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"Wild Ones" (CD Single)
A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that "Wild Ones" has some minor innuendo, suggestive lyrics, and glamorizing of drinking and partying. The video shows some drinking and major risk-taking (sky-diving over Dubai), but it also makes you want to make each moment count and live life to the fullest. OK for older teens.
What's the story?
Just in time for warmer weather, Flo Rida releases his contagious club beat, "WILD ONES." Featuring indie-rock darling Sia, the single makes you want to live life to the fullest. The video follows Flo Rida on a dash around Dubai, jumping out of airplanes, partying in the clubs, racing cars, and driving across the beaches.
Is it any good?
It's hard not to like Flo Rida's "Wild Ones," especially after you see the video. In the first ten seconds, he leaps out of an airplane with a smile on his face and soars above the Palm Islands in Dubai. Singing, "Oooo oooo, so I gotta be the man, I'm the head of my band," it makes you want to go along for the ride. Sia's hook is the perfect complement to the hip-hop beat. Expect to hear this tune blasted from clubs, cars, and teen bedrooms everywhere.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about the pros and cons of risk-taking. When is it OK to take a chance and when is it foolish? Can you think of some times when you took a risk or when you chose to play it safe? What was the outcome?
What do you think the message of this song is at first listen? Does that change when you see the video? If so, how?
It's not uncommon for hip-hop or rap stars to pair up with other singers that they might otherwise have nothing in common with. What do you think about the fact that indie singer Sia sings on this track with Flo Rida? Do you think it's a good match? Why or why not?
What are the consequences of underage drinking?