My initial thoughts when first being handed a copy of We Love Pop was ‘wow that’s bright’. Yet having listened to it, the cover & music content harmonise perfectly.
Upon first listening to this album, we were on our way down to Whitby for a weekend retreat & anticipating a long drive ahead. Three songs into the first disc and my husband exclaimed ‘is this from your workplace? It’s brilliant!’.
Since that day I have been utterly infatuated with this album, finding every excuse to use it in every single discipline I teach. Ultimately my favourite Pure Energy release!!!
Why do I like it so much?
Initially getting handed an album titled ‘We love Pop’ draws you to the natural assumption that the content will be a full on cheesefest! However this album provides the most fresh, raw, & creative tracks that modern day pop has managed to produce.
The first side of the album has a climbing BPM of 125-140, which I have found perfect for my combat, circuits, conditioning, & 45 minute spin classes. The climbing BPM allows me to do a thorough warm up and quickly progress the intensity of the classes exercise.
The second CD has a constant BPM of 132, which I have found to be most useful in classes where I need the clients to sustain the intensity. Examples being Aqua, Aerobics, LBT, & Toning classes.
Now let’s face it group exercise is a performance, and the moment you lose your audience the show is over!
Therefore I found that the continually changing two minute long tracks on the album were a perfect aid in transitioning the class onto the next exercise profile. Preventing their heart rates from dropping and keeping their bodies guessing!
Apart from the unparalleled track listing, the track mixing & flawless gapless playback allows me to clearly recognise the change in beat without needing to choreograph around the 32 count. Making it perfect for instructors who like to include a bit of freestyle in their choreography.
Some of my favorite tracks on both CD’s include:
- Shape of You (Jack wins remix) – Ed Sheeran
- There’s nothing holdin me back (Notd Remix)- Shawn Mendes
- Cake by the Ocean (Jump smokers remix) -DNCE
- Somebody to love (remix)- Justin Bieber ft.Usher
- Stay (Jonas Blue Remix)- Zedd & Alessia Cara
- Kim ‘em with kindness (young bombs extended mix) – Selena Gomez
Overall I cannot recommend this album enough! Purchase it here on the Pure Energy website and you won’t be disappointed. Unless you have a husband who tries to steal it to play in the car like me!!