Artist(s): David Guetta, Sia
Release Date: 05/29/2012
Edited Version Available: Yes
Parental Advisory: No
Other Choices: "Too Close" (CD Single), "Good Feeling" (CD Single), "We Found Love" (CD Single)
Common Sense Says: Dance tune about staying strong has some violent imagery.
Common Sense Rates It:
Parents need to know
Parents need to know that while the song "Titanium" doesn't promote actual violence, it's based on a violent metaphor that equates hurtful words and actions to bullets and being shot. The track doesn't include profanity, sex, or other adult content.
- Families can talk about how it feels when someone says or does hurtful things -- and how to cope with those feelings.
- Do you think mean words can hurt as much as physical pain? Why or why not?
- What do you think of the collaboration between Sia and David Guetta?
What's the story?
Known for teaming up with other immense musical talents, French DJ David Guetta has asked singer Sia for an assist on his single "TITANIUM." This tune from Guetta's fifth album, Nothing but the Beat, describes how hurtful words and actions are akin to being "riddled with bullets." The song encourages listeners to stay strong in the face of naysayers.
Is it any good?
The master of infectious dance beats, David Guetta does another respectable job with this track. Though the end result isn't mind-blowing, the inclusion of strong vocals by Sia helps to make this a solid single.
The Good Stuff
Messages: A positive message about staying tough when someone tries to knock you down.
Role Models: Encourages listeners to be strong and to ignore naysayers.
What to watch out for
Violence Hurtful words and actions are compared to being "riddled with bullets."
Sex: Not an issue
Language: Not an issue
Consumerism: Not an issue
Drinking, drugs & smoking: Not an issue