Growing up I was exposed to all sorts of music, and for that I am grateful. I tried to do the same for my children as well. One music genre that my children and I will be skipping is the Kidz Bop series. What marketing genius came up with the idea of dumbing down the latest top 10 pop tracks to make "kid-friendly" versions? Every time I see the commercials I howl with laughter! Even the kids in the commercials look bored out of their damn minds. What in the hot diggety hell is this crock o'shite all about? Chances are your kids are already aware these songs exist, why bother to buy a 'kid-friendly version of them? Not to mention some of the songs they choose are so "adult" in nature, the idea of turning them into a 'kid-friendly" version is ridiculous. Whatever happened to Row Row Row Your Boat or Mary Had a Little Lamb? Oh what joy it would be to catch my little girl dropping it like it's hot to a kid-version of "S.O.S" by Rhianna! A couple of my favorite Kidz Bop versions of pop songs are "One Thing" by Amerie, "Get Out" by JoJo, and "The First Cut Is The Deepest" by Sheryl Crow...WTF??!!?!? But oh let me not to forget to mention on Kidz Bop Gold Edition there is a version of the classic song "Teach Your Children" by Crosby, Stills, and Nash (ironic huh) guffaw, guffaw. The Kidz Bop series is further proof if Hell exists..we are all going with gasoline underwear and the Kidz Bop series creator will be waiting with lit matches. Check out the video link I've included, the children look like extras from Children of The Corn..just plain spooky!
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