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->''"For extra credit, compare and contrast this with the bizarre modern phenomenon where the Kidz Bop munchkins put smiley faces on wrist-slitting fare like [[Music/{{Evanescence}} 'Bring Me To Life.']]"''
-->--'''[[http://www.warr.org/odd70s.html#InnocenceAndDespair warr.org]]'''

''Kidz Bop'' is a CD series of pop song covers performed by kids. Currently on the [[LongRunner 35th CD]] of their main series, Kidz Bop has also released several special collection [=CDs=]. Kidz Bop releases albums every six months; it changed to a quarterly release schedule in 2015 but returned to its traditional biannual release a year later.
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* AgeInappropriateArt: Has [[AgeInappropriateArt/KidzBop its own page]].
* AgeInappropriateDress: Maybe not to the extremes of some mainstream little-girl groups like Play, but to some extent the outfits the preteen girls wear in the dance-along videos border on too revealing.
* {{Bowdlerize}}: Kidz Bop does this to songs that originally have profanity or anything relating to substance abuse, alcohol, violence or sex in their lyrics in order to make them more kid-friendly. [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids This makes their song choices interesting, to say the least.]] Even lyrics of more innocent forms of love are edited in more than a few situations. The rules are inconsistent. In "Jealous" from ''28'', "protective or possessive" was changed to "possessive or obsessive", but "call me obsessed" was changed to "call me a mess". On ''24'', "Can't Hold Us" changes "fight 'till it's over" to "dance 'till it's over", even though the reference is metaphorical, but on ''25'', "Brave"'s reference to a weapon which was ''not'' metaphorical was kept in, along with "Bad Blood" and "Fight Song"'s titles and some of the references, like "Did you have to hurt me?" and "The wrecking balls inside my brain", both from ''30''. All of the GettingCrapPastTheRadar examples count as well.
* CelebrityStar:
** Sean Kingston appeared on ''14'' to sing "Take You There" with the Kidz Bop Kids.
** [[Creator/ZendayaColeman Zendaya]] appeared in the music video for their cover of "[[Music/KatyPerry Hot N' Cold]]", though she didn't sing in said cover.
** Becky G briefly sung for Kidz Bop in 2010.
* ChildPopstar: The best-known example in 21st century America.
* TheCoverChangesTheMeaning: Many of the bowdlerized versions of the songs have their meaning changed pretty drastically. Especially any songs that are centered around drug use or drinking.
** DNCE's "Cake by the Ocean", in the original version, uses cake as a metaphor for sex on the beach, whereas the Kidz Bop version is about eating literal cake.
** The original "Love Me Like You Do" is a song about Ana and Christian's erotic relationship from ''Fifty Shades of Grey''. Kidz Bop's version is an innocent teenage love song.
** "Hotline Bling" went from being about a booty call to a long distance relationship.
** "Starving" went from a mature relationship song about about a new, amazing feeling after having sex with a boy to being about puppy love/''looking at'' a boy.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Once upon a time, Kidz Bop would not lay their hands on any PG-13 rated song. Nowadays, having a huge pop hit and being passed over by Kidz Bop is seen as the music industry's equivalent of dodging a bullet. Proof of Kidz Bop's increasingly liberal approach to song selection can be seen in its track record of covering ''Hot 100'' number-one singles. For example, out of 18 #1 singles in 2000, only seven ("Smooth", "What A Girl Wants", "Amazed", "Try Again", "Be with You", "Everything You Want", and "Come On Over Baby") appeared on a Kidz Bop album. Flash-forward to 2015, and "Cheerleader" is the ''thirteenth'' consecutive Hot 100 #1 single to have made it onto a Kidz Bop album.[[note]]Let's count: "Timber", "Dark Horse", "Happy" and "All of Me" on ''26'', "Fancy", "Rude", "Shake It Off", and "All About That Bass" on ''27'', "Blank Space" and "Uptown Funk" on ''28'', "See You Again" on ''29'', and "Bad Blood" and "Cheerleader" on ''30''. The streak was finally broken when neither "Can't Feel My Face" nor "The Hills", The Weeknd's #1 hits, appeared on any Kidz Bop album, for the The Weeknd himself is often seen drunk or high, and "The Hills" is highly inappropriate for kids. However, the remaining #1 hits of the year, "What Do You Mean?", "Hello", and "Sorry", the first #1 of 2016, made it onto ''31'' with hardly any issues. "Work" (surprisingly enough), "Love Yourself", and "One Dance" (but not "Pillowtalk" or "Panda") made it onto ''32''. "Can't Stop the Feeling!" and "Cheap Thrills" made it onto ''33''. "Closer" made ''34'', but "Black Beatles" and "Starboy" didn't. "That's What I Like" made ''35'', but "Bad and Boujee", "Humble", and (most surprisingly) "Shape of You" didn't; "I'm the One" made ''36'', while "Despacito" missed the boat. Will "Look What You Made Me Do" be on ''37''? Stay tuned.[[/note]] This is inverted with "Locked Away", which is inexplicably absent from the series despite being a perfectly clean and massive hit.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Despite being aimed towards children, some inappropriate lyrics remain unaltered here and there. While it's possibly on accident or due to Kidz Bop's misinterpretation of the lyrics, what slips by is quite surprising to say the least.
