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Friday, May 23 2014 22:46

Review: KIDZ BOP PARTY POP!

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If you think that I've crossed over to The Dark Side, you may be correct... or just completely mistaken, as I've probably been riding shotgun with Vader for more than thirty years at this point. You see, there's KIDZ BOP - a Global phenomenon that I was 100% against for the longest time... or was I? Then it really hit me that KIDZ BOP is no different than the KIDS INCORPORATED record I spun for a good portion of my own childhood, one that was spun-off of a television series as an extension of it's own "brand." With its kid-friendly cover versions of Top 40 hits, and being the number one music brand for kids, KIDZ BOP does have a place here on THE ROCK FATHER... and the latest edition, KIDZ BOP PARTY POP!, was released earlier this month as a sonic aperitif to the forthcoming KIDZ BOP 26 (out July 15 via Razor & Tie).

KIDZ BOP PARTY POP!A compilation of "party" songs that were previously-featured on other, numeric installments of the series, PARTY POP! is a good jumping-off point for those who don't already have the individual albums and would like to quench the kids' KIDZ BOP thirst until the next volume in the series arrives. 

Leading off with the KIDZ BOP Kids' version of last year's YLVIS hit, "The Fox" (which plays on SiriusXM all the time), the stage is set for the next 36 minutes of jams made famous by the likes of PSY ("Gangnam Style"), LMFAO ("Party Rock Anthem"), and WILLOW SMITH ("Whip My Hair"). The kids dig it, but the songs aren't as fresh as those in the main series, whose next installment is already being teased with the tantalizing single release of "Happy" (originally by PHARRELL WILLIAMS).

KIDZ BOP Party Pop Tracklisting
  1. The Fox (What Does The Fox Say?)
  2. Axel F (The Frog Song)
  3. Gangnam Style
  4. Peanut Butter Jelly Time
  5. The Hamster Dance
  6. Whip My Hair
  7. Chicken Noodle Soup
  8. Party Rock Anthem
  9. Cha Cha Slide
  10. Who Let The Dogs Out?
  11. Don't Stop The Party
  12. KIDZ BOP Shuffle
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James Zahn

James Zahn is not a journalist, nor a blogger, though he may be credited as such by others, or even accept the title... depending on the circumstance.  Instead, he considers himself largely to be an "entertainment and lifestyle writer," bringing 25+ years of experience in the entertainment and publishing industries into the family realm as THE ROCK FATHER™.

As a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur, James now finds himself raising a pair young girls - The Rock Daughters™ - along with his wife from their Illinois home.

He is a member of The Toy Insider Parent Advisory Board, a writer for the Netflix #StreamTeam, and serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. Current special projects include promotional campaigns for PJ Masks (eOne/Disney Junior) and Beat Bugs (Netflix). 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for Napalm Records' PRODUCT OF HATE.

James and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, NBC, ABC, WGN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, BusinessWire, Babble, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for  Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

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