Kidz Bop is the beloved franchise that features kids (and/or kidz) covering popular songs for, mostly, young kids/kidz to dance to at bar mitzvahs. So for the sake of the children, the grownups behind Kidz Bop clean up the lyrics to remove the sexual references and other adult subjects. By becoming vaguer, though, Kidz Bop songs sometimes become scary—and sometimes even more sexual.
1. Sean Kingston - "Fire Burning"
Original: "My pocket started tickling/The way she dropped it low that thang/Got me wanna spend my money on her, her."
Kidz Bop: "My hips started wiggling the way she danced around that girl/Made me want to dance with her all night, night."
Why it's creepy: Wiggling. WIGGLING? Danced around that girl. IT'S EVEN MORE SEXUAL THAN BEFORE.
2. Drake - "Hotline Bling"
Original: "You used to call me on my cell phone/late night when you need my love."
Kidz Bop: "You used to call me on my cell phone/anytime you need to talk."
Why it's creepy: That's some Overly Attached Girlfriend sh*t.
3. Katy Perry - "Hot n Cold"
Original: "Someone call the doctor/Got a case of a love bi-polar."
Kidz Bop: "Someone call the doctor/Got a case of a love disorder."
Why it's creepy: Strangely enough, "love disorder" sounds scarier and more clinical than the name of a real, existing mental health issue.
4. Walk the Moon - "Shut Up and Dance"
Original: "We were victims of the night/The chemical, physical, Kryptonite."
Kidz Bop: "We were victims of the night/The mystical, quizzical Kryptonite."
Why it's creepy: Adding a mystical, supernatural element sounds dangerous.
5. Ellie Goulding - "Love Me Like You Do"
Original: "Every inch of your skin is a holy grail I've got to find."
Kidz Bop: "Every inch of your mind is the holy grail I've got to find."
Why it's creepy: This one gives off some real zombie vibes.
6. Taylor Swift - "Blank Space"
Original: "Grab your passport and my hand/I can make the bad guys good for a weekend."
Kidz Bop: "Grab your backpack and my hand/I can make the bad dates good for a weekend."
Why it's creepy: "Grab your backpack" just reminds you that these are kids/KIDZ singing about complicated romantic entanglements.
7. Lady Gaga - "Born This Way"
Original: "No matter gay, straight or bi/Lesbian, transgendered life/I'm on the right track, baby/I was born to survive."
Kidz Bop: [verse completely cut from song]
Why it's creepy: Um, it negates what the song is about. The Gaga estate is probably PISSED.
8. Meghan Trainor - "All About That Bass"
Original: "Yeah, my momma she told me don't worry about your size/She says, boys they like a little more booty to hold at night."
Kidz Bop: "My mama she told me don't worry about your size/She said don't let it keep you alone in your room at night."
Why it's creepy: Anyone who recently saw Room will know why this is alarming.
9. Icona Pop - "I Love It"
Original: "You're from the 70s, but I'm a 90s b*tch."
Kidz Bop: "You're from the 70s, but I'm a Kidz Bop kid."
Why it's creepy: Considering the video has them singing this lyric in the forest, it elevates Kidz Bop to cult status.
10. Jason Derulo - "Want to Want Me"
Original: "I got your body on my mind/I want it back."
Kidz Bop: "I got your smell on my mind/I want it back."
Why it's creepy: These kids are way too young for Olfactophilia (the fetish that involves being aroused by odors).