Kidz Bop

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Mostly bland pop covers sung by anonymous kids.

Parents say

age 9+
Based on 16 reviews

Kids say

age 9+
Based on 70 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this music.

Positive Messages
Violence

A few songs have dark images ("a world full of killing and blood spilling").

Sex

A few lines such as "let's get it on tonight" aren't edited out.

Language
Consumerism

Some CDs contain promotional stuff.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that these chart-topping CDs have kids covering popular songs -- songs that aren't always the best suited for young ears (although chances are really young ones won't even blink at "let's get it on tonight"). While most of the tunes are edited, some aren't: Nickelback's "Hero," J-Lo's "Jenny From the Block," and Ashanti's "Just a Friend" are good examples where inappropriate content is left in. It's also useful to keep in mind that this prolific music machine produces pretty bad stuff vocally and instrumentally, and may have you running out of the room as soon as your kid hits play.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byMusicman23 April 9, 2008

BEWARE OF KIDZ BOP!!!

Kidz Bop is a danger to young kids everywhere. It reveals mature topics to kids. Although they may not fully understand what the words mean, the concepts are en... Continue reading
Parent of a 2 and 10 year old Written bySteffauri516 January 22, 2013

What's the point of this again?

No, really. What is the point of Kidz Bop? The first Kidz Bop CDs made their debut when I was in my early teens, so naturally it didn't appeal to me in th... Continue reading
Teen, 16 years old Written byXandrez January 29, 2009

Music Slaughter

They cant even sing, and they kill all good music. To be honest, i hate the jonas brothers and i feel bad they got their songs on kidz bop.
Kid, 10 years old March 23, 2011

I hate Kidz Bop!!!

Kidz bop is stupid! Do you even want to waste your time listening to one of the worst CDs in the world? All kidz bop does is steals all of our favorite songs an... Continue reading

What's the story?

KIDZ BOP CDs are the kind of music that parents want to like. Certainly the people at Kidz Bop had the best intentions when they created this popular series. They wanted to provide kid-friendly versions of current songs by popular artists so families could share an enjoyable music experience together. And perhaps they might have succeeded if they had done a better job of cleaning up the few songs with lines that just aren't appropriate for kids and found musicians who didn't sound like first-round American Idol rejects.

Is it any good?

There's usually little objectionable lyrical content, but there's also no heart, passion, or soul. And, the quality of music is so dreadful that you may not want to bother: The instrumentation is synthesized and lacks inspiration; the mastering so carelessly handled that it sounds like someone threw a wet towel over the mixes. Even the anonymous singing kids sound like they would rather be doing something else.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about why Kidz Bop covers already popular songs. Do you think that covering a song is a form of flattery or not? How do they choose the songs? Are they always age appropriate? What songs would you like to hear covered? Does having kids sing the tunes make them more appealing?

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