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Single Review: Take That - Kidz

Cover art for Kidz, by Take That

Release date

28 February 2011

The style

Kidz is the second single from the band's latest album, Progress, which is the UK's fastest-selling album so far this century. Wow!

Although Gary Barlow and Robbie Williams usually sing the lead, it's Mark Owen behind the main vocals here, just as he was on Shine, which was number one in 2007!

Kidz isn't a typical Take That track, so don't expect any slow slushy stuff here. Instead it's got a really cool melody and diverse, futuristic feel!

Will you still be humming it next week?

If you listen to it a few times, you'll definitely find yourself keep singing the chorus... "There'll be trouble when the kids come out...", over and over again!

Just wait... You'll see!

Will it make the charts?

Yes. The fab five only just missed out on the top spot with The Flood, and we reckon Kidz has hit written all over it too!

NR rating:

Three out of five

Let us know what you think using the form in the top right hand side of the page.

Your Comments

"I love it. It's so catchy, and really cool and retro."

Anjali, 11, Leicester, England

"I love the song Kidz! I just love it!"

Holly, 13, Hampshire, England

"I love this song because it gets you singing with it."

Luke, 8, Burnley, England


Samuel, 11, Lincolnshire, England

"Great song, and amazing video! It's very catchy and I can't get it out my head!"

Jennie, 12, Wales

"I love it. It's great!"

Taylor, 10, Ireland

"It's really cool!"

Jamie, 10, Devon, England

"We think it's a wonderful new song that will do well in the charts!"

Alfie and Alex, 10 & 10, Wales

"I love this song! It's so cool!"

Meadow, 9, Edinburgh, Scotland

"It's so catchy!"

Yinka, 12, Reading, England

"The lyrics are confusing, but I love it!"

Olivia, 10, Newcastle, England

"This song is really catchy! I like it!"

Yasmin, 12, Cumbria, England

"I think Take That are amazing and Kidz is so cool!"

Katy, 10, Luton, England

"Kidz is a really good song! I listen to it all the time!"

Vicky, 9, England

"I love the song Kidz! It's amazing! Gary Barlow deserves more complements. After all, he does write these mind blowing songs!"

Jemima, 11, London, England

"Excellent! I have the album, but I got the single separately anyway! I love it! Glad you're back Robster!"

Hope, 14, England

"Love it!"

Beth, 13, Stoke-on-Trent, England

"I'm not a big fan of Take That, but this song is really good!"

Lucy, 13, England

"I love it! It's so cool! It's my favourite song!"

Isobel, 12, Wales

"This song is amazing!"

Ciara, 9, Scotland

"I like this song! It's nice and catchy!"

Amy, 10, Cheshire, England

"The song is fun and entertaining! It's very good!"

Khaya, 11, Essex, England

"This song is so great and so is the video! It's sort of like a short story! I think it's a fantastic song and Take That must have took a long time to write it. But it was all worth it!"

Olivia, 10, Wales

"It's good but not as good as JLS!"

Emer, 9, Belfast, N. Ireland

"Me and my sister love singing this!"

Tilly, 8, Ireland

"I give them credit. They're getting quite old, and this is a catchy tune!"

Yinka, 12, Reading, England

"I love take that! I think this song is brilliant!"

Olivia, 10, Coventry, England

"AMAZING song!"

Melonie, 11, Sussex, England

"I used to like Take That, but since they released this song... I love them!"

Georgina, 5, Leeds, England

"Personally, it's alright! Not the best, but my friends LOVE IT! It's not one of those songs I would dance along to!"

Lola, 10, Newcastle, England

"I absolutely love this single! Take That are really clever with their lyrics, and the background music is brilliant! 5 stars!"

Natalie, 12, Nottingham, England

"I really like the new Take That single because it's very up beat and actually has quite a serious meaning too!"

Lotski, 11, Surrey, England

"I think this song is cool and catchy! It's great and I love it. I'm happy that Robbie Williams is back with Take That. It's so good, blow's me away. 10/10!"

