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What songs will be on Kidz Bop 24?

  • Justin Bieber's "Beauty and a Beat" - It's Bieber, duh! His songs always make the Kidz Bop albums. Since his debut single "One Time" appeared on Kidz Bop 17, the only album in the series without a Bieber song is Kidz Bop 21, and he only released a Christmas album in the six months preceding 21.
    • Confirmed.
  • Taylor Swift's "I Knew You Were Trouble" - All of her major hits have appeared in the franchise, and this won't be an exception. Unless "22" becomes bigger than "I Knew You Were Trouble", it's probably a near-lock.
    • Confirmed, as is "22".
  • Bruno Mars' "When I Was Your Man" - A much cleaner song than "Locked Out of Heaven," and if that could make 23, this has an even better chance now.
    • Jossed.
  • Rihanna's "Stay" - See "When I Was Your Man", but replace "Locked Out of Heaven" with "Diamonds".
    • Confirmed; it is a Target-exclusive track.
  • Swedish House Mafia's "Don't You Worry Child" - The song is 100% clean and it has a great message. It will fit perfectly on the CD.
    • Confirmed; it is an iTunes bonus track.
  • The Lumineers' "Ho Hey" - Rock crossover songs usually make the Kidz Bop albums, with the only exceptions being ones with explicit themes. This song is just about love, so it's fine for the album.
    • Confirmed.
  • Maroon 5's "Daylight" - It's the most kid-friendly of their three singles on Overexposed, and since "Payphone" made 22 (but "One More Night" fortunately got passed over for 23) it should have a good shot.
    • Jossed.
  • Olly Murs' "Troublemaker" - Another pop-rock song that just hit the top 10 of the pop radio charts. Since this became a big hit, it could definitely make it onto the tracklist.
    • Confirmed; it is a Target-exclusive track.
  • Pink's "Just Give Me a Reason" - While "Try" was also very kid-friendly, this is gearing up to become a much bigger hit, so its chances are better.
    • Confirmed; "JGMAR" made the main disc, and "Try" is a Spotify bonus track.
  • Pitbull's "Feel This Moment" - Now this is a tough one. Pitbull's songs usually don't make it on here, but "Feel This Moment"'s chorus fits Kidz Bop better than anything else he's ever done.
    • Confirmed, along with "Don't Stop the Party". Both songs include Pitbull's verses.
  • Calvin Harris's "Sweet Nothing" - It's just another dance song without anything explicit in it.
    • Confirmed; it is a Target-exclusive track.
  • will.i.am's "Scream & Shout" or "#ThatPower" - Since "That Power" has Justin Bieber on it, it's probably more kid-friendly than "Scream and Shout". However, "That Power" might not become the hit that "Scream and Shout" was, not to mention the inclusion of "Beauty and a Beat" could work against it.
    • "Scream & Shout" made it, but "#ThatPower" did not.
  • Icona Pop's "I Love It" - While its lyrics may mention car crashes and such, it can be easily changed to fit the album better.
    • Confirmed.
  • Krewella's "Alive" - More kid-friendly, but not nearly as big as "I Love It".
    • Jossed for 24, but confirmed for 25 (albeit as a Target bonus track).
  • Justin Timberlake's "Mirrors" - This has a much better chance of making it in than "Suit & Tie" because the latter is too sexual, not to mention "Mirrors" will likely do better on the pop charts.
    • "Mirrors" made it, as did "Suit & Tie".
  • Demi Lovato's "Heart Attack" - Her music is more mature but still very kid-friendly. However, since heart attacks are deadly, a song by that title might not make it on.
    • Confirmed.
  • fun.'s "Carry On" - Has a few mature themes, but nothing that unfortunately couldn't be edited over.
    • Jossed.

What songs will be on Kidz Bop 25?

  • Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" - It's number-one on the Hot 100, for crying out loud! It's quite sexually charged, though, but if "Suit & Tie" made it, this should get on too.
    • With all the controversy it has (lyrics and video), along with the very obvious sexual lyrics (worse so than "Suit and Tie"), probably not.
    • Jossed.
  • Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" - Well, there's nothing inappropriate in this tune. It's a very good bet for 25.
    • Nothing inappropriate? "I'm up all night to get some..." The lyrics are very obviously talking about sex. It's even in the title!
    • While Pharrell Williams has stated that "Get Lucky" is about establishing a connection beyond sex, Daft Punk themselves treat it as if it was a song about getting laid, so it isn't likely to appear.
      • The "get some" issue has already been dealt with on "Live While We're Young". It doesn't seem like there'll be much of an issue with adding the song onto 25.
    • Jossed.
  • Florida Georgia Line's "Cruise (remix)" - It's just about driving and trucks. Kids aren't able to drive yet, but since "I Love It", even in its Kidz Bop edit, has lyrics about driving, there shouldn't be any reason for it to not make it on here. Even Nelly's verse doesn't seem so explicit.
    • "Yeah, when I first saw that bikini top on 'er/ she poppin' right out of the South Georgia water/ And oh, good Lord she had them long tanned legs..." Yep. Definitely going on Kidz Bop.
      • OK, they could just edit the "bikini" and "Lord" parts, and possibly "poppin'" as well. It should very likely go on Kidz Bop.
    • Confirmed; the production is based on the remix (the remix-exclusive "I got my windows down..." part is present), but Nelly's verse is excluded.
  • Imagine Dragons' "Radioactive" - Post-apocalyptic themes are quite present in this song, but the song is otherwise clean.
    • Jossed.
  • Fall Out Boy's "My Songs Know..." - It's a little suggestive, but otherwise not an explicit song. It's a safe bet for 25.
    • Except Fall Out Boy have refused songs by them before. Unless they've done a complete 180, it's a safe bet that it will not be on the album.
    • Jossed.
  • Ariana Grande's "The Way" - It's really surprising that a song by a Nickelodeon star wouldn't make it onto 24, but since it's just a song about puppy love, it should definitely be expected to be on 25.
    • Jossed.
  • Zedd's "Clarity" - Another clean dance tune.
    • Confirmed.
  • Perhaps "When I Was Your Man" will get on the next one. If not, there's a good chance that "Treasure" will make it.
    • "Treasure" made it, but "When I Was Your Man" didn't.
  • Capital Cities' "Safe and Sound" - The song's theme is "Love Will Conquer All." There are no objectionable themes in the song, so it would work very well on the album.
    • Confirmed; it's also the song that got a music video.
  • Anna Kendrick's "Cups" - Yes, it's from a PG-13 rated film, but Kidz Bop has already gone past that barrier ("It Will Rain", anyone?), and the song itself has nothing objectionable other than the mention of whiskey in the song's opening.
    • Confirmed.
  • One Direction's "Best Song Ever" - It's going on. Nuff said.
    • "Story of My Life" might make it on instead. They could both make it on, but at least one of them is certain.
    • "Best Song Ever" made it; "Story of My Life" didn't, but ultimately ended up on 26.
  • Miley Cyrus's "We Can't Stop" - Since it's about an explicit party, it very well might not make it, but since it's Miley, Kidz Bop might still try to get it on.
    • "Wrecking Ball" is looking more likely. While the video is edgy, the song itself doesn't seem to have much working against it.
    • "Wrecking Ball" made it, but "We Can't Stop" didn't.
  • Lorde's "Royals" - This song merely denounces the glamorous lifestyle of celebrities. There areare a few minor references to alcohol and violence, but nothing that Kidz Bop won't write around. The fact that the song is by a 16-year old makes its appearance on the album more certain.
    • Confirmed.
  • Avicii's "Wake Me Up" - With no strong references to violence, sex, or profanity, and has a message about following dreams.
    • Confirmed.
  • Katy Perry's "Roar" - Just another Katy Perry girl-power anthem with nothing explicit to it. The boxing references are nothing too extreme for Kidz Bop to get past.
    • "Unconditionally", with its message of love everlasting, might also have a good chance, but it's not yet as massive as "Roar". With "Roar" very likely to make it on, this may hinder "Unconditionally"'s chances.
    • "Roar" made it, but "Unconditionally" didn't.
  • Jay-Z's "Holy Grail" - Well, maybe just the Timberlake part.
    • Jossed.
  • Maroon 5's "Love Somebody" - After "Daylight", it's probably the cleanest single from Overexposed.
    • Confirmed.
  • Calvin Harris's "I Need Your Love" - Another generic clean dance tune.
    • Confirmed.
  • Drake's "Hold On, We're Going Home" - A surprisingly clean song from him. It has a pretty good chance of appearing.
    • Jossed.
  • Lana Del Rey's "Summertime Sadness (remix)" - The most explicit thing in this song is kissing, and that's made it onto Kidz Bop before.
  • Lady Gaga's "Applause" - The song itself is quite tame, with only some mild drug references. It's the video that's much more racy.
    • Confirmed.
  • Taylor Swift's "Everything Has Changed" - There's nothing offensive in this tune. The odds might actually be in its favor. The only thing really working against it is that it's not that massive a hit.
    • Confirmed; it is an iTunes bonus track.
  • Selena Gomez's "Slow Down" - Fairly sexual, but since it's Selena, its chances could be decent.
    • Jossed.
  • OneRepublic's "Counting Stars" - Their songs usually make Kidz Bop's albums, and Common Sense Media says that this one is a "clean track about trying to overcome the stressful parts of life and find greater meaning". Sounds like just what Kidz Bop needs, right?
    • Jossed for 25, but confirmed for 26.
  • Ylvis's "The Fox" - A very kid-friendly satirical video. It'll be quite hilarious to see it on the next album.
    • Confirmed.
  • Passenger's "Let Her Go" - A clean song about appreciating what you have before it's gone. If it becomes a bigger hit, it could very well end up on the album.
    • Confirmed; it is a Target bonus track.

