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"Tonight Tonight" (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 this single is all about having a good time through partying and dancing, but the lyrics steer clear of any mention of alcohol or drugs. There's a reference to a mysterious tattoo that looks like actor Zach Galifianakis. The video shows a couple kissing rather passionately for a few seconds, but other than that it's fine for older kids.
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What's the story?
"TONIGHT TONIGHT" is a single from Nashville band Hot Chelle Rae, (formerly known as Miracle Drug), who apparently got their name from a very enthusiastic MySpace fan. It's an infectious pop-rock tune about having fun and partying the night away after a rough week or bad day. Although the emphasis is on having a good time, there's no mention of drugs or alcohol, making it fine for the middle school crowd.
Is it any good?
"Tonight Tonight" catches your attention from the start with lyrics that talk about a bad week and a cheating girlfriend, then the sarcastic, "la, la, la, whatever, la, la, la, it doesn't matter." Everyone can relate to a bad day and the bliss that comes after when you can let loose with your friends on the weekend. Hot Chelle Rae makes you want to dance like it's your birthday, even if it isn't, and not care who's looking or laughing.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about the use of strong language or references to sex in music. This song avoids these things, but many don't. Do you think that kind of content is necessary? Does it make a song better or worse?
Have you ever had a really bad day? How do you deal with it? Can you relate to what this song talks about?