Kidz Bop

Music review by
Common Sense Media Editors, Common Sense Media
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Mostly bland pop covers sung by anonymous kids.

Parents say

age 8+
Based on 49 reviews

Kids say

age 7+
Based on 211 reviews

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A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages

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


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


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 byXxMcSwagginsxX May 21, 2016

Oh Boy

This Music is terrible. Nobody likes it, it is terrible. They mess up songs and the music videos. its makes your ears die, i swear. For Stitches by Shawn Mende... 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
Kid, 11 years old March 7, 2014

Music straight from hell to your radio

Yeah, this is pretty hardcore stuff right here people!

But seriously, its terrible, buy this for your kids and they will run... Continue reading
Kid, 12 years old October 13, 2014


I personally find Kidz Bop pointless, because these kids can't sing, the instrumentals are crap, and there's no point in having kids sing this stuff i... 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?

Music details

  • Artist: Kidz Bop Kids
  • Release date: July 29, 2008
  • Label: Razor & Tie
  • Genre: Pop
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No
  • Last updated: June 19, 2019

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