What songs will be on Kidz Bop 26?
  • OneRepublic's "Counting Stars" - See above.
    • Confirmed.
  • One Direction's "Story of My Life" - See above.
    • Confirmed.
  • Katy Perry's "Unconditionally" - See above.
    • "Dark Horse" might also make it, although its occult themes cast doubt on this. It did, however, become a much bigger hit than "Unconditionally" was.
    • "Dark Horse" made it, but "Unconditionally" (still!) didn't.
  • Pitbull's "Timber" - Normally, Pitbull's songs rarely make the Kidz Bop albums, but because "Feel This Moment" and "Don't Stop the Party" have appeared on prior albums, this should have a good shot. Other than a Miley Cyrus VMA reference and a few swear words, the song is mostly clean. It's another "club" song that should make it on easily.
    • Confirmed.
  • Imagine Dragons' "Demons" - While Kidz Bop may not want to put a song called "Demons" on one of their albums, the song is clean.
    • Jossed. Missed the boat for both 25 and 26. That was pretty much its last shot.
  • A Great Big World's "Say Something" - A sad, but clean breakup tune.
    • Confirmed.
  • Avicii's "Hey Brother" - A clean song about friendship and caring for others. Since it made the top 20, it could very well end up on the album.
    • Confirmed; it is an iTunes bonus track.
  • Zendaya's "Replay" - A very clean love song by a 17-year old Disney star. The song grew fast but just barely made the top 40.
    • Jossed. Justified, though, due to not being a hit.
  • Lorde's "Team" - A clean track about the reality of being young in this day and age. Since this became pretty massive, it probably has a great chance.
    • Confirmed.
  • Aloe Blacc's "The Man" - A positive empowerment anthem; it's become a huge hit with the help of the Beats commercials.
    • Confirmed.
  • Pharrell Williams' "Happy" - It's clean, positive and upbeat, it was written for an immensely successful animated movie and it's a massive hit. There's virtually nothing working against its inclusion on the album.
    • Confirmed.
  • American Authors' "Best Day Of My Life" - A clean, optimistic song about enjoying life. It's a reasonably successful hit, burning out just shy of the top ten.
    • Confirmed; it's also the song that got a video.
  • Demi Lovato's "Neon Lights" - Another clean (if somewhat suggestive) song. If a song called "Heart Attack" could make it, this shouldn't have too much difficulty. Still, it's nowhere near the hit "Heart Attack" was.
    • Confirmed; it is a Target bonus track.
  • Bastille's "Pompeii" - Sure, it's about a famous historical disaster, but Kidz Bop has already gone there ("Take Me Out", anyone?), and the lyrics are tame, not to mention its associations with a Dreamworks animated film.
    • Confirmed.
  • The Chainsmokers' "#SELFIE" - To fill in the once-per-installment novelty slot, they can use this smash hit. Too bad about the negative lyrics, though.
    • Jossed.
  • John Legend's "All of Me" - This is the biggest hit in Legend's career. It's a clean love ballad; that's all that really matters. It's perfectly appropriate for Kidz Bop.
    • Confirmed.
  • John Newman's "Love Me Again" - A clean song about fixing a troubled relationship. Aside from brief mentions of "angels" and "devils", there's no reason it can't make the disc. Its primary disadvantage is the fact that it wasn't that big of a hit.
    • Jossed, although justified due to not being a big hit.
  • Idina Menzel's "Let It Go" - It comes from a massive Disney movie and went Top 5, but it is being held back by lack of radio airplay.
    • Has Kidz Bop ever done more than one movie song on the same album, though? If not, it's seriously disadvantaged against "Happy", which has the benefit of airplay.
      • Probably won't matter, anyways. "Happy" has its own independent life from Despicable Me 2, while "Let It Go" will always be attached to Frozen.
    • Confirmed.
  • Justin Timberlake's "Not a Bad Thing" - A mostly clean song about finding true love. There are a few instances of the F-word, but since the radio edit seamlessly changes them to "look", it shouldn't be that much of a problem.
    • Confirmed.
  • Calvin Harris's "Summer" - An inoffensive dance track.
    • Confirmed; it is an iTunes bonus track.
  • MKTO's "Classic" - There are a few sexual innuendos in the chorus, but otherwise this nostalgia-fueled love song is appropriate.
    • Confirmed; it is a Target bonus track.
  • Ed Sheeran's "Sing" - This song is filled with heavy references to drinking and smoking, but is not too explicit otherwise.
    • Confirmed.
  • Ariana Grande's "Problem" - Despite "The Way" missing out on previous installments, this clean breakup song is gearing up to be a really big hit.
    • Jossed for 26; the song came out too late to make the cut. It made it onto 27.
  • Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" - A song about living the high life. If "Starships" and "Thrift Shop" made it, this shouldn't have much of a problem.
    • Jossed for 26; once again, it's too recent a hit. It managed to make 27.
  • Rixton's "Me & My Broken Heart" - A reference to a shotgun is really the only questionable thing in this track.
    • Confirmed; it is a Target bonus track.
  • Nico & Vinz' "Am I Wrong?" - Other than "tripping", this song is squeaky-clean.
    • Jossed for 26, as it was just taking off as of the track listing's reveal; it had better luck on 27.

What songs will be on Kidz Bop 27?

