"Wild Ones" (CD Single)

Music review by
Jessica Dawson, Common Sense Media
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Hip-pop party anthem celebrates living on the edge, drinking
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Parents say

age 14+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 10+
Based on 11 reviews

A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages

The message about wanting to be a "wild one" and trying new things isn't necessarily bad. However, the definition of being wild that is shown in the video -- careless risk taking, partying, and jumping out of airplanes --  may not be the message you want to sent to your teens.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Flo Rida likes to party, drink, kiss pretty girls, and skydive over Dubai.

Violence
Sex

Some innuendo in the lyrics ("I'm a wild one, break me in" and "If I took you home it'd be a homerun") as well as minimally-dressed dancing females and some kissing in the video.

Language
Consumerism

Video is basically a commercial for Dubai tourism, as Flo Rida jumps out of airplanes, glides across the sand in dune buggies, and cycles through the country.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Song talks about "shutting down the club," "got a hangover like too much vodka," and "bottoms up with the champagne." The video shows Flo Rida with lots of friends drinking and partying in the club, with close-up shots of bottles and booze.

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.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byTVAGE December 18, 2013
Kid, 10 years old March 14, 2012

Good song

Too much drugs.
Kid, 11 years old May 12, 2014

15? Really?!

the only drug/drinking lines in the song are "got a hangover like too much vodka", something about champagne, and "ready to get high". as f... Continue reading

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?

Music details

  • Artists: Flo Rida, Sia
  • Release date: March 1, 2012
  • Type: Single
  • Label: Atlantic
  • Genre: Hip-hop
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No

For kids who love hip-hop and club beats

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