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7 Ways Kidz Bop Makes it Okay for Kids to Sing Inappropriate Songs

Ahhhhh Kidz Bop. Since 2001 you have been delighting the ears of tweens. Consequently, you have been making their parent’s ears bleed and minds go numb. Not just the nasally singing/screeching, but also the song choices.

Now, let me just put it out there, my kids listen to songs that most parents would probably not approve of. I don’t keep it on Radio Disney (although, it’s definitely in my favorites list in the car), rather they listen to my XM channels like Hits 1, 90’s on 9, Pop2k, KIIS FM, Z100, and the Heat (R&B hits). On those stations, there are songs that often make me switch the channel, but sometimes I catch the kids singing “It’s getting hot in herrrrrre, so take off all yo clothes!” at the grocery store, and whatever, they are just proud of their St. Louis connection to Nelly?! 😉 This is where I should also admit they know every word to Ozzy Osborne’s Crazy Train & Mr. Crowley. They are just well rounded in the music category. 

But… Back to my original gripe topic, Kidz Bop touts themselves as being “by kids, for kids” but really, it’s probably a group of music execs sitting around the table saying, “How do we sell more CDs to those tweens that buy everything? I know, let’s get some kids to sing the top 10-20 songs out there! We’ll clean up the lyrics so their parents don’t realize they are singing about binge drinking, cheating and BJs. Genius I tells ya!”

I’ll let these 7 songs speak for themselves. 

kidz bop inappropriate songs
Album: Kidz Bop 2 (2002)

Song: Come on Over Baby

Artist: Christina Aguilera

Song is about: A booty call. “It’s paradise, when you and I, Get close, get tight, One on one I wanna, go all, all night” 

Kidz Bop version: Who the hell knows, they cut out most of the song so it’s mostly just the chorus over and over. 


Album: Kidz Bop 6 (2004)

Song: Toxic

Artist: Britney Spears

Song is about: Sex. Drugs. But not Rock n’ Roll. “There’s no escape, I can’t wait. I need a hit, baby give me it” and “With the taste of your lips I’m on a ride”

Kidz Bop version: The SAME lyrics! They didn’t change them! 


Album: Kidz Bop 11 (2007)

Song: Lips of an Angel

Artist: Hinder

Song is about: Being all sad that your can’t talk to your mistress with your wife in the room.

Kidz Bop version: I can’t even, but now every time your husband in on the phone, I bet your kid is wondering if he’s talking to his girlfriend.


Album: Kidz Bop 15 (2009)

Song: So What

Artist: Pink

Song is about: Breaking up with a guy and threatening to kill him. “I guess I’ll go sit with drum boy, At least he’ll know how to hit, What if this song’s on the radio, Then somebody’s gonna die, I’m gonna get in trouble, My ex will start a fight” Not to mention she calls her ex a “tool” and not meaning a hammer or wrench.

Kidz Bop version: “I guess I’ll go sit with drum boy, At least he’ll knows how to sing, What if this song’s on the radio? Somebody’s gonna die, I’m gonna get in trouble, My ex will start a fight” Um, you change hit to sing but keep in the part about the death threat? Nice work. And in case you were wondering, they changed “tool” to “fool”


Album: Kidz Bop 21 (2012)

Song: Moves Like Jagger

Artist: Maroon 5

Song is about: Yeah, not dancing like anyone over the age of 35 thinks it is. “Take me by the tongue and I’ll know you, kiss me ’til we’re drunk and I’ll show you”

Kidz Bop version: “Take me by the hand and I’ll know you, dance until we’re done and I’ll show you”   wait… what?!


Album: Kidz Bop 22 (2012)

Song: Starships

Artist: Nicki Minaj

Song is about: Getting high, doing whatever you want. “We’re higher than a motherf*cker”

Kidz Bop version“We’re Kidz Bop and we’re taking over.”  o.O 


Album: Kidz Bop 26 (2014)

Song: Timber

Artist: Pitbull & Ke$ha

Song is about: Binge drinking and BJs “I have ’em like Miley Cyrus, clothes off, Twerking in their bras and thongs, timber. Face down, booty up, timber. That’s the way we like to–what?–timber. I’m slicker than an oil spill, She say she won’t, but I bet she will, timber” and “End of the night, it’s going down, One more shot, another round”

Kidz Bop version: Yeah, they just skipped that first part completely, but changed the second to “End of the day, it’s going down, one more dance, another town”  I bet Ke$ha just cried and ruined her 3 day old makeup. 


Bonus song: “Let it Go” from the Frozen soundtrack. Like hearing that sung by Demi Levato wasn’t irritating enough 800 times in a row in your car. Now you can listen to other people’s kids sing it over and over. 



You’re Welcome.




  • you are KILLING me. OMG this is perfect.

  • Dude. You are totally awesome. The fact that Timber was on there just about did me in. We’ll pass.

  • Laura

    Two words: Thrift Shop.

    Now walk into the club like “What up?! I got a hit song!”
    I’m so pumped, I bought some clothes from the thrift shop
    Ice on the fringe is so so frosty
    The people like “Hey, the guy on the marquee!”
    Rolling in super deep, headed to the mezzanine
    Dressed in all pink except my gator shoes, those are green
    Draped in a leopard mink, girl standing next to me
    Probably should’ve washed this, smells like my baseball cleats
    (Ewwwwww) But hey, it was 99 cents!

    Um, what? Is this even the same song?

  • Julie Meyers Pron

    I am SO the other side of the story… here’s what I (accidentally) posted on Amanda’s wall: I love you, Em, but you just ruined the songs for me. No, really. As one who doesn’t listen to the radio, I very often only hear upbeat songs from places like KB, and I find them fun and not inappropriate because I listen to the words as they’re and meant for children. For me, Timber was about a dance off because that’s how my kids heard it. And we dance in the kitchen to it all the time. While I see your point, the lyrics aren’t bad when you listen to the kids’ words and consider their points of view–and anything wildly inappropriate goes right over their, and my, heads.

  • Camille

    Excellent point. This is why I go crazy with silly songs. However, I do like customizing a channel on Pandora for the kids too.

  • censie

    I was seriously thinking of this on the way to work!!! LOL! So funny!

  • Andrea

    Nailed it.

  • Amy Lynn

    Lolololol!! I’ll stick to letting my kids listen to wildly inappropriate songs for their age. They must get their good taste from their mom. Who doesn’t love JT? Even if the unedited version of ‘Not a Bad Thing’ comes out of my 5 year old’s mouth. Me- Please say “look” around babe. It just sounds better

  • lorawk

    So funny! I thought it was pretty hysterical hearing the little ones I nannied for sing: “So won’t the real Slim Shady please stand up, Please stand up, please stand up?” in their tiny voices. I’d love to hear the KB version of the rest of the lyrics.

  • Maria

    My daughter has one Kidz Bop she got as a gift and it’s banned to her room so I don’t have to hear it. I do like their lyrics better for The Lazy Song. “Meet a really nice girl, sent a really nice text. And she’s gonna write back ‘you’re so great'” Now if we could get Bruno Mars to sing it that way it’d be perfect. That said this is my 7 yr old that knows all the words to Bohemian Rhapsody, Highway to Hell and Pour Some Sugar on me. I don’t think that one line is helping her any.

  • Nancy Farkas

    NOW they have Jason Derulo’s “I want you to want me” being sung on the new kidzBop REALLY?That song is SO inappropriate for kids I find it disgusting and I am an adult.

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