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  • Why aren't "Delicate" or "Boo'd Up" on the main track list of KIDZ BOP 39?
    • “Boo’d Up” didn’t make it on for the same reason “Him and I” couldn’t make it on ‘’38’’ (and also because they wanted to avoid R&B overload since “Love Lies” was cleaner although not quite as big). “Delicate” is pretty sexual, but you’d think that it being by a Kidz Bop staple would stop it from being excluded. “Sparks Fly” couldn’t make it on ‘’21’’ for similar reasons (and because the latter was a very minor hit).
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    • "Delicate" made the bonus track list for Target. And Kidz Bop hasn't covered many country songs (Sure they made exceptions for songs like "Meant To Be" and "Cruise", but both can be considered pop songs) which could be why "Sparks Fly" didn't make the cut and it wasn't all that big of a hit.
  • Why didn't "Daylight" make it onto 24? There's nothing inappropriate about it.
  • Why didn’t “Him & I” make Kidz Bop 38 but “Me, Myself, and I” made Kidz Bop 33? However, “Me, Myself, & I” should have made 32 instead of having to wait until 33. So, could it be possible for “Him & I” to make it on Kidz Bop 39?
    • Unlikely, as it's a "Bonnie and Clyde" song.
  • Why did "Mi Gente" make it but not "Despacito"?
    • Translate the latter song.
  • Why were "Never Be The Same" and "Lights Down Low" not on 38?
    • "Never Be The Same" is about drugs and "Lights Down Low" is about sex.
  • How come "Perfect Illusion" was not on 34?
    • It was a flop.
      • It reached #15 on The Billboard Hot 100. That's hardly a flop.
      • There's more to a song's success than its peak. If it falls off the charts rapidly after its debut, it can be considered a flop.
    • Still it was sung by a series staple.
    • It might be that the song was too hard for them to make "kid-friendly" (lines like "I felt you touching me/high like amphetamine" could be hard to rework, for example, and the song as a whole can be construed as being about abuse (because children may sing about BDSM, but not about intimate partner violence).
      • Then how could "Treat You Better" make it?
      • Shawn is a teen idol, Gaga is not. Very simple.
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  • Why weren't "You're Welcome", "Green Light", and "Unsteady" bonus tracks on 35 instead of 36? They all peaked anywhere from six months to a year before the album was released, and all could've easily been on 35. Plus, "HandClap" isn't kid-friendly in the first place (and "In the Name of Love" could've been on 34 in place of "Better" which was a complete flop), so they could've easily used two of those songs. It's not like there was any shortage of kid-friendly, relatively current hits? Same can be said about "How Far I'll Go" and "Juju on that Beat" on the main track list.
  • How was "Cake by the Ocean" able to get on 32 if "cake" here is clearly used as an euphemism for sex on the beach and/or a female's genitalia?
    • They probably thought it could also be interpreted as actual cake.
  • Why was the word "crap" left unaltered in their cover of "50 Ways to Say Goodbye"? Isn't it technically a bad word by Kidz Bop's standards?
    • They often have an inconsistent pattern when it comes to censorship, though the censors might have slept on that lyric when altering the song for Kidz Bop.
  • How were "Party Rock Anthem" by LMFAO and "One Week" by Barenaked Ladies able to be covered if the artists of those songs have inappropriate band names?
    • Kids don't care about band names. Plus it's not like the original artists are credited on the back of their CDs.
  • Why does Kidz Bop never cover a song that has never been charted, or was on the bottom 50 of the Hot 100?
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    • What would be the point? The people who listen to the CD probably wouldn't even recognize the song.
  • Were there any songs that were removed and replaced with dance remixes of the previous songs on Kidz Bop 6?
  • If the reference to Prozac in "1985" was left in, then what stopped "I Took a Pill in Ibiza" from making it onto 32?
    • That was over a decade ago. Their standards have likely changed.
      • Plus the latter isn't talking about legal drugs; it's using "pill" as a euphemism for "drug", as if the lyric "You don't wanna be high like me" doesn't prove enough.
  • Why weren't any of 5 Seconds of Summer's songs covered by the franchise? They're a teen-marketed Boy Band a la One Direction.
    • None of them were particularly big hits.
