Pink vs. Bruno Mars – Pop Clash
Pink is out for complete and total Pop Clash domination, as the fiery songstress has won for the third consecutive week! Her fans are so devoted, they helped her take down Taylor Swift and the country-pop singer's latest single '22,' securing her single 'Just Give Me a Reason' a whopping 85% of the votes. Pretty impressive stuff, Pink lovers!
So, who is Ms. Moore going head-to-head with this week? Fellow bada-- singer-songwriter Bruno Mars, that's who! Will the powerful duets on 'Just Give Me a Reason' prove enough to beat out the soulful, bluesy crooning Mars dishes out on 'When I Was Your Man'?
'Just Give Me a Reason' is one of Pink's standout tracks off of her most recent album, 2012's 'The Truth About Love.' She tapped fun. frontman Nate Ruess to lend his hypnotically distinct vocals to the track, and the duo take turns singing emotive verses about mending a relationship that is "not broken but bent." On the chorus, Pink belts about wanting to make it work: "And we can learn to love again / It's in the stars / It's been written in the scars on our hearts."
Conversely, 'When I Was Your Man' finds piano man Bruno Mars heartbroken and lonely as he sings about the happier times when he was madly in love. The song is his second off of 'Unorthodox Jukebox' to impact within the Top 5 on Billboard's Hot 100, and rightfully so. It's another piece of beautifully soulful, personal and smooth songwriting from Mars, as he croons over melancholy keys: "Should have gave you all my hours / When I had the chance / Take you to every party / 'Cause all you wanted to do was dance / Now my baby's dancing / But she's dancing with another man."
Take a listen to both tracks below, and vote for either Pink's 'Just Give Me a Reason' or Bruno Mars' 'When I Was Your Man.' Remember, you can vote once per hour until the poll closes on March 25 at 3PM ET. Good luck!
Watch the Pink 'Just Give Me a Reason' Video Feat. Nate Ruess
Watch the Bruno Mars 'When I Was Your Man' Video
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.