  • Ariana Grande's "Problem" - See above.
    • "Break Free", a clean song about independence, has similarly good chances. They could both make it, but at least one of them is certain.
    • Both songs made it.
  • Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" - See above.
    • "Yeah, keep on making a mess, chandeliers swinging, we couldn't care less!"
    • Confirmed; it's also the song that got a video.
  • Nico & Vinz' "Am I Wrong?" - See above.
    • Confirmed.
  • Sam Smith's "Stay with Me" - Yes, it's about a one night stand, but it could be interpreted as a love song.
    • Jossed.
  • Katy Perry's "Birthday" - Another clean Katy track. It shouldn't have a problem making it in if it becomes a bigger hit and isn't outperformed by another song of hers later in the year.
    • "So let me get you in your birthday suit! It's time to bring out the big balloons!" Oh yes. So clean. The song is a big, long, not-even-remotely-hiding sexual innuendo. As it failed to become a hit, its chances are looking slim.
    • "Birthday" has been jossed, but the follow-up "This Is How We Do" made it as a Target bonus track.
  • MAGIC!'s "Rude" - A clean song about a man asking a father for his daughter's hand in marriage. It was a massive hit, so its inclusion is almost inevitable.
    • Confirmed.
  • Disclosure's "Latch" - A clean, energetic love song. Since this became a pretty big hit, it should probably make it.
    • Confirmed.
  • Sia's "Chandelier" - Yeah, it's about drinking, so it's looking unlikely. Still, anything could happen (see "Sing").
    • Jossed.
  • OneRepublic's "Love Runs Out" - Another clean song from OneRepublic (references to "maniacs" and "angels" aside). Despite it not being the hit that "Counting Stars" was, it should at least make it as a bonus track.
    • Confirmed; it is a Target-exclusive bonus track.
  • Maroon 5's "Maps" - Another surprisingly clean song from the group (aside from the video, which hasn't stopped Kidz Bop in the past). Since this will likely become just as massive as their previous hits, it shouldn't have much of a problem making it.
    • ...unless "Animals" makes it on instead. It's far more risqué than "Maps" but is shaping up to be a bigger hit.
    • "Maps" made it, but "Animals" didn't.
  • Charli XCX's "Boom Clap" - The only things really working against this song are references to a "kiss just like a drug" and its inclusion in a PG-13 movie, neither of which have stopped Kidz Bop in the past.
    • Confirmed.
  • Clean Bandit's "Rather Be" - An extremely clean, optimistic love song. If this becomes a bigger hit (which seems likely), it should have a good chance of making it.
    • Confirmed.
  • Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" - A mostly clean song about self-empowerment. Since this will likely become a big hit, it shouldn't have any real trouble making the cut.
    • Confirmed.
  • Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda" - Wouldn't be surprising considering the franchise's history with Age-Inappropriate Art. They'll probably change the "buns" part to refer to the hairstyle rather than buttocks, something like "Oh, my, gosh, look at, her, hair!"
    • Whoa, whoa, whoa. Just because Kidz Bop occasionally includes songs like "Locked Out of Heaven" and "Suit & Tie" doesn't mean they'll even consider going anywhere a song that doesn't hide the fact that it's about asses. If "Blurred Lines" couldn't make 25, this has even worse chances.
    • Jossed.
  • Coldplay's "A Sky Full of Stars" - While "Magic" was also very kid-friendly, this became a bigger hit, and as such has better chances.
    • Confirmed; it is a Target-exclusive track.
  • Demi Lovato's "Really Don't Care" - Despite its status as a relatively minor hit likely precluding its inclusion on the main tracklist, it probably has a good shot at making the bonus tracklist.
    • Confirmed; it was actually big enough for the main tracklist.
  • Meghan Trainor's "All About That Bass" - The song has some strong language and a theme about obesity, but it's really just a self-empowerment song, not as overly sexual as other similar songs and should have "no treble" making the cut.
    • Confirmed.
  • Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj's "Bang Bang" - The song is feminist, but also quite sexual and will have heavy competition from Ariana's other songs.
    • In that case, what reason is there to think that it'll make it? As "Blurred Lines" showed us, being a massive hit means nothing if the content is iffy.
    • Jossed.
  • One Direction's "Steal My Girl" - Yup.
    • Jossed, at least for 27; it managed to make 28.
  • Ed Sheeran's "Don't" - "Sing" was on 26, and this is cleaner, so it could easily make it as a bonus track.
    • "Thinking Out Loud" is both cleaner and set to be a bigger hit than either, so it's probably a lock (unless it makes 28 instead).
    • Jossed (although "Thinking Out Loud" made 28).
  • Jason Derulo's "Trumpets" - It's far less explicit than his other songs, so it could make it as a bonus track.
    • Jossed.
  • Mr. Probz' "Waves" - A clean dance song about a breakup. This should have no trouble making the bonus track list.
    • Jossed, at least for 27; it managed to make 28.
  • Calvin Harris's "Blame" - Like "Waves", the song is merely about a breakup. It's a solid contender for the bonus track list as well.
    • Jossed for 27, but it made 28.
  • 5 Seconds of Summer's "Amnesia" or "She Looks So Perfect" - They're the hot new boy band competing alongside One Direction. Since they were moderate hits, their best bet is the bonus tracklist.
    • Jossed.

What would ''Kidz Bop 27'" look like if it was split into the current quarterly release schedule?

27a would have:
  • "Am I Wrong"
  • "Fancy"
  • "Rude"
  • "Problem"
  • "Latch"
  • "Shower"
  • "Chandelier"
  • "Maps"
  • "Love Runs Out"
  • "Stay with Me"
  • "A Sky Full of Stars"
  • "Birthday"
  • "She Looks So Perfect"
  • "Do You Wanna Build a Snowman?"

What songs will be on Kidz Bop 28?

  • One Direction's "Steal My Girl" - See above.
    • "Steal My Girl" seems to be finished. "Night Changes," on the other hand, is rising. It might make it on instead.
    • "Steal My Girl" made it, while "Night Changes" is a Target bonus track.
  • Maroon 5's "Animals" - See above.
    • Jossed.
  • Taylor Swift's "Blank Space" - When was the last time one of her big hits missed out on Kidz Bop? Never, so this is a safe bet.
    • "Style" also has a good shot. It's not yet as massive as "Blank Space", but it wouldn't be the first time two Taylor songs made the same album, so it shouldn't have much of a problem.
    • "Blank Space" made it; "Style" didn't, but ultimately managed to make 29.
  • Hozier's "Take Me to Church" - This song is a massive #2 hit for this Irish singer. However, the song is about homosexuality and religion, so it's not going to have an easy time making it on.
    • Jossed.
  • Meghan Trainor's "Lips Are Movin'" - The follow-up to her massive hit "All About That Bass." While its chances of making it on 28 are not as high as "Bass"'s were for 27, it's still a very strong contender.
    • Confirmed.
  • Mr. Probz' "Waves" - See above.
    • Confirmed.
  • Mark Ronson's "Uptown Funk!" - Vocalist Bruno Mars has practically been a staple of the Kidz Bop franchise ever since he burst onto the scene in 2010, and now this song is exploding as well. Unless he has some hits of his own in the near future, then this should easily make it on 28.
    • Confirmed; it also got a video.
  • Nick Jonas's "Jealous" - Kidz Bop has covered the Jonas Brothers' songs before. This is a bigger radio hit than any of the brothers' songs were, so it has a fair shot at 28.
    • Confirmed.
  • Ariana Grande's "Love Me Harder" - She's one of the most kid-friendly artists around right now. Even if this doesn't become as big a hit as "Problem" or "Break Free" were, it's still a strong possibility for 28.
    • Confirmed.
  • Selena Gomez's "The Heart Wants What It Wants" - Another singer with an extremely positive image awaiting a big hit. This has "Kidz Bop 28" written all over it.
    • Confirmed.
  • Ed Sheeran's "Thinking Out Loud" - It's shaping up to be his biggest hit ever, and it's much cleaner than "Sing" and "Don't" were.
    • Confirmed.
  • Sam Smith's "I'm Not the Only One" - Now this is a tricky one. It's about a man finding out his wife is cheating on him, so while its inclusion could potentially raise a few eyebrows, it still wouldn't be the most inappropriate song they've included.
    • Confirmed.
  • Pitbull's "Time of Our Lives" - This isn't much more explicit than "Don't Stop the Party" and "Timber"; if those could make it, this doesn't seem totally unreasonable.
    • Jossed for 28, but confirmed for 29.

What songs will be on Kidz Bop 29?

  • Taylor Swift's "Style" - Yet another Taylor Swift hit. It's not as big as "Shake It Off" or "Blank Space", but given the artist its chances are still high.
    • "Bad Blood" may make it on the album as well, as it's become a bigger hit than "Style".
    • "Style" made it, but not "Bad Blood" (which ultimately ended up on 30).
  • Maroon 5's "Sugar" - It's not as explicit as "Animals" and it's their biggest hit off the V album, so if "Moves Like Jagger" managed to make it onto an album, then this song has a shot.
    • Confirmed.
  • Walk the Moon's "Shut Up and Dance" - Kidz Bop usually covers alternative crossovers (with "Radioactive" being an exception) and it's an upbeat song about letting go of your worries to have fun, so this might make it onto 29.
    • Confirmed.
  • Pitbull's "Time of Our Lives" - If it didn't make it onto 28, it might make it onto 29 instead.
    • Confirmed.
  • Ariana Grande's "One Last Time" - It's Ariana, and even though this song isn't as big as "Love Me Harder", it's not too much of a stretch to believe this will be on the album.
    • Confirmed as a Target-exclusive track.
  • Zedd's "I Want You to Know" - This song isn't that big a hit, but Selena Gomez's inclusion on this clean song might help its chances.
    • Confirmed.
  • Wiz Khalifa's "See You Again" - It's a massive hit that's skyrocketed its way to the top of the Billboard Hot 100. On top of that, there's no swear word in this song that's worse than "damn," and it's an otherwise clean song about mourning the loss of someone. If "Wake Me Up When September Ends" was covered by Kidz Bop, this shouldn't be too beyond their limits.
    • Confirmed.
  • Ellie Goulding's "Love Me Like You Do" - Sure, it has ties to Fifty Shades of Grey, but if there was a song from that movie that were to be on the album, then this would definitely make it over "Earned It".
    • Although regardless of whether or not "Love Me Like You Do" makes it, "Earned It" cannot be counted out.
    • "Love Me Like You Do" made it, but "Earned It" did not.
  • Calvin Harris's "Outside" - It's not nearly as big as "Love Me Like You Do," but it's much cleaner and more upbeat, so their chances are about equal.
    • Confirmed.
  • OMI's "Cheerleader" - A clean Silly Love Song that's gearing up to become huge. If it's not too recent, it might make 29, but if so it'll make 30 instead.
    • Jossed for 29, but confirmed for 30.
  • Major Lazer's "Lean On" - A largely inoffensive dance song about depending on friends to get through tough times. As with "Cheerleader", it might be too new to make 29, but it'll almost certainly find a way to make Kidz Bop.
    • Jossed for 29, but confirmed for 30.
  • Meghan Trainor's "Dear Future Husband" - This song isn't really all that likely as it's not that big a hit, but it's just about a woman stating what she wants her prospective spouse to do for her. There are a few suggestive lyrics, but nothing that Kidz Bop can't work around, so it still has a small chance.
  • Echosmith's "Bright" - A completely clean song about love, happiness and enjoying life. It wasn't big enough to make the main tracklist, but it still has a shot as a bonus track.
    • Confirmed; it indeed is a Target-exclusive track.

