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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Wither KidzBop?

I need this explained to me. Why, oh why, do I need "Kidz" singing top 40 pop tunes for my kids to listen to those same songs? Why, for instance, wouldn't it just be simpler and more economical to let my kids listen to those same songs on the RADIO vs BUYING a different version performed by kids whose musical ability is shaky.

Example, if it's really the LYRICS and CONTENT that are in question, oh parenting readers of mine - WHY then was BOOTYLICIOUS re-recorded for KidzBop? I'm fairly sure that "I don't think you're ready to poke that jelly" isn't particularly Age Appropriate. Is it the artist? Is it shocking to let your kids listen to BEYONCE just SING? Is it just the idea of PINK's voice that causes us to need to re-record these tunes with nasally little kids voice?

Don't buy this crap for your kids. Don't dumb down music. Don't presume that because it says KIDZ in the title that it's appropriate for them to listen to. I let my kids listen to the Beatles. I also let them listen to Rage Against the Machine. I also let them listen to Barry Manilow.

Age appropriate presumes my children are little morons who can't HANDLE real music. Which is bullshit.

Kidzbop is an insult to the intelligence of all children. And it let's people off the hook of parenting. "Oh I don't have to make an informed decision about what my kids hear - this says it's for children so it must be OK."

Yes yes, and South Park is a cartoon.....let's let them watch that too. (No, mine cannot watch South Park).


Anonymous said...

I hate Kidz Bop too. I let my little ones listen to just about anything they like. For example, one of my proudest moments was when Ryan asked to have "Shout at the Devil" downloaded to our iPod. However, I felt a little awkward when Olivia (one of the 4-year-old twins) was singing "...I kissed a girl and liked it...".

180360 said...

I couldn't agree more. Children's music in general is absolutely terrible. I love that my children rock out to songs I like. What an advantage they will have in life!! :)

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Unknown said...

I remember way back when, Kids bop have Pappa Roach on it. Now I like Pappa Roach and enjoy most of his work. I just find it odd that Kidz Bop would play his song Last Resort.I say this because the whole song is about cutting ur self, and Killing ur self.

Cut my life into pieces
This is my last resort
Suffocation, no breathing
Don’t give a fuck if I cut my arm bleeding
This is my last resort
Cut my life into pieces
I’ve reached my last resort suffocation, no breathing
Don’t give a fuck if I cut my arm bleeding
Do you even care if I stop bleeding
Would it be wrong, would it be right
If I took my life tonight, chances are that I might
Mutilation out of sight
And I’m contemplating suicide....
KidZ Bop sang this song^