      • As of 2018, they finally have a hit big enough to make the franchise in "Youngblood". And indeed, it made it onto 39.
  • Why was 24 such a heavy double feature album? Kidz Bop usually doesn't allow more than two double features, but 24 was for some reason an exception with the inclusion of four double features (five if the Nicki Minaj remix of "Girl on Fire" counts. Even more if the bonus tracks are counted). The inclusion of "Don't Stop the Party", which was barely a hit, definitely wasted up a spot that could've been used for bigger hits with priority over it (eg. "Stay", "Don't You Worry Child", "When I Was Your Man" etc.)
  • Why didn't Paula Deanda's "Walk Away (Remember Me)" appear on 12? It was a clean love song and it was done by a Teen Idol.
    • Because it wasn't a huge hit?
  • How come "Roses" by The Chainsmokers didn't appear on 32? It was a fairly big hit.
    • Because it's about drugs and sex? Or maybe simply because "Don't Let Me Down" was the bigger and cleaner hit. It might have gotten on had the latter song as well as Daya's solo "Hide Away" not made it instead; if that was the case "Don't Let Me Down" would've most likely appeared on 33.
      • It could've appeared on 31 (as could have "Perfect"). 31 was a Chainsmokers-less album. Fast forward to Kidz Bop 35, and The Chainsmokers have a double feature.
      • It wasn't yet a hit when 31 came out, though.
  • Why didn't The Black Eyed Peas' "Where Is the Love?" appear in the franchise? The subjects that it deals with are looked down upon.
    • They're also a bit mature for kids.
  • Why do they have to edit Singer Name Drops to "Kidz Bop"? Those should remain intact because they pay credit to the original artists and plus Kidz Bop aren't the ones who made the songs.
    • It could confuse people.
  • How was "Leavin" by Jesse Mc Cartney not on 14? It's virtually impossible for Kidz Bop to pass over a hit by a Teen Idol, not to mention that it is fairly clean.
  • What's so bad about using "Oh my God" as an exclamation? Even in the original versions the artists aren't trying to offend those who believe in God.
    • Murica at its finest... They just assume all kids are from religious backgrounds, I guess.
  • Why can't they use "freaking" or "frickin'" as a substitute for the F word?
    • Those words aren't particularly kid-friendly either.
  • How did "Forget You" make it onto 20 when it's a clear substitute for the F-bomb? It still has the same meaning.
    • Maybe "forget" in this case could be interpreted as the desire to erase any memory of someone from the mind?
  • In relation to the above headscratcher, how was "Love Yourself" able to get on 32? That substitute seems far more questionable than "Forget You"'s since it can only be interpreted as "go 'eff yourself". This is especially true since the lyrics, even in the Kidz Bop edit, call someone out instead of praising them. If they were to make a kid-friendly version of it, they should've done something like "If you like the way you look that much, oh baby you should instead love yourself" since "love" has a bigger meaning than "like".
  • How were they allowed to cover "Kill Em with Kindness" by Selena Gomez (a Target bonus track on 33) if "kill" is an inappropriate word in Kidz Bop lingo?
    • Maybe because "kill" in this case is purely metaphorical and doesn't refer to actual killing? It's like the "fight" in "Fight Song" referring to overcoming challenges rather than physical fighting.
  • What are they going to do after Kidz Bop 68?
    • Call the next album Kidz Bop 69? The people who would complain about something like that are in the minority.
  • In their cover of MAGIC!'s "Rude", why weren't the marriage references modified? Kids aren't old enough to get married.
    • At this point in time, they might not have been as concerned about things kids can't relate to being on their covers and/or albums.
  • In relation to the below entry, why does the cover art for Kidz Bop 20 depict a rainbow (which is an LGBT symbol) if the references in "Born This Way" are modified?
    • Because rainbows can also be symbols of happiness more generally? The symbol's depiction and "Born This Way"'s featuring on the album were most likely coincidental.
  • If Kidz Bop is against referencing or alluding to homosexuality (evidenced by "Born This Way"), then why do they occasionally have males sing in feminist anthems that can only be sung from a straight girl's point of view? "Single Ladies" is a good example of this.
