"Till the World Ends" (CD Single)

Music review by
Stephanie Bruzzese, Common Sense Media
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Slightly steamy dance single is OK for teens.

Parents say

age 10+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 9+
Based on 13 reviews

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A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages

The sexy message here isn't necessarily negative -- just too mature for young ears.

Positive Role Models & Representations

The song doesn't encourage positive or negative behavior; it's about romantic relations between adults.


Some suggestive lyrics, like "Get you off with the touch, dancin' in the dark."

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that "Till the World Ends" is a lot less risque than many of the songs that Britney Spears has previously released. While it includes some fairly steamy lyrics about sex, her metaphors are still less direct than in previous singles, making this tune OK for teens.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent Written byMomma K. June 27, 2017

Catchy dance song has one bad word but is mostly ok for tweens.

Till the World ends is a good song from pop superstar Britney Spears. It is clean and tame compared to some of Britney's other songs,has one bad word... Continue reading
Kid, 11 years old September 24, 2020

I will love this until the world ends

This is full of amazing messages! It talks about persistence, a sense of fun, and feeling valued in a romantic relationship. There's a bit of PG-13 rated s... Continue reading
Teen, 14 years old Written bymr. preston January 10, 2016

Great Song For Everyone

There isn't anything inappropriate in this song. It is a very fun dance song for the whole family.

What's the story?

TILL THE WORLD ENDS is the second single from Femme Fatale, the seventh album from pop icon Britney Spears. As with the record's first single, "Hold It Against Me," this song is clean compared to earlier Spears hits like "3." The track contains no graphic language or particularly direct references to sex, although the lyrics can get steamy at times. For example: "You notice what I'm wearing, I notice when you're staring." Still, overall it's an OK choice for teens.

Is it any good?

Spears was never the strongest singer, and her so-so vocals in this song prove the point. Lots of Auto-Tune still can't cover up her mediocre performance, though the song's dance beat is catchy enough to appeal to die-hard Spears fans who've been dying for a new track from the pop star.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the difference between this song's sound and the tones of Spears' earlier tunes. What's changed?

  • Which sound do you like more? Why?

  • Can a song by an artist known for her sex appeal be popular without edgy lyrics?

Music details

  • Artist: Britney Spears
  • Release date: March 4, 2011
  • Label: Jive Records
  • Genre: Pop
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No
  • Last updated: November 11, 2020

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