YMMV / Kidz Bop

  • Accidental Innuendo: Their take on Cascada's "Evacuate the Dancefloor" changes "Can't stop 'cause it feels like an overdose" to "Can't stop 'cause it feels like it's getting close". If anything, the latter is dirtier.
  • Critic-Proof: The internet reviles the albums although most of them have peaked in the top ten of the Billboard 200 (and nine of the first ten are certified Gold by the RIAA).
  • Ear Worm: Many of the original songs that are covered. It's probably why Kidz Bop exists in the first place.
  • Narm: Many of the altered lyrics. The ones linked to all came from Kidz Bop 18 alone.
  • Memetic Mutation: Some of the covers, such as "Bring Me To Life", “Thrift Shop” and "Hotline Bling", due to how odd it is to cover such songs on a kid's album
  • Older Than They Think: Sadly, this isn't the first time music aimed at kids has covered child-unfriendly material. The Alvin and the Chipmunks country album had "Coward of the County" - a song with a rape scene.
  • Poor Man's Substitute:
    • Kidz Bop has numerous imitators, one of which included a cover of Fall Out Boy's "Thnks fr th Mmrs", which seems ironic due to Pete Wentz's reaction to "Dance, Dance" being considered a candidate for Kidz Bop 10, and the fact that "Thnks fr th Mmrs" is even more inappropriate (it's about having sex with someone just to fulfill your needs).
    • There's also a Canadian Kidz Bop imitation group out there called Mini Pop Kidsnote . Songs that weren't appropriate enough for Kidz Bop were surprisingly included in their franchise, for example: Pitbull's "Give Me Everything", Daft Punk's "Get Lucky", P!nk's "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)", and Jessie J's "Bang Bang" to name a few.
  • Retroactive Recognition: Among others, Ross Lynch, Zendaya Coleman, Olivia Holt, and Becky G have all sung for Kidz Bop at one point or another.
  • Snark Bait: Especially among people ages 10 and up.
  • Tastes Like Diabetes: Often in stark contrast to the originals.
  • Unfortunate Implications: Some of the attempts to clean up the songs unwittingly makes them sound darker. This article goes into some of the specifics, along with the issues of the whole "kids singing songs that are clearly about sex".


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