    • Because they're inconsistent and probably don't care anymore? Or they aren't that concerned about things that certain demographics can't relate to.
  • Why wasn't "Kiss Me Thru the Phone" by Soulja Boy on 16? It's cleaner than "Crank Dat", and kissing isn't too explicit by Kidz Bop's standards (hence "Kiss Me" by Sixpence None the Richer on the debut album).
    • Probably because rap isn't a genre Kidz Bop usually covers. Even when they do include rap songs (such as "Live Your Life"), the rap parts are usually removed.
      • Recently though, rap has been present. Examples include "See You Again", "Downtown", "Me, Myself & I", "Fancy" etc.
      • And let us not forget "Thrift Shop", the most explicit of them all, which makes "When I Was Your Man", a song that didn't make the cut, look eons tamer (not that there's anything inappropriate about it other than the word "man" in the title)!
  • Why was Rihanna's "Where Have You Been" a bonus track on 23 instead of a regular one?
    • Because "Diamonds" already made the main tracklist.
  • None of Ne-Yo's hits appeared in the franchise until "Let Me Love You (Until You Learn to Love Yourself)". Is there any logical explaination for the exclusion of his predecessors?
    • 10 was a fairly R&B-heavy album ("Be Without You", "Stickwitu", "Don't Forget About Us"), so "So Sick" was outcompeted. "When You're Mad" and "Sexy Love" were too sexual for 11. Ditto for "Because of You" for 12. "Closer" and "Miss Independent" were overshadowed by "Forever" on 15. "Mad" was crowded out by bigger hits for 16 (see below). "Beautiful Monster" was nowhere near massive enough for 19. This leaves "Let Me Love You" as his only clean big hit without major competition. Not to mention that "She Knows" (his only big hit since) was way too explicit for 29 and faced competition from "Time of Our Lives".
  • Since an objectionable word in a title can hurt an otherwise clean song's chances (as part of the famous "Gives You Hell" rule), why can't they just change the title to make its inclusion acceptable?
    • Maybe because it would confuse people who wouldn't recognize the song if the title was changed? It could also be to avoid copyright issues.
    • But what if it's just a swear word substitute?
      • If it has a swear in the title, it probably isn't Kidz fare in the first place.
  • Why are some of the Kidz Bop Kids teenagers when the franchise's slogan is "Today's hits sung by kids for kids"?
    • Teenagers are still technically kids, you know...
  • How can the word "club" be reinterpeted to be kid-friendly? The word usually remains intact on most occasions and sometimes even right down to the title like "Club Can't Handle Me".
    • Ever heard of a school club (i.e. Lego Club, Minecraft Club)?
  • How are songs by Fall Out Boy now eligible to be covered ("Centuries" on 29 and "Uma Thurman" on 30) when Pete Wentz prevented "Dance, Dance" from being featured on Kidz Bop 10?
    • No artist has made themselves completely off-limits. It took many hits before we saw a song by Drake, Pitbull, or Wiz Khalifa on a Kidz Bop album.
      • That is technically true, but Fall Out Boy were the ones who prevented Kidz Bop from covering their songs; how did they eventually manage to sneak FOB covers past the radar after that particular incident?
      • That was probably a one-time thing. FOB probably has no power in stopping Kidz Bop from covering those songs. It's doubtful any artist would be able to do so otherwise nobody would let such a despised franchise touch their material.
      • Because "Dance Dance" is about sex and since Pete wrote it he knew and told them it wouldn't be a good idea?
      • I'm pretty sure I heard somewhere that "Can't Feel My Face" was going to be on Kidz Bop 30 (shocker), but The Weeknd did prevent them. He probably did it for either copyright reasons or he knew they wouldn't be able to edit a song that has nearly every lyric about enjoying numbness and drugs. However, Mini Pop Kids got away with it for their 13th album.
  • How can the lyrical sentiment of "Stressed Out" and "7 Years" be expressed from a kid's prespective? The former is about the nostalgia that the days of childhood brings, while the latter is about growing up as a kid.
    • It can still be seen as early childhood, perhaps.