What would Kidz Bop 28/29 have looked like if it were one album?
  • The songs included would have been the following: "Uptown Funk", "Blank Space", "Lips Are Movin", "Jealous", "Love Me Harder", "The Heart Wants What It Wants", and "Thinking Out Loud" from 28; "Sugar", "Style", "GDFR", "Love Me Like You Do", "Want To Want Me", "Shut Up And Dance", and "See You Again" from 29.
    • Seems about right if you change "GDFR" to "Time of Our Lives".
      • But GDFR got a video and was heavily promoted by the label. It's clear they were very high on the song from the beginning.

What songs will be on Kidz Bop 30?
  • Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood" - It may have missed 29 because of "Style", but will have no problem making it onto 30 — unless the word "blood" in its title works against its favor, as what happened to the otherwise-clean "Gives You Hell" for Kidz Bop 16.
    • The "blood" in the title isn't literal blood, though — Kidz Bop usually omits references to driving, but "Drive By" had no problem making 22.
    • "Wildest Dreams" is arguably a contender as well. It might have come out a bit late, but if so, there's still 31 or the bonus tracklist.
      • "Bad Blood" is confirmed (and got a video), but "Wildest Dreams" had to wait for 31.
  • "Earned It" might still have a shot at 30 considering that "Love Me Like You Do" and "See You Again" were the only things that kept it off 29. If not that, then maybe "Can't Feel My Face."
    • The latter is definitely more likely, for it's more upbeat than the former and not as explicitly about Intercourse with You as it.
    • Both were jossed.
  • "Cheerleader" is almost certain to make it after missing 29.
    • Confirmed.
  • "Lean On" will also likely be included, and if they have a problem with the "fire a gun" line in the chorus, they can always use the edited version ("into the Sun").
    • Confirmed.
  • Rachel Platten's "Fight Song" - Like with "Bad Blood", its only obstacle is its title. "Can't Hold Us" proves that "fight" is a dirty word in Kidz Bop lingo.
    • Not necessarily. The word was retained in "So What" (which actually used it in a far more questionable context than "Can't Hold Us").
    • Confirmed.
  • Ed Sheeran's "Photograph" - Another clean love song from Ed Sheeran. As it will inevitably be a massive hit, it has a good chance.
    • Confirmed.
  • Jack Ü's "Where Are Ü Now?" - Justin Bieber may have done some questionable things in the past, but that shouldn't stop Kidz Bop from including this clean EDM song on 30. If "Wrecking Ball" was covered on 25 in spite of Miley Cyrus's revamped image and the aforementioned song's infamous music video, this one has a chance as well.
    • Confirmed.
  • One Direction's "Drag Me Down" - It's the latest single from One Direction and it's on its way to become a massive hit. What'll stop Kidz Bop from covering this? Probably just the fact that it might have missed the cutoff; if that's the case, then there's always 31.
    • Jossed, at least for 30; it made 31 in the end.
  • "Worth It" by Fifth Harmony has a chance, but the Kidz won't cover the rap parts. Besides, it has no swear words in it...
    • Confirmed.
  • Selena Gomez's "Good For You" — Well, it's Selena, so…
    • Jossed.
  • R. City's "Locked Away" - A mostly clean reggae tune about a man who wants his partner to accept him and his imperfections. As a rising hit with Adam Levine on board, its chances are high. Its only obstacle is that it took off a little too late and may have to wait for 31.
    • Jossed.
  • Charlie Puth's "Marvin Gaye" featuring Meghan Trainor - A clean love song in the style of a duet that's climbing up the Hot 100 thanks to Puth's appearance on "See You Again".
    • It's basically Intercourse with You, so while it may have a very remote shot, its inclusion is seriously doubtful. The deciding factor will likely be how big it ends up.
    • Jossed.
  • Silentó's "Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)" - A clean song about new dance moves that quickly went viral. Without any foul language or any negative themes, this has a good shot at making it. Then again, it's a mainstream rap song that got limited pop radio play...
    • It's extremely popular with kids, there's practically nothing keeping it from being featured on Kidz Bop. If "Gangnam Style" and "Let It Go" (both of which got minimal pop radio airplay) could make it, this can too.
    • Confirmed.
  • Justin Bieber's "What Do You Mean?" - It's his latest single and very first Billboard #1. It might have missed the cutoff, but it's still certain to appear in the franchise at some point.
    • Jossed, at least for 30, but it ultimately managed to make 31.

What are the odds that each of the songs from Kidz Bop 30 would have been on the old biannual release?
  • "Bad Blood" — 50/50. Assuming that the previous biannual album included both "Blank Space" and "Style", they wouldn't do a Taylor repeat again and this would have to battle "Wildest Dreams" for the spot. As far as the inclusion of a Swift song in general, almost guaranteed.
  • "Hey Mama" — 50/50. It was one of the bigger hits off the album, but it was highly sexual.
  • "Cheerleader" — Almost guaranteed. It was a massive and relatively clean #1 hit and OMI didn't have a follow-up song big enough to challenge its spot.
  • "Worth It" — Likely, as, despite being somewhat objectionable, the song is by a teen-targeted girl group (although that might not always assure its inclusion, since "Work From Home" missed 32).
  • "Fight Song" — Almost guaranteed. Her follow-up wasn't as big a hit, but otherwise only "Cheerleader" has a better chance of making it.
  • "Where Are U Now" — 50/50, as it might have lost its spot to "What Do You Mean?"
  • "Somebody" — 50/50. It wasn't that huge of a hit and it seemed to make it in long past its peak.
  • "Lean On" — Very likely. It's one of the biggest hits of the summer, although it might get lost in the shuffle of some bigger and cleaner hits.
  • "Uma Thurman" — Unlikely, as it wasn't that big and kind of dirty.
  • "You Know You Like It" — Unlikely. If only one of the DJ Snake songs made it, it would've been "Lean On" as it was much bigger.
  • "Photograph" — Very likely. It was not the hit "Thinking Out Loud" was, but it's still big enough. Plus it's clean and by a kid-friendly artist.
  • "I Don't Like It, I Love It" — Very unlikely. This was by far the least successful song on the album.
  • "Elastic Heart" — Unlikely. It was a minor and not-so-clean hit, so it probably would be a bonus track at best.
  • "Watch Me" — 50/50. It would likely fill the album's "novelty slot", but there's always the chance they decide not to use it.

