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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.

[Tournament] Round 7: Gwen Stefani vs. Sia

No witty comparison here.

Just a good old fashioned song battle. Gwen Stefani scored her first solo #1 album debut with ‘This Is What The Truth Feels Like‘ on the Billboard 200. Sia‘s ‘This Is Acting‘ is a collection of rejected songs but is well-received with a string of fan favorite songs like “Alive” and “Cheap Thrills.” Watch the music videos for “Make Me Like You” and “Cheap Thrills” and pick your favorite song to proceed in the Q1 bracket!

 

Are you team Gwen Stefani?

 

OR

 

Are you team Sia?

 

gwen versuss sisa

 

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! ROUND ONE OF POLLS CLOSE ON MONDAY APRIL 4th!

[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!

[Tournament] Round 5: Ariana Grande vs. Rihanna

Here are two very sexy songs… But only one can go all the way!

Both of these songs hope to get you in the mood. But you’ve gotta swipe right on only one. Will it be Ariana Grande‘s kitty flirtations or Rihanna‘s assertive demands of affection? Check out both of their videos below and vote at the bottom!

 

Are you team Ariana Grande?

 

OR

 

Are you team Rihanna?

 

rihanna versus ariana

 

 

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! ROUND ONE OF POLLS CLOSE ON MONDAY APRIL 4th!

[Tournament] Round 4: Ariana Grande vs. Fifth Harmony

BATTLE OF THE BUZZ SINGLES!

Ariana Grande and Fifth Harmony gave their fans bonus singles leading up to their new albums. “Be Alright” and “The Life” both serve double-duty for both acts but only can move forward. Listen to the songs below and choose your favorite!

 

Are you team Ariana Grande?

 

OR

 

Are you team Fifth Harmony?

 

ARIAHNA VS 5H

 

 

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!

[Tournament] Round 3: Meghan Trainor Vs. Iggy Azalea

Pop’s current MOST-HATED but also MOST-WANTED go HEAD-TO-HEAD!

It might be hard to decide whether Meghan Trainor and Iggy Azalea are loved or hated. But will be as hard to decide who has the better lead single right now? Check out both of their new videos and vote at the bottom for your favorite to move on in the bracket!

 

Are you team Meghan Trainor?

 

OR

 

Are you team Iggy Azalea?

 

iggy versus meghan

 

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 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:

 

 

Follow The Pop Pyro on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

 

[Tournament] Round 1: Fifth Harmony Vs. Rihanna

THE BATTLES BEGIN NOW!

The first battle of the tournament is between two of the best songs out this quarter and will have the most time for you to vote on. You can vote once per hour! So keep sharing and coming back to vote every hour. POLLS CLOSE ON MONDAY EVENING.

 

Are you team FIFTH HARMONY:

OR

Are you team RIHANNA:
work vs work

 

VOTE EVERY HOUR! The next battle will be revealed later today. Let me know which song you picked on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! Share the poll to help your favorite win!

#QuickListen Review: ‘Confident’ – Demi Lovato

(Originally blogged: October 16, 2015)

I approached this album with the thought of ‘Confident’ being Demi Lovato’s bid for her first Grammy nomination. The bar was set pretty high. Do I believe this is a Grammy-worthy collection of tracks? No, but I wouldn’t write-off this album entirely. Though few and far in-between, there are a few shining moments.

Album Cover for 'Confident'Album Cover for ‘Confident’

Expectations for this album were pretty high because she introduced it as her most “confident” and “best” album to date. I’m doubtful it took much confidence to produce an album that is a near-complete rehash of melodies and sounds from her previous albums. Nor are there any new lyrical themes to aid and intrigue to the vulnerability she’s also attempting to express. And if she’s not repeating herself, she borrows Iggy Azalea to give a Demi-version of “Black Widow” with their collaboration “Kingdom Come”.

Demi Lovato hits the triumphant mark she’s (always) aiming for with the standout mid-tempo track “Lionheart”, which has all the optimism and energy you’d expect from her. Few tracks like “Old Ways” and “Waiting for You” seem to benefit from an urban/trap influence under her Disney-rocker vocals. The album ends with “Father”, a well-written song about her late father, which really didn’t deserve that overzealous and overstated gospel production it was given.

‘Confident’ is hardly a departure from her previous albums. Lovatics should still be pleased with the offerings of this album. Although I wouldn’t bet a penny on her getting an album nomination at the Grammys, hopefully there’s a pot of gold or a genie lamp she can wish upon to have “Cool for the Summer” nominated in a pop category.

#QuickListen Review: ‘Revival’ – Selena Gomez

(Originally blogged: October 10, 2015)

Selena Gomez has the arduous task of proving to everyone that she can be taken seriously as a mainstream pop star.

After her successful 4-album stint as a teen pop sensation, she’s left Disney’s Hollywood Records and signed to a proper music label, Interscope. ‘Revival’ is not as exciting nor has a fraction of the energy ‘Stars Dance’ had but it offers all the sensuality and depth its predecessor lacked.

Album Cover for 'Revival'Album Cover for ‘Revival’

Coming off the energy of ‘Stars Dance’, ‘Revival’ is like coming home after few drinks with your friends and finding your home lit only by candles with a trail of rose petals leading up to your bedroom. At first, you’re thrown off by the change of energy. But the curiosity moves you slowly through the candlelit foyer to the sensual vibes of tracks like “Same Old Love” and “Sober” before making it to the hallway. This is where Selena reminisces of previous relationships and offers the mysterious sounds of “Good For You” and “Camouflage”. Here, she proclaims she has, “so much shit to say.” You finally reach the bedroom to find it empty. The climax is not a lover but actually yourself with self-empowering tracks like “Survivors” and the finale track “Rise”.

The album takes your mind outside of the “schoolyard crushes” and “intro to house parties” environments that her previous teen albums seemed to have taken place. And this successfully allows Selena to tell her story as an empowered and mature young woman. Though mostly a sensual #BedroomMusic vibe through the entire album, tracks like “Body Heat” and “Me and the Rhythm” give a spark of fire to keep the album interesting and fun.

Overall, I think Selena Gomez perfectly executed her emancipation (in her own way) from the teen image she once had and offers a cohesive album for the more experienced listener.