  • Why were "Stay" by Rihanna and "Don't You Worry Child" by Swedish House Mafia bonus tracks on 24 instead of regular tracks? Neither of the songs had any follow-up hits to battle for their spot nor did SHM have a previous hit to compete either, and Rihanna's predecessor "Diamonds" had already appeared on 23. Another mystery is why Baauer's "Harlem Shake" was an iTunes bonus track on 24 instead of a regular track to fill the album's novelty slot (typically the last song on the album), as "Gangnam Style" did on 23 and "The Fox" would on 25.
    • As for the exclusion of "Stay" on the main tracklist, probably because there were too many soft ballads? We already had "Ho Hey", "Girl on Fire" and "Just Give Me a Reason". This is also probably why "When I Was Your Man" got passed over altogether (that, and the word "man" in the title). As for "Don't You Worry Child", it may have had to do with avoiding EDM overload: we already had "Beauty and a Beat", "Feel This Moment", "Scream and Shout", "I Love It", and "Don't Stop the Party". Also, "Harlem Shake" got virtually zero airplay, unlike "Gangnam Style" (although "The Fox" did too).
  • Why was Lil Wayne's "How To Love" a Target bonus track on 21 instead of a regular track? It was big enough to appear on the main tracklist.
    • They probably were very reluctant to cover a song by Lil Wayne. Only "Let It Rock" made it, and he was just a featured artist there (not to mention his parts were excluded).
  • Why wasn't Kesha's "Tik Tok" on 18? It was a massive #1 hit, and after doing some research there is an official Kidz Bop cover, but it never appeared on any numbered album; it was instead on the Kidz Bop Dance Party! CD, which was released three months before 18. Why wasn't it on 18 instead? It was the biggest song of 2010.
    • It was pretty dirty. That's probably why they didn't include it at first and covered it when it was too late to be put on a regular Kidz Bop album.
      • What does that have to do with them covering it at last-minute? It's unlikely that they would've caused any controversy for covering it back then considering the franchise's history with Age-Inappropriate Art.
  • Is there any reason why "Locked Away" didn't make it onto 31? It's perfectly clean and a huge hit.
    • Perhaps because the term "locked away" means to be in jail? Even if it could be reinterpreted as juvenile hall, that's probably too touchy a subject for Kidz Bop to sing about.
  • Why was Jason Derulo's "Whatcha Say" an iTunes bonus track on 17 instead of a regular track? Since it was clean enough to be covered and peaked long before the album's release date, it should have easily made the main tracklist.
    • Maybe because they wanted to avoid R&B overload? We already had "Knock You Down", "Battlefield", and "Replay". This is also probably why "Down" was snubbed altogether (see below).
  • Was there a song on Kidz Bop 16 that was originally supposed to be on the album, but was removed and replaced with an original song? Because apparently 16 is the first Kidz Bop album to include an original song, with 30 being the second.
    • Except it wasn't actually their song; it was guest artist Sinai Rose's!
      • …which was recorded for the sole purpose of appearing on the album.
    • Yeah, there were quite a few big omissions: "Gives You Hell", "My Life Would Suck Without You", "Right Round", "Don't Trust Me", "Sugar", "I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)", "Blame It", "Mad", "Beautiful", "Just Dance" and "Poker Face" all come to mind.
    • 17 actually had two bonus songs (Sinai Rose again and Mathias Anderle). So, besides "Whatcha Say", maybe "Down" was the other cut song?
    • Kidz Bop 30s eliminated song was more than likely "Can't Feel My Face", Kidz Bop 32s could've been "Company", "Me Myself and I", or even "Roses". Kidz Bop 35's eliminated song could've been "Sign of the Times", "Shape of You", or "Rockabye".
  • Why was "Single Ladies" on Kidz Bop 18, over a year and a half after it was a hit? That certainly wasted up a spot that could have been used for "Tik Tok", "Find Your Love" or "In My Head". Even a clean but not-so-big song (like "Smile" or "Life After You") would've been a better use of that spot.
    • 16 already had "If I Were a Boy" on the main tracklist and "Halo" as a bonus track (probably to avoid the inclusion of more than one Beyonce song since they wouldn't allow two double features back then, and Miley Cyrus already had the double feature that year). It was likely too recent a hit to appear on 15. 17 already had "Sweet Dreams", and the album was too R&B-heavy (see above) for "Single Ladies" to be a last-minute contender. This leaves 18 as the only album in the series where it wouldn't've been outcompeted; that, and they were possibly cashing-in on the success of the Alvin and the Chipmunks sequel, since the Chipettes' "Single Ladies" cover was one of the movie's most memorable scenes.
