"We Can Change the World" (CD Single)

Common Sense Media says

Super-clean tune promotes making life better for everyone.





What parents need to know

Positive messages

Doing everything in your power to make the world a better place is the subject of this super-positive song.

Positive role models

Encourages listeners to make a difference in the world.

Violence & scariness
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Sexy stuff
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Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that "We Can Change the World" is an uber-positive, clean song about making the world a better place. The lyrics promote taking every little or big step possible in contributing toward the greater good -- an uplifting message for kids and tweens alike.

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What's the story?

Actress and singer Brigit Mendler, star of the Disney Channel series Good Luck Charlie, encourages everybody to grab life by the tail in "WE CAN CHANGE THE WORLD" -- the theme song for Disney's Friends for Change Games, a fundraiser for charities around the globe. The track contains nothing but positive messages about doing everything you can to make the world a better place: "We can change the world with every footstep / We're gonna do the little thing, the big thing, everything we can." Everyone from younger kids to older teens stands to gain from this song.

Is it any good?


Like most Disney songs, this tune features a straight-up synth-pop hook that doesn't help it to stand out from the pack. That said, Mendler's solid vocals surpass several of her peers, making the song a bit more memorable that the average pop track.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about what individuals can do in their own lives to make life better for everyone in the world.

  • What are some of the threats to a good, healthy life for people in your own community? In poor nations around the world?

Music details

Artist:Brigit Mendler
Release date:June 10, 2011
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Kid, 7 years old March 26, 2012

loving it!

great sing-song! listen to it everyday!
What other families should know
Great messages
Teen, 15 years old Written bystripesanddots June 30, 2011

Just Okay

I like Bridgit Mendler, so I thought this song would be really good. It's actually just okay. It has a really great message though.
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Great messages
Great role models


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