Kidz Bop Gold

Kidz Bop Gold

by Kidz Bop KidsKidz Bop Kids


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Not content to stick with covering current rock and pop, Kidz Bop returns with Kidz Bop Gold, a collection of classic '60s and '70s singles "sung by kids for kids" -- although that really means that the kids are singing backup for people who sound like the original performers. The quality of the songs on Kidz Bop Gold is better than on the regular Kidz Bop collections, but that just makes this album even less necessary than the rest of the series; the original versions of songs like "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head," "Yellow Submarine," and "The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feeling Groovy)" are already kid-friendly singalong songs. To be fair though, many of the remakes are decent; "Stand by Me," "Here Comes the Sun," "How Sweet It Is," and "Teach Your Children Well" sound particularly good (though still not as good as the originals, it must be noted). Only a few songs sound downright bad: "Dancing in the Street" never really needed a chorus of kids singing backup, and the tinny-sounding brass on this version just makes it seem cheap. "Happy Together" never really seemed like a kids' singalong song, and the version that appears here doesn't make much of a case for it. Even though a good oldies collection would have better versions of these songs or songs like them and would probably be more fun to sing along with, Kidz Bop Gold might be of some use to parents (or grandparents) who would like their children to become familiar with some of their favorite songs, or who would like to sing along with their kids to some songs that they actually know and like.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/18/2004
Label: Razor & Tie
UPC: 0793018908221
catalogNumber: 89082
Rank: 81980


  1. Here Comes the Sun
  2. Dancing in the Street
  3. How Sweet It Is
  4. I'll Be There
  5. Happy Together
  6. The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feeling Groovy)
  7. Yellow Submarine
  8. You've Got a Friend
  9. Hooked on a Feeling
  10. You Are the Sunshine of My Life
  11. Teach Your Children
  12. Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head
  13. Good Morning Starshine
  14. Stand by Me

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kidz Bop Kids   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Marvin Gaye   Composer
George Harrison   Composer
Carole King   Composer
John Lennon   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Graham Nash   Composer
Paul Simon   Composer
Burt Bacharach   Composer
Jerry Leiber   Composer
Galt MacDermot   Composer
Mark James   Composer
Garry Bonner   Composer
Hal David   Composer
Hal Davis   Composer
Lamont Dozier   Composer
Alan Gordon   Composer
Brian Holland   Composer
Ivy Jo Hunter   Composer
Willie Hutch   Composer
William "Mickey" Stevenson   Composer
Mike Stoller   Composer
Stevie Wonder   Composer
James Rado   Composer
Gerome Ragni   Composer
Craig Balsam   Executive Producer
Cliff Chenfeld   Executive Producer
Bob West   Composer
Dan Levine   Art Direction

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