Chris Brown vs. Jason Derulo – Pop Clash
Chris Brown is the king of Pop Clash yet again! The singer is proving himself to be an unstoppable force with his single ‘Fine China,’ which has won our reader-voted poll for best song three weeks straight. If he comes out on top again this week, ‘Fine China’ will become the second song in PopCrush’s Pop Clash hall of fame!
So, can Team Breezy overtake Jason Derulo‘s fans? For his last round of competition, we’re pitting Chris Brown against his fellow R&B crooner, as ‘Fine China’ battles it out with Derulo’s brand-new single, ‘The Other Side.’
You’re probably pretty familiar with it by now, but Chris Brown’s ‘Fine China’ is one helluva catchy tune. It’s a welcomed change for Breezy, as he ditches the Auto-tune and electro-driven sonics we were used to hearing on ‘Fortune’ for throwback R&B beats, of course mixed with some contemporary elements.
There’s still some digitization in the song, with a funky Daft Punk-esque intro, however a silky smooth, midtempo, R&B beat quickly takes over, as Brown sweetly croons, “Baby, does he do it for you / When he’s finished, does he step back and adore you / I just gotta know, cause your time is money / And I won’t let him waste it, oh no, no.”
Meanwhile, Jason Derulo is sticking to what he does best on ‘The Other Side’ — getting people to dance. Now completely recovered from the neck injury that forced him to cancel his ‘Future History’ tour, Derulo is clearly coming back full force with ‘The Other Side,’ a swelling, climactic, electropop track that serves double duty as a dance floor anthem and a summery, fun sing-along perfect for cruising around in the car with friends.
The feel-good song is all about the “sparks” that fly between two people as they discover one another and build a romantic connection, “This could be perfect / But we won’t know unless we try / I know you’re nervous / So just sit back and let me drive.” Perhaps an ode to his girlfriend, Jordin Sparks?
Which song has won you over this week? Breezy’s ‘Fine China,’ or Jason Derulo’s ‘The Other Side’? Vote for your favorite track below once per hour until the poll closes on Monday, April 29 at 3PM EST.
Watch the Chris Brown ‘Fine China’ Video
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Watch the Jason Derulo ‘The Other Side’ Lyric Video
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Rules of Pop Clash: The artist and song with the most votes wins, and the winner goes on to face a different challenger the following week. If an artist wins four weeks in a row, they will be retired into the Pop Clash Hall of Fame in order to give others a chance to compete.