Teen panel rates healthiness of songs

December 1, 2009 5:23:55 PM PST
An initiative to encourage healthy teen relationships says songs by Jamie Foxx and Lady Gaga are the musical equivalent of junk food. A teen panel working with the Boston Public Health Commission says Foxx's "Blame It" and Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" and "Paparazzi" are among the top 10 with "unhealthy relationship ingredients."

The commission on Tuesday released its list based on a "nutrition label" rating popular songs on healthy relationship themes.

Mario's "Break Up" topped the list of the most unhealthy relationship songs of 2009.

Among the panel's top 10 songs with healthy themes: "Miss Independent" by Ne-Yo and "Meet Me Halfway" by the Black Eyed Peas.

The commission says its program aims to teach teens how to evaluate popular media, and help parents talk to teens about healthy relationships.


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