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Collaborative Playlist: Vol 2. “High-Intensity Cardio Motivation”

This month’s theme was:

INTENSE songs to work out to

I enjoyed collaborating last month on a playlist so much, I decided to make it a monthly project! This month I asked for help creating a playlist for the gym and running tracks. I got a lot of throwbacks and some great dance tracks. The playlist came together perfectly. I got so many responses! I field tested the playlist this morning and approved it myself! So all the songs are cardio-approved. The playlist ends with Enya‘s “Only Time” — I added that for the final cardio resting period… The suggestion was more playful than serious, but I wanted to make sure I incorporate all the suggestions you guys gave!

Check out the playlist below and FOLLOW it on Spotify!

 

Make sure to participate next month in my next playlist collaboration!

Follow my personal spotify account HERE to see the latest playlists from The Pop Pyro! And follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

DEBUT: Follower Collaboration Playlist! Vol. 1

The first ever playlist collaboration has been made! The theme/question was:

“THE LAST SONG YOU LISTENED TO.”

Yesterday I had a #QuestionOfTheDay that asked follwers of The Pop Pyro on Facebook to leave a comment of the last song by a female pop artist they listened to. I then compiled all of the responses and made a Spotify playlist so that everyone can see what each other are currently listening to! It boasts over 2.5 hours of music for your enjoyment! And naturally, it includes a large block of Britney Spears tracks. But it also includes a ton of dance hits and some delightful throwbacks! This turned out to be a great playlist to refer to when you can’t decide on what to listen to. It has everything! 

Check out and FOLLOW the playlist below!

Make sure to participate next month in my next playlist collaboration!

Follow my personal spotify account HERE to see the latest playlists from The Pop Pyro! And follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

THE QUEEN OF 2016’s FIRST QUARTER IS…

The QUEENS of Q1 2016 are:

WINNERSS
Fifth Harmony’s track “The Life” wins the Quarter 1 Song Tournament!

 

Fifth Harmony‘s song “The Life” BARELY surpassed dumblonde‘s votes, literally, in the final hour. And as I was watching the time and votes it was literally vote-for-vote between the two. Rihanna’s work didn’t fare too well on this last round but still made third place this quarter.

 

Congratulations to the girls and “The Life” for becoming my inagural Q1 winner! Keep an eye out for song premieres the next 3 months to compete in the my Q2 tournament this summer! See you then.


The bracket rankings:

  1. Fifth Harmony – “The Life”

  2. dumblonde – “remember me”
  3. Rihanna – “Work”
  4. Gwen Stefani – “Make Me Like You”
  5. Iggy Azalea – “Team”
  6. Demi Lovato – “Stone Cold”
  7. Rihanna – “Kiss It Better”
  8. Adele – “When We Were Young”
  9. Fifth Harmony – “Work From Home”
  10. Selena Gomez – “Hands To Myself”
  11. Ariana Grande – “Be Alright”
  12. Sia – “Cheap Thrills”
  13. Taylor Swift – “New Romantics”
  14. Bebe Rexha – “No Broken Hearts”
  15. Ariana Grande – “Dangerous Woman”
  16. Meghan Trainor – “No”

 

Congratulations to the young women of Fifth Harmony! Pre-order their album ‘7/27‘ and get the song “The Life“instantly! Follow The Pop Pyro on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and let me know what you think of the queens of Q1 this year.

[TOURNAMENT] FINAL Q1 Song Battle!

VOTE for one of THREE finalists!

Only TWO votes separated Rihanna‘s “Work” from matching Fifth Harmony‘s “The Life.” And I felt that having the #1 album and #1 song on the Billboard charts this quarter deserves one more chance at the crown. So Rihanna and Fifth Harmony BOTH move on to the final song battle! dumblonde outsmarted Gwen Stefani‘s “Make Me Like You” last round with their beachy spring song “remember me.” You will only have ONE day to vote for these three songs this round! I will announce the winner tomorrow night (April 8th). VOTE-VOTE-VOTE and SHARE this poll to help your favorite song win!

 

Revisit each song before making your final decision in the poll:

Rihanna – “Work”

dumblonde – “remember me”

Fifth Harmony – “The Life”

 

 

POLLS CLOSE TOMORROW EVENING! Which song do you want to take the crown? Let me know here and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

FULL FINAL Roster

[SEMI-FINALS] The OFFICIAL Q1 Song Tournament Post

Here are your SEMI-FINALISTS!

These are the four songs with the most votes in the song tournament! The girls of Fifth Harmony take on this quarter’s heavyweight Rihanna! “Work” has been #1 for 7 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100. Can 5H’s buzz single “The Life” edge out Badgal’s massive hit “Work?”

Gwen Stefani stole everyone’s heart this quarter with her #1 album ‘This Is What the Truth Feels Like’ and her live music video for “Make Me Like You” which premiered (and was filmed) during the 2016 Grammy Awards. She will go up against the dark horse of the tournament, dumblonde‘s “remember me.” Can the underdog duo take on Gwen this quarter?

Here is the semi-final bracket! Vote and share the poll to help your favorite song win! VOTING CLOSES THURSDAY MORNING FOR THIS ROUND!

Full Round 3 Roster

VOTE NOW FOR THE SEMI-FINALS!

RIHANNA VS 5HH.jpg

dumblonde vs gwen.jpg

 

VOTE EVERY HOUR! Let me know which songs you picked on The Pop Pyro‘s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! Share the poll to help your favorite win!

