"You and I" (CD Single)

Common Sense Media says

Cleaner-than-average love song from edgy pop diva.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

The song's messages about a relationship aren't positive or negative, just mature.

Positive role models

None of the behavior described here is a sign of a poor role model -- just an adult.

Violence
Not applicable
Sex

Some references to sexual situations: "Sit back down on the couch where we made love for the first time"

Language
Not applicable
Consumerism
Not applicable
Drinking, drugs, & smoking

A couple mentions of drinking: "You taste like whiskey when you kiss me."

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that "You and I" is among the cleaner tunes in Lady Gaga's repertoire. There's no profanity or violence, and it only has a few lines about drinking and sex. There's one mention of "serving Jesus Christ." Though the romantic relationship described in the song is on the mature side, it's still an overall OK track for younger Gaga fans.

Parents say

Kids say

What's the story?

"YOU AND I," a song from Lady Gaga's second record, Born This Way, is a mostly clean ode to a guy she's head over heels about. With profanity and violence nowhere to be found, the single is one of the better choices for younger fans who can't get enough of the pop diva's music.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

So much of Lady Gaga's music is influenced by the '80s, including this tune -- her nod to the big '80s power ballad. In a refreshing departure from her synth-based hooks, the hook here is all about booming percussion, piano, and guitar, which serve as a super-fun backdrop to her powerhouse vocals.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about how Lady Gaga often weaves the theme of religion into songs that also include mature references to things like sex and drinking. Is this a mixed message? Why or why not?

  • The dual focus on religion and sex has also been a common theme for one of the biggest pop stars of all time: Madonna. What are some of the similarities and differences between the treatment of these topics by the two singers?

Music details

Artist:Lady Gaga
Release date:August 16, 2011
Type:Single
Label:Interscope Records
Genre:Pop
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Written byAnonymous February 28, 2013
AGE
12
QUALITY
 

This song is a good choice of song.

Good song for 12 & up and there is 2 on the Sex. There is love really that is in this song. ...and I really Love this song. On the radio is the state you are living in. She sings your State in the version of state. one is Rhode Island. and more that is in this song.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Parent of a 6 year old Written bymadsmooney1214 December 6, 2012
AGE
10
QUALITY
 

you and i cd single

Families can talk about how Lady Gaga often weaves the theme of religion into songs that also include mature references to things like sex and drinking. Is this a mixed message? Why or why not? The dual focus on religion and sex has also been a common theme for one of the biggest pop stars of all time: Madonna. What are some of the similarities and differences between the treatment of these topics by the two singers?
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Parent Written byAbigail1975000 July 15, 2012
AGE
10
QUALITY
 

You and I

Other than references to making love and whiskey, this is a clean GaGa tune okay for younger fans/music lovers!
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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