Megan, 9, Hertfordshire, England

"I love this song so much! It certainly will become a hit, and I think everybody will love it!"

Sera, 10, Kent, England

"I love this song! Non-stop playing on my iPod! I think it's amazing!"

Meg, 14, Wales

"Take That are a good band and this is a great song!"

Harry, 10, Shropshire, England

"It's alright and quite catchy!"

Aisling, 9, London, England

"I like this song so much!"

Caitlin, 14, England

"This is the best song they have ever brought out. They are my favourite band! Mark and Robbie have great voices for this track!"

William, 9, County Durham, England

"I love this song! It's cool and lively and gets everybody in the mood for partying!"

Chloe, 10, London, England

"I love this song! I'm listening to it now! I just love it so much, especially the beginning!"

Scarlett, 11, London, England

"I love this song! I got told off at school because we were meant to be silent and I kept singing it!"

Rachel, 10, Portsmouth, England

"I think Take That are excellent together and their new song is cool for us 'Kidz'!"

Tim, 11, Watford, England

"This single is absolutely rocking the world! I sing it in the bathroom, car and at the dinner table!"

Holly, 10, England

"Kidz is a great song that has a kind of military/space theme to it! This tune is definitely catchy and you will be humming it for the next couple of weeks, once you have listened to it! A chart topper? YES!"

Leonie, 10, Stockton-on-Tees, England

"It's really good!"

Douglas, 10, Scotland

"This is the best song they have ever brought out. They are my favourite band. Mark and Robbie have great voices for this track."

Victoria, 9, County Durham, England

"Great song!"

Victoria, 13, Kent, England

"I dislike nearly every Take That song, but this time I think it's actually quite good. Keep it up lads!"

Ethan, 11, County Durham, England

"I think this song is cool and catchy!"

Abbi, 11, Merseyside, England

"I love everything Take That do and I love the song!"

Lozza, 14, Manchester, England

"I love this song!"

Ruth, 12, Ireland

"It's different than Take That's other songs, but it's just as bad!"

Lillian, 10, N. Irleand

"I love the new Take That song! It's one of the best hits ever!"

Bethany, 10, Coventry, England

"Take That are amazing! It's a brilliant song and I can't wait to see them in May!"

Jack, 14, Yorkshire, England

"It's good!"

Arnold, 11, Sussex, England

"I find this song annoying, but I think it's better than their normal stuff. They're finally mastering an up-beat number. 5/10!"

Bethany, 12, Reading, England


Lauren, 12, Scotland

"I always march to the beginning of this song in my room, and I'm sure I'm not the only one! I'm really pleased that Take That sung this because they have a unique voice as a group! I enjoy dancing to this song!"

Ellie, 10, Kent, England

"I love this song so much! I listen to it at least once a day! I love how it's different to their other songs."

Christina, 14, Yorkshire, England

"This song is amazing!"

Amy, 13, Nottinghamshire. England

"I love this song so much!"

Gemma, 13, Kent, England

"A very good track and very different though for Take That! But it's really good and I like the chorus! Very up tempo!"

Jack, 14, Plymouth, England

"Brilliant song! I like the chorus!"

Ruby, 9, Lancashire, England

"I love the song it is my favourite song of all time by Take That. I love it!"

Amy, 10, Wales

"Take That are awesome! It's a great song! I love it!"

Joe, 11, Leicester, England

"What! That did not sound like Take That! Probably because it's Mark Owen singing the lead. It's still a great song though!"

Billy, 9, Bournemouth, England

"I love this song! I sang along to it when I was watching the Brit Awards!"

Shania-Mai, 10, Hampshire, England

"It's not really a Take That kind of song! But I'm loving it!"

Rosie, 12, London, England

"It's boring!"

Ben, 12, Leeds, England

"I really like this song and I've got it on CD. I keep playing it in my bedroom at a very loud noise and my mum tells me to turn it down!"

Lilly, 9, Sussex, England

"I LOVE this song! It's good that Mark has a lead every once in a while as he does have an AMAZING voice!"

