Kidz Bop has recorded everything from Christmas carols to the biggest hits of today, but can it pull off rock ballads? If your kid aspires to be a rock star one day, these kid-friendly versions of rock hits will introduce him to classics like Peter Frampton's "Wind of Change" and Cheap Trick's "The Flame."
As it turns out, Kidz Bop Sings Monster Ballads ($10) is a winner. The songs are catchy, the guitar riffs are well executed, and the kid singers are fairly talented. The highlight of the CD is "Every Rose Has Its Thorn," which features Bret Michaels of Poison on guitar with the vocal accompaniment of his daughters Raine and Jorja. So pop Kidz Bop in, educate your lil ones on rock ballads, and enjoy the kiddie classics too.