Kidz Bop 23

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Kidz Bop 23
Studio album by Kidz Bop Kids
Released January 15, 2013
Recorded December 2012
Genre Children's, pop
Label Razor & Tie
Kidz Bop Kids chronology
Kidz Bop Halloween
(2012)
Kidz Bop 23
(2013)
Kidz Bop 24
(2013)

Kidz Bop 23 is the 23rd album in the Kidz Bop series and was released on January 15, 2013. It debuted at No. 2 on the US Billboard 200 albums chart with sales of over 81,000 copies (28,000 via digital download), the best sales week for any Kidz Bop album since Kidz Bop 10 sold 117,000 in August 2006.[1] In addition to television advertisements and the series' website, sales were buoyed by the launch of a line of toys and karaoke machines in late 2012 and a Burger King kids meal promotion.[1] As of February 2014, the album sold 392,000 copies in the United States.[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Original artist Length
1. "Good Time"   Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen 3:23
2. "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together"   Taylor Swift 3:12
3. "As Long as You Love Me"   Justin Bieber featuring Big Sean 3:49
4. "Want U Back"   Cher Lloyd featuring Astro 3:35
5. "Everybody Talks"   Neon Trees 2:58
6. "Let's Go"   Calvin Harris featuring Ne-Yo 3:45
7. "Locked Out of Heaven"   Bruno Mars 3:33
8. "Wide Awake"   Katy Perry 3:41
9. "Live While We're Young"   One Direction 3:19
10. "Diamonds"   Rihanna 3:45
11. "Too Close"   Alex Clare 3:51
12. "Let Me Love You (Until You Learn to Love Yourself)"   Ne-Yo 4:13
13. "Some Nights"   Fun 3:45
14. "I Cry"   Flo Rida 3:42
15. "Home"   Phillip Phillips 3:14
16. "Gangnam Style"   PSY 3:13

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[3]

Heather Phares of Allmusic believes "the Kidz Bop phenomenon shows little sign of slowing" with covers of songs "that were kid-friendly in the first place and songs that aren't necessarily inappropriate for kids but sound weird being sung by them".[3]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
Billboard 200 2
Billboard Digital Albums 3
Billboard Kids Albums 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Caulfield, Keith (January 24, 2013). "Over the Counter: 'Kidz Bop 23' bows at No. 2, A$AP Rocky at No. 1". Billboard. Retrieved February 2, 2013. 
  2. ^ Watson, Elijah (February 4, 2014). "Kidz Bop Nation: Inside The Best-Selling Children's CD Series". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Phares, Heather. Kidz Bop Kids – Kidz Bop, Vol. 23 at AllMusic. Retrieved February 2, 2013.

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