You know what I hate? Those Kidz Bop albums. I don’t get why you would want to listen to a bunch of kids singing the same song you could hear the original artist sing. I get annoyed just listening to the commercials for those albums. They’re even promoting stupidity by putting a “z” on the end of “Kid”. And what do we really know about these kidz anyway? They may not be any better role models than Lil Wayne or Ke$ha for all we know.
My suggested alternative is to find songs that are agreeable to both parent and child. I’ve done the legwork for you on that one. Here are ten songs currently on iTunes’ Top 100 list that are good songs and you won’t have to listen to how Katy Perry was too drunk to remember getting married last night (actually a combination of several of her songs). Rather than spend your money on vocals by a kid, buy these songs and play them instead.
Caveats: The last song is not actually on iTunes Top 100 right now, but it’s a great song from “The Muppets: Green Album”, so I included it. Also, “Otis” has a rap vibe and some references that you might not like, but it’s sampled with an Otis Redding track (hence the name) and I love the song, so I’m hoping the clean version will be acceptable for family listening. Enjoy and you’re welcome!
- “Someone Like You” – Adele
- “Love on Top” – Beyoncé
- “Good Life” – OneRepublic
- “Otis” (clean version) – Kanye West and Jay-Z
- “Every Teardrop is a Waterfall” – Coldplay
- “The Adventure of Rain Dance Maggie” – Red Hot Chili Peppers
- “Without You” – David Guetta and Usher
- “Stereo Hearts” – Gym Class Heroes with Adam Levine
- “Moves Like Jagger” – Maroon 5
- Bonus: “Movin’ Right Along” – Alkaline Trio
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