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"Wake Up Call" (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 star of Heroes is venturing into the music world with her first pop song. The lyrics are shallow (threats to flirt with other guys to make a boyfriend jealous) but they're also innocent and never get anywhere near graphic. The video shows Panettiere in cleavage-showing outfits dancing suggestively. Since this song is part of a Candies' ad campaign, she's decked out in the brand, but you wouldn't know that just by watching the video.
What's the story?
Scarlett Johansson. Raven-Symone. Heidi Montag. And now, Hayden Panettiere. These women are just a few of the many who are trying their luck with music. "WAKE UP CALL" -- Panettiere's first single -- is a pop tune about making a boyfriend jealous by flirting with other boys. The heavy dub influence mixed with light rap channels Rihanna and Gwen Stefani.
Is it any good?
There are many actors who should stick to acting. And -- this may be tough to grasp, but -- Hayden Panettiere (yes, the cute blonde star from Heroes) may have a supplemental future. "Wake Up Call" is her first foray into the music world, and she's actually good. The dub isn't too out of place and she hits all the right keys vocally. The only forced part is the light rap breakout -- with her blonde tresses and sly smile, Panettiere just can't make the tough-girl image work for her. But, nonetheless, the song is going to definitely work for many kids.