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Kidz Bop 8
Kidz Bop Kids
Kidz Bop 8
Genres: Pop, Children's Music
 
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If punk hero Ted Leo can get away with covering Kelly Clarkson's "Since You Been Gone," lord knows the monster-selling Kidz Bop crew can. The punk version is arguably a lot more interesting, but if you're a 7-year-old, thi...  more »

      
   
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All Artists: Kidz Bop Kids
Title: Kidz Bop 8
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 2
Label: Razor & Tie
Original Release Date: 1/1/2005
Re-Release Date: 8/2/2005
Genres: Pop, Children's Music
Styles: Teen Pop, Sing-A-Longs
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 793018910422

Synopsis

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If punk hero Ted Leo can get away with covering Kelly Clarkson's "Since You Been Gone," lord knows the monster-selling Kidz Bop crew can. The punk version is arguably a lot more interesting, but if you're a 7-year-old, this squeaky-clean stab at it works just as well. Apologies to U2, Green Day, Gwen Stefani and a small army of other genuinely cool modern popsters, but the rest of these renditions will find few detractors under age 10, too. The producers of this series know better than to futz with their formula: Kidz want their Bop as badly as their parents' generation once wanted their MTV, and 8 delivers. New with this installation is an enhanced component--pop it into your computer, and a video for "Since U Been Gone" will further assault your grown-up sensibilities. --Tammy La Gorce

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CD Reviews

REALLY a bad idea ...
Ron Sullivan | Philadelphia, PA United States | 08/02/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Its pieces like this that lend credibility to the argument that the entertainment industry is destroying the morals of today's youths.

Simply put, NOT ONE of these songs was originally written with an audience under the age of about 13 in mind. There are a couple of GLARING examples, such as Frankie J's 'Obsession' with lyrics that make direct reference to sex and infidelity. How can someone possibly let a six or seven year old listen to this kind of stuff?

Now, I don't mean to come off sounding high and mighty. I actually like a LOT of these songs (well ... the non-disney'ed versions anyway); but you can't tell me that a six year old can appreciate U2's career retrospective in 'Vertigo' or Green Day's 'Boulevard of Broken Dreams.' All of the creativity and uniqueness of all these pieces, which is what makes them all so special in the first place, is just totally lost.

Kids will grow up fast enough as it is. There's NO NEED to hurry them into music that's more sophisticated then they can handle. They'll be at that point soon enough as it is. Being a parent myself, I can appreciate how hard it is to monitor what your kids are paying attention to, but this isn't the answer. As the saying goes, you have to crawl before you can walk. Let kids be kids ..."
Awful
chicoer2003 | Fresno, CA United States | 08/07/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Everything that is wrong with this CD come be sumed up by one song, Vertigo. A good U2 song is taken and ruined. The kids pre pubecent voices are hardly heard on the song, leaving an adult to sing most of it. The song is plain awfuul, your ears will be bleeding. Also the collection of songs are not the best suiting for the tween group. If parents want to buy their kids a CD, stick to The Best of Disney. Real wholesome fun there."
0 stars!
Ron Sullivan | 08/22/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)

"This is the worst music ever! I think the only reason people buy this cd is so they can be happier (laughing because it is so pathetic and funny). The kids sound like they're doing the physical fitness test and yelling at the top of their lungs. Sometimes they are even chanting! It's so stupid that they have a music video. The adult singers sound like they're either rejects form american idol or old farts singing naptime songs. On the commercial, the kids say "It's about fun, music, and me!" They sound so fake. If you watch the commercial in mute, it's funny because the kids are so emotional and bad at mouthing. The (appropriate) lyrics are so dumb. Instead of saying "she was gonna shake her [...]", they say, she was gonna shake it well. Nobody, note even the people who made this cd, likes it."