Kidz Bop albums are addicting. I obsess over how the Kidz Bop team of writers change the most inappropriate lyrics, into kid-friendly lyrics. No joke. Especially my favorite song right now, Honey, I’m Good. Plus, my second favorite on the radio right now, Dear Future Husband. The kids singing have crazy voice skills, and the lyrics requires pure talent when creating appropriate songs for not just kids, but also families. Love it.
Kidz Bop re-works today’s biggest music hits lyrics for kids
Maroon 5 has a song out called Sugar. You’ve heard it. You’ve sung along with it. You turn around to realize your kids are singing the lyrics, and the mom guilt sets in: I’m a shit mom, my kids are singing the words “won’t you come and put it down on me?” YIKES. Well, thanks to Kidz Bop, you can listen to a kid-friendly version that doesn’t insinuate anything sexual. Poof. You’re no longer a shit mom.
It’s why I’m a huge fan of Kidz Bop albums. I despise listening to kid music. I’ve always hated listening to music strictly catered to kids. It’s usually horrible. There’s so few child-centered albums out there I’ve enjoyed. I love listening to the radio, and hearing songs like Shut Up and Dance, Love Me Like You Do and Want you to Want Me. Disney has some cute stuff from their shows, but it’s still not like the stuff on regular radio stations!
Kid-friendly lyrics confuse the kids
My kids prefer the radio, and in all honesty, they do know the lyrics from the songs on the radio. When I pop in the Kidz Bop albums, the kids kind of look at me with a cocked head, like a dog who hears a whistle. You know the pose. It’s there “what the f$%&” faces. It’s the “those aren’t the lyrics like the radio (or explicit ones from Spotify” looks I get from the rearview mirror that crack me up. I crack up, because the kids sing the actual song lyrics from the original versions OVER the Kidz Bop kids.
It also makes The Boy smile whenever we get a new Kidz Bop CD. Since he broke his clavicle, I’ve been looking for all kinds of things to make the kid smile through the pain and discomfort. Music is always a great medicine in our home, and in our cars.