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

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Super-suggestive lyrics in sexually charged pop song.

What parents need to know

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

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

Violence
Not applicable
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
Not applicable
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

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.

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?

QUALITY

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.  

Families can talk 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

Artists:DJ Frank E, Enrique Iglesias, Ludacris
Release date:January 5, 2011
Label:Universal
Genre:Pop
Parental advisory:Yes
Edited version available:Yes

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Teen, 14 years old Written byCheerleader200 March 6, 2011

No

Bad and innapropriate. The explicit version has the F word instead of loving.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 13 years old Written byTransformers3Fan July 6, 2011

GO WITH THE CLEAN VERSION

the explicit version is NOT FOR KIDS and the clean is for KIDS 12+
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Kid, 10 years old August 10, 2012

Dumb...

The explicit version of this song is called "Tonight I'm F*ckin' You". Really... that is such a dumb name. Plus, in the the song, he says "I know you want me"... lol, no. -Samantha (chocolatecake123)
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing

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