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[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

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[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

 

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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:

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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!

 

#QuickListen Review: Iggy Azalea – “Team”

2015’s most hated rapper sounds more insecure than ever.

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Single Cover for Iggy Azalea’s “Team”

Nothing is more enjoyable to me than seeing the underdog come through and succeed from hardships and doubt. Iggy Azalea‘s career has been chronicled in a more than messy way; she’s received little respect from the hip-hop community, she’s canceled an entire tour and even Britney Spears couldn’t revive her after being 2015’s black sheep. With that said, there would be no better person to watch succeed right now than Iggy. Will she though? Most likely not.

“Team” is a mildly powerful anthem for one-woman armies and lone wolves as a standalone track. However, for her career, it is pushing away any chance for Iggy Azalea to garner sympathy or show any artistic growth — which she desperately needs. Its production is simple but not horrible… Mostly the song is nothing Iggy can scream, “victory!” for.

The song does not allow Iggy Azalea to distance herself from the terrible press and controversy that plagued her after the success of 2014’s big hit, “Fancy.” Instead, it plays like a needless and bratty response to the flack from then that she should have already lived past. Iggy wants so badly to be respected as a rap queen, yet continues her tirade that no one’s opinion matters but her own. If that’s the case, she should stop throwing it down our throats that she’s “Fancy,” “Azillion” and on her own “Team.”

She found the most success succumbing to a pop-rap novelty with “Fancy” and “Black Widow” and should have stayed there. She could easily win back everyone’s interest by providing a slew of radio-ready hits to let us forget how unpopular she was last year.

All-in-all, “Team” is a weak player in the defense of “Iggy Azalea.” Listen to the song below:

 

Agree or disagree with my reaction to Iggy’s new song? Let me know here or on Facebook and Twitter.

Collaboration of the Year: “Pretty Girls”

No other collaboration this year was profiled or anticipated as much as Britney Spears & Iggy Azalea’s “Pretty Girls.”

There are many reasons why this collaboration was the greatest this year:
  • Britney, bitch
  • Is a decent song
  • Has a decent video
  • Had a GREAT performance
  • Sparked a Twitter meltdown for Iggy Azalea
It was a messy spectacle for the first half of 2015. “Pretty Girls” had been rumored since late 2014 keeping the entire #BArmy on their toes leading up to it’s April release this year. The single was basically just a tiny link of promotion between Britney’s “Britney Jean” era and #B9 having little ambition but to simply promote her highly-successful residency in Las Vegas.

Iggy Azalea & Britney Spears on the set of the “Pretty Girls” music video
The song had mixed reviews and the video was okay for the most part but the most outstanding gift from this collaboration was their performance at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards. To keep it short, BRITNEY SPEARS KILLED IT. Their performance (obviously pre-taped) sent fans into a frenzy on social media applauding Britney from her outfit to her energetic choreography. It was definitely her most critically acclaimed performance this decade.

Quotes from various reviews of Britney Spears’ appearance at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards
The song was a mild success and did GREAT for Britney’s morale. However, it was a career low for Iggy Azalea when she and Britney had a passive aggressive twitter exchange. It was great to see the friendship between Britney and Iggy blossom over the past year from this collaboration. But when Iggy went on an extended Twitter rant, blaming lack of promotion (Britney) for it’s tepid chart and sales performance, Britney fired back with a single shady tweet putting an end to their friendship and the #PrettyGirls era.

Britney Spears’ response to Iggy Azalea’s tweets and her (at the time) canceled US tour
This was a big and welcomed surprise for Britney fans because Britney Spears rarely speaks up about her personal life let alone toss out a jab at one of her most recent collaborators. For that day of twitter excitement and the great deal of pride her Billboard Awards’ performance gave myself and her fans, I picked “Pretty Girls” as “The Pop Pyro’s Collaboration of the Year.”

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