Tween Pop Stars:
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.