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"Whistle" (CD single)

Music review by
Stephanie Bruzzese, Common Sense Media
"Whistle" (CD single) Music Poster Image
Teasing track about oral sex from radio-friendly rapper.

Parents say

age 18+
Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 13+
Based on 22 reviews

A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages

A playful song about oral sex is not offering any positive messages to kids.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Flo Rida has some songs that are fine for kids, but this is not one of them.


The song's title is a euphemism for oral sex, supported by many of the thinly veiled lyrics: "Can you blow my whistle baby ... Girl I'm gonna show you how to do it and we start real slow / You just put your lips together and you come real close."



Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Mentions drinking champagne.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that the track "Whistle" is about oral sex, although that term is not used directly. The song's chorus -- "Can you blow my whistle, baby" -- is followed by lots of other lines with an obvious double-meaning, along with a reference to drinking champagne. Flo Rida has some songs that are fine for tweens and young teens, but this is not one of them.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent Written byTMaguire August 15, 2013

Inappropriate content for kid audience

Common Sense Media should indicate a much stronger warning than 3 bullets for sexual content...given the topic is oral sex. It is a catchy tune, so your kids w... Continue reading
Parent Written byCouchs April 28, 2013
Kid, 10 years old August 4, 2012

Uhh... weird.

This song is really weird. It talks about you-know-what, then he talks about bringing out his banjo.... whaaat? Also, I thought I heard the word "b*tch... Continue reading
Kid, 10 years old June 30, 2013

His Worst

There is a d**n used once. Blow his whistle means something bad.

What's the story?

"WHISTLE" is the third single off the album Only One Rida (Part 2), the fourth record from rapper Flo Rida. The sexually charged track about oral sex ("You just put your lips together and you come real close / Can you blow my whistle baby / Slow it down, take a little longer") marks a distinct departure for the star, whose previous singles, like "Good Feeling," featured positive, mostly clean lyrics.

Is it any good?

With a slower, mellower vibe than his earlier singles, "Whistle" has a somewhat different sound than Flo Rida's typically big, booming tracks. That said, the song still includes Rida's trademark smooth delivery, backed by a lighthearted whistle that matches the track's tongue-in-cheek mood. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about why Flo Rida -- a rapper known for positive, upbeat tracks like "Good Feeling" -- would release such a risque tune.

  • Does releasing an explicitly sexual song give a musician more cred? Why or why not? 

  • This song references consequence-free oral sex. Parents may want to discuss their own values about sex and relationships.

Music details

  • Artist: Flo Rida
  • Release date: April 30, 2012
  • Type: Single
  • Label: Atlantic
  • Genre: Rap
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No

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