Tween Pop Stars: A Primer for Parents

THE JONAS BROTHERS

Song: "Goodnight and Goodbye"

Sounds like: My Chemical Romance

Minus: The existential dread

Music lesson: Cabaret rock is cool.

Moral lesson: Selfish girls get dumped.

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MILEY CYRUS

Song: "Old Blue Jeans"

Sounds like: Joan Jett

Minus: The edge, plus a synthesizer

Music lesson: Heavy guitar can still be sweet.

Moral lesson: Don't be fake.

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MIRANDA COSGROVE/iCARLY

Song: "Leave It All to Me" (theme from iCarly)

Sounds like: "Grease"

Minus: The doo-wop

Music lesson: Show tunes are fun.

Moral lesson: Dreams can come true if you work for them.

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THE NAKED BROTHERS BAND

Song: "I Don't Wanna Go to School"

Sounds like: "Crocodile Rock"

Minus: The campiness

Music lesson: Pianos rock.

Moral lesson: School is tough, but then there's summer.

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"CAMP ROCK"/DEMI LOVATO

Song: "This Is Me"

Sounds like: U2

Minus: Bono, the Edge

Music lesson: New wave was great.

Moral lesson: Change the world by being yourself.

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