HitClips

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HitClips is a digital audio player created by Tiger Electronics that plays ultra-low-fi stereo one minute clips of pop songs.[1] There is a version for young children called KidClips.[2] HitClips were first distributed by McDonalds when they released music by *NSYNC and Britney Spears. In 1999, Hitclips earned Tiger Electronics approximately $80 million.[1] Tiger Electronics has licensing agreements for HitClips with popular records labels like Atlantic Records, Jive Records, Zomba Label Group, and Capitol Records.[3] HitClips was first promoted by McDonalds, Disney radio, and Lunchables.[4]

Reaction to HitClips was mixed. On Parents Talk: Through Children Eyes subsection, the product approved by 69% of readers and disapproved by 30% of readers. However, the product was panned by many of the readers in written reviews. Although the authenticity or the periodicity of this source was not confirmed many commentators stated that they would rather spend their money on an MP3 player or they already owned a boombox/CD player. This suggests that HitClips failed to effectively compete with the more expensive albeit higher quality market. Also, the commentators make several references to MP3 players stating "I say save your money for a *real* MP3 player!!!" This suggests that the rise of MP3 tech along with other factors compounded to lead to HitClips' demise.[5]


Song List[edit]

The songs that were on the Hit Clips Cartridge in 1999-2002 before Hit Clips Disc came along.

Hit Clips 1999-2002 [6]

  • A*Teens - Dancing Queen
  • Backstreet Boys - Shape of My Heart
  • Backstreet Boys - The Call
  • Backstreet Boys - Larger Than Life
  • Baha Men - Who Let the Dogs Out (2)
  • Michelle Branch – Everywhere
  • Aaron Carter - Aaron's Party
  • Aaron Carter - How I Beat Shaq
  • Aaron Carter - I Want Candy
  • Otis Day and the Knights - Shout
  • Destiny’s Child – Emotion
  • Destiny’s Child – Survivor
  • Destiny’s Child – Independent Women
  • Dream - He Loves U Not
  • Dream - This is Me
  • Dreamstreet - It Happens Every Time
  • Dreamstreet - Gotta Get the Girl
  • Hanson - If Only
  • Faith Hill - Breathe
  • Faith Hill - This Kiss
  • Faith Hill - The way You Love Me
  • Hoku - Another Dumb Blonde
  • Hoku - How Do I Feel
  • The Kingsmen - Louie Louie
  • M2M - Mirror Mirror
  • Manfred Mann - Do Wah Diddy Diddy
  • 'N Sync - Bringin' da Noise
  • 'N Sync - Bye Bye Bye
  • 'N Sync - It's Gonna Be Me
  • 'N Sync - No Strings Attached
  • 'N Sync - This I Promise You
  • O-Town - All or Nothing
  • O-Town - Baby I Would
  • O-Town - We Fit Together
  • Pink - There You Go
  • Pink - Most Girls
  • S Club 7 - Natural
  • Sammie - I Like It
  • Smashmouth - All Star
  • Soul Decision - Ooh It's Kinda Crazy
  • Britney Spears - Baby One More Time
  • Britney Spears - Lucky
  • Britney Spears - Oops! ...I Did it Again
  • Britney Spears - Overprotected
  • Britney Spears - Stronger
  • Britney Spears - You Drive Me Crazy
  • Sugar Ray - Answer the Phone
  • Sugar Ray - Someday (2)
  • Sugar Ray - When It's Over
  • Technotronic - Pump Up the Jam
  • Tik N Tak - Upside Down
  • The Troggs - Wild Thing
  • Krystal Harris - Supergirl

Hit Clips Disc 2003-2004[6]

  • Clay Aiken - Invisible
  • Atomic Kitten - Tide Is High
  • Bow Wow - Let's Get Down
  • Michelle Branch - Are You Happy Now
  • Michelle Branch - Breathe
  • James Brown - I Feel Good
  • Kelly Clarkson - A Moment Like This
  • Kelly Clarkson - Low
  • Nikki Cleary - 123
  • Hilary Duff - Come Clean
  • Hilary Duff - So Yesterday
  • Hilary Duff - Why Not
  • Lindsay Lohan - Ultimate
  • Madonna - Hollywood
  • Stacie Orrico - There's Gotta Be More To Life
  • Smashmouth - All Star
  • Smashmouth -I'm a Believer
  • Smashmouth -You Are My Number One
  • Britney Spears and Madonna - Me Against the Music

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Willis, Barry (2002-05-05). "HitClips Are Hot". Stereophile. Retrieved 2009-09-16. 
  2. ^ Lee, Jennifer (2002-02-12). "Making Toys For Children Too Mature For Most Toys". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-09-16. 
  3. ^ Kukec, Anna Marie (2000-09-28). "Tiger Electronics hopes music system is big hit with kids". Daily Herald. Retrieved 2009-09-16. 
  4. ^ Wasserman, Todd (2000-07-31). "Tiger's HitClips Rings McD, Fox for $10M Blitz". Brandweek. Retrieved 2009-09-16. 
  5. ^ "Tech Toy Review". Retrieved 2012-12-31. 
  6. ^ a b http://indiscriminate.tripod.com/audio/hitclips.htm