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"We R Who We R" (CD Single)

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Club track glorifies partying; catchy, but not for kids.
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What parents need to know

Positive messages

The song is about partying, hitting on guys, and living like a "superstar" with "Jesus on my necklace." It sends the message that being young means you're invincible and reckless.

Positive role models

Praising Jesus and hot pants, sellin' your clothes and sleeping in cars -- all for the sake of going out -- isn't a positive example for kids.

Violence
Not applicable
Sex

Song talks about looking sexy and "hitting on guys hard" and wearing "hot pants" and "looking sick and sexy-fied."

Language

"Damn" and "s--t."

Consumerism
Not applicable
Drinking, drugs, & smoking

General idea of going out, clubbing, dancing, and hitting on the opposite sex. Mention of "running this town just like a club."

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this single stays true to the Ke$ha formula: It's yet another club anthem that glorifies partying, being sexy, and hitting on the opposite sex. There's some profanity, including "s--t," as well as some mixed messages about wearing a Jesus necklace while partying (in hot pants, no less). Parents may want to talk to teens about the consequences of all this reckless behavior, because the song just makes it all sound like fun.

What's the story?

Party girl Ke$ha has a good thing going singing about going out, clubbin', dancing, and hitting on guys, so it's no surprise that her single "WE R WHO WE R" is all about -- you guessed it -- going out, clubbin', dancing, and hitting on guys. The synth-heavy techno-club beat lets Ke$ha do what she does best: have a good time and sing about it -- ripped stockings, Jesus necklace, and all. It's fine for club-goers but iffy for impressionable teens, especially since the party lifestyle has no consequences here.

Is it any good?

QUALITY

"We R Who We R" is certainly catchy and sure to get lots of play on the dance floor with its infectious -- albeit questionable -- lyrics like "We're dancin' like we're dumb, our bodies going numb, you know we're superstars, we are who we are!" It's no secret that Ke$ha likes to glorify partying, hot pants, and "sleeping in cars," all the while seeming invincible, but it's not the best message for teens. The over-synthesizing gets annoying, but fans will love the club beat and "dancing dumb" on the dance floor.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about how Ke$ha is known for her partying ways and overall "sexy-fied," carefree attitude. Do you think this image has been carefully crafted in order to create interest? Do you think it's what makes her music so popular? 

  • Do you think it's OK to have this kind of image as a celebrity, even if it's just to sell records? What message does this send to younger fans?

  • What are the real-life consequences of some of the behavior described in the song? What messages does it send about partying?

Music details

Artist:Ke$ha
Release date:October 25, 2010
Label:RCA
Genre:Pop
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Kid, 10 years old September 13, 2013

Swearing

Language: S*X-IFIED, D*MN, SH*T S*X: Lookin' sick and s*x-ified, h*tting on dudes hard, and hot pants. BTW, do parents need to use CMS to decide if the song is appropriate? It's THEIR decision.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Kid, 11 years old January 29, 2014

I like it.

This song is pretty catchy. This song teaches people to be themselves. It is sexual but still good.
Teen, 16 years old Written byrebma97 January 2, 2014

Catchy, but negative messages

I love the music to this song, it's catchy, but I dislike the lyrics. It's all about partying and looking "hot". While I like Ke$ha's singing, I don't like how a lot of her songs are about partying and being reckless. Sex: The line "sexy-fied" is used in the chorus. Drinking/Drugs: Mentions of drinking. Language: Ke$ha mentions "d*mn" and "s--t" at least once
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Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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