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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 I doubt this will be an exception. Unless "22" becomes bigger than "I Knew You Were Trouble," I think it's a near-lock.
    • Confirmed, as is "22"
  • Bruno Mars's "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 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's "Troublemaker." - Another pop-rock song that just hit the top 10 of the pop radio charts. Since this became a big hit, I can see it making 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, I think it's 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" wil 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, but 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. I'd say 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. While kids aren't able to drive yet, since "I Love It," even in its Kidz Bop edit, has lyrics about driving, I don't see any reason it shouldn't make it on there. 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. I think it will 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 for "25," but it's a Spotify bonus track on "26."
  • Fall Out Boy's "My Songs Know..." - It's a little suggestive, but otherwise not an explicit song. I'd say 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." - I'm really surprised that a song by a Nickelodeon star wouldn't make it onto "24," but since it's just a song about puppy love, I definitely expect to see it 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.
    • I think it's much more likely to be "Treasure" than "When I Was Your Man." Aside from the F-word being used in the intro, it's a very clean song. The word "sexy" does appear, but it doesn't go past admiring his girl's beauty.
    • "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, and I think 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, mark my words.
    • "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; "We Can't Stop" didn't, but was a bonus track on "26".
  • Lorde's "Royals." - This song merely denounces the glamorous lifestyle of celebrities. There's 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. I'd say 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, I would be against adding a Pitbull song onto the list, but because "Feel This Moment" and "Don't Stop The Party" have appeared on prior Kidz Bop albums, I'd say this has 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 onto Kidz Bop 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, and it's 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", I don't think it will be that much of a problem.
    • Confirmed
  • Calvin Harris' "Summer" - An inoffensive dance track.
    • Confirmed; it is an iTunes bonus track.
  • MKTO's "Classic" - There's 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 and 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 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, and it wasn't the biggest of hits. 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 (for now).
  • 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
  • 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.
    • Jossed
    • 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 I think it's 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" - 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' "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? I think never, so this is a safe bet.
    • "Style" also has a good shot. It's not yet as massive as "Blank Space", but since it wouldn't be the first time two Taylor songs made the same album, it shouldn't have much of a problem.
    • "Blank Space" made it, but "Style" didn't.
  • 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 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

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" at least for now.
  • 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 at least for "29."
  • 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 I'm sure it'll find a way to make Kidz Bop.
    • Jossed
  • 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" will have to wait.
  • "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 Jossed...although the latter may still make it to "31."
  • "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 I doubt that will 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
  • I think that "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, at least for 30
  • 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, at least for 30.
  • 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, I have serious doubts. The deciding factor will likely be how big it ends up.
    • Jossed, at least for 30.
  • Silento'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, I'd say 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 on the franchise at some point.
    • Jossed, at least for 30.

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" — Likely. 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 likely won't have another song big enough to challenge its spot.
  • "Worth It" — Very likely, as, despite being somewhat objectionable, the song is by a teen-targeted girl group.
  • "Fight Song" — Almost guaranteed. Depends on the success of her follow up (which, while quickly gaining traction probably won't be 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"). Especially given that "Somebody" made it on 30...
    • 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" was confirmed.
  • 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" was confirmed.
  • 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 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 much noticeable by teens and 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 of 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 as big of 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 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.
    • Where is this information from about "Can't Feel My Face" originally supposed to be on 30?
      • It's speculation. That's the point of this page.

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. It didn't do "Cool For The Summer" because of reasons stated above and is a pretty sexually charged song about Demi's bicuriosity, and it 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. Compare this with the albums released 1 and 2 years ago, where the newest hit ("Shake It Off" and "Wrecking Ball") was released in late August or early Sepetember. Even "Burn" (which got Somebody Symdrome due to "Counting Stars" which peaked much earlier), was a bonus track, not a regular track. Not to forget to mention "Hello" and "Sorry" were peaking around the same time as "Animals", and as for "Sorry", hasn't even peaked yet.
    • "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.
    • Maybe this is why they didn't cover "Locked Away".
    • "Good For You" isn't a surprise exclusion. While it is Selena, it's mainly about [[Intercourse With You]].

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 song's inclusion 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.
  • "Lay It All On Me", anyone? It has a good chance of being a bonus track!
    • Jossed.
  • Ariana Grande's "Focus". Yet another song from the singer/actor. This is mostly kid friendly, so it has its chances. Perhaps "Dangerous Woman" will make it on instead since it's proven to be a more current hit than "Focus".
    • or at least HAD it's chances.
    • Both were 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.
    • Jossed.
  • One Direction's "Perfect" is another song from the boy band and teen heartthrob.
    • Jossed.
  • Rachel Platten's "Stand By You" got some pop airplay, but as it failed to become a hit, its only certainty is probably the bonus tracklist.
    • Jossed, although it may be on the bonus tracklist.
  • 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. Despite references to "kiss and tell" and getting undressed, it's mostly clean. Plus, it's sung by a 17 year old, which makes its chances of appearance more likely.
    • Confirmed; it was surprisingly big enough for the main tracklist.
  • 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 that Top 10; can it make it?
    • Jossed.
  • 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; although justified due to not being that big and lacking airplay.
  • "No" by Meghan Trainor. All her Top 40 hits have been covered by Kidz Bop before. Despite being about random guys hitting on her, it's nothing too objectionable that can't be worked around.
    • 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.
  • What about Fifth Harmony's "Work From Home"? This is not only their second big hit after "Worth It", but also their first Top 10 hit. The song is rather sexual though, but if "Worth It" made it onto 30, than this shouldn't have any problems appearing.
    • Jossed, at least for 32.
  • 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 that peaked at #20, and contains no iffy content aside from "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.
    • Well, it seems to be pretty much finished at radio and it got enough airplay; and "Confident" from 31 only peaked at #21 and managed to appear on the main tracklist, so this also has a chance.
    • Jossed, although it might be on the bonus tracklist.
  • Justin Timberlake's "Can't Stop the Feeling!" - It contains virtually no objectionable content, it's from an upcoming 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, at least for 32.
  • "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.
  • "I Took A Pill In Ibiza" by Mike Posner - A massive comeback hit from a 2010 one-hit wonder. This is pretty kid friendly, so its appearance is likely.
    • Kidz Bop probably won't touch anything with "pill" in the title.
    • Jossed.