  • How come "Down" by Jay Sean didn't appear on 17? It's clean outside of Lil Wayne's verse (and even that's cleaner than usual from him).
    • As stated above, they probably wanted to avoid R&B overload.
  • Is there any logical explanation as to why their version of "Bad Blood" uses the original version instead of the more well-known Kendrick Lamar remix?
    • Kidz Bop has historically excluded rap verses. Taylor's solo version is also a little bit cleaner.
    • As noted above, Kidz Bop rarely features rap, although the equally clean verse from "As Long As You Love Me" was included, and the very surprising inclusion of Drake's verse on "Work", a song that is easily a contender for one of the most explicit songs KB has ever included on an album, and is at the explicit level that "Earned It" and "Work From Home" are at (which were passed over by the franchise).
  • What were the reasons for waiting until 33 to feature "Me, Myself & I"?
    • Maybe they didn't have any idea on how to alter its lyrics at that point but then found out at last-minute.
  • Why were "Love Me Like You Do" and "See You Again" on 29? The former is a song from an R-rated erotic romance movie, while the latter a song about an actor's tragic death written for a hard PG-13 action movie and performed by a very child-unfriendly rapper.
    • Well they were both massive hits, so the movies they're associated with probably don't matter as long as Kidz Bop doesn't put "(from [movie])" on the back of the CD case where the track list is depicted (which they didn't).
    • Furthermore, LMLYD can simply be interpreted as a love song devoid of any sexual connotations; SYA can be interpreted as a song about saying goodbye to a dear friend rather than the death of someone. Also it probably doesn't matter if the artist's music is typically child-unfriendly; if it's a surprisingly clean song from them, then nothing should prevent Kidz Bop from covering it.
    • On the topic, why did they keep the "holy grail" lyric from "Love Me Like You Do" when they remove all other references to religion and the Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake song missed 25?
  • Why did Kidz Bop wait until 25 to include "Alive"? Unlike "Me, Myself & I", "Tik Tok" and even "Single Ladies" there is nothing objectionable about the lyrics at all.
    • Because it was a very minor hit. It probably was never high on their radar.
  • Why were "Lights" and "Burn" bonus tracks for 22 and 25, respectively? They should've been on the regular tracklist — or at least been saved for 23 and 26.
    • For some reason, they jumped onto those songs before they even became hits.
  • Why were "Summer" and "Me and My Broken Heart" bonus tracks on 26? They should've both easily gotten have onto the main tracklist.
    • It would've been too late to include the former on 27 since it's a summer-themed song (27 was released in January of 2015), and the latter wasn't particularly that big of a hit.
      • That didn't stop "Summertime Sadness" from making 25 (which came out in January 2014).
  • Why was "We Are Young" not on 22? The drinking references were the only thing stopping it, but even then they were less heavy than in "Sing", and it was a much bigger hit than the latter. Also it's an Ode to Youth, which sounds ideal for Kidz Bop to cover.
    • It also deals with subjects like getting high, a man hitting on another's girlfriend, and carrying someone home (presumably to have sex and/or because they're too drunk to walk).
  • Why did "Work" get on 32? It's hardly child-friendly and didn't get too much radio play, despite being a viral #1 hit.
    • Maybe the connotations to the word "work" here can be interpreted as having to make an effort in order to be with someone? Unlike the way it's used in "Work from Home", the term can be interpreted non-sexually, I suppose.
      • The line "Give me all the work" gives the whole meaning away, though.
      • But their version changes it to "Get on with the work", which is easily less sexual.
  • Why didn't "Work from Home" ever make it onto a Kidz Bop album? It got onto a Mini Pop Kids release, and if "Worth It" made it, this should've been a lock.
    • Because it compares a 9-5 job to sex and is about trying to get a guy fired from their job by sending nudes?
