Since I have small children, I end up watching a lot more kids programming than I’d have ever expected, along with the advertising.
Most of it is either food-related, toy-related or “As Seen On TV” stuff aimed at kids. But there’s one recurring set of ads that play that I just can’t fathom.
There’s apparently a series of compilation albums out there of contemporary pop music songs, but sung by kids. So you’ll have an album with a version of Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood”, but sung by some kids, followed by a kid-rendition of Shaun Mendes’ “Stitches”, and so on.
I guess the thing I don’t quite get is… if you like the songs, go to Amazon and get the singles individually from the actual artists. If you’re not hung up on any particular song, why not just listen to the radio? What’s so compelling about hearing covers of current pop songs sung by children?
Apparently this is popular, because I think the latest is “Kids Bop 19”, so they’ve been successful enough to do 18 previous compilation albums, but for the life of me, I just don’t see why.