What songs will be on Kidz Bop 31?
  • "Wildest Dreams" will make it five Taylor Swift songs in a row on Kidz Bop.
    • And it's been confirmed.
  • "Drag Me Down" is all but guaranteed to make it after missing 30. The only thing that might keep it from being featured is that it fell off almost immediately after its debut.
    • Confirmed.
  • "What Do You Mean?" is also a near-lock.
    • "Sorry" stands a good chance at making it. Don't be surprised, however, if it has to wait for "What Do You Mean?" to make it first.
      • Both were confirmed; "Sorry" also got a video.
  • "Locked Away" is yet another song whose inclusion is almost a certainty.
    • Jossed.
  • While it's mostly safe to say that the ship has sailed for "Can't Feel My Face," we'll still give it one last chance. The Weeknd's follow-up "The Hills" may make it on instead, though the former's exclusion from "30" may make the latter's chances uncertain (not to mention that it's much more explicit that "Can't Feel My Face").
    • Both were jossed.
  • Selena Gomez's "Good For You" — Like "Can't Feel My Face", 30 looked like its best shot. Unlike "Can't Feel My Face", it took off and peaked later and seems to have better odds.
    • Or perhaps "Same Old Love".
    • "Same Old Love" made it, but "Good For You" did not.
  • Demi Lovato's "Cool For The Summer" — Another surprise exclusion, although Kidz Bop may not want to put a song about summer on a "hits of the fall" CD.
    • Maybe "Confident".
    • "Confident" made it, but "Cool For The Summer" did not.
  • Charlie Puth's "Marvin Gaye" — The song seems to be stalling at radio, but it's not done yet. Look for it to possibly make 31.
    • Jossed.
  • Meghan Trainor's "Like I'm Gonna Lose You" — All of her hits have been on Kidz Bop so far, but it might have to compete with "Marvin Gaye" above. However, it's proven to be a much bigger hit than "Marvin Gaye", and is less explicit overall.
    • Confirmed.
  • X Ambassadors' "Renegades" — An alt-rock crossover set to explode.
    • Confirmed.
  • Elle King's "Ex's and Oh's" — Another alt-rock crossover whose signs are looking even more promising than "Renegades".
    • Confirmed.
  • Hailee Steinfeld's "Love Myself" — A "Fight Song"-esque hit by a well known teenage actress. However, it's somewhat about masturbation… will that be enough to keep it off Kidz Bop?
    • Its references are not that noticeable by teens & tweens who listen to Top 40 radio. It could make it.
    • Jossed.
  • Nick Jonas's "Levels" — Another potentially big hit for the ex-teen idol.
    • Confirmed; it is a Target bonus tracklist song.
  • 5 Seconds of Summer's "She's Kinda Hot" — It was a bigger hit than any of their other songs, so it could make it. It definitely wasn't as big a hit as "Drag Me Down" and may face heavy competition, though.
    • Jossed.
  • Macklemore's "Downtown" — It's cleaner than other songs by him, but isn't that big a hit.
    • Confirmed.
  • Shawn Mendes' "Stitches" — A largely clean song about a troubled relationship from a tween sensation, and it's set to be massive. Despite references to injury & death, these are less extreme than in other songs covered by the franchise, so it probably has a good shot.
    • Confirmed.
  • "Hello" by Adele — A highly hyped single from her album 25 that debuted on top of the Hot 100. It stands a pretty good chance at making Kidz Bop 31 or 32.
    • Confirmed.
  • Ellie Goulding's "On My Mind" — It's not as big a hit as "Love Me Like You Do," but it's not as explicit as it, either. This has its chances.
    • Confirmed.
  • Rudimental's "Lay It All On Me" featuring Ed Sheeran — It's looking like it will make the Top 40, and it's got a superstar on vocals (that almost everyone associates with him). The themes are sexual though; will that be enough to keep it off Kidz Bop?
    • Jossed.
  • Alessia Cara's "Here" — A song about being around your true friends. It's a little dirty, with references to hook-up culture, and being around people smoking marijuana, but it's subtle enough that it can be easily be edited. It might have missed its calling though, and may have to wait until 32.
    • Confirmed.
  • The Chainsmokers' "Roses" — An EDM crossover that's about to explode. It's pretty dirty though, with references to drinking, smoking weed, and being about Intercourse with You; can all that be enough to keep it off Kidz Bop? Like the above, it might have missed the mark and will have to wait until 32.
    • Jossed.
  • Drake's "Hotline Bling" was just confirmed.

"Can't Feel My Face" was supposed to be on Kidz Bop 30, but was removed at The Weeknd's request.
  • There doesn't seem to be any logical explanation for its exclusion other than it being explicit (and even then, it's more in the same PG-13 category as "Love Me Like You Do", "I'm Not The Only One", "Hey Mama", etc. than, say, the hard-R stuff like "Blurred Lines"). It took off in the beginning of June, so the cut-off can't be held accountable either. The Weeknd probably asked for its removal like Pete Wentz did in 2006 for "Dance, Dance". The last track on Kidz Bop 30 is an original song called "Make Some Noise"; it's quite possible it was a last-minute addition to fill the spot vacated by "Can't Feel My Face".But then again, it's considered to be nearly impossible for any artist to stop Kidz Bop from covering their song, and even Fall Out Boy are now starting to be covered.

Kidz Bop is trying to be more current on their latest album.
  • A song like "Good for You" isn't that explicit outside of the rap verse, plus it was played on Radio Disney, which typically does not go for the more PG-13 stuff like "Thrift Shop", "Love Me Harder", "Gangnam Style", etc. They didn't do "Cool For The Summer" because of reasons stated above, and they didn't do "Can't Feel My Face" because The Weeknd is a drug addict. There is no good reason why "Locked Away" wasn't covered, so it must just be Kidz Bop becoming more "progressive" with their song choices.
    • "Locked Away" and "Good for You" were probably supposed to be included. There were probably outside circumstances (i.e. licensing issues, "Same Old Love") that knocked the songs off the album.
  • Happened again with 32. "Roses" got shafted in favor of "Don't Let Me Down" — which was cleaner and did ultimately become the bigger hit. "One Dance" and "Just Like Fire" were released very late in the timeframe but still made it on, while "Can't Stop The Feeling" missed out by a hair. Yet "Me Myself & I" strangely had to wait for 33 despite having peaked back in April. The big omissions this time around (besides "Roses") were "I Took a Pill In Ibiza", "Pillowtalk", and "Work From Home".
  • 33 did a little better with timeliness, as it only took in songs from that summer (besides Me Myself & I), like "Can't Stop The Feeling" and "Cheap Thrills". Strangely, "Cold Water" was released just one week before "Closer", but made it onto "33" while the latter had to wait for "34".
  • 34 included "24K Magic", "Don't Wanna Know", "This Town" and "All Time Low". The former two rose up the charts quickly, while the latter two are still rising into the new year, and have only become moderate hits. On the flip side, "Unsteady" was squeaky clean and peaked around the same area and time as "The Greatest", but failed to make it on. "i hate u, i love u" was somewhat cleaner than "Closer" (though still having references to kissing on the lips, marriage and being in an on-and-off relationship), but not as huge of a hit. Both songs will either be bonus tracks, be on 35, or get missed altogether.

What are the odds that each of the songs from Kidz Bop 31 would have been on the old biannual release?
  • "What Do You Mean" — Virtually guaranteed, as it is a #1-debuting song from a Kidz Bop favorite.
  • "Stitches" — Guaranteed. It was a huge hit by another teen favorite.
  • "Wildest Dreams" — Very likely. "Bad Blood" is the only thing that would've stood in its way, and even though it wasn't quite as big it's the cleaner of the two.
  • "Drag Me Down" — Guaranteed, being another teen favorite.
  • "Hotline Bling" — Unlikely, as despite its popularity cleaner songs would've had priority over it.
  • "Same Old Love" — Likely. Its only competition was "Good For You" and that never made a Kidz Bop album at all.
  • "Ex's and Oh's" — Very likely. Despite its themes it would fill the "rock slot".
  • "Sorry" — Maybe not for this album, to avoid Bieber overload, but it would be a lock for the follow-up.
  • "Confident" — Possible, as it was one of the album's smaller hits and would've been relegated to bonus track status at best. Also, "Cool for the Summer" was bigger (although also never featured).
  • "Like I'm Gonna Lose You" — Very likely, given it's another hit by a recent franchise staple.
  • "Renegades" — Possible. "Ex's and Oh's" would likely get the rock slot as it was considerably bigger, although "Renegades" is cleaner.
  • "Here" — It would definitely make the franchise at one point, but like "Sorry" it was relatively recent at might have had to wait for the next release.
  • "On My Mind" — Possible. It wasn't the biggest hit but it's pretty clean and kid-friendly.
  • "Downtown" — Unlikely, as it was a minor hit with little longevity.
  • "Hello" — Guaranteed, as it was a massive #1 by a superstar name.