    • Canada is known for having more lenient standards when it comes to 'mature' content, even in children's entertainment (ex: Total Drama, which aired with a G rating in Canada but was censored for a TV-PG rating in America). There are plenty of songs the Mini Pop Kids have edited less then Kidz Bop, as well as a handful that Kidz Bop would never touch that they took a stab at.
  • How come "Can't Feel My Face" never appeared in the franchise? Despite being centered around them, there's no mentions of drugs in the lyrics and it's probably the cleanest out of all his songs.
    • Ummm... The whole song is about cocaine. How is that no mentioning of drugs?
      • It was good enough for Mini Pop Kids?
  • Why wasn't "Find Your Love" on 18 or 19? It's just as clean, if not cleaner than, as the Drake songs Kidz Bop has actually featured.
    • Maybe they were reluctant to include a song by Drake at that point. We never saw a song by him on a Kidz Bop album until "Hotline Bling" on 31, so maybe their standards changed later on.
  • How was "Cruise" able to be covered if kids aren't old enough to drive?
    • Kids like trucks.
  • Why was "Closer" on 34? It may have been a huge #1 hit, but it's extremely explicit (a la "Blurred Lines" and "Pillowtalk") and impossible to sing that song from a kid's point of view. Someone literally predicted on the Kidz Bop discussion page that "Closer" would "almost certainly be passed over" by the franchise...but it wasn't.
    • It's not as explicit as those two songs. That's massive overkill. They even play it on Radio Disney!
  • Why wasn't "i hate u, i love u" ever in the franchise?
    • Because it deals with an on-and-off relationship?
    • It also counts as having an 'explicit' title, as the words "I hate you" have been altered in several songs.
  • Why was "How to Save a Life" on 12 instead of 11? It peaked around the time the track list for 11 was revealed and was a much bigger hit than several of the songs on the album. "Over My Head (Cable Car)" was also on 11, but Kidz Bop having two songs by the same artist on the same album is hardly unusual.
    • That practice hadn't been used in a while, and wasn't resumed until the next album (with "It's Not Over" and "Home").
  • Why were "Locked Out of Heaven" and "I Cry" on 23 while "Ho Hey" had to wait for 24? It began charting before either of the other songs were even released.
    • It reached the top 10 a while after those two.
  • Why wasn't "Shape Of You" on 35? It was a massive hit by Ed Sheeran and it had no reason not to be covered. "Castle on the Hill" made it, but that's not really any reason to pass over "Shape Of You".
    • Because it is pretty sexual? On top of that, there's some drinking references. It's also a victim of the "Gives You Hell" curse since the title is pretty suggestive.
  • Why did "Still Got Time" make 35? It was hardly a hit. Also, "I Don't Wanna Live Forever" is there anyway so "Still Got Time"'s inclusion seems pointless.
    • Because they couldn't come up with any more kid-friendly, big hits? Although "Fake Love", "Sign of the Times", "Million Reasons" and "Rockabye" (even though the latter has a touchy subject) could've made it on easily.
      • "Sign of the Times" made it on 36.
      • "Sign of the Times" was released only a week later. Unlike the "Cold Water"/"Closer" situation, "Sign of the Times" was a bigger hit than "Still Got Time" from the start, while "Closer" had to build up and eventually become bigger (even if it was only in its third week on the chart). Meanwhile "We Don't Talk Anymore" and "Send My Love (To Your New Lover)" both made it on despite becoming hits well before "Closer" even existed as a song.
      • Both of those songs were still relatively new compared to most of the songs on 33. It was a pretty tightly-filled album, so there wasn't really any room and it had to move to 34.
  • Why was "Rockabye" not included?
    • Because it's about single mothers and wasn't the largest of hits?
  • Why wasn't "Bad Things" in the franchise, but "Me, Myself, and I" was?
    • What do those songs have to do with each other, though?
    • The title/chorus are unquestionably explicit, which would make it difficult for Kidz Bop to work around them. Machine Gun Kelly's verses are also quite explicit. The Radio Disney edit is already quite a mess, and is still pretty suggestive for the station.
  • Why wasn't "Brand New" on 33, or "Unsteady" and "i hate u, i love u" on 34? The former song wasn't huge, but was as clean and positive as a song can possibly be. At the same time, the latter two have deep, psychological themes, but Kidz Bop has gotten past that barrier before many times. In the case of "Unsteady" (and "Rockabye" too, an album later), some kidscan relate to the song though.
