The existence of “Kidz Bop”–a series of albums with an anonymous, Menudovian band of children covering today’s top pop songs–always seemed a bit unnecessary, as original hit songs by actual kids (Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez at the moments, Miley Cyrus and the Jonas Brothers in years past) have historically not been hard to come by. But the phenomenon has reached its nadir with this video of “Kidz Bop” taking on Lady Gaga’s “The Edge of Glory.”
Amid manically glittering lights and a bunch of kids bopping in all sorts of school-centric locations (homage to “…Baby One More Time”?) are changed lyrics, to bowlderize the Lady Gaga song for young ears. These include:
- “you and me should dance alone” for “you and me should be alone”
- “you should hang with me… tonight” for “you’re who should take me home… tonight”
- “I need a boy that thinks it’s right to sing alone, tonight, yeah, baby” for “I need a man that thinks it’s right when it’s so wrong, tonight, yeah, baby” (this one seems vague enough to have been child appropriate?)
Offensive-seeming lyric kept in place for “Kidz Bop”:
- “another shot before we kiss the other side”
Future “Kidz Bop” singles may or may not include Kidz Bop’s “Darling Nikki,” about a girl who loves to read magazines, and Kidz Bop’s “Justify My Love,” about a class field trip to Paris.
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