“As Long As You Love Me” ft. Big Sean (Bieber)
Another emotional vocal performance from Bieber. Mammoth beat and synths. Somewhere you know some 15-year-old girl is crying her eyes out when she hears Bieber sing, “As long as you love me we could be starving, we could be homeless, we could be broke…” Cue tears.
“Cry Me A River” (Timberlake)
The greatness of this song is two-fold. Start with Timberland’s brilliantly ominous production. And then add “Cry Me A River’s” now legendary back-story. Coming off a nasty breakup with pop vixen Britney Spears, the cryptic title speaks for itself.
Better Justin: We were tempted to give it to Bieber off of sheer sincerity. But then Big Sean had to go and drop that silly, pedestrian line, “I don’t know if this makes sense, but…you my Hallelujah!” Really, dog?