"We Found Love" (CD Single)

Music review by
Stephanie Bruzzese, Common Sense Media
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Popular with kids
Cleanest song yet from R&B diva; video is very sexual.

Parents say

age 9+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 9+
Based on 17 reviews

A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages

Falling in love is a beautiful thing.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Encourages listeners to open themselves up to love.

Violence
Sex

Though the song's lyrics are clean, its video is quite racy, with a scantily clad Rihanna in a variety of different sex scenes.

Language
Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that "We Found Love" is one of the cleanest songs that Rihanna has ever recorded. With no profanity, graphic sexual descriptions, or references to violence or substances, the track just has simple lyrics about falling in love with someone. That said, the super-sultry video showing a scantily clad Rihanna in a variety of different sex scenes is too intense for younger kids.

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User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bychagsters January 28, 2012

Ugh.

I don't understand why this song is very popular. Repetitive lyrics, a terrible synth, horrendous build-up and her voice sounds nasty. What happened to the... Continue reading
Adult Written byteddybear88 October 21, 2011

OK.

Song is great! video is BAD!
Teen, 14 years old Written byspeyan727 October 10, 2018
Kid, 9 years old November 4, 2012

look down

This is a very good song cleanest yet. by the way check out my other reviews.

What's the story?

"WE FOUND LOVE" is the first track off R&B diva Rihanna's sixth album. In a departure from her usual edgy approach, the singer keeps it really clean in this song, sticking with a more wholesome description of falling in love. However, the video takes a 180-degree turn, depicting the singer in several skimpy outfits and compromising positions with various men.

Is it any good?

This song's light, airy tones go well with RiRi's upbeat vocals. Though there's nothing complex to the arrangement, the single features a catchy, danceable vibe that will be right at home in the clubs (or at slumber parties and school dances).

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about why Rihanna would pair a wholesome song with an especially explicit video. Is this a mixed message?

  • Does the video do a good job of relating the spirit of the song? Why or why not?

Music details

  • Artist: Rihanna
  • Release date: October 3, 2011
  • Type: Single
  • Label: Def Jam
  • Genre: R&B
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No
  • Last updated: July 15, 2015

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