Kidz Bop 3

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Kidz Bop 3
Studio album by Kidz Bop Kidz
Released March 4, 2003
Genre Pop, children's music
Length 69:33
Kidz Bop Kidz chronology
Kidz Bop Christmas
(2002)
Kidz Bop 3
(2002)
Kidz Bop 4
(2003)

Kidz Bop 3, is the third album in the Kidz Bop series. This album was released as a single disc and as a 30 track two-disc set, available online through Razor & Tie's mail order division, Music Space, released on December 13, 2002.[1] This single-disc release was made available in stores as well as online on March 4, 2003.[2]

It reached number 17 on the Billboard 200 albums chart[3] and was certified Gold by the RIAA on April 9, 2003.[4]

Track listing[edit]

1-Disc Offer[edit]

  1. "Soak Up the Sun" - Sheryl Crow - 4:37
  2. "Hey Baby" - No Doubt featuring Bounty Killer - 3:23
  3. "Complicated" - Avril Lavigne - 4:03
  4. "U Don't Have to Call" – Usher - 4:27
  5. "All You Wanted" – Michelle Branch - 3:25
  6. "Dilemma" – Nelly featuring Kelly Rowland - 4:40
  7. "Alive" – P.O.D. - 3:24
  8. "Don't Let Me Get Me" – P!nk - 3:25
  9. "Family Affair" – Mary J. Blige - 3:41
  10. "Whenever, Wherever" – Shakira - 3:13
  11. "Happy" – Ashanti - 4:02
  12. "Wherever You Will Go" – The Calling - 3:27
  13. "Girlfriend" – Alicia Keys - 4:49
  14. "A Thousand Miles" – Vanessa Carlton - 3:58
  15. "Hero" – Chad Kroeger & Josey Scott - 3:14
  16. "Just a Friend" – Mario - 3:42
  17. "Wasting My Time" – Default - 4:21
  18. "A Moment Like This" – Kelly Clarkson - 3:43

2-Disc Offer[edit]

Disc 1[edit]

  1. "Complicated" - Avril Lavigne - 4:03
  2. "Dilemma" - Nelly featuring Kelly Rowland - 4:40
  3. "Soak Up the Sun" - Sheryl Crow - 4:37
  4. "The Middle" - Jimmy Eat World - 2:46
  5. "Hey Baby" - No Doubt featuring Bounty Killer - 3:23
  6. "Family Affair" - Mary J. Blige - 3:41
  7. "A Moment Like This" - Kelly Clarkson - 3:43
  8. "Alive" - P.O.D. - 3:24
  9. "No Such Thing" - John Mayer - 3:51
  10. "Heaven" - DJ Sammy & Yanou featuring Do - 3:52
  11. "A Thousand Miles" - Vanessa Carlton - 3:58
  12. "Wherever You Will Go" - The Calling - 3:27
  13. "I Need a Girl (Part 1)" - P. Diddy featuring Usher & Loon - 4:26
  14. "Wasting My Time" - Default - 4:21
  15. "If I Could Go!" - Angie Martinez featuring Lil' Mo & Sacario - 4:05

Disc 2[edit]

  1. "Don't Let Me Get Me" - P!nk - 3:25
  2. "U Don't Have to Call" - Usher - 4:27
  3. "Whenever, Wherever" - Shakira - 3:13
  4. "All You Wanted" - Michelle Branch - 3:25
  5. "Gotta Get Thru This" - Daniel Bedingfield - 2:42
  6. "Happy" - Ashanti - 4:02
  7. "In the End" - Linkin Park - 3:36
  8. "I'm Gonna Be Alright" - Jennifer Lopez featuring Nas - 2:51
  9. "Hero" - Chad Kroeger & Josey Scott - 3:14
  10. "Can't Fight the Moonlight" - LeAnn Rimes - 3:35
  11. "Girlfriend" - Alicia Keys - 3:34
  12. "Escape" - Enrique Iglesias - 3:28
  13. "A New Day Has Come" - Celine Dion - 4:18
  14. "Just a Friend" - Mario - 3:42
  15. "Out of My Heart (Into Your Head)" - BBMak - 4:03

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[2]

Heather Phares of Allmusic says the approach of kids remaking current pop hits "offers as many moments of surreality as it does whimsical fun," citing the lyrics of Sheryl Crow's "Soak Up the Sun" as an example. The closest the collection comes to kid-friendly songs are Avril Lavigne's "Complicated" and Vanessa Carlton's "A Thousand Miles". With the current pop scene lacking "songs that work with kids' voices", the original versions just "sound better than these covers".[2]

Getting mixed reviews, Allmusic’s opinion believes the attempt of children remaking current and known pop hits "offers as many moments of surreality as it does whimsical fun," citing the lyrics of Sheryl Crow's "Soak Up the Sun" as an example (AllMusic). But at the same time, they don’t believe the children singers nailed their complete goal, saying “the original versions of these songs aren't especially racy, and all of them sound better than these covers.” (AllMusic)While on the other hand, both Cduniverse and Beth Amos of Barnes & Noble felt positive toward the current album (Kidz Bop Kidz,Kidz Bop, Volume 3. Barnes).Cduniverse said “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it,” (Kidz Bop Kidz). They felt the series’ third release did a good job representing all tastes of music (Kidz Bop Kidz).R&B fans “get shiny, kid-friendly versions of songs by Ashanti ("Happy"), Pink ("Don't Let Me Get Me"), Nelly ("Dilemma"), and Usher ("U Don't Have To Call") (Kidz Bop Kids).Skate-punks also get a tip of the hat via covers of Avril Lavigne ("Complicated") and No Doubt ("Hey Baby") (Kidz Bop Kids). There's even a representation of young divas-in-training with Michelle Branch’s ("All You Wanted")” (Kidz Bop Kids). Beth Amos praised the Kidz Bop kid performers saying, “Kidz Bop's youthful singers have a magnetic appeal to their peers.” (Kidz Bop, Volume 3. Barnes).

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2003) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[3] 17
US Billboard Top Kid Audio[3] 1

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