Pop 'til You Drop!

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Pop 'til You Drop!
Studio album by A-Teens
Released June 18, 2002 (2002-06-18)
Recorded 2001-2002 in Sweden
Genre Pop, Europop
Length 40:32
Label Stockholm Records
MCA Records
Producer Grizzly, Tysper, Mark Hammond, Chris Nelson, Tobias Lindell, Peter Böstrom, RedOne, David Eriksen, Peter Björklund
A-Teens chronology
Teen Spirit
(2001)
Pop 'til You Drop
(2002)
New Arrival
(2003)
Singles from Pop 'til You Drop!
  1. "Can't Help Falling in Love"
    Released: October 29, 2002
  2. "Floorfiller"
    Released: 2002
  3. "Let Your Heart Do All the Talking"
    Released: 2003
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]
Plugged In (favorable)[2]

Pop 'til You Drop! is the third studio album by Swedish pop group A-Teens, released in 2002 exclusively for the U.S. market. Recorded between 2001 and 2002 in Stockholm, Sweden, Pop 'til You Drop! provide a more American-driven sound rather than just Europop. For the first time, the A-Teens participated on the writing of the tracks and the design of the album and image. It was released as an American only release on June 18, 2002, in the hype of the promotion of the first single, the Elvis Presley cover "Can't Help Falling in Love", which was part of the soundtrack of Disney's movie Lilo & Stitch. The album also consists of six songs later released on their third full length studio album New Arrival, with "Let Your Heart Do All the Talking" having an early altered version with a slightly different ending on this album in contrast to the New Arrival version, the song "This Year" from the Kim Possible soundtrack, along with four new previously unreleased songs. Despite the fact that their third studio album New Arrival hasn't been released in the U.S., this compilation album is considered as the third studio album there.

The album peaked at #45 on the Billboard charts after their first headlining tour in the United States.

Soon after, the album was released in Mexico, Argentina and other countries in Asia and Latin-America.

The album spawned one more hit single "Floorfiller". Both "Floorfiller" and "Can't Help Falling in Love" were released in Europe despite that the album was never released there (although many import copies were available). Some promo copies of the album that were released in the United States included the bonus track "Have a Little Faith in Me" but this track was never commercially released until 2003 when their third album New Arrival was released.

Composition[edit]

Floorfiller is the first track and second single of the album. It is a heavy synth-pop club anthem with powerful dance lyrics and empowering beats. Can't Help Falling in Love is originally an Elvis Presley cover remade by the A-Teens. Let Your Heart Do All the Talking is a heavy horn power anthem of letting your heart talk to your lover. Closer to Perfection is described as a power ballad of perfecting yourself after a break-up. Hi and Goodbye is another ballad of two people's attitudes towards one another after they break-up. This Year, a cover originally sung by Chantal Kreviazuk, is a pop song which had influences from the band's previous album Teen Spirit especially from songs such as Back for More and For All That I Am. Slam is a dance album with heavy, earthshattering synths and a groovy beat. Critics praised the track for its easy-to-dance-to beat. Cross My Heart is a love song about making promises. It was a huge success in Latin America and some parts of Northern Asia. Singled Out is another ballad. It is about being alone and watching other couples walk by as you wait for your own lover. Oh, Oh... Yeah is a bubble-gum pop song which has heavy influences from Britney Spears' ...Baby One More Time track "Soda Pop". In The Blink Of An Eye is a power ballad of fighting your problems as fast as blinking your eyes. School's Out is a pop-rock song which takes a slightly different path from the rest of the album, featuring Alice Cooper. The track was meant to originally be the second single of the album but Floorfiller was chosen instead.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Floorfiller" – 3:13 (Grizzly; Mack; Tysper)
  2. "Can't Help Falling in Love" – 3:04 (George David Weiss; Hugo Peretti; Luigi Creatore) (Elvis Presley cover)
  3. "Let Your Heart Do All the Talking" – 3:24 (Grizzly; Mack; Tysper)
  4. "Closer to Perfection" – 3:11 (Alexandra)
  5. "Hi and Goodbye" – 4:13 (Billy Steinberg; Leah Andreone; Marti Frederiksen)
  6. "This Year" – 2:52 (Anders Wikström; Fredrik Thomander) (Chantal Kreviazuk cover)
  7. "Slam" – 3:04 (AJ Junior; Dhani; RedOne; Sara; Savan; ShawnDark)
  8. "Cross My Heart" – 3:35 (Grizzly; Mack; Marie; Tysper)
  9. "Singled Out" – 4:13 (AJ Junior; Dhani; RedOne; Savan; ShawnDark)
  10. "Oh, Oh... Yeah" – 3:04 (David Eriksen; Tom Nichols)
  11. "In the Blink of an Eye" – 3:30 (Marie; The Tremolo Beer Gut)
  12. "School's Out" (featuring Alice Cooper) – 3:02 (Alice Cooper; Dennis Dunaway; Glen Buxton; Michael Bruce; Neal Smith)

This version was released in different countries, although the Artwork and Track Listings never changed. Promo copies of this album were released in Japan in late 2002 with different artwork and "Have a Little Faith in Me" as bonus track.

Information about the tracks[edit]

  • "Sugar" was the original track title to "Oh, Oh... Yeah". The name change was to help separate the track from "Sugar Rush", which was on the album Teen Spirit.
  • "Bounce with Me" was never released on an album. It was later released for a promotional campaign of a new drink called Pop Drinks in Sweden.
  • The tracks "One of a Kind", "Are You Ready", "Pacific Dreaming", "Beatbuster", and "Color Me Gone" were never officially released.
  • The Track "Are You Ready" leaked in 2012, the unedited version was included on a Promotional CD that was for internal use on MCA Records probably to be sent into the Radio stations.
  • The Tracks "One of a kind" and "Beatbuster" were leaked in 2012 but only snippets from unfinished versions.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2001) Peak
position
Argentine Albums Chart #10
Mexican Albums Chart #14
Mexican International Albums Chart #3
US Billboard Top 200 #45

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