"Turn up the Music" Remix (CD Single)



Club beat is mostly clean, features ex-girlfriend Rihanna.

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Positive messages

Nothing overly positive or negative in the lyrics, which are about being on the dance floor. Hype surrounding Rihanna as a guest singer on the song after their public, abusive past certainly adds some mixed messages, though.

Positive role models

Hard to say that Chris Brown or Rihanna are positive role models, but perhaps there is something to be said for trying to move on.

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Minor innuendo about being on the dance floor: "Fill me up and take me down," "Turn up the music cuz I feel a little turned on," "If you're sexy and you know it put your hands up in the air."

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Drinking, drugs, & smoking

One line references drinking: "Fill your cup and drink it down."

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this remix single features Chris Brown's ex-girlfriend Rihanna, not to mention major publicity surrounding their collaboration after a public, abusive relationship in 2009. The song, however, is clean and fine for teens and up, but does have some minor innuendo and mention of drinking in the club.

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What's the story?

Released almost simultaneously with ex-girlfriend Rihanna's duet with Brown ("Birthday Cake"), "TURN UP THE MUSIC" might be Chris Brown's way of shutting down the haters and just doing what he does best -- sing and dance. The song is about a night out on the dance floor at a club.

Is it any good?


No matter what his past offenses are, Chris Brown has talent when it comes to music. "Turn Up the Music" might be his way of showing that he's ready to move on from his notorious past with Rihanna and keep the naysayers at bay. The song lets his airy, effortless vocals slide through the pop R&B synth and bass beats, and whether it's a bad career move or not, Rihanna adds a new layer of color that works on this song.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the attention that this song is getting because it features Brown's ex-girlfriend, Rihanna, whom he assaulted in 2009. Would the song be getting as much publicity if it featured a different woman? Do you think this is why Brown chose Rihanna?

  • How do you feel about the fact that Rihanna is willing to sing on Brown's song? What, if anything, does this say about her? Does it send a positive or negative message?

  • Rihanna has the last line of the song: "Baby, I love you." It's just a song lyric, but why did she choose to sing that particular lyric in this song with this person?

Music details

Artists:Chris Brown, Rihanna
Release date:February 10, 2012
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Kid, 11 years old March 8, 2013

Fortune by Chris Brown

Album: By Chris Brown-Fortune Chris Brown’s fifth album (Fortune) was released on June 29th, 2012. As his first release with RCA records Chris collaborated with many record producers to get this album put in stores. He also featured many other guest appearances like Big Sean,Wiz Khalifa, and many more. On the Billboard 200 it debuted as number one and selling about 135,000 copies in its first week. Even though he had lots of copies in the first week it is still a big drop from his last album F.A.M.E.. Despite being getting negative reviews from musical critics it was one of the top ten buys in 9 other countries. What lead to his success with this album was a hot new song “turn up the music”this song was sung by him and is on this new album. Turn up the music reached number 10 on Billboard 100 and number one on the U.K. singles chart. His new style with a mix of techno and pop music has made him a hot new artist. With an average of $9.99 in stores his fairly priced album is still in stores and still a highly wanted disc. Even with many top hits and great songs still too many of his love songs might be effecting the rate this CD being bought. In my opinion even though I like hearing most songs on that album for example turn up the music or don’t wake me up his supposed romantic love songs need a better beat. But still the overall CD is fantastic and fans can agree. So if you want some new hot music I would suggest going out to stores and get Chris Brown’s latest album Fortune. You will thank yourself if you do. His own techno/pop music for the first time has ever been produced by RAC records this album is Fortune. So I suggest you get it NOW! Fortune Albums sold: 134,290 in first week Price: About 10.00 dollars Record Deal: RAC Records
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Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Kid, 12 years old March 25, 2012

Glad they moved on.

The remix of this song is better than the original, with Rihanna's unique vocals definitely adding to the substance of the song. The song is actually one of Chris Brown's better songs, and I'm glad that he and Rihanna are at peace again and making more good music together. Parents of young kids might feel a little unsure of the line that is repeated before the chorus: "If you sexy and you know it, put your hands up in the air." Other than that, everything is fine in this song.
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