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2013-06-25 11:29:56 AM  
But I've never wanted to know anything about Kidz Bop.
 
2013-06-25 11:55:52 AM  
They're doing "Thrift Shop".

This is farking really awesome.
 
2013-06-25 12:45:52 PM  

tallguywithglasseson: They're doing "Thrift Shop".

This is farking really awesome.


This thread smells like piss my cleats.
 
2013-06-25 12:50:01 PM  
For the teenage rapper from Utah


[ohwowman.jpg]
 
2013-06-25 12:51:00 PM  
I hated Dallas Wayde before he won KidzBop.com online talent search
 
2013-06-25 12:51:01 PM  
The Kidz Bop version of Blink 182's "All the Small Things" made me laugh so hard I pissed my pants.
 
2013-06-25 12:59:17 PM  
As someone that lives across the street from a park that had no fewer than 3 bouncy castles in it on any given Saturday and Sunday let me just say fark you to Kids Bop and every Ranchero, Norteño and Mariachi band ever.
 
2013-06-25 12:59:47 PM  
www.prlog.org

"Kids today think they're sooooo smart."
 
2013-06-25 01:02:20 PM  

Walker: But I've never wanted to know anything about Kidz Bop.


This. I can't even tolerate most of the crappy songs they cover in their original form, let alone when they're performed by teeny boppers who probably don't even understand what the song is about.
 
2013-06-25 01:03:53 PM  

Gunny Highway: The Kidz Bop version of Blink 182's "All the Small Things" made me laugh so hard I pissed my pants.


My son has a Halloween album performed by, I assume, the same kids from these albums. When "Thriller" comes on, a lot of the magic of Vincent Price's monologue is lost when it is performed by a 12 year old.
 
2013-06-25 01:04:04 PM  

ThatBillmanGuy: performed by teeny boppers who probably don't even understand what the song is about.


That's the point for some of the more explicit songs.
 
2013-06-25 01:07:49 PM  
What a shiattily written article
 
2013-06-25 01:09:11 PM  

ThatBillmanGuy: Walker: But I've never wanted to know anything about Kidz Bop.

This. I can't even tolerate most of the crappy songs they cover in their original form, let alone when they're performed by teeny boppers who probably don't even understand what the song is about.


Well you needing to state that helped possibly green more of these articles in the future. Click = Views = Greens.

Congrats on perpetuating that which you do not like.

/now go post on a Bieber link too smartypants
 
2013-06-25 01:12:39 PM  

Jim from Saint Paul: ThatBillmanGuy: Walker: But I've never wanted to know anything about Kidz Bop.

This. I can't even tolerate most of the crappy songs they cover in their original form, let alone when they're performed by teeny boppers who probably don't even understand what the song is about.

Well you needing to state that helped possibly green more of these articles in the future. Click = Views = Greens.

Congrats on perpetuating that which you do not like.

/now go post on a Bieber link too smartypants


....I've made a huge mistake.
 
2013-06-25 01:13:32 PM  
the word replacement they do when covering "Thrift Shop" is almost as entertaining as the original song.

/pisssssssssssssssssssssss
 
2013-06-25 01:15:55 PM  

sevenbucks: the word replacement they do when covering "Thrift Shop" is almost as entertaining as the original song.

/pisssssssssssssssssssssss


I bought an old blanket, then I bought a kneeboard.
 
2013-06-25 01:16:10 PM  
Uggh... So many words to not say "they borrowed a page from Musak".

You take something popular, then cover it with studio artists. Then you only have to pay writer royalties. And sometimes writers will sell a license for unlimited use.

This lead to an odd moment when my dad was trying to figure out who was doing a cover of a song while we were at a restaurant. It was very well done, but I noticed that none of the other songs were performed by original artist either.

