kid-friendly social website Club Penguin.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that "The Party Starts Now" is the first music video released by Disney Channel's kid-friendly social website Club Penguin. The upbeat club mix has cool beats kids will love, without the often iffy content and lyrics that usually come with mainstream pop songs.

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What's the story?

Disney Channel's social website for kids, Club Penguin, releases its first-ever music video, "THE PARTY STARTS NOW," featuring the cool and cuddly penguin DJ Cadence. The song's release coincides with the first appearance of Disney Channel stars as avatars on the website.

Is it any good?


If you're looking for a clean alternative to regular radio pop music or club mixes that your kids want to listen to, then "The Party Starts Now" is your song, since it keeps the cool beats kids crave without the iffy content. If your kids already happen to be fans or frequent patrons of the kids' social site Club Penguin, then it's a win-win.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about ways to be smart and safe while playing on the Internet. Do you know which websites are appropriate and which aren't?

  • Club Penguin is bringing some of Disney Channel's hottest stars, Zendaya and Bella Thorne, to the avatar world, letting fans interact and learn some new dance moves. Does this make you more likely to check out the website?

  • What's the purpose of having a music video for a website?

Music details

Artist:DJ Cadence
Release date:July 17, 2012
Label:Walt Disney Records
Genre:Pop music for kids
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Teen, 16 years old Written bySodaDog October 22, 2013


Seriously, Disney? the song is appropiate for all, but this singing is HORRIBLE. Not to mention the autotune! Also, Candace is a bad role model because she is overhyped and she types ENTIRELY IN "TXT"! Even on the newspaper! It doesn't even deserve one star..
What other families should know
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Kid, 11 years old August 7, 2012

Yikes, Club Penguin!

hate this song, and club penguin sucks ever since disney took over it.
Kid, 9 years old August 3, 2012

Awesome Song!

DJ Cadence is a great singer! On my vacation I was in North Carolina. We traveled by car. It takes 12 hours to get from North Carolina to Florida. This was pretty much the only song I listened to on the way home. It's so good! I've memorized the song by heart! I suggest you buy it on iTunes, Amazon, or Google Play. It's a truly great song. I love it!
What other families should know
Great role models


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