This is an amazing cd!! And I give high props to the writers!! My kids love it! In fact, as primary chorister, I’m working with my pianist to to work in some of the “wiggle songs”!
For all the nay sayers of “Follow the Prophet”, I can absolutely see our fun-loving prophet dancing with the children in the primary room to this song and any of the others!!
My own children have learned many of the songs by listening to this CD. It’s our “drive to church” music of choice!!
My kids love church songs and we listen to MOTAB often but my kids also love to dance and get crazy! This is the perfect CD for us! We can rock out in the car and I don't have to worry about explicit/inappropriate words or context! We also have scripture power which is good but this one is by far the best that I have found!!!
There were a few songs on here that I thought went a little *too* far into the hip hop/dance club arena (given the message of the song), but most of the songs are just really fun and upbeat to move and groove to. I purchased this as an MP3 download, so I just selected which ones I wanted to burn to a disc, and the ones that kinda bothered me I just left off the CD. Nice and simple. (If anyone is interested in my personal opinion... which that's exactly what it is... the ones I preferred not to keep on disc are Follow The Prophet, Book of Mormon Stories, and I Hope They Call Me On A Mission. Popcorn Popping was also a tad on the edgy side for me, but since it's just a song about popcorn it didn't bother me much.)
Anyway, these really are fun songs to just get dancing around to. I bought these to use in the car for a road trip we're taking. Fun times in the car with long hours and bee-boppin primary music. :)
Elizabeth - primary music is NOT sacred - and it's extremists like you that drive me crazy. Have you heard the average primary class sings these songs? I can assure you that they do more damage to the "sacredness" of the songs than this remix ever could. Clearly you haven't walked around Deseret Book lately. They sell books on Spiritual Sex, dragons and witches, and Mormon stand-up comedy which makes light of and pokes fun of our culture and people like you; just to name a few...get over yourself. We can't stomach listening to the singing on the originally released primary cd's from the 80's and are happy that they are getting a face lift. Club-style may not be our thing - but we hope to see more, vocally-talented, modernized remakes of these songs for our kids to listen to.
This is such a fun CD! My boys ages 7-9 really dislike singing in primary because they say the songs are too slow, and boring, but with this cd they are playing them all throughout the day! They are the ones turning it on, and are actually singing along! I LOVE that they finally have a desire to learn the primary songs, because you just can't help but sing along to these versions! It's kind of like Kidz Bop but super catchy and fun! If you have kids, especially older kids these cd's are a must have!! Thank you Compilation for making them!!
This is such a fun cd! My kids and I both enjoy listening to it. It is upbeat and catchy. I find them, and myself, singing the songs with enthusiasm all throughout the day. It is a wonderful alternative to other 'modern music'. Love it! :D
To each his own, but really, the pearl clutching going on in these reviews is laughable. I wouldn't suggest playing any of this music in Sacrament or Primary. Instead of drawing children towards the "evil" that is dance club music, it is making appropriate lyrics more fun. Heaven forbid we should be more fun. I much prefer this CD to anything we can find on the radio, and it's something I can listen to without getting seriously annoyed (those Little People CDs being the most annoying). Lighten up, y'all. It's for fun, and it IS fun. I'd rather my children know the lyrics to these songs than any others. Or should we only ever play MoTab for our kids?
Received this as a gift from my parents. This takes the primary songs my girls like and brings them forward to to the 21st century. They are fun, danceable and thoroughly enjoyable by our entire family. We "Bop" all round town singing and van-dancing! Can't wait for the next one and the next one and the next one!!!
This a great mix of songs for kids with personalities. For those who feel this is irreverent, what do you plan on doing when it's time for your children to attend stake dances? What better way to teach your kids to do the "sprinkler" or "lawnmower," and other classic stake dance moves, than to these songs. It's great to see kids having fun to good clean lyrics. It is not the beat of music that makes a song inappropriate, it's the lyrics. No inappropriate lyrics here, unless I missed something. Let loose and have fun!