Kidz Bop 32's tracklisting has been revealed prior to its release date, the odds of each song:

The tracklisting is revealed here, some songs that may have been too recent like "One Dance" and "Just Like Fire" managed to make the cut, and minor hits like "Hide Away" and "Out Of The Woods" managed to appear on the main tracklist. Some of the most surprising and unreasonable omissions include "Roses", "Perfect", "Last Summer", "Focus", "Me, Myself & I" and "Middle". Here are the odds of each song's appearance:

  • Cake By The Ocean — Likely. It was a pretty big hit for DNCE, but fairly suggestive.
  • No — Almost guaranteed, it's yet another big hit for Meghan Trainor, peaking at #3.
  • 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 — Likely, it's much cleaner than "Roses", but it may have been too recent and "Hide Away"'s inclusion may have hurt its chances. "Roses" might have made it on had Kidz Bop continued their quarterly release schedule, with "Don't Let Me Down" being saved for 33.
  • Never Forget You —Guaranteed, despite not peaking in the Top 10, it's a clean song (aside from a line about death) that's gotten plenty of airplay.
  • Work — Likely, it was a massive #1 hit, but pretty sexual (it's even in the title).
  • Out Of The Woods — Unlikely. It performed rather unsuccessfully after re-entering the charts.
  • Hide Away — It's 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, it was a largely clean single from Charlie Puth and his biggest hit as a solo act.
  • Stressed Out — Almost guaranteed. While the 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 Indie newcomer Lukas Graham, and contains no iffy content aside from a line about tobacco and alcohol consumption.
  • Just Like Fire — It had better chances on 33 since it was probably too recent, and hasn't even reached the Top 10 yet. But they were probably trying to cash off the success for "Alice Through The Looking Glass".
  • One Dance — Like the above, it was more expected for 33, but unlike the former this one already topped its way onto the charts thanks to the release of his album Views.

Pillowtalk was originally intended to be on Kidz Bop 32, but was removed due to the sexual themes.

According to this largely retweeted/liked tweet, there was a Kidz Bop commercial that feautured Pillowtalk, due to the aforementioned tweet it's quite possible that Kidz Bop caught up on the song's sexual themes and removed it from the tracklist, Zayn Malik himself may have even requested its removal like Pete Wentz did for Fall Out Boy's "Dance Dance" in 2006, as well as The Weeknd probably did for "Can't Feel My Face". Similar to 30, the last track on Kidz Bop 32 features an original song, called "Life Of The Party"; it was a possible last minute idea to vacate the slot originally held for "Pillowtalk". However, the tweet itself may simply be a joke/meme.

What songs will be on Kidz Bop 33?
NOTE: Assuming Kidz Bop is returning to its traditional biannual release schedule, then any of the below songs having successful follow-ups will need to be taken into consideration.

  • If "Can't Stop The Feeling!" didn't make it on 32, it will most likely be included on 33.
  • "Work Frome Home" may have missed 32 for being rather explicit, but it may have been because they didn't want two songs with lyrically similar hooks, and if Rihanna's "Work" will be on 32, than this might still have a shot at 33. However, with the franchise reverting back to its biannual release schedule, then it might have to fight with a hit follow-up for the spot.
  • twenty one pilot's "Ride" is another potentially big hit for the Rap-rock duo, although it likely won't be quite as big as "Stressed Out".
  • "This Is What You Came For" by Calvin Harris and Rihanna - A clean EDM tune that peaked at #7 so far and contains nothing objectionable.
  • "Close" by Nick Jonas and Tove Lo. A mainly clean love song that's gaining momentum. "Chains" was unreasonably snubbed, but since "Jealous" and "Levels" made it, this is also a safe bet.
  • Sia's "Cheap Thrills" looks like it's on its way to become a hit.
  • "You Don't Own Me" by Grace & G-Eazy - It's somewhat cleaner than "Me, Myself & I" and is still rising on the charts. G-Eazy's verses are a little dirty, but nothing that can't unfortunately be edited over.
  • Disturbed's cover of "The Sound of Silence". Although it remains to be seen whether it can become a "real" pop hit, this is the safest bet that there will not be a hit follow-up.
  • "Lost Boy" by Ruth B - A clean, Peter Pan-themed song by a 20-year old Canadian pop singer. It is currently top 10 on iTunes so it should be a strong contender.
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