    • What is "Brand New" anyway? "Unsteady" wasn't as big a hit as "Renegades" and was beaten out by several bigger hits. And "i hate u i love u" is mentioned above.
      • "Brand New" is a Ben Rector song that was huge on adult contemporary radio but flopped everywhere else.
  • Why didn't "Perfect" appear on Kidz Bop 31 or 32, "Little Things" appear on Kidz Bop 23 or 24, "Kiss You" appear on 24, or "You & I" appear on Kidz Bop 26 or 27? Yes the first and third songs are sexual, but they could never pass a One Direction song completely. Plus "Live While We're Young" made it on 23 without a problem.
    • They may have been against a 1D triple feature in "Little Things"' case ("One Thing" was a bonus track). Still 24 was a 1D-free album, so there was definitely room for one of them to get on.
  • Why didn't "Waves", "Steal My Girl", "Blame", or "Amnesia" make it on Kidz Bop 27? They all peaked in October or November, so they shouldn't have caused much of a problem. Besides, "Scars to Your Beautiful", "Here", "This Town" and "All Time Low" didn't even peak until after the albums that they were on were released! If 27 followed that protocol, 28 could include "Centuries", "Style", "Sugar", and/or "Riptide", 29 and 30 could've included all of the bonus tracks on their respective albums (and in 30's case, "Can't Feel My Face" could also be included). Ultimately, this approach would make Kidz Bop keep up with the times more. And RE: "Still Got Time", see above.
    • The cutoff might've been unusually early because they filled up the 27 tracklist at a faster than normal pace; they may have wanted to get 28 ready rather early, which may be why they started the quarterly release cycle.
      • But still, if "Steal My Girl" and "Waves" made it on KB 27, then "Night Changes" and "Prayer In C" could've been main tracks for KB 28. The former peaked higher and had more longevity than "Girl", while the latter was a bigger hit than "Still Got Time" and a lot of other songs that made it on to Kidz Bop albums as regular tracks.
    • 28 probably also could include "Time of Our Lives" and/or "Love Me Like You Do"; including the latter on 28 could have freed up a possible spot for "Earned It" on 29.
    • 28 probably also could include "Elastic Heart", but its' bonus tracklist could include "Uma Thurman" and/or "Dear Future Husband" although the last two mentioned songs were too late of hits for KB 28.
    • 28 could include "Heartbeat Song" and/or "I Bet My Life" if both of those are kid-friendly.
  • Why did "Good for You", "Locked Away", "Cool for the Summer", and "She's Kinda Hot" fail to make it on Kidz Bop 30 or 31?
    • "Locked Away" (the term) means to be imprisoned, so even though the song itself is clean, the title alone was looked down upon (much like "Gives You Hell" and "My Life Would Suck..." from KB 16). All the other songs may have been too explicit for KB 30, even if they all are by teen idols (and "She's Kinda Hot" wasn't a particularly big hit to begin with).
  • Why didn't "Geronimo" or "Heartbeat Song" appear on Kidz Bop 28, 29, or 30?
    • They were barely hits.
  • Why did "Elastic Heart" appear on Kidz Bop 30 even though it was supposed to appear in Kidz Bop 28?
    • Maybe because it debuted in January (around when they recorded some of KB 28, but they probably didn't finish until mid-February), and at the time they thought it would be a "crash-and-burn" hit (because it only got attention for the music video at the time), but it did stick around for a bit. Why they didn't put it on KB 29 will always a mystery.
  • Could The Weeknd's songs other than Ariana Grande's "Love Me Harder" make it into a Kidz Bop album?
    • Probably not, but we'll just have to wait and see.
  • Why didn't "Animals", "Don't", "Chandelier", or "Bang Bang" make it on Kidz Bop 27?
    • "Animals" wasn't on 27 because "Maps" was on instead, and "Bang Bang" didn't get on because there were two other Ariana Grande songs on already. All of them are explicit. However, "Chandelier" could've potentially been on KB 27 (or maybe even KB 26) because "Sing" was in the franchise. "Don't" is only as explicit as "Sing", plus "Bang Bang" is similar in explicitness to "Love Me Harder", so they could've also made it on. However, "Animals" (which compares wild animals to sex, of all things) certainly would fail to make it on KB 27.
