(Closed) NWR: Is this song appropriate for an elementary school talent show?

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Is the song "You're a Jerk" appropriate for a 5th grader to dance to at a talent show?
    Yes : (3 votes)
    14 %
    No : (16 votes)
    76 %
    Maybe, I'll explain below.... : (2 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    The problem I would have is that you don’t want your 5th graders calling each other jerks, I wouldn’t like that anyways, so why have a song that calls other people names? It sounds like for the next week you’d have a bunch of 5th graders calling each other jerks.

    Post # 5
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Have you looked in to songs that are a little older? It seems like most hip hop songs now are way worse lyric wise than what they were when we were kids.. And even though most of the time the kids have no idea what the lyrics are insinuating as adults we usually do & realize how horrible that would look being danced to by a child.

    Post # 6
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I think some parents would have a problem with those lyrics. It talks about being “cocky” and turning girls on, so I can see how some parents might feel that is inappropriate for children that age. At the same time a lot of parents probably wouldn’t care. The sad thing is that many 10-12 year olds are really growing up too fast, because I’m sure more than half of them would understand what that song means. It’s a tough call, but when it comes to kids I always live by the motto “It’s better safe than sorry.”

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Hmmm, its hard.. Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, check out those kids bop CDs they probably have good ideas, some of Katy Perry’s music.. I’m not sure

    Post # 9
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    Bumble Beekeeper

    @MM423: What about some old-school Will Smith, when he was younger? A lot of his old stuff has the same hip-hop beat but the lyrics are WAY tamer.

    Post # 10
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    My rule of thumb is that, if it is on Kidz Bop, it is appropriate as far as pop songs go. 

    Post # 11
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    My kid is right around the age you are talking about, and honestly there are some songs he hears on the radio & then wants to download & when I listen to them to make sure they are really okay it honestly shocks me at some of the things that they are implying in the songs! I agree with the PP, Will Smith has always had good songs that are tamer.. Or even LL Cool J maybe..

    Post # 12
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    What about a Black Eyed Peas song? I know they have a lot of extra clean versions for their songs. Down With Webster isn’t too bad either. T.I. and Rihanna’s “Live your Life” is a clean rap song and Far East Movement isn’t too bad either like “Holla Hey.”

    Post # 13
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 1991

    I don’t know that song or any of the lyrics. But a lot of young kids know lyrics to songs that are just awful! Many times, their parents let them listen to the music and are fine with it. That being said, at a school I think there should be some restrictions. Maybe kids know the song, but they don’t have to listen to it at school functions, etc.

    Post # 14
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 1991

    Haha, this also reminds me on Kid Bopz or whatever that CD is that remakes songs with kids singing them. I’m not sure if they still do it… but I remember being weirded out when kids were singing “Toxic” by Britney Spears. WTF?!

    Post # 15
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    Bumble Beekeeper

    @kperry3: I know, Kidz Bop has definitely done some questionable songs. Tik Tok? Um… on what planet is that kid-appropriate?

    Post # 16
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    Bumble bee

    People are suggesting older music, and I was about to as well, but I was gonna go way old school. How about some motown? Jackson 5??

    People are suggesting older music, and I was about to as well, but I was gonna go way old school. How about some motown? Jackson 5??

     

    WOW–Double post within one post!

     

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