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).
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
- The Fox (What Does The Fox Say?)
- Axel F (The Frog Song)
- Gangnam Style
- Peanut Butter Jelly Time
- The Hamster Dance
- Whip My Hair
- Chicken Noodle Soup
- Party Rock Anthem
- Cha Cha Slide
- Who Let The Dogs Out?
- Don’t Stop The Party
- KIDZ BOP Shuffle
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