Kidz Bop Halloween

Music review by
Jacqueline Rupp, Common Sense Media
Kidz Bop Halloween Music Poster Image
Safe, fun sounds go well with trick or treating.

Parents say

age 7+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 7+
Based on 8 reviews

A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages
Violence & Scariness

The song "Nightmare on My Street" includes some lines about an evil monster scratching the singer and threatening to kill him. "Thriller" also includes a few intense lines about "hounds of hell," tombs, and "grisly ghouls."

Sexy Stuff

A few mild references to love. For example, "I told the witch doctor I was in love with you ... I told the witch doctor you didn't love me true, I told the witch doctor you didn't love me nice ... you've been keepin' love from me like I was a miser."

Language

"Hell" is mentioned several times in "Thriller."

Consumerism

Many of the songs are from popular movies and TV shows. "Nightmare on My Street" includes a reference to Coke soda.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that some little kids might find the spooky sound effects on this CD a little frightening, but the young voices make every song sound kid friendly. The only track that might raise some goosebumps is "Nightmare on My Street," a cover of a Will Smith rap about Nightmare on Elm Street villain Freddy Krueger.

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Kid, 8 years old July 1, 2010

Um...What did they do again?!?

A:Ruined the songs AGAIN!!!!!
Teen, 17 years old Written byBigbillyboy August 18, 2012

Hooray! A Kidz Bop tape with a GOOD rating!

This halloween tape has GOOD songs! Shut up anoymous 10 year old.

What's the story?

Like a candy bag full of treats, KIDZ BOP HALLOWEEN is filled to the brim with Halloween fun. It combines 16 popular Halloween party tracks with the schoolyard singing of the Kidz Bop singers -- though most songs do feature adult lead vocals, the kids provide backup and add to the harmony. Most of the songs are straight out of pop culture, including the themes from TV shows like Scooby-Doo and The Addams Family and movies like Ghostbusters. Other highlights include "Thriller" and "Werewolves of London."

Is it any good?

Parents be forewarned -- the high-pitched voices of the Kidz Bop singers (as well as the sometimes-lame instrumentals) can be a little jarring for audiences over 21, even when they're enthusiastically belting out spooky standards from the last 30 years. But kids should have a grand and ghoulish time listening to this autumnal album. It's a safe, albeit only tepidly exciting, selection for a kid's Halloween party -- tame enough to be kid appropriate but just frightening enough to appeal to school-aged kids.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about Halloween songs. What makes a song scary? Is it the lyrics? The music? The sound effects? Are these songs about frights or about fun? Can you make up your own scary song? Does listening to these songs make you want to watch the TV shows/movies that some of them are from?

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