Want personalized picks that fit your family?
Set preferences to see our top age-appropriate picks for your kids.
"Timber (ft. Ke$ha)" (CD Single)
A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that "Timber (ft. Ke$ha)" is yet another generic dance song from Pitbull about getting wild at the club and dancing all night. Although the lyrics do refer to some frisky dance moves, including "twerking in their bras and thongs," the lyrics are mostly clean, with the exception of one "damn." There's also one mention of alcohol and some bragging by Pitbull.
- Parents say
- Kids say
What's the story?
Is it any good?
The lyrics are unimaginative and goofy, the rapping is tired and sounds like every other Pitbull song, and Ke$ha's guest appearance is useless. Hit-making producer Dr. Luke creates a strange hybrid between house music and square dance, utilizing a harmonica sample that sounds awkward combined with a four-on-the-floor pounding kick drum. Fans of Pitbull and Ke$ha know what to expect and therefore won't be disappointed by this generic offering.
Talk to your kids about ...
For kids who love parties and pop stars
Our editors recommend
Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.