What songs will be on Kidz Bop 32?
  • "The Hills" is in the same vein as "Thrift Shop" is, so it might still have a chance. Otherwise, "In the Night" might have a very remote chance. Both songs' inclusions are highly doubtful, but we'll see.
    • Both were jossed.
  • "Roses" by the Chainsmokers featuring Rozes has finally cracked the Top 10, and is so far the biggest EDM crossover of the year. Can it make it?
    • Or maybe "Don't Let Me Down", if it's not too recent.
    • "Don't Let Me Down" made it, but "Roses" didn't.
  • Justin Bieber's "Love Yourself" could be taken a number of different ways, but if Cee Lo Green's "Forget You!" could make it on, this should too.
    • Confirmed.
  • Ariana Grande's "Focus" - Yet another song from the singer. This is mostly kid-friendly, so it has its chances.
    • Jossed.
  • Charlie Puth has a new kid-friendly song out called "One Call Away"!
    • Confirmed.
  • Shawn Mendes' "I Know What You Did Last Summer" - The "Cool for the Summer" issue is definitely there, but it is clean.
    • Confirmed; it's a Target bonus track.
  • One Direction's "Perfect" is another song from the boy band and teen heartthrob.
    • Jossed.
  • Rachel Platten's "Stand By You" got moderate pop airplay, but as it failed to become a hit, its only certainty is probably the bonus tracklist.
    • Jossed.
  • DNCE's "Cake By The Ocean" is a semiclean song about love and has some sexual innuendos, but Joe Jonas being there makes it all better.
    • Confirmed.
  • How about "Hands to Myself" by Selena Gomez?
    • Jossed.
  • "Hide Away" by Daya - It wasn't that massive a hit, but it was big enough to be a realistic contender for a spot on the album. Plus, it's mostly clean and sung by a 17-year-old, which makes its appearance more likely.
    • Confirmed.
  • twenty one pilots' "Stressed Out" is a song about longing to return to the days of childhood, when life was easier. While not exactly a sentiment to normally be expressed from a kid's point of view, the song itself has little objectionable content, so it should make it just fine.
    • Confirmed.
  • "Me, Myself & I" by G-Eazy & Bebe Rexha - Being a rap song, it's rather explicit. However, it's not as dirty as other songs they covered, is practically G-rated compared to some of his other material, and it has a poppy chorus. It's a rap song that's cracked the Top 10; can it make it?
    • Jossed for 32, but confirmed for 33.
  • Flo Rida's "My House" is cleaner than "GDFR" and a bigger hit than "I Don't Like It, I Love It"; if both of those made it, this isn't too ridiculous.
    • Confirmed; it's also the song that got a video.
  • "7 Years" by Lukas Graham - An indie song that peaked at #2, and is about growing up.
    • Confirmed.
  • "Piece by Piece" by Kelly Clarkson - This single skyrocketed into the Top 10 after Clarkson's performance on American Idol, so this doesn't seem too farfetched. Its primary obstacle is that it rapidly fell down the charts immediately after its debut.
    • Jossed; it indeed wasn't a big hit.
  • "No" by Meghan Trainor - All her Top 40 hits have been covered by Kidz Bop before.
    • Confirmed.
  • "Never Forget You" by Zara Larsson & MNEK - A very clean and fast-rising Euro-Pop song that is lyrically similar to "See You Again". It references death, but Kidz Bop has already worked past that barrier (see "Rude"), and unlike "See You Again" it's not the central theme of the song.
    • Confirmed.
  • Fifth Harmony's "Work from Home" - This is not only their second hit after "Worth It", but also their first top 10 hit. The song is rather sexual though, but it's from a teen-targeted girl group nonetheless, so if "Worth It" made it onto 30, then this shouldn't have any problems appearing.
    • Jossed.
  • Desiigner's "Panda" - It peaked at #1 and could be turned into an innocent song about animals, but it's a rap song that may be too out of genre and explicit for Kidz Bop.
    • Jossed.
  • "Middle" by DJ Snake and Bipolar Sunshine - A clean dance song about making up for mistakes made in a past relationship. It went top 20 and contains no iffy content aside from the word "hell" used once, so its chances are fairly certain. However, it might not be that big enough for the main tracklist and may have been too recent.
    • Jossed for 32, but confirmed for 33 (albeit as a Target bonus track).
  • Justin Timberlake's "Can't Stop the Feeling!" - It contains virtually no objectionable content, it's from a successful animated film, and it's already topped the charts. It might have to wait for 33, but if the tracklist for 32 is revealed in June (as was the case for 29), it could just make the cut.
    • Jossed for 32, but confirmed for 33.
  • "Pillowtalk" by Zayn - Well, since Kidz Bop has covered every major 1D hit to date, this should be obvious. However, it's borderline R-rated, so its chances seem questionable. It would be interesting to see it and "Perfect" back-to-back on the track listing.
    • Jossed.

What were the odds of each song's appearance on Kidz Bop 32?

  • "Cake by the Ocean" — Possible. It was a smash hit for DNCE and is sung by Joe Jonas, but it's highly suggestive.
  • "No" — Almost guaranteed. It's yet another big hit for Meghan Trainor, peaking at #3.
  • "My House" — Almost guaranteed. As stated above, it's cleaner than "GDFR" and a much bigger hit than "I Don't Like It, I Love It".
  • "Love Yourself" — Very likely. They could never turn down a song from Justin Bieber, and it's his 3rd #1 hit after "What Do You Mean?" and "Sorry".
  • "Don't Let Me Down" — 50/50. It's much cleaner than "Roses", but it may have been too recent and would have to fight with "Hide Away" for its spot. "Roses" might have made it on had Kidz Bop continued their quarterly release schedule, with "Don't Let Me Down" being saved for 33. Nevertheless, had it not made it onto 32, it would have been on 33 instead.
  • "Never Forget You" — Guaranteed. Despite not reaching the top 10, it's a clean song (aside from a line about death) that recieved plenty of airplay.
  • "Work" — 50/50. It was a massive #1 hit, but pretty sexual and was not a massive airplay hit.
  • "Out of the Woods" — 50/50. It performed rather unsuccessfully after re-entering the charts, but the album likely wouldn't be complete without a Taylor Swift song (making it six of her 1989 singles in a row on Kidz Bop).
  • "Hide Away" — Its best bet looked like the bonus tracklist since it wasn't that massive and might have lost its spot to "Don't Let Me Down". It would've easily made the main tracklist for 32 had they kept the quarterly schedule.
  • "One Call Away" — Very likely. Although not as big as "See You Again", it is both a much cleaner and bigger hit than "Marvin Gaye".
  • "Stressed Out" — Almost guaranteed. While the lyrical sentiment normally wouldn't be expressed from a kid's point of view, it's a largely inoffensive Breakthrough Hit from the rap rock duo.
  • "7 Years" — Very likely. It was a massive hit for newcomer Lukas Graham, and contains no iffy content aside from a line about smoking and alcohol consumption.
  • "Just Like Fire" — 50/50. It might've had better chances on 33 since it was probably too recent, and hadn't even peaked yet when the tracklist was revealed, but there's always a chance they were trying to cash-in on the success of Alice Through the Looking Glass.
  • "One Dance" — Like the above, it was probably more expected for 33, but unlike "Just Like Fire" this one already topped its way onto the charts thanks to the release of Drake's album Views.

