"Your Body" (CD Single)

Common Sense Media says

Xtina celebrates anonymous sex; edgy video.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

No positive messages; song is basically about hooking up with a guy anytime, anywhere. "Open the box, don't need no key I'm unlocked, and I won't tell you to stop, oh yeah."

Positive role models

One could say that Aguilera is a positive role model in the sense that she has taken her own path and isn't afraid to be herself in the midst of Hollywood size zeros and bubble-gum pop; however, this song (and worse, video) advocate sleeping around with anyone (and in the video "killing" them after) so it's not the best message for kids of any age.

Violence

Video shows Aguilera "finishing off" her partners/victims by blowing one up in a car, a massacre in a bathroom stall, and a baseball bat in a hotel room -- all with pink confetti and periwinkle-colored "blood."

Sex

Nothing explicit, but it's obvious what the intentions are in the song: "I don't need to know where you been, all I need to know is you in, no need for talking. So, don't even tell me your name, all I need to know is whose place and let's get walkin'." The video shows Aguilera making out in a car, a bathroom, and a hotel room, but only briefly. The message is that she wants to hook up with someone anytime, and literally, anyplace.

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that "Your Body" celebrates anonymous sex. There is no profanity, violence, or drugs/alcohol, but plenty of innuendo. The video shows Aguilera finding guys in random places and then "finishing them off" after. It's strange, but artistic and quirky, with periwinkle and pink glittery "blood." Still, the notion of sleeping around and not caring when, who, or where, is not a great message for kids.

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What's the story?

"YOUR BODY" is Christina Aguilera's leading single off of her fifth album, Lotus. Aguilera is bringing the "bad girl" back with a song about anonymous sex and not caring who, when, or even where. The steamy video shows Aguilera having flings in random places before she finishes off her victims, literally, serial-killer style with a touch of glitter.

Is it any good?

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Aguilera wails her trademark supervocals above an electro-pop sound that generates the majority of "Your Body." In it, Aguilera sings about having a sexual encounter with anyone, anytime, saying, "I don't need to know where you been, I just need to know if you in, all I need to know whose place, let's get walkin'." The lyrics aren't graphic per se, but the message is clear. It's a good "comeback" song for Aguilera, showcasing her still-got-it vocals, but the message may turn off some people.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the fact that Aguilera's fluctuating weight is considered news. Does it matter what an artist/musician looks like or what size they wear? Do male celebrities get this same scrutiny?

  • How do you think these unrealistic expectations can be changed? What can individuals do? Who are some other celebrities who are comfortable in their own skin?

  • Aguilera came onto the scene as a bit of a "bad girl" when her counterpart was bubbly school-girl Britney Spears. For her comeback, Christina seems to be again pushing that "bad girl" image and showing that she doesn't care what anyone else thinks. Do you think this is a good way to be? Does it make you want to buy her music? Or does it matter? Is it necessary for a female artist to be sexy and edgy just to stand out?

  • What are the consequences of anonymous sex?

Music details

Artist:Christina Aguilera
Release date:September 17, 2012
Type:Single
Label:RCA
Genre:Pop
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Parent of a 11 and 17 year old Written byHeartandSoul5 October 13, 2012
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14
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Aguilera's Back!

The Music video is totally ... weird. Inappropriate is another name you can give it. Not appropriate for children, but the song is clean itself, Christina Aguilera doesn't swear much. The song is kind of catchy, I love it. I'm honestly a fan of Christina Aguilera myself, but it's sexual and it's not appropriate for a 10 year old to hear.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Parent Written byMusic/Movies March 5, 2013
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12
QUALITY
 

Lots of sexual content (8/10)

This is a good catchy song, but filled with sexual lines and messages. - Sex: Lines like "All I wanna do is love your body", "Come on and give me your worst", and "All I need to know is who's place".
What other families should know
Too much sex

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