"Wiggle (feat. Snoop Dogg)" (CD single)

Music review by
Kyle Jackson, Common Sense Media
"Wiggle (feat. Snoop Dogg)" (CD single) Music Poster Image
Playful booty-shaking club anthem is graphic and lewd.

Parents say

age 16+
Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 14+
Based on 9 reviews

A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages

Appreciating women for the way they shake their butts isn't exactly a positive message, though the track is more tongue-in-cheek than misogynistic. 

Positive Role Models & Representations

At least Snoop and Derulo seem to appreciate ladies of all body types, but the lyrics objectify women and don't speak to any larger truth.

Violence
Sex

Between encouraging a girl to "wiggle" "that big fat butt" and praising her behind for being "like two planets," Derulo and Snoop keep it crass but playful, including Snoop's offer to "strip you, dip you, flip you, bubble bathe you." The song is clearly about dance-floor seduction, but it crosses the line from suggestive to explicit with extremely graphic lyrics such as "completely separated / 'til I deeply penetrate it / then I take it out and wipe it off / eat it, ate it / love it, hate it." 

Language

There are a few uses of "damn"; one verse is "hot damn it / your booty like two planets," and at the end Snoop says, "Damn, baby, you got a bright future behind you."

Consumerism

One line refers to making a girl famous "on Instagram," while the music video seems to have some subtle product placements for music-streaming services and other brands. "Cadillac" also is mentioned in the song.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

One lyric is "Let's take a shot."

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that "Wiggle (feat. Snoop Dogg)" is a silly, seductive, and suggestive pop/rap song by Jason Derulo that instructs girls to "wiggle" "that big fat butt." Although the song is more playful than sexually aggressive, it still objectifies women and contains graphic innuendos. The official music video features plenty of bedroom scenes and lots of shaking booties.

User Reviews

Adult Written byLookatdatbody August 6, 2014

Good Tune, But Too Much Graphic Sex!

Now, "Wiggle" has a cool tune, but the graphic sexual descriptions bother me. Examples: "Patty cake, patty cake, with no hands/Got me in the club... Continue reading
Adult Written bystephen melinger May 25, 2015

Blatant Trash

Unfortunately this is characterized as music when it really is just sound effects and stream of consciousness lyrics. There is a beat present but no real mel... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written bySophie_x June 28, 2014

Its a catchy song, but the rapping parts and the way women are described is awful

The whole song is catchy and fun, but the lyrics in the chorus and verses, especially the rap are about sexual things and protraying women as being these object... Continue reading
Kid, 12 years old September 13, 2014

Iffy for kids ok for teens

So I was watching over my little 8 year old cousin she wanted to listen to music so I let her go on youtube. She asked if she could play a song called wiggle (c... Continue reading

What's the story?

WIGGLE is the fourth single from international R&B star Jason Derulo's fourth studio album, Talk Dirty. Following the smash hit club anthem "Talk Dirty (feat. 2 Chainz)," Derulo again teams up with a superstar rapper, this time enlisting West Coast legend Snoop Dogg for a guest verse. The song poses the all-important question, "What you gonna do with that big fat butt?" The answer: "Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle."

Is it any good?

As with the song "Talk Dirty," "Wiggle" is undoubtedly fun and catchy, with a memorable whistled hook and Snoop appearance. However, also as with Derulo's previous hits, the song relies too heavily on weak metaphors and lewd jokes, with lines such as "Cadillac, Cadillac, pop that trunk / Let's take a shot, alley-oops that dunk." It's a known fact that the pop charts love songs about shaking rear ends, but this feels contrived and off-color, betraying the silliness with crude intentions.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the prevalence of pop music that uses women's bodies as its subject matter. Is this simply a case of "sex sells," or does this kind of mainstream misogyny point to a larger problem within pop culture?

  • There have been songs about booty-shaking since the 1970s. Do you think the fact that sexuality is more and more explicitly referenced in art and music indicates a liberation from censorship, a step toward tastelessness, or something in between? 

  • Snoop Dogg appears to have returned to rapping after spending the last few years working on more melodic side projects such as his reggae act Snoop Lion and funk band Snoopzilla. Do you appreciate it when artists step outside their comfort zones and try new things?

Music details

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