"Two Black Cadillacs" (CD Single)

 
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Catchy country-rock track about revenge has edgy video.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

The song is about two women who won't tolerate being cheated on. But the women also get violent revenge in the video, which may not be the best message for tweens.

Positive role models

Underwood's style and content has gotten a little edgier over the years, but she's still a positive role model for young girls. Her lyrics focus on empowerment and show women standing up for themselves.

Violence

While the song itself just implies violence, the video shows a man being run over by a Cadillac. It's not shown graphically -- and it's pretty tame and cheesy -- but it's there.

Sex

Sex isn't explicitly referenced, but the song is about a man cheating on his wife with his mistress, "the woman who loved him at night."

Language
Not applicable
Consumerism

The song's about Cadillacs.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Carrie Underwood has gone dark in "Two Black Cadillacs," which might be more appropriate for older tweens or teens. There's no iffy language or references to drugs and alcohol, but the song is about two women getting revenge on a cheating man. The music video shows the women hitting him with a car.

What's the story?

"TWO BLACK CADILLACS" is a single from Carrie Underwood's fourth studio album, Blown Away, and showcases the American Idol champ's signature powerhouse vocals set against a country-rock beat. The song is about two women going to the funeral of their cheating man, and the edgy music video showcases their violent revenge.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

"Two Black Cadillacs" plays out like a really good soap opera with Underwood's powerhouse vocals narrating the story. While the tale's nothing new, the catchy chorus keeps hooking you back in. You'll find yourself singing "Bye bye, bye bye" hours later. And even though the music video teeters on the edge of ridiculousness, it's visually quite pretty and really fun to watch.

While it's not Underwood's best work -- the Auto-Tune on the vocals is a little out of control and the verses drag a little -- it's a solid single that stands up to multiple listenings.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about Underwood's darker image. Why do you think she's choosing to focus on edgier subject matter?

  • Talk with your kids about revenge. Is it ever appropriate? What should the women have done instead of turning to violence?

  • Do you think the video goes well with the song? Why or why not?

Music details

Artist:Carrie Underwood
Release date:February 1, 2013
Type:Single
Label:19 Recordings
Genre:Country
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Parent Written byCountry rock lover May 21, 2013
 

Disappointment with Carrie Underwood!!!

I am apalled at this song!!I Cant believe she recorded it!!!As much talent as this young lady has and she has to stoop this low!!I am surprised that her husband would agree to this. (not that she listens to him anway) You keep this up Carrie and your husband will be kepping you up!!Well,youve lost one fan,Carrie,not that you would need me as a fan anyway!!
Teen, 17 years old Written byabbacus May 5, 2013
 

Just Okay.

I love Carrie Underwood, but this isn't one of her better songs.
Kid, 11 years old March 1, 2013
 

2 black cadilacs

I KNOW ALL DA WORDS 2 THIS SONG LUV IT
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Too much violence

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