Beyonce and Rihanna have mastered the art of creating catchy, iconic pop songs. Bey launched a fashion trend, a signature dance move and thousands of copycats with her hit 'Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It.)' Rihanna, on the other hand, started a debate on the meaning of 'Umbrella' in one of her biggest songs to date. Which song should be known as the Greatest Pop Song of the Modern Era?
It's a battle of huge hits from teen heartthrobs! Justin Bieber made millions of girls swoon when he swagged into the pop music scene with 'Baby.' However, earlier that decade, 'N Sync took over radio waves with 'Bye Bye Bye.' Which song do you think should be named the Greatest Pop Song of the Modern Era?
Two powerhouse pop divas are facing off against each other in one tough competition! Christina Aguilera and Lady Gaga both have a reputation for incredible vocal talent and pushing the limits. They are two of the biggest pop stars of all time, and they have a library of huge hits to back it up. Which song is more deserving of the Greatest Pop Song of the Modern Era title: Christina's 'Beautiful' or Lady Gaga's 'Bad Romance'?
Taylor Swift and Kelly Clarkson are both down-to-earth, charming and super talented! The ladies are known for their ultra-catchy pop songs and their ability to connect with fans. Taylor and Kelly have collectively released a ton of pop hits, including 'You Belong With Me' and 'Since U Been Gone.' Which pop song is more iconic?
The '90s wouldn't have been the same without Hanson and Mariah Carey. (Editor's note: In fact, our whole lives wouldn't be the same without them: Hanson was not one, but two of our editors' favorite bands growing up, and the first CD one of our editors ever owned was a Mariah Carey album.) Hanson's 'MMMBop' and Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men's 'One Sweet Day' are both songs that were made for turning up on the radio in the car. Musically, they're very different -- but lyrically, they're both really emotional, relatable tracks. Which song would you choose as the Greatest Pop Song of the Modern Era?
The Spice Girls took the pop music world by storm with 'Wannabe' in 1996, and Britney Spears shook its core once again with 'Baby One More Time' in 1998. Both acts were confident, fun, sexy and cute all at once, with one bringing us an unforgettable girl power anthem in the mid '90s and the other giving us a welcome return to straight-up pop goodness in the late '90s. Is 'Wannabe' or 'Baby One More Time' a more deserving choice to be named the Greatest Pop Song of the Modern Era?
Two of the most famous and most talented pop artists ever, Celine Dion and Whitney Houston, happened to have two of the most iconic singles of the '90s. Little has to be said to argue the merit of 'My Heart Will Go On' or 'I Will Always Love You,' and this round of March Music Madness just might present one of the most difficult questions of this entire bracket: Should 'My Heart Will Go On' or 'I Will Always Love You' receive the title of the Greatest Pop Song of the Modern Era?
New Kids on the Block and the Backstreet Boys are two of the biggest boy bands of all time, and songs highlighted here as part of March Music Madness are arguably their most successful songs. 'Step by Step' hit a chord with early '90s pop fans, while 'I Want It That Way' made its mark in the late '90s. Will it be 'Step by Step' that moves on to the next round in our Greatest Pop Song of the Modern era bracket, or will it be 'I Want It That Way'?
We're trying to find out what you think is the Greatest Pop Song of the Modern Era, PopCrushers. This bout of March Music Madness brings us two '80s ladies at opposite ends of the spectrum in terms of music and style: Cyndi Lauper and Paula Abdul. Both made big splashes with their debut albums and both peaked with signature hits off of those albums -- but that's where the similarities end.
It can't be considered true March Music Madness until two of the biggest bands of the '80s duke it out! Your vote will determine which will continue to vie for Greatest Pop Song of the Modern Era. Both still rocking and rolling today, Bon Jovi and U2 first made it big three decades ago, albeit with a pair of very different hits that have since become their signature songs.