I don’t know if there is worse music on the market than Kidz Bop (pet peeve #1: purposely misspelled words). Many thanks to McDonald’s for partnering with them and giving away 4-song CDs in their Happy Meals.
If you’re stuck in Kidz Bop hell like I am, this might have you nodding in agreement.
Here’s the premise if you’re blissfully unfamiliar with Kidz Bop: they take songs that you’re already sick of hearing due to radio overplay, and have a bad singer sing it with kids. It’s horrible.
Problem #1: See premise above.
Problem #2: There are very few kids’ voices that are worthy of being recorded (except your own children’s voices, of course).
Problem #3: I realize that they are choosing wildly popular songs, but some of them? Inappropriate for kids. Lyrics are sometimes changed, but still.
Problem #4: Re: inappropriate song choices: sometimes, it’s not the lyrics that are the problem so much as it is the kids in the background yelling an upbeat “woo!” 800 times in a song like “Bad Day.” Take a listen if you aren’t familiar with it. It’ll make your ears bleed. Woo!