Justin Bieber vs. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis: Whose New Single Is Best?

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"Downtown" or "What Do You Mean"? Vote now!

The past two days have seen a pair of massive single releases: first, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis made a long-awaited return with the official single “Downtown,” and then Justin Bieber finally released new single “What Do You Mean?” after a month-long tease of the track. Both songs are unique in their own way — but which one will be dominating your playlist for the foreseeable future?

Vote now in the poll below to tell us which new single — “Downtown” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, or “What Do You Mean?” by Justin Bieber — is the track of the week.

On Thursday (Aug. 27), Macklemore & Ryan Lewis released their outlandish music video for “Downtown,” the first single from the follow-up to 2012’s Grammy-nominated The Heist. The Seattle duo returned in style: Grandmaster Caz, Kool Moe Dee and Melle Mel are all featured on the track, as is Eric Nally, who provides the soaring hook to Macklemore’s moped-fixated rhymes.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Release Epically Weird 'Downtown'

Meanwhile, Bieber has unleashed a new sensual dance track that follows his surprise smash with Skrillex and Diplo, “Where Are U Now.” “What Do You Mean?” was preceded by a massive social media campaign; next up, Bieber will perform the track live for the first time at the MTV Video Music Awards, before it leads his next studio album.

Justin Bieber Finds The Answer on 'What Do You Mean?': Track Review

Need another listen before casting your vote? Check out the “Downtown” music video and “What Do You Mean?” lyric video, and discuss the match-up in the comments section below!


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