"You Make Me Feel" (CD Single)

Music review by
Stephanie Bruzzese, Common Sense Media
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Mostly clean track by pop-punk band; OK for tweens.

Parents say

age 9+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 9+
Based on 8 reviews

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

Positive Messages

Line about "I'm known for taking what I deserve" offers a negative message about entitlement.

Positive Role Models & Representations

The singer goes after what he wants, which is a good thing, but his sense that he deserves certain things isn't admirable.


Some sexual allusions: "Everything you want so let me get up there ... Tell me what you want so we can do just what you like."

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that "You Make Me Feel" doesn't have any profanity or references to violence and substances. Though it does include a few very tame mentions of sex and an eyebrow-raising line about entitlement ("I'm known for taking what I deserve"), overall it's a clean tune that's OK for younger tweens and teens.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bymusic fan2.0 February 14, 2012

it makes me fell

i love this song it is one of my favorite songs of the summer of last year and it is like super fun and super catchy i catch myself singing the la la la all the... Continue reading
Teen, 16 years old Written byrebma97 December 12, 2013


It's okay. I only heard it because my brother played it and it came on the radio one time. I think it's fine for kids as far as content goes
Teen, 16 years old Written byRosebud95 July 18, 2012

What's the story?

The single "YOU MAKE ME FEEL" by pop-punk group Cobra Starship about a guy going full-steam after a girl on whom he's set his sights.

Is it any good?

This track is as mild musically as it is lyrically. The straight-up synth-beat is fine if not spectacular, as are the vocals by lead singer Gabe Saporta and guest artist Sabi. In the end, the tune is yet another innocuous one to slot into the club rotation.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about what makes people feel entitled to things that don't belong to them. What are some of the reasons why a person would think it's OK to take something that's not his or hers?

  • What do you think the song's message is? Does every song have a message?

Music details

  • Artist: Cobra Starship
  • Release date: August 23, 2011
  • Type: Single
  • Label: Fueled by Ramen
  • Genre: Pop
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No
  • Last updated: November 11, 2020

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