The Very Best of Sheryl Crow

Common Sense Media says

Made for carefree summer fun.





What parents need to know

Positive messages

There's a lot of edgy codependency that some may find slightly uncomfortable.


Nothing violent.


Nothing explicit, a fair amount of poetic innuendo.


Language is pretty darn clean.


Just a few brand names here and there.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Quite a few references to drinking, a couple of drug references.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that lyrics such as "I've got a crummy job -- it don't pay near enough -- to buy the things it takes -- to buy me some of your love" (in "Soak Up the Sun") deliver a tiresome codependent message, no matter how catchy the tune.

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What's the story?

Sheryl Crow's modernized \"Girls Just Want to Have Fun\" ethos provides the theme for THE VERY BEST OF SHERYL CROW -- a perfect introduction for anyone unfamiliar with the artist, covering ten years or so of legendary hits. For those familiar with her irresistible musical hooks and slightly edgy lyrics, it's a compilation of her most popular offerings. They're all here, starting with \"All I Wanna Do,\" Sheryl Crow's first big hit, right up to \"Picture,\" her brand-new duet with Kid Rock (yeah, the one with the inane and incomprehensible lyrics that you've been hearing on Country radio stations), a bubbly collection of mostly well-written (and VERY well-produced) hits that will be familiar to anyone with a car radio.

Is it any good?


The lyrics bog down just a bit in lovesick codependency and self-involved angst, actually perfect for many teens. But this "best of" compilation is a terrific summertime party record with no surprises, and without the less appreciated "filler" material on Crowe's albums. The melodies get in your head and stay there. All in all, here's a CD that was made for summer parties and carefree road trips; open that sun roof, turn up the volume, hit the highway, and sing along.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about whether they prefer light-hearted lyrics, songs with deeper meaning, or both, and why.

Music details

Artist:Sheryl Crow
Release date:November 4, 2003
Label:A&M Records
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Kid, 11 years old April 9, 2008
AGENot rated for age


i like a couple of songs on this cd
Teen, 15 years old Written byCSM Screen Name... April 9, 2008
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Teen, 17 years old Written bymnm April 9, 2008
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Fun Fun Fun

I love every song on the cd Its perfect for my age group as it references things that we deal with and will deal with, etc.


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