It took Wiz Khalifa's "See You Again" (from Fast and Furious 7) to end the 14-week run of Mark Ronson's "Uptown Funk" in the No. 1 spot on Billboard's Hot 100. It features Bruno Mars on vocals and lyrics written by none other than Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Michael Chabon. The song evokes more than a slight whiff of hairspray and cocaine, but in the hands of KidzBOP—billed as the "No. 1 music brand for kids"—"Uptown Funk" goes PG. "Uptown funk you up" morphs into "uptown funk it up" and "hot damn" is replaced with "hot yeah." It's still every bit as catchy as its grittier older sibling.
KidzBOP brings its live show, filled with family-friendly versions of other top pop hits, to the Knitting Factory, featuring an all-kid cast of performers. Hot yeah.