The Fresh Beat Band: Music from the Hit TV Show, Vol. 2

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Fun mix of familiar show standards and kid-friendly covers.

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What parents need to know

Educational value

Some kid-friendly covers to popular tunes from the Beatles, Jason Mraz, the Go-Go's, and Madonna.

Positive messages

All FBB songs are about movement, being with friends, and not being afraid to sing loud and proud.

Positive role models

The Fresh Beat friends always work together to figure out problems, love to sing and share music with others, and always have fun.

Violence & scariness
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Sexy stuff
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Language
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Consumerism

The Fresh Beat Band has a popular TV show on Nick Jr.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that you'll recognize some of the tunes on the Fresh Beat Band's Hits from the Hit TV Show, Vol. 2, because they cover favorites from both the past and present. As always, the songs are clean and appropriate for preschoolers, with positive messages about friendship and not being afraid to sing and dance.

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What's the story?

After the popularity of their first volume of hits, the Fresh Beat Band gives fans another dose of tunes from their Nick Jr. show with MORE MUSIC FROM THE HIT TV SHOW, VOL. 2. The album features 20 tracks that little kids already love, plus some covers that parents will enjoy from bands like the Go-Go's, the Beatles, Madonna, and Jason Mraz.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

Although fans of the show will love the music here, it seems that the songs aren't as catchy as the first batch of tunes from the show. But that's a small quibble; all the songs have positive messages and are guaranteed to get preschoolers moving and grooving. The covers of songs like "We Got the Beat," "Twist and Shout," "I'm Yours," and "Holiday" are solid remakes, and the acoustic version of the popular "Great Day" is a breath of fresh air. "Dance Club Superhero" brings a refreshing funky-pop sound, and Yo Gabba Gabba! fans will like the mixes "Keep Trying" and "Silly Bananas."

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about music you like to listen to when you're doing different things. What music do you like to listen to when you're playing? Cleaning up?  Ready for bedtime? Why do we like different music for different times?

  • The Fresh Beat Band is a group of friends who like to sing, dance, and solve problems together. What do you like to do with your friends? What do you do if you have a problem or something you can't figure out?

  • What's your favorite song here? Why? Do you like it because you know it from watching the TV show?

Music details

Artist:The Fresh Beat Band
Release date:October 9, 2012
Type:Album
Label:Sony Legacy
Genre:Children's Music
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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