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DD has proclaimed 'Roar' by Katie Perry to be her favourite song...

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CherryPicking Mon 02-May-16 20:02:06

So am I allowed to give myself a small pat on the back for 10 years of feminist inspired parenting?

I must admit I'm not a huge fan of her work as a whole, but think that song and 'Firework' are pretty on-message...

KanyesVest Mon 02-May-16 20:09:21

I was listening to these with dd, almost 6, today and thinking the same. She likes "Roar" more, I prefer "Firework". It actually makes me a bit emotional, I find it really hopeful and uplifting.

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PenguinVox Mon 02-May-16 21:59:44

Just googled it. I like it too!

LassWiTheDelicateAir Tue 03-May-16 01:16:35

Just watched the video on YouTube. What a pleasant surprise after all the awful videos we've discussed on here.

quencher Tue 03-May-16 17:59:13

I don't think I would let an under ten listen to Beyoncé's new album or the previous one. The two albums even though they have good messages behind them, it's geared towards the older age group. Also whether your prepared to explain a few things to a child when you may not want to. It might be best to pick out songs instead of listening to the while album.

I would stick 'roar ' and fireworks.

kelda Tue 03-May-16 18:01:45

It;s also the favourite song of my ds, aged 7. It's her theatricality that appeals.

MrPony Tue 03-May-16 19:40:49

I love firework smile

Lemonade is amazing but I wouldn't let a child listen to it, lots of swearing and adult themes!

glenthebattleostrich Tue 03-May-16 19:44:15

Just listened to this with DD who decided it's very good and gone to bed singing 'you're listening to me ROAR'

WriteforFun1 Tue 03-May-16 20:12:46

love Roar, think it's her best

but probably listen to Waking up in Vegas most - sentimental grin

CherryPicking Tue 03-May-16 22:01:49

Thanks all. Lovely to think of all our dcs being inspired by such positive messages. I agree about the video - it's all about survival, autonomy, self-reliance. -And yes, in an ideal world my kids would be singing songs about community and togetherness too - but it's a shitty world and this is a good place to start.

LassWiTheDelicateAir Wed 04-May-16 00:11:52

I didn't know anything about her beyond she was married to Russell Brand. I've had a quick look at some other videos. The music isn't my cup of tea but the videos are interesting. Dark Horse has her as an Egyptian goddess/priestess. She is very pretty obviously but she doesn't seem to be using sex to market herself.

DoesAnyoneReadTheseThings Wed 04-May-16 01:35:34

I love ROAR, I listen to it most mornings while I brush my teeth/wash my face, it gives my mornings a great start listening to a powerful message.

runawaysimba Wed 04-May-16 02:32:18

Oh, I love it, too. DD (5) belting out "I've got the EYE of the TIGER a FIGHTER...." has me welling up every time!

TooLazyToWriteMyOwnFuckinPiece Wed 04-May-16 06:37:04

In the same vein as Roar (and sounding very similar tbf) is Sara Barielles' Brave, which I love too.

Unacceptable Wed 04-May-16 06:39:45

Katy Perry is fabulous.
There was a song on her album called, I think, Pearl.
It breaks my heart.

LocalEditorEssex Wed 04-May-16 06:51:25


I used to listen to pearl all the time when my EA ex wouldn't leave.

Meandyouandyouandme Wed 04-May-16 07:27:24

I think Chris Evans was reading this, Roar is on R2 now!

KanyesVest Wed 04-May-16 12:16:47

DD was just singing Fight Song, by Rachel Platten, which is also pretty positive.

LocalEditorEssex Wed 04-May-16 14:23:49

I have all these on my phone. Katy Perry Cd in my car as well so we played Roar this morning grin

Another good one is Fighter by Christina Aguleria.
<you WON'T stop me>

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