Unwritten

Music review by
Kathi Kamen Goldmark, Common Sense Media
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Popular with kids
Perky, innocuous pop.

Parents say

age 10+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 9+
Based on 12 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this music.

Positive Messages

Mostly innocuous with some positive, thoughtful stuff about relationships -- also some "needy" lyrics.

Violence

Nothing offensive.

Sex

Some mild innuendo.

Language

Nothing offensive.

Consumerism

One or two brand names mentioned.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Nothing offensive.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that there's just a bit of sexual innuendo, and a few positive messages as well.

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User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byStephy April 9, 2008

Excellent

Natasha's songs are for all ages and deliver a good message. Lately in order for songs to be popular they would have to talk about sex, drugs and violence... Continue reading
Teen, 17 years old Written byabbacus December 21, 2012
Kid, 9 years old July 12, 2011

so kool

it says you are your own person and be yourself (feel the rain on your skin no one else can let it in...)

What's the story?

New Zealand-born Natasha Bedingfield, just a step or two behind her older brother Daniel Bedingfield, seems to be taking the British pop music world by storm. Her debut album, UNWRITTEN, is filled with appealing, hook-filled pop tunes. Produced with loving care and performed with enough talent and passion to pull it off, the songs themselves don't have all that much to say, but they say it very well.

Is it any good?

The real star of Unwritten is a combination of Bedingfield's sweet, smooth delivery and the expertise of a skillful production team. Romantic and subtle, her ballads work as successfully as her energetic dance tunes, and will resonate especially with young girls thinking about all that love stuff for the first time. Natasha Bedingfield is definitely a bright new star, worth keeping an eye -- or making a wish -- on.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about what it would be like to work in the same field as a very successful older sibling.

Music details

  • Artist: Natasha Bedingfield
  • Release date: August 2, 2005
  • Label: Sony Music
  • Genre: Pop
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No
  • Last updated: July 15, 2015

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