Those Kidz Bop Kids are at it again, this time with the 28th installment of the best-selling music series, released earlier this week. Like the many other Kidz Bop compilations before it, Kidz Bop 28 takes the current crop of pop radio hits and puts a child-friendly spin on the recordings, with young singers taking over and, of course, toning down the suggestive lyrical content (as in, “This is f–king awesome” from Macklemore & Ryan Lewis‘ “Thrift Shop” was changed to “This is really awesome”) .
These lyrical alterations are obviously necessary for such a family-friendly product, but let’s face it: some of the edits are pretty funny in their own right. Here are the 10 most hilarious lyric changes on the latest Kidz Bop compilation:
10. On the Kidz Bop version of Ella Henderson‘s “Ghost,” the original line “‘Cause I love living in the sin” is changed to “‘Cause I just try to make it win.” Don’t live in sin, kidz! Making it win (and doing your homework, and your chores) is way cooler.
9. On Nick Jonas‘ “Jealous,” the line “You’re too sexy beautiful, and everybody wants a taste” becomes “You’re too pretty beautiful, and everybody likes you too.” Aw, that actually becomes a really sweet thing to say, Kidz Bop Kids!
8. On Meghan Trainor‘s “Lips Are Movin,'” the line “I gave you bass, you gave me sweet talk” becomes “I gave you love, you gave me sweet talk.” Turn that love up, DJ!
7. On Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars‘ “Uptown Funk!,” the line “I’m too hot/Hot damn!” becomes “I’m too hot/Hot yeah!” Hot yeah, indeed.
6. On Calvin Harris‘ “Blame,” the line “Can’t you see that I was manipulated/I had to let her through the door” turns to “Can’t you see that I was manipulated/Too little to the dawn.” Ummmm… huh? A startling defense, indeed.
5. On OneRepublic‘s “I Lived,” the lyric “With every broken bone I swear I lived” is changed to “With every broken heart, I swear I lived.” Broken bones are obviously a no-no, but broken hearts? Apparently, they help the kidz live.
4. On Selena Gomez‘s “The Heart Wants What It Wants,” the line “The bed’s getting cold and you’re not here” becomes “The world’s getting cold and you’re not here.” Whoa — we get the change away from “bed,” but isn’t “the world’s getting cold” a pretty bleak alternative, Kidz Bop?
3. On Ed Sheeran‘s “Thinking Out Loud,” the line “Will your mouth still remember the taste of my love?” changes to “Will your mouth still remember the look of my love?” Definitely using that question in my next abstract poem.
2. On Taylor Swift‘s “Blank Space,” the lyric “Got a long list of ex-lovers” is “Got a long list of some others.” Or “lonely Starbucks others,” we can’t really tell…
1. On Ariana Grande & The Weeknd‘s “Love Me Harder,” the lyric “Can you feel the pressure between your hips?” changes to “Can you hear the song singing in my heart?” Basically, none of that original Weeknd line is usable in Kidz Bop world; one wonders how they’ll treat the Weeknd’s “Earned It” if it makes Kidz Bop 29.