What songs will be on Kidz Bop 33?
  • If "Can't Stop the Feeling!" didn't make it on 32, it will most likely be included on 33.
    • Confirmed.
  • "Work from Home" might still have a shot at 33 since it peaked later after the tracklist for 32 was revealed. If not, there's always the follow-up "All in My Head".
    • Both were jossed.
  • twenty one pilots' "Ride" - This song peaked at #5, and is mostly clean outside of references to bullets and death. Although not quite as big as "Stressed Out", it still has a pretty good shot.
    • Confirmed.
  • "This Is What You Came For" by Calvin Harris and Rihanna - A clean EDM tune that peaked at #3.
    • Confirmed.
  • Nick Jonas's "Close" - Fairly suggestive, but given the artist its chances could be decent (see "Cake by the Ocean").
    • Jossed.
  • Sia's "Cheap Thrills" hit #1 on the Hot 100, so it seems like a shoo-in.
    • Confirmed.
  • "You Don't Own Me" by Grace and G-Eazy - It's somewhat cleaner than "Me, Myself & I" and could make it as a bonus track. G-Eazy's verses are a little dirty, but nothing that unfortunately can't be edited over. On an additional note, the song peaked later after returning to the charts (thanks to the release of Suicide Squad) and looks to have better odds.
    • Jossed.
  • "Lost Boy" by Ruth B - A clean, Peter Pan-themed song by a 20-year-old Canadian pop singer. It went top 10 on iTunes, so it should be a strong contender.
    • Confirmed.
  • "Let It Go" by James Bay - Not to be confused with the much better-known Frozen hit heard on 26, this acoustic song reached the top 20, and is about a young love gone wrong.
    • Confirmed; it's a Target-exclusive track.
  • "Rise" by Katy Perry - A clean Olympic anthem that's gearing up to become a decent enough hit. If "Roar" made it onto 25 without any effort, this one should do the same for 33.
    • Confirmed.
  • "Treat You Better" by Shawn Mendes just reached the top 10.
    • Confirmed.
  • "Me Too" by Meghan Trainor - Not as big a hit as "No", but since it's mostly clean it should make it just fine.
    • Confirmed.
  • Major Lazer's "Cold Water" - This song debuted at #2 on the Hot 100, and "Lean On"'s past inclusion as well as Justin Bieber's appearance on this tune make its chances seem almost guaranteed.
    • Confirmed.
  • Charlie Puth's "We Don't Talk Anymore" - As a clean, growing hit that features Selena Gomez, it has a pretty good shot.
    • Jossed for 33, but confirmed for 34.
  • "i hate u, i love u" by gnash and Olivia O'Brien - An indie pop ballad in the style of a duet, and is about missing someone. There is some strong language (which the radio version seamlessly skips over) and a drinking reference, but that shouldn't be too explicit for it to make the cut.
    • Jossed.
  • Adele's "Send My Love" - It's not as big a hit as "Hello", but it's easily bigger than "When We Were Young" (which was a bonus track on 32), so this clean Adele single should easily make the main tracklist.
    • Jossed for 33, but confirmed for 34.
  • "Gold" by Kiiara - A mostly clean electropop track by a female newcomer, and it looks to become a big hit.
    • Jossed for 33, but confirmed for 34.
  • "Closer" by The Chainsmokers and Halsey - A duet that skyrocketed its way to #1 on the Hot 100. Its chances may be a bit iffy, given its references to tattoos, cars, drinking, and Auto Erotica, but given Kidz Bop has worked over all of that in the past, it likely won't be an issue.
    • Jossed for 33, but confirmed for 34.
  • "Never Be Like You" by Flume and Kai - It's mostly clean aside from a few instances of the F-word, so it should easily make it on.
    • Confirmed.
  • Daya's "Sit Still, Look Pretty" is slowly starting to gain popularity and is for the most part fairly clean, so it might have a shot.
    • Confirmed.
  • "Let Me Love You" by DJ Snake featuring Justin Bieber - An EDM crossover that looks to become massive. It might have to battle "Cold Water" for its spot, but they could both easily make it on.
    • Jossed for 33, but confirmed for 34.

What would be the odds of each song's appearance on a bi-annual release of Kidz Bop 33?

  • "Can't Stop the Feeling!" — Virtually guaranteed. It's a massive hit and probably the album's cleanest song.
  • "This Is What You Came For" — Likely. It was a clean hit with Calvin Harris and Rihanna, both of which are franchise regulars.
  • "Cheap Thrills" — Very likely. "Chandelier" may have missed 27 but this was much bigger and considerably cleaner.
  • "Ride" — Very likely, as "Heathens" is too kid-unfriendly to have had a real chance.
  • "Me, Myself & I" — Unlikely. It should have easily made it onto 32 instead, if at all.
  • "Treat You Better" — Guaranteed. It's a clean hit from Shawn Mendes, not quite as big as "Stitches" but easily more popular than "I Know What You Did Last Summer".
  • "Don't Mind" — Very unlikely. It fell quickly after its peak and is probably the album's dirtiest track.
  • "Rise" — 50/50. Although it was a clean hit from Katy Perry, it wasn't that big and fell very quickly after the Olympics ended.
  • "Never Be Like You" — Likely. It was quite big and clean but there are many bigger hits that would have had priority over it.
  • "Me Too" — Likely, given every Meghan Trainor hit has been covered to date.
  • "Cold Water" — Almost guaranteed. It was a smash #2 hit that was powered by Kidz Bop regular Justin Bieber.
  • "Sit Still, Look Pretty" — Possible, as it was a clean hit from a teen pop star, although it wasn't the biggest.
  • "Lost Boy" — Possible. It's another hit by a teenage singer, although there are several considerably bigger hits.
  • "Try Everything" — Very unlikely. If only one movie song made it, then it would've been "Can't Stop the Feeling!" as it was eons bigger. However, had "Just Like Fire" not made it on 32, it would've easily occupied "Everything"'s spot on 33. And even then, "Feeling" had much greater priority than "Fire".

What songs will be on Kidz Bop 34?
  • "Let Me Love You" is all but guaranteed to make it after missing 33. It's not as massive as "Cold Water", but it's still a strong contender.
    • Confirmed.
  • "Gold" by Kiiara was a decent enough hit, so it probably stands a good chance.
    • Confirmed.
  • "We Don't Talk Anymore" has reached the top 10, so its inclusion is almost a certainty.
    • Confirmed.
  • "Closer" will likely make it on as well since it was, for its time, consecutively the #1 song in the nation. While it's fairly objectionable, it's far less explicit than prior #1 hits that didn't make the cut (ie. "The Hills", "Panda"), so it should have a shot.
    • Confirmed.
  • "i hate u, i love u" should make it on without any problems.
    • Jossed, but it might be a bonus track.
  • "Send My Love" by Adele should most likely make it in after missing 33. Expect it to be the closer like her songs always are.
    • "Water Under the Bridge" can't be counted out either.
    • "Send My Love" made it, but "Water Under the Bridge" didn't (at least for now).
  • Alessia Cara's "Scars to Your Beautiful" - A clean, positive empowerment anthem. Although it likely won't be as big as "Here", it still has a decent shot.
    • Confirmed.
  • "LUV" by Tory Lanez - A dancehall track about, well, love. There are some objectionable themes, but nothing that can't be worked around.
    • Jossed, but it might be a bonus track.
  • "This Town" by Niall Horan - An acoustic folk song by another One Direction member that debuted at #1 on iTunes the day of its release. This is much cleaner than "Pillowtalk" was, and given its heavy promotion and that it's on its way to become a massive hit, it probably has a good shot.
    • Confirmed.
  • "Unsteady" by X Ambassadors - Another very clean tune from the alt-rock band. It's perfectly fine for the album. The only possible snag could be the fact that it's about divorce, which Razor & Tie might believe to be too mature a topic for kids to sing about. Then again, they have covered Evanescence songs in the past, so who knows?
    • Jossed, although it could easily be a bonus track.
  • The Weeknd's "Starboy": With all of the car and money references, along with the explicit version having some moderate to severe swearing, it probably won't make it on, but given that Kidz Bop has gotten past all of that before, it shouldn't be much of a problem. It's cleaner than all his prior songs, and the chorus, pre-chorus, and bridge could all make it on, along with Daft Punk's production.
    • Jossed.
  • Bruno Mars' "24k Magic": Given the artist, it looks to have a good shot. Has some content that may raise an eyebrow, but if "Uptown Funk!" made it on 28, then this should have equal enough chances.
    • Confirmed.
  • Maroon 5's "Don't Wanna Know": It's fairly recent so it could fair well either on 34 or 35, but given that there's no competition with another Maroon 5 song, this should easily go on.
    • Confirmed.
  • Sia's "The Greatest" is fairly popular. It could easily get on 34. Like the above, it's fairly recent, but it's clean so it should get on.
    • Confirmed.
  • Ariana Grande's "Into You" could make it on as a Silly Love Song; however, it's not as popular as her other songs and it's also pretty dirty. "Side to Side" is also a very thin margin but it could possibly go on.
    • Both were jossed.

What would be the odds of each song's appearance on a bi-annual release of Kidz Bop 34?

  • "24k Magic" — Guaranteed. It's a big and clean hit by an artist whose songs are franchise staples.
  • "The Greatest" — Unlikely. "Cheap Thrills" would've gotten on over it, as it was a much bigger hit.
  • "Let Me Love You" — Likely. It could easily coexist with "Cold Water" on the tracklist.
  • "Don't Wanna Know" — Very likely, as Maroon 5's songs almost always make the cut.
  • "That's My Girl" — Possible. It's by a kid-friendly girl group, although one whose biggest hit missed the cut entirely earlier in the year. Also, this song barely scraped the charts, very surprising for a song especially so early on the album, and especially for the song right before...
  • "Closer" — Virtually guaranteed. Despite being the second least kid-friendly song on the album, it's easily the biggest hit of the year. Although it seemed like a long shot due to its dirty and difficult-to-work-around lyrics, if it ultimately did make the cut of the quarterly release, it would've made a biannual release with little problem.* "We Don't Talk Anymore" — Very likely. It's a very clean duet between a rising clean-name and a teen superstar, neither of whom had any other songs to play for its spot.
  • "My Way" — Unlikely. "This Is What You Came For" would've been in its spot.
  • "Scars to Your Beautiful" — Likely. Not as big as "Here" but still a huge airplay hit; the worst-case scenario for the song is to be held off for the next album.
  • "All Time Low" — Very unlikely. It just entered the charts, although it definitely would be a contended for the follow-up album.
  • "Starving" — Very unlikely. It only peaked at #12, has an extremely suggestive chorus, and is really only about one thing at the end of the day: sex. It's even more explicit than "Closer", and does not have the latter's advantage of being a monster 12-week #1 hit.
  • "Gold" — Likely. It's clean and a solid-sized hit.
  • "Send My Love" — Very likely. A popular and clean song by Adele.
  • "This Town" — Likely, as it was by a former One Direction-er with a much cleaner image than Zayn, although it's not nearly as big as "Pillowtalk" and is still rising. This is another case of a late-comer song that would've gotten in on the next Kidz Bop if not this one.

