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  • 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.
  • "Common Knowledge": Kidz Bop songs are all sung by kids...except the songs on many earlier albums had adult cover artists as lead vocalists, with the kids mostly singing the harmonies and the chorus. This changed around 2010.
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  • Creepy Children Singing: Some may find the off-note vocals of Kidz Bop's version of Beyoncé's "Halo" from Kidz Bop 16 somewhat... unsettling.
  • Critic-Proof: The internet reviles the albums although most of them have peaked in the top ten of the Billboard 200. Eight of the first ten are certified Gold by the RIAA.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Becky G sang for Kidz Bop 19 in 2010. Fast-forward to 2015, and her song "Shower" appears on 27.
  • Just Here for Godzilla: Many older people listen to the covers just to laugh at the lyrical changes, or ironically enjoy hearing kids get away with singing child-unfriendly songs for the Memetic Mutation.
  • 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.
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    • It's a common internet joke to make up altered lyrics to hypothetical Kidz Bop covers. Here's what many people think a Kidz Bop cover of My Chemical Romance's "Mama" would go:
      Mama, we all go to school
      Mama, we all go to school
      I'm writing this essay, 'cause learning is cool
      Mama, we all go to school
    • The altered line "Riding on a tractor, riding on my bladder." from their "Old Town Road" cover has become this.
    • Kidz Bop 9 included a cover of Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together," which has a clear blooper towards the end of the song where the main singer's voice gives out at the final note before being cut out. The internet found it and quickly had their laughs. Amusingly enough, they had to turn off the comments on the official YouTube video of it but the blooper remains.
  • Misattributed Song: It's common for people to think that Kidz Bop covered certain songs when in reality their numerous imitators or other YouTube child stars covered them. Many people believe that Kidz Bop did a cover of "Blurred Lines", even though it was actually MattyBRaps who performed a kid-friendly parody of it.
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  • Older Than the Demographic: Despite most of the singers being preadolescents, their main demographic is five-to-nine-year-olds. Most tweens and even younger kids nearing the end of their demographic are listening to the original versions of the covered songs on the mainstream radio anyway, if not the cleaner, non-kid-ified edits on Radio Disney.
  • Poor Man's Substitute:
    • Kidz Bop has numerous imitators, one of which included a cover of Fall Out Boy's "Thnks fr th Mmrs".
    • There's also a Canadian children's pop cover group called Mini Pop Kids that debuted in 2004. 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)", Fifth Harmony’s "Work from Home", The Weeknd’s "Can’t Feel My Face", Sam Smith’s "Stay With Me", Billie Eilish's "Bad Guy", Jessie J's "Bang Bang".
  • Retroactive Recognition: Among others, Ross Lynch, Zendaya, Olivia Holt, and Becky G have all sung for Kidz Bop at one point or another.
  • So Bad, It's Good: Admittedly, their attempts at bowdlerization and leaving intact with Age-Inappropriate Art make for ironic enjoyment.
  • Tastes Like Diabetes: Often in stark contrast to the originals. The Kidz Bop Kids make already cheery songs sound even more sugary due to their prepubescent singing voices and higher-pitched beats. That, and they turn R-rated fare into innocent playground tag.
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  • What Do You Mean, It's for Kids?: Despite their main purpose being to clean up songs deemed too inappropriate for younger audiences so the little ones can listen, Kidz Bop has taken a stab at many child-unfriendly songs sometimes where the explicitness even lies right down to the title, often with little or no attempts to use effective bowdlerization.


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