I try to stay up to date with pop culture so I can be informed on what the average teenager is into these days. I am a bit behind, and doing some catch up on some of the top hits that have gone viral recently. One of those is the new music video, “We can’t stop” by Miley Cyrus. If you are like me, I immediately think of Miley Cyrus from the top kids show, Hannah Montana. She seemed innocent in those days, and had moral values that she tried to hold too. Since Hannah Montana has gone off the air, Miley Cyrus has been going downhill. She is on a downhill slippery slope that leads to nowhere. She is morphing into the likes of Brittany Spears and Lindsey lohan. Young girls who got ruined with the pop culture of today. Recently, Miley released the song, “We can’t stop.” Here are a few of the lyrics to the song:

It’s our party we can do what we want
It’s our party we can say what we want
It’s our party we can love who we want
We can kiss who we want
We can see who we want 

Red cups and sweaty bodies everywhere
Hands in the air like we don’t care
Cause we came to have so much fun now
Bet somebody here might get some now

If you’re not ready to go home
Can I get a hell no
Cause we gonna go all night
Till we see the sunlight alright

So la da di da di, we like to party
Dancing with Miley
Doing whatever we want
This is our house
This is our rules
And we can’t stop
And we won’t stop
Can’t you see it’s we who own the night
Can’t you see it we who bout’ that life
And we can’t stop
And we won’t stop
We run things, Things don’t run we
We don’t take nothing from nobody

Honestly, this song tells it all. The song is extremely catchy, and that is the reason it soared to the top of the charts on Itunes within the week it was released. It reached millions of views within the first couple of days it was released. This song is catchy which is reason people listen to it. Also, the song is in our culture’s view a clean song. There are no explicit lyrics or sexual lyrics so it is therefore okay for our kids to listen to it, right? After researching the song and watching the music video, it is a song that we must be cautious about. Why?

  1. The song is all about partying– Many references to “red cups” or “getting some” imply that this was not an innocent party that Hannah Montana would have thrown on her show. No, this party is about drinking and the drugging the night away. The song speaks about doing ecstasy (one of the worst drugs out there). Miley even admitted to this herself.
  2. The song is all about doing what she wants (no rules)– “It is our party, do what we want.” Is this the kind of thinking that parents want to instill in their kids at a young age? The song is primarily downloaded and viewed by teens. Listening to this song brings the same influence almost as you just telling them to do whatever they want, and not listen to the boundaries that the parent might set before them. No wonder we have so many teens not willing to listening to the boundaries of their authority figures.
  3. The song promotes sex– Miley is dressed immodestly in her video, and shakes her body in many different sexual poses throughout the entire video. She also is seen making out with a doll. It is songs like this that make me question how society does not see where the rise in teen sex and pregnancy comes from. It could come from the influence of songs like this!

So, now, what do you think of the song?

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6 thoughts on “Music Review- “We Can’t Stop” by Miley Cyrus

  1. Thanks for writing about this song. I was going to write a review of it myself, but you beat me to it. The song is catchy, which was why it caught my attention when it came on the radio. The big thing that bothers me about this song is the self-centered attitude of doing whatever “I want.” Teens hear songs like this and think life is one big party and they make the rules. Rules and morality become relevant and up to the individual person.

    Austin

    1. I have a few more reviews coming out over the next couple of weeks regarding Justin Timberlake’s song Tunnel Vision and the Jonas Brothers new song. I plan on doing a few more reviews in the future regarding youth culture. It really helps the parents of our teens get a glimpse of what is out there.

      JE

  2. Teen pregnancy comes from government action. We have it because the government is willing to subsidize it. Stop giving money to pregnant women, and stop going after fathers for child support, and the problem would 99% disappear tomorrow. Getting cultural icons to “spread the message” that it’s not a good idea can only help at the margins. It’s like using your hand to bail water from a sinking boat instead of patching the hole. BTW, Miley4Ever.

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