Saturday, June 11, 2011

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Review: KIDZ BOP Sings Monster Ballads CD

KIDZ BOP, a mega-popular brand of music geared towards children ages 5 to 12, released a new CD last month . . . KIDZ BOP Sings Monster Ballads.  I am not quite sure if it was me or my children who were more excited to receive this new CD, which includes so many songs that I consider to be some of the best ballads ever.  My 7.5 year old son had not heard of most of the songs, but he loves KIDZ BOP, so he was very open-minded.  Our 4.5 year old twins just like whatever their cool big brother likes.

This CD starts off with the song "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" with Poison's Bret Michaels on guitar and his daughters Raine and Jorja Michaels on vocals.  Some other songs I love, sung by the KIDZ BOP Kids, were "Heaven", "High Enough", "Don't Know What You Got (Till It's Gone)", "The Flame", "Wind of Change", and "Love of a Lifetime".  My two favorite ballads, however, were "Is This Love" and "When I See You Smile".

Even though this CD contains only ballads, my children did not let that stop them from letting loose and dancing.  They had so much fun and clearly appreciated the guitar in many of the songs.

One thing that I truly love about this CD is that the songs are performed in a style very close to the original recordings.  Not that credit should not go to those who try to put their own spin on songs, but I very much like that my children can hear these songs similarly to how I did for the first time.

KIDZ BOP Sings Monster Ballads on CD retails for $13.98.  You can hear previews of each of the 15 songs on and can currently purchase this CD on sale on,, and many other major music retailers.  A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this album benefits the American Diabetes Association and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Thank you to KIDZ BOP for providing a complimentary product sample for us to base this review upon.