Now they're making a mistake by creating personalities to go with the music. We're talking about a stream of 6-9 year old fans, and downbeat 10-12 year olds who wish they could just listen to the real music. Now they're going to have faux-personalities that age while the fan base does not. And wait until their "found star" gets caught molesting kids. Or sheep. It'll be the branding equivalent of firing the death star on a cadbury creme egg. Not pretty.
 
2013-06-25 01:26:09 PM  
Kidz Bop is an affront to music as a whole.  It's like pre-teen karaoke.  Middle-school Muzak.

F that S.
 
2013-06-25 01:27:35 PM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: What a shiattily written article


Only the best shiatty journalism for the best in shiatty music.
 
2013-06-25 01:27:57 PM  

12349876: ThatBillmanGuy: performed by teeny boppers who probably don't even understand what the song is about.

That's the point for some of the more explicit songs.


My younger nieces grew up on Kidz Bop.  There were some songs where I was just like "why are they santizing that, I've heard the original."
 
2013-06-25 01:30:43 PM  

wildcardjack: Uggh... So many words to not say "they borrowed a page from Musak".

You take something popular, then cover it with studio artists. Then you only have to pay writer royalties. And sometimes writers will sell a license for unlimited use.

This lead to an odd moment when my dad was trying to figure out who was doing a cover of a song while we were at a restaurant. It was very well done, but I noticed that none of the other songs were performed by original artist either.


K-Tel (I think) used to do a brisk business by selling albums of songs "recorded by the original artists";
they used to get various one-hit-wonders into the studio for pennies to record note-for-note covers of
the songs they had made famous to evade having to pay top royalty dollars.
 
2013-06-25 01:31:10 PM  
Once you take out the sales to priests the numbers really aren't that impressive
 
2013-06-25 01:32:26 PM  
My five year old daughter hates them. She likes most of the songs, but gets mad because they are not sung by the original artists.
 
2013-06-25 01:35:11 PM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: Once you take out the sales to priests the numbers really aren't that impressive


Funny Story: Money from preachers pockets is worth as much as anyone elses.
 
2013-06-25 01:36:34 PM  

sevenbucks: the word replacement they do when covering "Thrift Shop" is almost as entertaining as the original song.

/pisssssssssssssssssssssss


I had to listen out of curiosity.  LOL! Too funny.
 
2013-06-25 01:39:44 PM  
Thrift shop? How?
/ what up I got a big cack
 
2013-06-25 01:43:29 PM  
Do they have any plans to cover any Anal Coont songs?
 
2013-06-25 01:43:47 PM  
I hate Kidz Bop with a passion that burns hotter than a thousand suns.  Then again, I think that successful parenting involves finding Pink Floyd or Led Zeppelin on my kid's iPod.
 
2013-06-25 01:54:56 PM  

xanadian: Kidz Bop is an affront to music as a whole.  It's like pre-teen karaoke.  Middle-school Muzak.

F that S.


Nearly every song they do was terrible to begin with, such as Novelty Rap Song for White People.
The end product is terrible, but it's just kind of amusing to me. 99% of the "artists" covered by Kidz Bop richly deserve it.
 
2013-06-25 01:56:51 PM  
There is only one song where it is appropriate to have children singing. That song is 'Another Brick In The Wall'. Everywhere else, go away and leave it to the pros.
 
2013-06-25 02:06:46 PM  
Have they covered  Meek Mills yet?
 
2013-06-25 02:13:18 PM  
Rihanna - M&M
 
2013-06-25 02:16:04 PM  

Gosling: There is only one song where it is appropriate to have children singing. That song is 'Another Brick In The Wall'.


There are no kids' voices in that song.

/part 2 on the other hand...
 
2013-06-25 02:22:31 PM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: Gosling: There is only one song where it is appropriate to have children singing. That song is 'Another Brick In The Wall'.

There are no kids' voices in that song.

/part 2 on the other hand...


No Dukes of Hazzard in the classroom.
 
2013-06-25 02:30:42 PM  
Look, mommy!  I'm relevant!
 
