Fine Print: I was given a copy for review and Kidz Bop is giving a copy to a reader. All opinions and statements below are my own.
The Kidz Bop 26 CD has been released! If you’re not familiar with Kidz Bop, this is “the most-popular and recognized music product in the U.S. for kids aged 5-12, featuring today’s most popular songs, sung by kids for kids.” And it really is! We have several of the Kidz Bop albums and my kids have always loved them. These are songs that you and I likely know by heart due to radio-play, but they are sung by talented children (usually three or four children per song if not more) and the lyrics are altered slightly in order to make them more appropriate for children.
Kids Bop 26 features the following songs:
- Dark Horse
- Story Of My Life
- Counting Stars
- Best Day Of My Life
- All Of Me
- Not A Bad Thing
- Ain’t It Fun
- The Man
- Say Something
- Let It Go (yes, the one from Frozen)
Having listened to this CD about 89 times in the last 7 days, I actually really like it. The frequency of play should tell you that my kids LOVE it and won’t let us listen to anything, which is fine. I love that they love it and really, all the songs that are included on this CD are the same as the ones played on the radio, so it’s kind of the same thing! I think that this particular version has fewer lyric changes than those of previous releases, but that may be that most of the songs chosen are fun or serious, but not what I’d consider “adult.”
The kids have beautiful voices and do a great job with the songs on this CD. Story Of My Life, Timber and Best Day Of My Life are probably my favorite songs on this album, but they are all very good. The one song that feels a little odd is “All Of Me” (which is a love song from John Legend to his wife Chrissy Teigen), because they’ve had to change verses like “All your curves and all your edges” to “All your words and all your edges.” That being said, my kids are not the least bit aware of it and I do appreciate that the Kidz Bop CDs don’t force parents into having conversations with their kids that they may not be ready for yet (I can’t say that about the radio!) All in all, this is a great CD for kids. I am happy to let my children listen to it as often as they’d like.
To get everyone excited about this new music, I am giving one lucky winner a copy of the Kidz Bop 26 CD!
To enter this giveaway, complete any or all of the options listed below. Giveaway ends 7/29. Good luck!
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