Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus may have just locked lips, but as part of March Music Madness, now they are battling it out for the title of Greatest Pop Song of the Modern Era! Katy Perry's 'Firework' quite literally exploded onto the scene, and Miley Cyrus sent tongues wagging (including her own) with her hit 'Wrecking Ball.' Which song is the most iconic?
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This one's a toughie: It's the sweet sounds of One Direction vs. the ever-catchy Carly Rae Jepsen! On one hand, 1D single-handedly brought back the boy band craze with their tune 'What Makes You Beautiful.' On the other hand, Carly Rae Jepsen exploded onto the pop music scene with her memorable smash hit, 'Call Me Maybe.' Which track should be named the Greatest Pop Song of the Modern Era?
In this pop star face-off, we're pitting crooner Bruno Mars against the smooth-talking (er, singing) Robin Thicke. Bruno cemented his place in pop music history with his Grammy Award-winning 'Just the Way You Are,' while Robin's unforgettable 'Blurred Lines' was undoubtedly the feel-good song of the summer. Which song is better deserving of the title of Greatest Pop Song of the Modern Era?
Both Adele and Lorde are one-named pop stars with powerful, alto voices and distinct styles that set them apart from other artists their age. But, of course, each singer has her own unique voice, which Adele belts on 'Someone Like You' and Lorde croons on her smash hit 'Royals.' Which song is more deserving of being called the Greatest Pop Song of the Modern Era?
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?