"When Can I See You Again?" (CD Single)

Music review by
Jessica Dawson, Common Sense Media
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Catchy, feel-good song for kids and parents.

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Educational Value

Nothing educational per se, but positive messages about "not being afraid to spread your wings" are always a good lesson.

Positive Messages

This song has great messages about not being afraid to try something new: "Don't close your eyes 'cause your future's ready to shine."

Positive Role Models & Representations

This single is about the trials of a video game villain who wants to change his fate and be a hero -- a great role model for any age.

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Sexy Stuff

Song from Disney movie soundtrack to Wreck-It Ralph.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that "When Can I See You Again?" is an upbeat track from the Disney animated movie Wreck-It Ralph, which is about a video game villain who suddenly wants to be a hero. The lyrics are clean and inspiring, with music that's catchy and fun -- a great combo for any age.

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Teen, 14 years old Written byBrainierRain June 9, 2020

Great movie, fine song.

It’s a fine song, nothing wrong with it. Not my favorite Owl City song; still a good song for everyone.

I selected “great messages” and “great role models” bec... Continue reading
Teen, 15 years old Written byrebma97 November 30, 2012

Ok song from Owl City

This song is okay. I don't love it, but I like it okay. It's perfectly fine for kids.

What's the story?

"WHEN CAN I SEE YOU AGAIN?" is an electro-pop track sung by one-man band Owl City (Adam Young) that's featured in the Disney animated movie Wreck-It Ralph. It's about Ralph trying to find his place in the world, even if it means setting off on his own path and leaving the life and people he knows.

Is it any good?

Although "When Can I See You Again?" has a very similar sound to Owl City's other music, it's still a catchy, electro-pop melody that's upbeat and perfect for the movie. Whether you hail from the Donkey Kong or XBox era, the lyrics are inspiring and supportive: "Look all around at the mountains you have to climb, it's just a matter of time before you learn how to fly." We all want to try something new; sometimes finding the courage to start is the hardest part. This infectious tune encourages kids in a fun way.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the differences between a villain and a hero. Who are examples of each from movies or TV shows you know?

  • What makes someone bad? What makes someone good? Do you think a bad guy can become a hero?

  • Do you have to see Wreck-It Ralph to enjoy and understand this song? Why or why not?

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