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"We Run the Night" (CD Single)

Dance-pop tune's message: Party all night, sleep all day.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

A negative message about repeatedly partying all night and sleeping all day.

Positive role models

Song is about excessive partying and avoidance of the responsibilities of daily life.

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Explicit version of the song includes one instance of the word "f--k."

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Drinking, drugs, & smoking

"We Run the Night" is about partying but doesn't mention alcohol or drugs specifically.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that while "We Run the Night" doesn't contain much in the way of mature content (beyond one use of "f--k" in the explicit version), it celebrates and promotes partying: "Party all night, sleep all day, then do it again." It's a less-than-ideal message for tweens and teens learning about responsibility.

What's the story?

"WE RUN THE NIGHT" is the debut single from Australian DJ-turned-recording artist Havana Brown, with an assist from rapper Pitbull. The dance-infused track is about sleeping all day, partying all night.

Is it any good?


This tune is undeniably danceable, though the high-pitched, alarm-like hook might irritate some ears. The addition of Pitbull's raw rap style lends a welcome, distinctive edge to the track.  

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about how to balance having fun with life's daily responsibilities. How do you find the right mix?

  • What might happen to someone who spends all of his or her time in pursuit of fun?

  • Why do you think partying is such a popular theme in pop music? Can you think of some others songs with the same message?

Music details

Artists:Havana Brown, Pitbull
Release date:August 1, 2012
Parental advisory:Yes
Edited version available:Yes

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Teen, 16 years old Written byTotally500 August 3, 2012

WE run this song

very good song enjoy it while you can
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Teen, 17 years old Written byabbacus April 10, 2013

Not my taste.

What other families should know
Too much swearing
Kid, 11 years old March 30, 2013


I love this song! There is nothing wrong with it, but I do personally recommend it for kids 5th grade (10 year old) and up.
What other families should know
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism