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

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.

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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." 


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

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Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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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

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.  

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
Parental advisory:Yes
Edited version available:Yes

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Teen, 14 years old Written byCheerleader200 March 6, 2011
age 14+


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
Written byAnonymous February 24, 2013
age 18+

Not for Kids. All About Sex.

Love or the F Word. What word is put in there. It's all about sex ether way
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Kid, 10 years old August 10, 2012
age 15+


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)
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Too much sex
Too much swearing


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