A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What 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.
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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?
"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.
Talk to your kids 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?