Our entire family LOVEs this CD! If you are looking for wholesome, fun sing and dance along songs, there's nothing better! The mixes are current; yet tasteful, respectful, and well sung. The songs on this CD are what I would consider to be "fun" Primary songs to begin with. Popcorn Bopping makes road trips fly by, is a great soundtrack for chores, and is perfect for an impromptu family room dance party! A great addition to your music library!
Many people have mentioned that this music disrespects the sacredness of the Primary songs. But I feel that the songs on this cd are the ones already meant to be fun! Both my 6 year old and 22 month old love to sing and dance to this in the car. And it's obviously a better choice to listen to than ANY other choice on the radio, but still is fun and upbeat. We still listen to the original primary songs, but this is an exciting alternative that even my husband can tolerate for more than a few minutes. I would definitely recommend this to anyone with young children!
FINALLY a fun upbeat change to our favorite songs. We sing and dance to this with big smiles on our faces in our home. I am so disappointed in the negative responses. Heavenly Father gave us the ability to get up and dance and sing at the top of our lungs to good music, and this is the cd to do it with! And FYI, there is nothing wrong with rapping if the lyrics are appropriate. It's a talent, just like anything else. So go ahead and rap along with "I hope they call me on a mission".
These are the songs every kid should know before leaving Primary that never get sung anymore! I find myself singing these versions.
My 3 year old loves this album. We can actually listen to it in the car without getting sick of it or headaches from shreiky kid singing. When he was singing Follow The Prophet at the Chik-Fil-A playground I knew ithe album was a winner. He normally just likes Johnny Cash or Weezer.
Lots of fun. The one song that should be kept reverent and respectful, My Heavenly Father Loves Me, has been.
I don't see anything wrong with the mixes of this CD. "Follow the Prophet" sounds a little too much like club music, but the words and message are there. My kids (despite have gone to church almost every Sunday of their life) have a sour attitude about church music, but they are young ( 9 and 5) and so I think something like this could turn that attitude around. Besides, how many of us can recite Articles of Faith or name the books in the Old Testament because of the songs that we learned in Primary? They are learning the words of the songs by listening to this, so in Primary, they will know them. It's perfect cleaning music!
Our family bought this cd because we love primary songs and I have sisters going to primary right now. When my mom put on Popcorn Bopping for the first time we all started dancing and singing along. I really appreciate having this cd in our home because it's uplifting and it makes us all feel good while we have it on.
In my opinion, many of these arrangements drive away the spirit because of the beat and the coarse sounding music. My 9-year-old daughter sat next to me while we sampled the music, and we were both dismayed to hear the worldly sound coupled with these primary songs. She said they were inappropriate. Why not create a product that INSPIRES rather than trying to imitate the things that pull at our children from the world? We don't need any more of that. I will not be purchasing this CD.
Popcorn BOPPING...marketed to be upbeat music. I think it's done tastefully and fun. If you are looking to be offended or find flaw in it, you will. We enjoy it a lot in our house. Great music to do chores and exercise to! Thanks Deseret Book for offering clean music with good messages that is upbeat and current!
Did not like this CD at all. I was expecting bouncy music, but these arrangements were very disappointing - I couldn't even stand to listen to the whole CD in entirety.
"Whatever you read, listen to, or look at has an effect on you. Therefore, choose only entertainment and media that uplift you. Good entertainment will help you to have good thoughts and make righteous choices. It will allow you to enjoy yourself without losing the Spirit of the Lord." This is from the strength of youth, Really? What a wonderful choice we can give to our children to listen to and still have it teaching them the gospel. What a fun CD - use it as that!
My kids LOVE this CD! It's not a Sunday CD by any means, but it is so much fun! We use it for clean-up time and the kids dance and sing as they clean. The song "I Hope they Call Me on a Mission" is especially fun--with a little mission rap thrown in. My son can do the whole thing. Some might think it irreverent--I say loosen up and have fun with it! For heaven's sake, the songs are great and have a great message!