Miley Cyrus vs. Rihanna – Pop Clash
To say that this past week's Pop Clash was INTENSE is an understatement. Down to the last hour there was less than a 1% difference in votes, but Miley Cyrus and her hit single 'We Can't Stop' prevailed, culling just over 50% of the votes and getting the Jonas Brothers to stop shaking those 'Pom Poms.'
So this week, we decided to put Miley's party anthem up against the Party Queen Rihanna and her EDM-laced single, 'Right Now.'
There's no stopping 'We Can't Stop,' where Miley sings about partying and dancing amongst her peers. It's mid-tempo (too slow for twerking), but driven by heavy synth and will get you swaying your hands to-and-fro. While it's unlike anything else on the radio right now (sonically), lyrically it boasts a much more adult fare, and is level with her Pop Clash competitor Rihanna, who was first offered the song but turned it down! Regardless, it fits Cyrus' new persona, as she deadpans, "It's my mouth and I can say what I want to." No arguing with that!
Then there's 'Right Now,' Rihanna's fourth single off 'Unapologetic.' It features top-knobber David Guetta, who fills the track with swirling synths and flashing trance-like beats. It's better accessorized with glow sticks and strobbing lights than with a red cup and house party chatter. Still, like Miley, RiRi sings about partying it up and living in the moment: "Tomorrow's way too far away / And we can't get back yesterday / But we young right now / We got right now."
So which song gets you on your feet and dancing? Vote Miley Cyrus' 'We Can’t Stop’ or Rihanna's 'Right Now.' You can vote once per hour until the poll closes on Monday, June 17 at 3PM ET. Good luck!
Listen to Miley Cyrus, 'We Can't Stop'
Listen to Rihanna, 'Right Now' Feat. David Guetta
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.