As long as there are children in the world, there will be someone trying to make kid-friendly versions of the stuff adults love. Tunes are no exception. In fact, an entire franchise, Kidz Bop, has been built around the idea that kids like Usher songs better when his capable vocals are replaced by the wailing of a room ful of teens.
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franchise has been in business since 2000, releasing over 20 albums of your favourite songs held down and punched in the face by a bunch of god damn kids. Nine of the first 10 went gold in the U.S.
Here's the thing, though; sometimes no amount of censorship and lyric changes can mask the fact that the song in question is clearly intended for an adult audience only.
OK, right off the bat, great job taking care of the "tongue" business. "Hand" is indeed less inflammatory than "tongue." Unfortunately, the rest of the Kidz Bop version sounds awful to me. "Kiss until we're drunk" is pure gibberish. By comparison, "dance until we're done" sounds more like sexual innuendo than anything else. There is literally no other time you can dance until. You can't dance until after you're done. You can dance until you're dead, but aren't you also done at that point? This line makes no sense if it's not a metaphor of some sort. It's pretty clear that these kids are singing about having an orgasm. Adam Levine wasn't nearly that presumptuous so early in his version of the song.
They don't even get through with the chorus before they make another change for the verse.
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