2013-06-25 02:32:29 PM  

ThatBillmanGuy: Gunny Highway: The Kidz Bop version of Blink 182's "All the Small Things" made me laugh so hard I pissed my pants.

My son has a Halloween album performed by, I assume, the same kids from these albums. When "Thriller" comes on, a lot of the magic of Vincent Price's monologue is lost when it is performed by a 12 year old.


cinema1544.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-06-25 03:15:17 PM  

Gunny Highway: The Kidz Bop version of Blink 182's "All the Small Things" made me laugh so hard I pissed my pants.


I assume there must be intentional comedy at play given how many club songs with lyrics about young adults hooking up which have covered over the years.

Given that they market this to youngish tweens that's a little creepy if you ask me. At least sell sex to young girls in that disingenuous way that Disney marketed the Jonas Brothers as heartthrobs and then make them take "purity oaths" (the South Park episode was pretty spot on).
 
2013-06-25 03:27:41 PM  

2CountyFairs: My five year old daughter hates them. She likes most of the songs, but gets mad because they are not sung by the original artists.


As a kid I never understood the point of these covers either... now that I understand the industry more I understand a bit better but... I still don't see why parents or kids would buy these instead of the originals.
 
2013-06-25 03:32:52 PM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: Do they have any plans to cover any Anal Coont songs?


Perhaps they can use some material from the "Picnic of Love" album.
 
2013-06-25 03:48:34 PM  

Crotchrocket Slim: 2CountyFairs: My five year old daughter hates them. She likes most of the songs, but gets mad because they are not sung by the original artists.

As a kid I never understood the point of these covers either... now that I understand the industry more I understand a bit better but... I still don't see why parents or kids would buy these instead of the originals.


Maybe the kids aspire to become a guard at Gitmo when they grow up and want to pratice their enhanced interrogation techniques?
 
2013-06-25 03:52:41 PM  

Crotchrocket Slim: 2CountyFairs: My five year old daughter hates them. She likes most of the songs, but gets mad because they are not sung by the original artists.

As a kid I never understood the point of these covers either... now that I understand the industry more I understand a bit better but... I still don't see why parents or kids would buy these instead of the originals.


Because you don't want your 7 year old walking around singing, "This is farking awesome"
 
2013-06-25 03:58:11 PM  

DjangoStonereaver: wildcardjack: Uggh... So many words to not say "they borrowed a page from Musak".

You take something popular, then cover it with studio artists. Then you only have to pay writer royalties. And sometimes writers will sell a license for unlimited use.

This lead to an odd moment when my dad was trying to figure out who was doing a cover of a song while we were at a restaurant. It was very well done, but I noticed that none of the other songs were performed by original artist either.

K-Tel (I think) used to do a brisk business by selling albums of songs "recorded by the original artists";
they used to get various one-hit-wonders into the studio for pennies to record note-for-note covers of
the songs they had made famous to evade having to pay top royalty dollars.


Don't forget that K-Tel (I think) also released entire albums of songs "as sung by the original artists" that turned out to be cover versions of popular songs performed by a studio band called "The Original Artists"...
 
2013-06-25 04:10:31 PM  

chevydeuce: DjangoStonereaver: wildcardjack: Uggh... So many words to not say "they borrowed a page from Musak".

You take something popular, then cover it with studio artists. Then you only have to pay writer royalties. And sometimes writers will sell a license for unlimited use.

This lead to an odd moment when my dad was trying to figure out who was doing a cover of a song while we were at a restaurant. It was very well done, but I noticed that none of the other songs were performed by original artist either.

K-Tel (I think) used to do a brisk business by selling albums of songs "recorded by the original artists";
they used to get various one-hit-wonders into the studio for pennies to record note-for-note covers of
the songs they had made famous to evade having to pay top royalty dollars.

Don't forget that K-Tel (I think) also released entire albums of songs "as sung by the original artists" that turned out to be cover versions of popular songs performed by a studio band called "The Original Artists"...


