BSBB Round 2: Beyonce feat. Jay Z, "Drunk In Love" vs. Soko, "We Might Be Dead By Tomorrow"
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Drunk In Love

Beyonce feat. Jay Z

We Might Be Dead By Tomorrow

Soko



MEGAN BUERGER: Three reasons "Drunk In Love" scoops this round: 1.The video, which has 230 million views on YouTube, somehow pairs a honeymoon home video concept with classy black and white film, like a certain class of NSFW Tumblr blogs. 2. Beyonce's abs. 3. "Your breastases is my breakfast."
My Vote: “Drunk in Love”

JEREMY D. LARSON: This is like if Duke played, I don't know, Bucknell, and Bucknell just tried to win by only taking beautiful, perfectly formed layups.
My Vote: “Drunk in Love”

JILLIAN MAPES: Speaking of fake trap, “Drunk In Love” takes it to stunning new heights, but Jay’s whack verse almost loses it for me. Though obviously cool in its international status, a two-year-old viral hit isn’t mighty enough to step to Bey.
My Vote: "Drunk in Love"

CAITLIN WHITE: Is there any song that could possibly compete with the elation of "Drunk In Love"? As the single that kickstarted Bey's new hip-hop-flecked era, the production matched with her soaring diva pipes and culture-defining "SURFBOARDT" monologue has practically superseded the form of song. "Drunk In Love" transformed into an anthem for the night-out revelry and joyful adoration that we feel when all our responsibility has fallen away—even if it's just for a few hours. So while Soko's string-heavy whispered carpe diem "We Might Be Dead By Tomorrow" is pretty and all, it cuts a slight, shy figure in the wake of Beyonce's long, looming shadow. We be ALL NIGHT, and it still won't kill us, even if we're gonna wake up clueless in kitchen.
My Vote: “Drunk in Love”

CRAIG JENKINS: Bless Soko for the quiet, plaintive majesty of “We Might Be Dead By Tomorrow,” which blew up two years after its initial release thanks to its inclusion in a charming viral short called “First Kiss” depicting a series of total strangers making out for the first time. But Beyoncé and Jay Z are the queen and king of the universe, and “Drunk in Love” succeeded at the insurmountable task of making marital devotion look edgy and intoxicatingly dirty through uptempo R&B, all the while coining no less than four beloved catchphrases in the process. SURFBOARDT!
My Vote: “Drunk in Love”


OVERALL WINNER: “Drunk in Love”

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