The sun drenched days of summer may be over but that doesn’t mean it’s time to go into hibernation. As the feasting holidays approach, it’s more important than ever to keep the heart racing and the body shaking. Cardio everyday keeps the pounds away! Here are the best new diva albums that will push you through that extra mile on the stair master.
Bring It On
Kaci delivers ten high energy songs perfect for the gym. “Body Shots” featuring Ludacris, has playful lyrics and a catchy beat that will give you the extra adrenaline you need to lift those heavy barbells. Other stand outs tracks include the electro-pop “Crazy Possessive” and the intergalactic dance smash “Bionic Atomic.” At 21, Kaci may be young but her new album proves she’s a veteran pop artist.
Deep N Luv
The Queen of Hearts returns with another feisty take on modern day love. “Deep N Luv” isn’t a girl-meets-boy and lives happily ever after fairy-tale romance. Sariah may be the same generation of Taylor Swift, but they certainly don’t share the same outlook on love. With sassy lyrics and thumping beats, “Deep N Luv” is quickly becoming the anthem for a whole generation of girls who aren’t ashamed to be untamed.
“Pussycat Babylon” is the bubbly punk dance record Cotton fans have been waiting for. The album stirs and shakes top-40, techno, Euro-trash disco and Japanese new-wave all together into an exploding melodic cocktail. It’s quirky, witty, edgy and according to Cotton, autobiographical. One of the most brilliantly colorful songs, “See the New Hong Kong,” is a tragedy about the end of her two-year relationship. Other favorites include “Calling All Girls,” “Pussycat Babylon”, and of course, the re-release of Cotton’s 80’s classic, “Johnny, R U Queer.”
Twist of Love
Move over Chubby Checker, there’s a new twist movement being led by celebratory dance diva Kimberly Davis. This new track follows Davis’ kinetic smash from last summer, “Get Up.” Once again, Davis grabs listeners up off their rears and makes them shake – or rather, twist – their groove thangs. Davis’ voice soars in this deliciously colorful anthem. Its chorus is so catchy you’ll be singing it all week.
Straight Up with a Twist
After a hard work-out, the ultimate cool down CD is Kristine W’s “Straight Up with a Twist.” In the 30-track, double-CD set, the dance music icon transforms several of her #1 club hits into smooth jazz ballads. Reworked hits include “Wonder of it All,” “Save My Soul” and “Stronger.” Also featured are Kristine’s twists on a variety of pop and rock classics including “Stairway To Heaven,” “On The Radio,” “That’s What I Like About You” and an easy grooving, hip-hop infused version of “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face.” The album took four years to complete, but proves well worth the wait.