Cover songs run the risk of failing to live up to the original version — something that happens all too frequently. But when kids are involved, the cuteness levels go up and you automatically love whatever they do because they’re young and lovable and innocent. Right? Wrong.
Some songs just weren’t meant to be covered by kids. “Trap Queen” by Fetty Wap is one of those songs. So is Katy Perry’s untouchable, guilt-free jam “Firework.” Here are some other instances of songs being violated by children.
When kids made an accidental X-rated version of “All About That Bass”
There’s a point in Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass” when Meghan sings, “I’m bringing booty back.” Well, in Kidz Bop’s cover of the song, the kids change the lyrics to “I’m bringing it all back,” but if you skip to 1:58 in the above video, it sounds like they’re saying “I’m bringing anal back.” Oops!
When the kid from Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp covered “Trap Queen”
This cover of “Trap Queen” will make you question so many things. For example, who let these kids cover “Trap Queen” and do they know what trap queens are?
This cover of “Bad Blood”
The odd thing about this version is that the Taylor Swift bits don’t sound that far off from the original. But the Kendrick verses aren’t fire. Props for the graphic effects, though.
This girl singing Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy’
These kids rapping to “Clique”
No disrespect to Matty B or the Haschak Sisters because these kids have some pretty great covers of their own, but “Clique” wasn’t meant to be performed by anyone other than the original clique.
When Britney’s “Oops!…I Did It Again” got Kidz Bop’d
No one will ever top Britney’s throaty delivery of this classic pop song from the turn of the century. NO ONE. Childhood memory preserved.
This chorus covering Katy Perry’s “Firework”
Shout out to the soloists because “Firework” is damn hard to sing. But let’s be real: What was this music teacher thinking?