I see someone has been reading old Snopes forum threads.

But, through that thread I found this actual article.
 
2013-06-25 04:23:53 PM  

wildcardjack: Uggh... So many words to not say "they borrowed a page from Musak".

You take something popular, then cover it with studio artists. Then you only have to pay writer royalties. And sometimes writers will sell a license for unlimited use.

This lead to an odd moment when my dad was trying to figure out who was doing a cover of a song while we were at a restaurant. It was very well done, but I noticed that none of the other songs were performed by original artist either.

Now they're making a mistake by creating personalities to go with the music. We're talking about a stream of 6-9 year old fans, and downbeat 10-12 year olds who wish they could just listen to the real music. Now they're going to have faux-personalities that age while the fan base does not. And wait until their "found star" gets caught molesting kids. Or sheep. It'll be the branding equivalent of firing the death star on a cadbury creme egg. Not pretty.


I now want to see the Death Star fire on a Cadbury Creme Egg.
 
2013-06-25 05:23:28 PM  

tallguywithglasseson: xanadian: Kidz Bop is an affront to music as a whole.  It's like pre-teen karaoke.  Middle-school Muzak.

F that S.

Nearly every song they do was terrible to begin with, such as Novelty Rap Song for White People.
The end product is terrible, but it's just kind of amusing to me. 99% of the "artists" covered by Kidz Bop richly deserve it.


This whole thing. Apparently I'm a smartypants, though.
 
2013-06-25 06:15:52 PM  

Tom_Slick: Crotchrocket Slim: 2CountyFairs: My five year old daughter hates them. She likes most of the songs, but gets mad because they are not sung by the original artists.

As a kid I never understood the point of these covers either... now that I understand the industry more I understand a bit better but... I still don't see why parents or kids would buy these instead of the originals.

Because you don't want your 7 year old walking around singing, "This is farking awesome"


Why are you letting your kids listen to pop radio in the first place if this bothers you? That shiat's not meant for 7 year olds. It's not really meant for anyone with higher brain function in general, actually.
/the particular song in question is fine in small doses, but not 24/7
 
2013-06-25 07:12:14 PM  

 great pat  boones's ghost  this is  what you get when, the  helicopter moms can't deal with the reality  that their precious little snowflakes  can't deal with the "real world". Yet, I wish I came  up with the concept to swindle the

nerf yarded, bland-life  masses. I could of made a mint.

/ I guess it is a  upgrade to this K-Tel rehash but

not by much
 
2013-06-25 07:13:10 PM  

Crotchrocket Slim: Tom_Slick: Crotchrocket Slim: 2CountyFairs: My five year old daughter hates them. She likes most of the songs, but gets mad because they are not sung by the original artists.

As a kid I never understood the point of these covers either... now that I understand the industry more I understand a bit better but... I still don't see why parents or kids would buy these instead of the originals.

Because you don't want your 7 year old walking around singing, "This is farking awesome"

Why are you letting your kids listen to pop radio in the first place if this bothers you? That shiat's not meant for 7 year olds. It's not really meant for anyone with higher brain function in general, actually.
/the particular song in question is fine in small doses, but not 24/7


Wait...what?

I never understood the point of these covers

Because some songs aren't meant for 7-yr olds.

Why are you letting your kids listen to pop radio in the first place if this bothers you?

They're not.  They're letting their kids listen to Kidz Bop which is meant for 7-yr olds, which is the point of those covers, to answer your first question.

It's not really meant for anyone with higher brain function in general

And some 'stop liking what I don't like' for good measure.
 
2013-06-25 08:52:57 PM  
shop.kidzbop.comstatic1.businessinsider.com
 
2013-06-25 09:18:37 PM  

Gosling: There is only one song where it is appropriate to have children singing. That song is 'Another Brick In The Wall'. Everywhere else, go away and leave it to the pros.


You can't always get what you want.
 
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