Music Reviews

"Right There" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 14+
Steamy R&B track is full of not-so-subtle allusions to sex.
By 50 Cent, Nicole Scherzinger
(2011)
"California King Bed" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 13+
RiRi's relationship goes sour in clean but mature track.
By Rihanna
(2011)
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age 13+
Diva's fourth CD is a little edgy but still OK for teens.
By Beyonce Knowles
(2011)
"Man Down" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 15+
Violent lyrics about guns reinforced by very graphic video.
By Rihanna
(2011)
"Best Thing I Never Had" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 12+
R&B diva sings mostly clean song about bouncing a bad guy.
By Beyonce Knowles
(2011)
"1 + 1" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 13+
Love song uses violent metaphors to describe feelings.
By Beyonce Knowles
(2011)
"Dirty Dancer" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 13+
No super-explicit lyrics, but lots of talk about casual sex.
By Enrique Iglesias, Lil Wayne, Usher
(2011)
"Don't Wanna Go Home" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 15+
Lots of drinking, belligerent behaviors in mature club tune.
By Jason Derulo
(2011)
"Run the World (Girls)" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 11+
Upbeat track encourages girls to be strong, independent.
By Beyonce Knowles
(2011)
"Best Love Song" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 12+
Mostly innocent R&B tune about taking time to show you care.
By Chris Brown, T-Pain
(2011)
F.A.M.E. Music Poster Image
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age 15+
R&B songs run gamut from clean to extremely dirty, mature.
By Chris Brown
(2011)
"Down On Me" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 15+
Excessive drinking, sex combine in steamy R&B track.
By 50 Cent, Jeremih
(2011)
"S&M" (CD single) Music Poster Image
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age 16+
Violent sexual behavior is the topic of mature R&B track.
By Rihanna
(2011)
"Look at Me Now" (CD single) Music Poster Image
age 15+
Super-explicit track with tons of swagger, no substance.
By Busta Rhymes, Chris Brown, Lil Wayne
(2011)
"Yeah 3X" (CD single) Music Poster Image
age 14+
Slick R&B single about dancing has some drinking, too.
By Chris Brown
(2011)
Loud Music Poster Image
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age 15+
RiRi sheds her darker tone, but not the sex and drinking.
By Rihanna
(2010)
"Grenade" (CD single) Music Poster Image
age 13+
Intense song from usually sweet crooner has dark imagery.
By Bruno Mars
(2010)
"Please Don't Go" (CD single) Music Poster Image
age 12+
Sweet, clean tune about holding on to romantic moments.
By Mike Posner
(2010)
"What's My Name" (CD single) Music Poster Image
age 15+
Suggestive, steamy lyrics are too mature for younger kids.
By Drake, Rihanna
(2010)
"2012 (It Ain't the End of the World)" (single featuring Nicki Minaj) Music Poster Image
age 13+
Clean, carefree fun is the topic of this R&B track.
By Jay Sean
(2010)

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