The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 Soundtrack

Music review by
Stephanie Bruzzese, Common Sense Media
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A few mature messages, but OK overall for older tweens.

Parents say

age 10+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 12+
Based on 6 reviews

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A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages

Not a lot of overly positive or negative lyrics, though there are a few troubling lines about changing who you are to accommodate someone else.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Whether or not you think Bella and Edward are good role models depends on your perspective.


A couple of lines about death and hurting yourself to dull emotional pain.


A handful of kissing references.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

One mention of drinking and morphine.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 soundtrack is a lot like the soundtracks for previous Twilight films, full of emotional but largely clean songs by mostly indie rock artists. Though the tunes don't have mature content like profanity, graphic sexual descriptions, or hardcore references to substance use and violence, they include a few lines about kissing, death, religion, and hurting yourself ("I drove a nail into my shoe") to forget emotional anguish. They also include lyrics that discuss the basis of Bella and Edward's relationship -- that Bella must change who she is in order to be with Edward.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byteddybear88 November 12, 2011


It's fine......somewhat.
Kid, 9 years old April 7, 2013

Awesome song

A great song, sad, but great! It's sung by Christina Perri (who is awesome) and the video is really cool too! The video has a few twilight clips, such as a... Continue reading
Teen, 15 years old Written bybookworm:) January 6, 2012

It's ok...

Honestly, the content of the songs are fine, and there are no harmful messages that kids will pick up. This album was good for the first few listens, and then i... Continue reading

What's the story?

The fourth installment in the epic Twilight series, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN, PART 1 has its own soundtrack, following the pattern of previous Twilight flicks. Like the soundtracks that have come before, this one features lots of indie-rock songs that are fraught with emotion.

Is it any good?

With the spreading appeal of the Twilight story, it's no surprise that a few more mainstream artists (Bruno Mars, Christina Perri) would be showing up in the newer Twilight soundtracks. That said, the core indie-rock songs remain the real gems, with stand-out tracks from The Joy Formidable, The Belle Brigade, Imperial Mammoth, and more.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the soundtrack's mood. How does it match the tone of the book and movie?

  • Why do you think the artists featured on the soundtrack were chosen? What do you think of the inclusion of more pop-based singers, such as Bruno Mars?

  • Would you buy this soundtrack if you weren't a fan of the book or movie? Does listening to it make you want to see the movie?

Music details

  • Artist: Various Artists
  • Release date: November 8, 2011
  • Type: Album
  • Label: Atlantic
  • Genre: Soundtrack
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No
  • Last updated: February 11, 2020

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