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Carlie posted about Kidz Bop, one of those pop culture things I just don't get. Or like. Or understand.
Why I don't like it, in a nutshell:
It's pushing children into the adult sphere, while pretending not to.
If you're going to rock out to Pink's So What from her album Funhouse -- do just that. Why have a bunch of kids singing it, in Kidz Bop, Vol. 15? I find it a bit creepy to see all these tweens singing Pink's anthem of break-up, survival, and just all around adult, grown up, drinking, going to bars, partying awesomeness.
Check out Pink singing, at this video at YouTube (embedding not allowed).
And here is the scary as hell Kidz singing the same song:
If you want kid's music, check out WXPN's Kids Corner. Which has music for kids of all ages.
Meanwhile, I'm trying to think of the worst. possible. songs. for Kidz Bop to record. Except I'd be scared to see if they have covered it.
What about Sick Bed of Cuchulainn from the Pogues'Rum Sodomy & the Lash
Any other suggestions?
Edited to add:
Bib-laura-graphy makes me want to scrub my brain and ears after hearing this gem of children singing....um. Click. Be Afraid. Perhaps they (and their parents) are like Buffy? "Of course, I had no idea what it was about."
Judith represents the Australians by suggesting "You Only Like Me Cause I'm Good in Bed" by Aussie rock legends Skyhooks (circa 1973). Perhaps the tots could sing it, thinking it's about pillow fights?
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