What does every kid want? What does every kid need? Kidz Bop!
July 15, 2001 9:28 AM   Subscribe

What does every kid want? What does every kid need? Kidz Bop! But what does everyone need to do? Watch the infomercial.
posted by Mark (23 comments total)
Yeah, I have seen that on TV. What is the deal? Like anyone needs a cover of "Oops I did it again" that is even lamer than the original. (I know you didn't think it was possible, but believe me, it is.) Can anyone make a really horrible cover album and sell it without permission? Or do they have the permission of all the lamers whose original songs are on the album? What are the copyright issues involved?
posted by donkeymon at 9:36 AM on July 15, 2001

This is a weird extreme to go to. If you want to mess your kids up, shield them from reality. But if you REALLY want to screw your kids up, create a parallel reality to the real one so that everything they learn has nothing to do with the way things really work.
posted by muppetboy at 9:43 AM on July 15, 2001

Is this the children's version of Zippity BOP!™ or something?
posted by fidelity at 9:44 AM on July 15, 2001

So... "MMMBop" by Hansen isn't suitable for kids in the original form? How much more Bubblegum Pop can you get?
posted by hadashi at 9:50 AM on July 15, 2001

Y'see, the kids, they listen to the rap music. With all the hippin' and the hoppin', and the Zippityin' and the BOP™pin, and they don't know what the JAZZ is all about, y'see!
posted by Succa at 9:57 AM on July 15, 2001

You forgot "...the rap music, which gives them the brain damage."

Just keepin' sh*t kosher.
posted by sonofsamiam at 10:44 AM on July 15, 2001

Oops. I can't believe I missed the "brain damage" bit. If there's anyone who knows the Cosby monologue, it's me.
posted by Succa at 11:17 AM on July 15, 2001


Seriously, what's the point?

Answer: Re-record famous songs, pay minimal royalties and sucker mom and dad (or Grandpa/Grandma) into buying it.
posted by hc at 11:59 AM on July 15, 2001

So not only do we have the crappy original versions, we now have the kidified, even crappier versions as well! Yea!
posted by nathan_teske at 12:08 PM on July 15, 2001

Adult songs repackaged for our youngest minds. Wonderful. I really want my eight-year-old singing Livin' La Vida Loca and That Don't Impress Me Much.
posted by fleener at 12:32 PM on July 15, 2001

Clearly, the end is neigh, nesh, nooo, nagag, nee
nice lady!
Near. The end is near.
posted by dong_resin at 12:45 PM on July 15, 2001

I find this weeepulsive and weeepugnant.
posted by benjh at 2:00 PM on July 15, 2001

i've seen the commercial once and it sounded like the original songs were still there with a chorus of stupid kids just singing along mixed on top. not that i really know what the originals sounded like to begin with ;)

and fleener, these are adult songs?
posted by cheesebot at 3:20 PM on July 15, 2001

dong......nigh. The end is nigh.
posted by briank at 3:46 PM on July 15, 2001

This concept isn't really a new one. I had bunches of Chipmunk records when I was a kid. My fave was Chipmunk Punk which had a version of Billy Squire's Stroke and Blondie's Call Me. I think I one point I had Urban Chipmunk but that is best left in the past.
posted by spynotebook at 3:51 PM on July 15, 2001

spynotebook -- you're half right. 'Stroke Me' wasn't there, but 'Call Me' was. Here's the songlist:

Let’s Go
Good Girls Don’t
How Do I Make You

Call Me
You May Be Right
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
My Sharona

(Please don't ask me how I know this...)
posted by Dirjy at 5:48 PM on July 15, 2001

Don't forget "Mini Pops"!
I have a younger co-worker (around 25) who used to LOVE listening to the Mini-Pops albums when she was a wee lass. And she admits this freely, without torture!
posted by Grum at 6:08 PM on July 15, 2001

hey. thats my bike.
posted by clavdivs at 6:18 PM on July 15, 2001

Yes, this is soooo bad, but look at the alternative.
posted by hotdoughnutsnow at 8:43 PM on July 15, 2001

Good lord.
posted by dong_resin at 10:08 PM on July 15, 2001

Urban Chipmunk is awesome. 'Mama Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Chipmunks' is especially moving.

And now for the best part- they are all available here.

Even the Chipmunks have made it to the digital age.
posted by ttrendel at 12:16 AM on July 16, 2001

I'll not hear a bad word said about the Wiggles. Quality entertainment. Top original songwriting. And pirate pants. Who could ask for more?
posted by BobInce at 6:10 AM on July 16, 2001

The same was once said of Hammer, look where it got him.
posted by dong_resin at 6:48 AM on July 16, 2001

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