** In 2009, when UsefulNotes/McDonalds put Kidz Bop [=CDs=] in their Happy Meals, one of the [=CDs=] featured a cover of Gavin Degraw's "I Don't Want to Be", with the line "I'm tired of lookin' round rooms" possibly missung or misheard as "I'm tired of [[PrecisionFStrike fuckin']] round rooms". [[http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/Parents-Not-Happy-With-Spicy-Happy-Meal.html This resulted in controversy and complaints surronding McDonald's.]]
** The Kidz Bop edit of Justin Timberlake's "Suit and Tie" is still very suggestive - the chorus includes the promise of "leaving it all on the floor tonight" among other references.
** Their cover of Music/BarenakedLadies' "One Week" leaves intact with the line "Gotta get in tune with ''Manga/SailorMoon'', cause that cartoon has got the boom anime babes [[SomethingElseAlsoRises that make me think the wrong thing]]."
** Their cover of Elle King's "Ex's and Oh's" doesn't change the line "Like ghosts they want me to make them O", which is a reference to an orgasm.
** They literally get "crap" past the radar in their cover of Music/{{Train}}'s "50 Ways to Say Goodbye" by leaving the "crappy purple Scion" line intact.
** In their cover of Flo Rida's "Wild Ones", every alcoholic beverage reference is removed, but a bizzare aversion is the word "vodka" in the line "Gotta move over like too much vodka".[[note]]The original lyric is "Got a hangover like too much vodka", and given that the term "hangover" wouldn't be appropriate in a Kidz Bop cover, it makes sense for the word to be changed, and being asked to "move over" after excessive vodka consumption also makes sense in context, but the mystery that remains is why the reference to vodka is left intact (whereas every other drinking reference is modified)[[/note]].
** In their cover of Mark Ronson's "Uptown Funk!", the term "white gold", which is a street term for cocaine, remains intact.
** "Me, Myself & I" has the line "We don't take L's, we just make M's" kept in, despite the L being a term for a line (of cocaine).
* LongRunner: They've released 33 [=CDs=] since first starting in 2001.
* LyricalDissonance: As the entry for AgeInappropriateArt points out, there are plenty of songs with dark themes that were already LyricalDissonance...and their version winds up even cheerier-sounding.
* NeverSayDie: The word is usually altered on most ocassions.
** Music/{{Gotye}}'s "Somebody That I Used to Know" had the line "So happy you could die" changed to "So happy you could cry."
** Music/SelenaGomez's "Come and Get It" had the line "I'll die happily" changed to "I'll live happily".
** There are occasionally bizarre aversions, such as Music/{{Buckcherry}}'s "Sorry", [[Music/CeeLoGreen Gnarls]] [[Music/BrianBurton Barkely]]'s "Crazy", Music/ZaraLarsson & MNEK's "Never Forget You", Frank Ferdinand's "Take Me Out", and Destiny Child's "Survivor".
* OhMyGods: Inverted; references to the Lord's name in vain are usually modified, although bizarrely left intact on some occasions, like in their cover of Music/FloridaGeorgiaLine's "Cruise (remix)".
* XtremeKoolLetterz: The usage of Z instead of S in the title.
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