Katelyn, 12, Birmingham, England

"This song is so catchy and good! Since Robbie has come back, I think it's definitely made there music more modern."

Sureya, 10, Cardiff, Wales

"It has an evil kind of sound to it. But it's catchy. I like it. Nice contrast to all the other music they've done. And the cover art is pretty."

Sophia, 14, Scotland

"I can't believe that some people don't like this song! It's their best one yet!"

Elena, 10, Kent, England

"I'm not really a big fan of this song!"

Rowan, 10, Gloucestershire, England

"It's really good!"

Casie, 8, Bedfordshire, England

"It's a really cool song! Me and my mum turn it up full blast. Plus, it's the only Take That song I've ever liked! When I first heard it I couldn't believe it was Take That!"

Beth, 13, Swindon, England

"I love it! It's a great song with a catchy thumping beat and fantastic lyrics. When an artist or group tries to grow, there will always be people who don't like it. But I think it's great!"

Kitty, 11, Bournemouth, England

"It's great! My mum plays the song in the car all the time!"

Tasha, 12, Sussex, England

"It's rubbish!"

Mizin, 9, Warwickshire, England

"I love it. I think it's one of the best songs from Take That! They were amazing at the Brits!"

Serena, 12, Liverpool, England

"It's well annoying!"

Eve, 12, Cheshire, England

"Personally, I think it sounds like something from the 80s!"

Alice, 12, Glasgow, Scotland

"Amazing! I love Take That and I love this song!"

Alice, 13, England

"I suppose it's alright, but it's not that catchy."

Zelda, 11, Cardiff, Wales

"I think Kidz is the best single take that have done yet! There'll be trouble when the kidz come out!"

Natalie, 11, Surrey, England

"I love this song! I was so surprised when I found out that Take That sang this song! It's nothing like their usual songs!"

Mia, 11, Glasgow, Scotland

"This isn't one of my favourite Take That songs!"

Victoria, 13, Manchester, England

"I love Kidz by Take That. They're the best band in the world. Me and my mum love them!"

Jemma, 12, Bedfordshire, England

"A great track. Most bands nowadays aspire to be like Take That and it's really good to see they're setting of a really positive output to the music industry!"

Nivetha, 13, London, England

"A really amazing song! It is so catchy you cant help but sing along!"

Emily, 13, Cornwall, England

"I love Kidz! I saw them performing it at the Brits and now I have it stuck in my head!"

Madi, 11, Gloucestershire, England

"It's the coolest!"

Jade, 9, Yorkshire, England

"I love it, they are so good!"

Elena, 8, Nottingham, England

"The song and the album are floorless. ROCK ON!"

Charlotte, 10, London, England

"I love Take That, every time I hear the song Kidz me and my mum start marching and dancing! I am going to see them on tour, can't wait!"

Nina, 10, Lancashire, England

"I think Kidz is a really good song, it's always in my head. Progress is a good album all together."

Kath, 11, London, England

"Ace, I loved it! I also love SOS and The Flood."

Ellie, 11, Halifax, England

"Amazing song! The song was designed for Mark! Also the B-Sides are great! Can't wait to see them in July! Fantastic performance on The Brits!"

Emily, 13, Cornwall, England

"I love it!! Take That are the best and I love them, really catchy tune!"

Anya, 11, Northampton, England

"I think this is amazing and I love Robbie Williams, so happy he's back with Take That!"

Fazer, 11, New York, England

"I have Take That's album and Kidz is the worst song on it!"

Owen, 11, Coventry, England

"It's great, I love it!"

Amber, 10, Shropshire, England

"Take That are my Mum's favourite band and mine as well. I love Kidz!"

Alicia, 10, Oxfordshire, England

"I think Take That's new song is stunning but I am upset because I can't see them at Villa Park when they come in June."

Alfie, 7, Birmingham, England

"I have the album and have already heard this a lot but I saw them performing it on the Brits and was amazed!"

Beth, 11, Yorkshire, England

"I love it! It is amazing, I'm so happy that Robbie Williams is back with Take That!"

Katie, 13, London, England