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"The Time (Dirty Bit)" (CD single)
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 single is a pretty clean, straightforward Black Eyed Peas song about dancing and having fun. While the track makes one mention of drinking shots and has a somewhat veiled reference to getting "stoned," it largely avoids graphic adult content. In the end, it's an age-appropriate choice for kids who like the Peas but are too young for their more mature tunes.
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What's the story?
"THE TIME (DIRTY BIT)" is the first single from The Black Eyed Peas' sixth full-length album, "The Beginning." Content-wise, this tune follows familiar territory for the Peas, revolving around getting down on the dance floor. However, its lyrics are a bit less mature than previous Peas tunes, omitting profanity and going very light on references to substance use and sex. Examples include "Keep on rocking to the sound, turn it up and watch it pound ... Get hot in here, the temperature has got these ladies getting freakier." For younger audiences who like the Peas but aren't yet old enough for their more mature songs, this single is an age-appropriate choice.
Is it any good?
The single samples the classic song "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" from the '80s movie Dirty Dancing, giving it a feel-good sound that permeates the tune. While it's no surprise to hear the male vocals here tempered by the auto tune (as usual), even Fergie somewhat disappointingly employs the device to distort her typically solid vocals. That said, the track still has a foot-stomping beat that will appeal to legions of dance-loving Black Eyed Peas fans out there.
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For kids who love to dance
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