In the funnest smackdown of the week, Fall Out Boy totally sticks it to pre-teen music makers Kidz Bop by putting a halt to their song “Dance, Dance” being included on Volume 10 of the wildly popular kids music CDs.
According to MTV.com, the band found out about their hit single being included on the tweeny-bopper-sung cover album via internet message postings/ emails/ and IMs. Pete Wentz (aka- Captain Harsh Face) wrote the following on FallOutBoyRock.com regarding the song inclusion: “Here’s the answer: We don’t know what’s going on, because they can use a song without your permission. However, I can’t imagine some young kids singing ‘crawling into bed with me’ and all. If they change the lyrics, I believe they need to get permission. We’re looking into it.”
As luck would have it, Wentz was correct, and if the KB folks changed song lyrics, they’d need the OK from the band. After what one would assume was a friendly call from the Fall Out Boy lawyers and/or management, “Dance, Dance” will no longer appear on Volume 10 of Kidz Bop. I’m kinda thankful that I will never hear the KB kids singing how misery loves them. However they will do a rendition of Nick Lachey‘s divorce song, “What’s Left of Me”. Just what I need, another level of depressing things to be associated with that tune.