"Tonight (I'm Lovin' You)" (CD single)

Music review by
Stephanie Bruzzese, Common Sense Media
"Tonight (I'm Lovin' You)" (CD single) Music Poster Image
Super-suggestive lyrics in sexually charged pop song.

Parents say

age 16+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 14+
Based on 21 reviews

A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages

This song's message about a night of passion isn't exactly negative, but it's too mature for young ears.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Not the best example for kids, as the song is about a one-night stand.

Violence
Sex

While there are no outright specifics in this song, its lyrics are heavily suggestive: "I know you want me...So put it on me, let's remove the space between me and you / Now rock your body, damn I like the way that you move
/ So give it to me, 'cause I already know what you wanna do." 

Language

"Ass" and "damn" in both versions; "f--k" in explicit version.

Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that "Tonight (I'm Loving You)" is the clean version of a more explicit tune titled "Tonight (I'm F--kin' You)." The title is the only difference between the two versions, with both featuring the same lyrics that are extremely suggestive -- yet not outright descriptive -- about sex. That said, parents of tweens might want to look for more age-appropriate dance tunes.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byMychemicalstinkpants April 16, 2011
Adult Written byJoe-SF February 10, 2011
Great song--I think Enrique is the only one who could actually get away with saying the explicit version in real life.
Teen, 14 years old Written byCheerleader200 March 6, 2011

No

Bad and innapropriate. The explicit version has the F word instead of loving.
Teen, 14 years old Written byimmabeamazing October 1, 2011

alright

I like this song! Sure, it doesn't have a good message, but I love the tune!

What's the story?

TONIGHT (I'M LOVIN' YOU) is one of two versions of the same single by Enrique Iglesias -- the other exchanges the word "lovin'" with "f--kin'" in the title. Otherwise, the two songs share the same lyrics, which are steamy enough to completely fog up any window yet aren't outright graphic. Sample lyrics include: "When I get you on the springs Imma make you fall
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Is it any good?

Iglesias isn't the best part of his own song; the guest rap by Ludacris and slick beats (compliments of DJ Frank E) are what get your feet moving. They help to overshadow Iglesias' somewhat cheesy "ooh-oohing," making this song more than just another so-so entry on the dance scene.  

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about why Enrique Iglesias might have decided to release the same song under two different titles.

  • How does the impact of the song change when its title goes from clean to explicit? Do you think the title change makes the song better or worse? Why?

  • What are your family's rules about songs with racy lyrics?

Music details

For kids who love to dance

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