[ROUND 2 BATTLES CLOSED] The OFFICIAL 2016 Q1 Song Tournament Post

VOTE-VOTE-VOTE in these next battles!

We have our first set of WINNERS! The battles were extremely close during the first round and all these songs edged out their competitors during the final stretch.  The new battles are going to be tough! So without further ado, below is the current roster and following that are the polls to vote for your favorite songs! Polls this round will close WEDNESDAY! Make sure to share the polls to help your favorites win!

Current Bracket (Round 2):

Full Round 2 Roster

 

ROUND 2 BATTLE POLLS ARE OPEN! VOTE BELOW!

 

rih vs demi

IGGY VS 5H

rih vs dumblonde

gwen vs. adele.jpg

VOTE EVERY HOUR! Let me know which songs you picked on The Pop Pyro‘s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! Share the poll to help your favorite win!

[Tournament] Round 6: Bebe Rexha vs. dumblonde

The Bubbling-Under Blondes Battle!

You might not be completely familiar with these two songs YET. But soon enough they’ll be heavy hitters in your playlists. Bebe Rexha and dumblonde have yet to make a huge splash into top 40 radio with “No Broken Hearts” and “remember me” but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t give them a listen right now and start a new love affair. The newly blonde Bebe will face the iconic blonde duo dumblonde this round. Listen to their songs below and pick a favorite to move forward in the bracket and battle out one of our big shots!

 

Are you team Bebe Rexha?

 

OR

 

Are you team dumblonde?

 

bebe dumblonde versus

 

 

VOTE EVERY HOUR! Let me know which song you picked on The Pop Pyro‘s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! Share the poll to help your favorite win! THE FIRST ROUND OF VOTING ENDS MONDAY APRIL 4th!

The OFFICIAL 2016 Q1 Tournament Post (Updated)

This is the official post for The Pop Pyro’s Q1 Song Tournament.

I will use this post to update the new battles as they are announced over the weekend. Check back here for the latest update on the bracket and find links to each battle’s individual post with videos. Polls for this round end Monday (April 4th) evening!

Here is the current bracket: (Sunday April 3rd)

 Full Round 1 Roster

 

VOTING FOR ALL ROUND 1 BATTLES ARE CLOSED:

 

 

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Quarter 1: Tournament Roster Reveal

 Let’s choose the QUEEN of 2016’s first quarter of music!

I have a few favorites of my own, if they make it to the year-end list, I will later reveal. But first, I want you all to choose your picks. The songs were chosen from songs released and discussed on The Pop Pyro starting January first through today (March 30th). There are also a few wildcards thrown in. Let’s have a little fun now! The bracket will be revealed each day as I start a new song battle.

Check out 2016’s Q1 roster:

lineup
Q1 Lineup

Have any favorites already? Get ready to vote and share to keep them in the tournament! Follow me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more posts!

 

Album of the Year: ‘Revival’

There’s a new Queen to add to team #BedroomMusic.

Selena Gomez has had a steady progression with her musical career. She solidified herself as a pop heavyweight after she released 2013’s “Come and Get It” (from her album ‘Stars Dance’) then gave it one of my favorite music videos of all time. ‘Revival’ proves that she is still a pop superstar but also an artistic risk-taker with her music.

Shot from Selena Gomez’s music video for “Hands to Myself”
Selena Gomez could have easily had a successful album by making the expected dance teen pop album that she had been boxed into with her previous albums. But she took a HUGE risk and made a mid-tempo album with breathy vocals and intimate tones. I go into further detail about the album and my reactions, after its first play, with my #QuickListen review that was posted here on The Pop Pyro earlier this year. Read my review: Click Here

Deluxe Album Cover for Selena Gomez’s ‘Revival’
Selena Gomez unraveled this album better than most pop stars can these days. Every single, performance and promotion for ‘Revival’ painted the perfect picture for what this album is. And upon listening there were no surprises except good music. “Good For You” was the perfect lead single. The song was extremely successful on the Billboard Hot 100 and has over 200 million streams on Spotify alone. The success continued with her second single “Same Old Love” also topping the charts. She is currently promoting her latest single “Hands to Myself” with performances at the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball and Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. She just released her sexiest video yet with its video as well.

Selena Gomez performing at the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show
‘Revival’ reveals an entirely new facet of Selena Gomez. It’s cohesive; it’s sensual; it’s insightful; and it’s just an all-around GOOD ALBUM. It debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart and topped many critic’s end-of-year album lists. For all of these reasons, I picked ‘Revival’ as The Pop Pyro’s “Album of the Year.”

The Pop Pyro’s pick for “Album of the Year”

Other Top-Picked Albums This Year:

Four more picks for The Pop Pyro’s “Album of the Year”

In No Order:

  • Hilary Duff’s – “Breathe In Breathe Out” One of the most all-encompassing and pure pop albums of the year. Standout tracks: “Confetti,” “My Kind,” and “One In A Million.”
  • Dumblonde’s – “dumblonde” My favorite debut of the year. This album is great from start to finish. Standout tracks: “dreamsicle,” “love blind,” and “you got me.”
  • Lana Del Rey’s – “Honeymoon” She released another flawless addition to her catalog. If you love Lana; you love this album. Standout tracks: “Music To Watch Boys To,” “Art Deco” and “Religion.”
  • Tamar Braxton-Herbert’s – “Calling All Lovers” It’s mostly an R&B album, but Tamar uses the album to prove the versatility she and her voice have. Standout tracks: “KING,” “Angels and Demons” and “Coming Home.”