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"Walking on Air" (CD Single)



Sexy, lame dance track celebrates love with cliched lyrics.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Though the upbeat track talks about the uplifting power of love, the message isn't really positive or negative.

Positive role models

Perry hasn't always been the best role model, but her music often focuses on empowerment for women, which is a good message.

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The song features lyrics like "You reading me like erotica" and "Just when I think I can't take anymore / We go deeper and harder / Than ever before."


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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that "Walking on Air" is the third single from Katy Perry's album Prism. This upbeat, '90s-influenced dance track celebrates the uplifting power of love. Though the song skips iffy language or references to drugs or alcohol, the sexy lyrics make it best for older tweens and up.


What's the story?

Katy Perry's third single from her album Prism, WALKING ON AIR, is a '90s-style dance track about the transcendent power of love. The track is the second single from the album produced by Swedish songwriter Klas Ahlund.

Is it any good?


Though it's nice to see Perry continuing to explore new styles on Prism, "Walking on Air" falls a bit flat. The vocals are breathy and miss her signature power, and the lyrics are pretty laughable when you get beyond the crazy-repetitive "I'm walking on air" with gems like "Even heaven is jealous of our love / Yes, we make angels cry." This single will be perfect for the club but is probably one you can leave off your iPod.


Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the singles from Prism. Which one do you like best?

  • Why do you think Perry has chosen to try so many different styles on Prism?

Music details

Artist:Katy Perry
Release date:September 30, 2013
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Educator and Parent Written byJared Galczynski May 28, 2014

Walking on the Radio Airwaves, therefore Clean!

"Erotica" is not even a cuss word, let alone not a sexual topic if only the word is mentioned.
Kid, 10 years old December 29, 2013

My thought

Good. Catchy tune.
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Great messages
Kid, 11 years old January 15, 2015

2 stars is not enough !!!!!!!!!!

CSM rated this with two stars?I lovvve this song.
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