"Wanted You More" (CD Single)

Music review by
Stephanie Bruzzese, Common Sense Media
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Country tune about breaking up, moving on is OK for tweens.

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Positive Messages

The song is about accepting that a relationship is over and that it's time to move on.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Encourages listeners to recognize when it's time to change and let go of false hope.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that "Wanted You More" is a much more wholesome track than Lady Antebellum's smash debut hit, "Need You Now." Featuring no adult language or references to sex or substance use, this song has a simple, grown-up message about acknowledging when a romance isn't right and moving on with your life. Overall, the single is a solid choice for younger country fans.

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What's the story?

Hot country trio Lady Antebellum is back with "WANTED YOU MORE," a single from their third record, We Own the Night. Unlike the song that put the group on the map -- "Need You Now" -- this tune is super tame, with no graphic language or mention of mature subjects like sex and substance use. Rather, it includes a somewhat plaintive message about admitting when a relationship has gone sour -- and having the strength to let go.

Is it any good?

On "Wanted You More," Lady Antebellum breaks out the sweet male-female harmony that made them a household name in country music circles. Backed by another part of their signature sound -- the piano -- this track is bound to be another entry in the group's growing hit list.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about this song differs from "Need You Now." Which do you like better?

  • Country music continues to become more mainstream. Why do you think that is? Is this new popularity good for the genre? Why or why not?

Music details

  • Artist: Lady Antebellum
  • Release date: September 13, 2011
  • Type: Single
  • Label: Capitol
  • Genre: Country
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No
  • Last updated: June 19, 2019

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