Pop Go the Wiggles

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Shortened versions of classic songs go upbeat.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

Gently positive, with musical integrity that shows respect for very young kids' love of familiar melody and lyrics.

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that you probably already have most of these 36 songs on other kids' CDs, but Wiggles' fans will want this collection of classics done Wiggle-style anyway. Not only are these 36 songs -- mostly nursery rhymes -- very familiar, but "Pop Goes the Weasel" appears on the CD four different times, with four different musical arrangements.

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What's the story?

With their signature sound and sense of goofball fun intact, the international kid-pop sensation, The Wiggles, are here to warm up an assortment of old chestnuts on POP GO THE WIGGLES. Preschoolers will enjoy the clearly audible lead vocals and humorous musical arrangements more than most parents, as everyone over 5 years old has heard all of these songs approximately four hundred million times -- and there's just so much anyone can do to freshen up material like \"This Old Man\" and \"Hey Diddle Diddle,\" though the Wiggles give it their all.

Is it any good?

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Alternating up-tempo and ballad-style deliveries, Sam, Murray, Jeff, and Anthony -- along with their expressive soprano pal Carolyn Ferrie -- provide slick production standards and tasteful arrangements on 36 very short versions of familiar kids' songs. In one move that may be brilliant, crazy, or lazy (depending on how much you like the song to begin with), "Pop Goes the Weasel" appears four times, with a different Wiggle singing lead on each version. Although this CD is a fine attempt at keeping some favorite kids' songs alive, there's very little that sounds original here -- Pop Goes the Wiggles is for very young kids only; parents are warned to bring their own iPods to the dance party.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about why some people like to hear the same songs over and over again. What is it about familiar melodies and lyrics that make you feel comfortable? There are four different versions of "Pop Goes the Weasel" on this CD. Which one is your favorite?

Music details

Artist:The Wiggles
Release date:March 17, 2008
Label:Koch Records
Genre:Children's Music
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Kid, 11 years old April 9, 2008
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Parent Written byJill Murphy April 9, 2008
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Still love the Wiggles!

The Wiggles always deliver fun tunes to and kids love 'em. You kids are sure to sing and dance along! Have fun with it.
Teen, 13 years old Written bytennistay94 April 9, 2008
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Wiggles... hmmm. There is just something peculiar of about 40+ year old men singing songs to toddlers, running a kids show. Pedifile, much?

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