"We Run the Night" (CD Single)

Music review by
Stephanie Bruzzese, Common Sense Media
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Dance-pop tune's message: Party all night, sleep all day.

Parents say

age 13+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 12+
Based on 6 reviews

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Positive Messages

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

Positive Role Models & Representations

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


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

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

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

What 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.

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Teen, 13 years old Written byBig Fan June 19, 2018

Great song, but not quite for kids

I think this is a great song. Pitbull fits in nicely. But it’s probably best for teens. It has a bad message about partying all night and sleeping all day. Ther... Continue reading
Teen, 17 years old Written byabbacus April 10, 2013

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.  

Talk to your kids 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
  • Type: Single
  • Label: Island
  • Genre: Dance/pop
  • Parental advisory: Yes
  • Edited version available: Yes
  • Last updated: November 11, 2020

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