Sunday, November 15, 2009

Review: KidzBops CDs

Summary: Rock around the Christmas tree…with KIDZ BOP! Join the KIDZ BOP Kids and sing along to 15 of the world’s most popular holiday songs, including timeless classics and new favorites such as:

* Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
* Frosty the Snowman
* Jingle Bell Rock
* Blue Christmas
* Last Christmas
* Do They Know it’s Christmas? (Feed the World)

Also includes KIDZ BOP’s first-ever original artist, Sinai Rose doing her take on the great JACKSON 5 version of “Santa Claus is Coming to Town.”

$11.98 SRP

Summary: KIDZ BOP celebrates "Sweet 16” with the release its latest CD, KIDZ BOP 16. The CD features 16 of today’s biggest chart-topping hits—sung by kids for kids, including:

* Boom Boom Pow
* Fire Burning
* If I Were a Boy
* You Found Me
* Heartless
* Live Your Life

Special bonus track: Sinai Rose’s debut single “LOL

$18.98 SRP

My kids absolutely adore Kidz Bop CDs. I don't know if it's because they hear their parents listening to the radio and they recognize many of the same tunes, or if it's because they love that kids are singing the songs. Needless to say, they were so excited to have a chance to preview two Kidz Bop CDs just in time for the holidays -- Kidz Bop Christmas and Kidz Bop 16.

While I was kind of leery to play Christmas music before Halloween, the kids had no problems listening to the songs and dancing like crazy. I have to admit they were really cute and I ended up not minding that we were singing along with holiday music in October. The Kidz Bop Christmas CD includes 15 songs -- lots of traditional holiday favorites as well as some new-to-me songs. It is an ideal CD to get you and your kids in the holiday spirit!

My 10 year old daughter absolutely "loved, loved, loved" (her words) Kidz Bop 16 and so did her little brother. She was very excited that she knew almost every song on there; and I was happy that I didn't have to worry about the content of the lyrics. She has played this CD over and over again -- sometimes she sings along, but most of the time she just dances to it! It's very ironic that two of the 16 songs on this CD were used in dances that she learned at her summer dance camp.

I hesitate to admit this publicly for fear of being teased, but I thought the CDs were both terrific. I don't just mean that as a mother -- I actually enjoy listening to them with my kids. There is no doubt that children love all things Kidz Bop, and both CDs are terrific gift ideas for the upcoming holiday season. KIDZ BOP Christmas and KIDZ BOP 16 are available on iTunes or wherever CDs are sold.

I shouldn't be surprised to learn that Kidz Bop is the #1 music brand for kids ages 5-12 in the US. What I was shocked to see was how many Kidz Bop items are available! There is pretty much a Kidz Bop CD for any and every event. You can visit the Kidz Bop website to get any idea of just how many CDs are out there. In addition to the checking out the music choices, you will also find lots of other activities on the site including karaoke, music videos, contests, etc.

Thanks to Kidz Bop for sending us review copies of these CDs.

1 comment:

bermudaonion said...

I'm sure Vance would have loved these too! Not to age him (or myself) but he used to have a little Fisher Price cassette player that he carried everywhere - so we were treated to Raffi, Wee Sing, etc all the time. These CDs sound great.