"Titanium" (CD Single)

Music review by
Stephanie Bruzzese, Common Sense Media
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Dance tune about staying strong has some violent imagery.

Parents say

age 11+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 9+
Based on 15 reviews

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

Positive Messages

A positive message about staying tough when someone tries to knock you down.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Encourages listeners to be strong and to ignore naysayers.


Hurtful words and actions are compared to being "riddled with bullets."

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that while the song "Titanium" doesn't promote actual violence, it's based on a violent metaphor that equates hurtful words and actions to bullets and being shot. The track doesn't include profanity, sex, or other adult content.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 6 and 10-year-old Written byTheReviewMom June 15, 2012

thank you!

1. Thank you common sense media for answering this request! 2. This song has such a positive message about being yourself. It does have a bit of violence. The v... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written byBig Fan July 16, 2018

Great song, but not quite for younger kids

I think this is a great song. Sia fits in nicely. But it is still best for older kids. It does use a titanium metaphor that preschoolers might not know. They... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written byInvisigirl February 5, 2017

Catchy, amazing! THIS IS MY JAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!


What's the story?

Known for teaming up with other immense musical talents, French DJ David Guetta has asked singer Sia for an assist on his single "TITANIUM." This tune from Guetta's fifth album, Nothing but the Beat, describes how hurtful words and actions are akin to being "riddled with bullets." The song encourages listeners to stay strong in the face of naysayers.

Is it any good?

The master of infectious dance beats, David Guetta does another respectable job with this track. Though the end result isn't mind-blowing, the inclusion of strong vocals by Sia helps to make this a solid single.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how it feels when someone says or does hurtful things -- and how to cope with those feelings.

  • Do you think mean words can hurt as much as physical pain? Why or why not?

  • What do you think of the collaboration between Sia and David Guetta?

Music details

  • Artists: David Guetta, Sia
  • Release date: May 29, 2012
  • Type: Single
  • Label: Capitol
  • Genre: Pop
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No
  • Last updated: November 11, 2020

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