What songs will be on Kidz Bop 35?
  • "Million Reasons" by Lady Gaga is cleaner and bigger than "Perfect Illusion", so it could easily make it on.
    • "The Cure" is gearing up to become huge (though a bit recent).
  • "Love on the Brain" is a mostly clean love song from Rihanna, aside from a few sexual references and use of the F-word, but since it's not particularly massive its chances are seemingly 50/50.
  • "Juju On The Beat" by Zay Hilfigerrr could easily make it on. If "Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)" could this could too. Unfortunately, it faded away very quickly.
    • Confirmed.
  • "Body Moves" by DNCE - If "Cake By The Ocean" made it, this could make it even easier, assuming it can come anywhere close to the former's success — which it didn't, so its best bet is the bonus track list.
    • Given that kids are often told not to talk to strangers, "Kissing Strangers" seems like it would never make it on. It is only as sexual as "Cake by the Ocean", and has a few minor drinking references. However, something like "I'm not kissing strangers, even if I don't have a love" or something along those lines. Unlike "Hands to Myself", the real explicitness is only in the title.
  • "Paris" by The Chainsmokers is relatively cleaner than "Closer", but it likely won't be nearly as big a hit; plus, it's almost as explicit as "Roses", which got passed over for 32. With all the references to drinking, smoking, and abandonment of parents, its chances may be a bit iffy.
    • However, the follow-up "Something Just Like This" has much better chances.
  • "Mercy" by Shawn Mendes - Yet another clean tune from the tween sensation.
    • "There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back" is somewhat sexual, but given the artist, it has very good chances still. It's best bet is either 35 as a bonus track or 36
  • "In the Name of Love" by Martin Garrix and Bebe Rexha - It's a mostly clean hit, so it should definitely have a shot, but given it wasn't particularly that big, its best bet is the bonus tracklist.
  • Zayn Malik and Taylor Swift's "I Don't Wanna Live Forever" is from the Fifty Shades Darker soundtrack. On that basis alone, it wouldn't make it, but "Love Me Like You Do"'s inclusion on 29 proves that barrier is nonexistent. Plus, it has Taylor Swift on it, and is much cleaner than LMLYD, "Earned It", and "Pillowtalk"; given that, it'll probably make it on.
    • "Still Got Time" can't be counted out either for 35 or 36 (however is most likely to be a bonus track).
  • "Water Under the Bridge" by Adele is looking like it will become a big hit, and therefore should be all but expected to make it in. The only question remaining is just how big it ends up. But since it's by a franchise regular it should at least end up on the bonus tracklist (like the clean but not-so-big "When We Were Young" did on 32).
  • "Love Me Now" by John Legend is clean enough but barely a hit.
  • "Bad Things" by Machine Gun Kelly and Camila Cabello might make it on, but it's about sex. Thus, its chances are looking slim, but barring the rap parts, it could make it on as a chorus-only cover (with use of the original lyric from "Out of my Head": "I never mean to do bad things to you."). That being said, there's not much more going against it than, say, "Closer", and it's one of the biggest hits on the table for 35.
    • "At My Best" is a lot cleaner, but not as big, so it's best bet is a bonus track.
  • Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You" - Well, it's yet another big hit by the Teen Idol that topped the Hot 100 the day it debuted. However, there are some (rather explicit) sexual and drinking references ("And last night you were in my room..."), and references to loving a girl's body sexually, but since all of those got edited out easily in "Worth It", "Sing", and "All of Me", it could still make it in.
    • Drinking references aside, "Castle on a Hill" is very clean. However, it isn't as big of a hit, so it might be a bonus track.
  • "I Feel It Coming" by The Weeknd could snap his streak of his songs dodging the franchise. While it does have a few explicit sex references in the first verse (and is overall about sex), this is not much more explicit than "Starving". Even though "Can't Feel My Face" is obviously cleaner, this could end up like Drake ("Find Your Love" not making any album but the far more explicit "Hotline Bling" getting on 31), or Pitbull ("I Know You Want Me" and "Give Me Everything" missing out on 16 and 21 respectively, but the only slightly less explicit "Time of Our Lives" making it on 29). The Weeknd has had 7 hits to date including this, similar to the amount Drake had when "Hotline Bling" came out, or Pitbull had when "Don't Stop the Party" came out.note 
  • Katy Perry's "Chained to the Rhythm" is another upbeat and mostly clean Katy track, aside from a couple drinking references. The lyrics do contain allusions to the 2016 Presidency election, which might be too controversial to be sung from a kid's point of view, but they can be easily edited out or reinterpreted.
  • "Down" by Marian Hill is a big enough hit made famous by a recent Apple commercial. While it has a few edgier subject matters within it, it is definitely not too explicit to not be able to edit it out.
  • "Issues" by Julia Michaels is fairly clean (apart from a use of "shit"), and fairly large as well.
  • "Cold" by Maroon 5 isn't as explicit as "Animals", but isn't that large yet, either.
  • James Arthur's "Say You Won't Let Go" is a mostly clean love song that is gearing up to become huge.
  • Drake's "Fake Love" is among his cleanest songs, and was pretty large. However, a ton of longevity isn't looking likely, so it may end up as a bonus track instead.
    • "Passionfruit" is another clean Drizzy song that is likely to be on either 35 or 36.
    • How about "Portland", an almost clean song that peaked at the top ten without entering the top eight.
  • Lorde's "Green Light" is only as explicit as "Royals" and "Team" are, though will probably not be as massive.
  • Clean Bandit's "Rockabye" is about a touchy subject (single mothers), but is very clean, complete with an interpolation of "Rockabye Baby", and potentially bigger than "i hate u, i love u". Because of this, it could make it on just fine.
  • Bruno Mars' "That's What I Like" is suggestive, but rewriting it from a child-friendly perspective wouldn't be hard.
  • "It Ain't Me" by Kygo featuring Selena Gomez is as clean as "Shape of You" and is now a top 10 hit.
  • Zedd and Alessia Cara's "Stay" - Well, it's sung by a teen, but objectionable at the same time (albeit far less so than other songs that have recently made the cut).
  • Kendrick Lamar's "Humble" - It's Kendrick, and the song is his second number-one hit. Is it as clean as "Bad Blood"? Since Kidz Bop typically avoids hardcore rap, its chances are slim.
  • "Sign of the Times" by Harry Styles is a clean hit by an ex-1D member that debuted at #4.
  • James Arthur's "Say You Won't Let Go" is a clean love song that is headed for the top 10.
  • Luis Fonsi's "Despacito (remix)" features Bieber, and is now a top 5 hit. Despite being in another language, anything could happen (see "Gangnam Style").
  • DJ Khaled's "I'm The One" has fairly dirty rap verses. The chorus, though, has Justin Bieber on it and are clean (plus all of his solo hits made it on without a problem), so it is likely to make it on either 35 or 36.
  • Miley Cyrus's "Malibu" - It's Miley, her hit is skyrocketing to the top 10. If it's too recent, it may make 36 instead.

What songs will be on Kidz Bop's 2nd UK album?
  • "Shape Of You" by Ed Sheeran is topping the charts in the UK.
  • "Rockabye" by Clean Bandit could make it on due to it being on the UK charts as well.
  • "Fake Love" by Drake could easily go on with little objective content.
  • Some songs on Kidz Bop 34 could make it on. "24k Magic", "The Greatest", "Closer", "Don't Wanna Know", "Gold", and "All Time Low" are some of the few that are still popular.
  • "Water Under the Bridge" should make it on.
  • "Say You Won't Let Go" by James Arthur is a fairly clean love song that's been on the UK charts for quite a while.
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