My two-year-old loves to talk and sing. Honestly, she has a pretty impressive vocabulary and can remember just about anything. We have to be really careful what we say around her because she repeats everything! She also has a deep love for music and dancing. While she enjoys her Disney soundtracks and kids music, she really loves todays hits from the radio. She knows a lot of the words to Pharell’s Happy, Katy Perry’s Roar, and My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark by Fallout Boy. When driving in the car I constantly hear, “Turn it up, it’s my song!” And I can see her dance moves in my rearview mirror.
If you were to ask her this second what song she wanted she would instantly reply, “The Shake It one!” She has loved Taylor Swift’s Shake It Off since the first time she heard it, and it is requested a lot around this house! Taylor Swift is pretty “safe” when it comes to lyrics and I really didn’t think twice about letting her jam out to it all the time. It is pretty cute.
So, we are cruising through the packed grocery store the other day and she is singing quietly, and then all of the sudden she yells, “to the fella over there with the H3LLA good hair…” I froze. What!? Not the kind of language I let my children use, but she doesn’t even have a clue what that word means! I started re-thinking my kid’s music listening habits.
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The thing is, radio edits are made on explicit lyrics, but what about those lyrics you don’t personally approve of, even though our country’s music standards do? Enter musicBleeper. musicBleeper is an app that will scan through all the music on your device and edit out the words you find inappropriate. If song you have is not in their database, it will add it! What a lifesaver. The musicBleeper app includes 91 different words PG-13, R and Religious categories that can be eliminated based on children’s ages, religious affiliations, personal morals or family values.
musicBleeper will automatically remove all unsafe words from your music, but you can go in and manage specifically what you would like removed or left in your songs. Your settings are password protected making sure no one can change them but you. I am absolutely amazed by this technology and the ease with which you can use it! I think every parent has music they can or can’t listen to around their kids, and this app totally eliminates the need for that! If I had had this app two weeks ago, I could have avoided a very embarrassing situation with my little lady!