Personnel: Gerald O'Brien (guitar, mandolin, piano, drum programming); Alexander Almgren, Steve Peach, Gary Philips (guitar, piano, drum programming); Michael Herring , Kenli Mattus (guitar, drum programming); John Deaderick (piano); Leslie Brunner (drum programming).
Audio Mixer: Gary Philips.
Editor: Gary Philips.
Arriving in October 2016, the Kidz Bop Kidz's third collection of the year offers more covers of hits from 2015 and 2016, including songs by pop chart staples Katy Perry, Meghan Trainor, and Sia. Kidz Bop 33 also features works from EDM specialists Calvin Harris ("This Is What You Came For") and Major Lazer ("Cold Water"), who were joined on their recordings by Rihanna and Justin Bieber, respectively. They're covered here in fairly sophisticated imitations, a far cry from kindergarten singalongs. Also represented are soundtrack hits originally by Shakira ("Try Everything" from Zootopia) and Justin Timberlake ("Can't Stop the Feeling!" from Trolls). ~ Marcy Donelson