  • Why did "When I Was Your Man" fail to make it on 24 or 25?
    • Because there were too many slow ballads on 24 already ("Just Give Me A Reason", "Girl on Fire", and "Ho Hey") and 25 had "Treasure" instead.
  • Why didn't "Carry On" or "#thatPOWER" make it on Kidz Bop 24?
    • "Carry On" was barely a hit, and there were too many slow ballads on 24 already (including "Just Give Me A Reason" which was partially sung by the same guy who did "Carry On"). "#thatPOWER" didn't hold a candle to "Scream & Shout" or "Beauty and a Beat".
  • Why did "Uma Thurman" appear on Kidz Bop 30 although it could make it on Kidz Bop 28 as a bonus track?
    • Maybe because it debuted in January at number 73 (around when they recorded some of KB 28, but they probably didn't finish until mid-February), but it first entered the top 40 in mid 2015. Why they didn't put it on KB 28 or KB 29 is because it was barely a hit at and before the time of KB 29's tracklist reveal.
  • Why couldn't "The Way" make KB 24? It's a clean love song that peaked in the top 10. Moreover, why couldnt "Focus" make it on KB 31 or KB 32? It was obviously cleaner than "Dangerous Woman" and at least could've made it as a bonus track. It peaked at #7, but fell rapidly after a few weeks.
  • Why wasn't "Make Me Better" on 13? It's a cleaner rap song than "Party Like a Rockstar" and could've easily made it on as a chorus-only cover like "Live Your Life".
  • Why is "Honey, I'm Good" on KB 29 even though it isn't kid-friendly?
  • Why did "Slow Hands" get jossed from Kidz Bop 36? "Slow Hands" is only a bit sexual (e.g."Like sweat dripping down our dirty laundry"). It could have been easily edited out.
    • Because of the "Gives You Hell" rule, most likely.
    • Pretty much every single verse in "Slow Hands" is about sex (which is why the Radio Disney edit is such a mess). They likely figured it was more trouble than it was worth.
  • Why did Unsteady and Green Light have to wait to be featured as Target Bonus Tracks on 36 instead of 34 or 35? Unsteady could have barely made 33, but it should have for sure made 34 or 35, and "Green Light" could have made 35 as well.
  • How did "The Middle" get on 38? It seems to describe a relationship straddled with, of all things, domestic abuse. It’s far less kid friendly than other Zedd songs.
  • Why wasn’t ”Say Goodbye” on 11? It was perfectly clean and a much bigger hit than most of the album’s tracks, and it was released long before Kidz Bop started avoiding Chris Brown.
  • How the heck did "God's Plan" make it on? It's far less kid friendly than "One Dance" and even "Hotline Bling". It literally has the word "God" in the title. What was Kidz Bop thinking?
    • The type of parent who's buying Kidz Bop will likely see the reference to God as a positive aspect.
  • How did "Fight Song" get on if the word "fight" got censored from "Can't Hold Us"?
    • It wasn’t censored from "So What".
      • True, but "So What" predates "Can’t Hold Us" by five years.
  • Why weren’t "I Don’t Wanna Know", "Numb", "One Call Away", or "Yeah!" on 6?
  • Why did "Turn Me On" make it onto 7?
  • Why did "Senorita" get chosen over "Rock Your Body" for 5? The latter was a much bigger hit than the former.
    • Because "Rock Your Body"'s title alone is sexual...
  • Why was "In The End" on 3 but not "Blurry"?
  • Why did "Born Free" (which didn’t even chart) make 19's bonus tracklist over "Smile"?
  • Why did "God is a Woman" not make it onto 39 even though "God's Plan" was on the album before it?
    • The context of the use of the word "God" is very different. Ariana is comparing sex to God, and even if Kidz Bop cleaned it up with dancing euphemisms, the notion of referring to a lover as God would be considered blasphemous to many.
  • Why did "Get Lucky" get passed over for 25? The Mini Pop Kids covered it, so why not Kidz Bop?
    • Kidz Bop is not Mini Pop Kids.
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