Both are no.1 hits, and both are nominated for ROTY. Which one is better? Personally, it’s to close to call for me
I really dislike both. If I had to pick one over the other, it would be Gotye.
Let’s face it, neither are bad songs. In fact, both are good. It’s the overexposure that makes people dislike them.
I loathe STIUTK, I have no idea how that song is even a hit. I really only like “We Are Young” because of Janelle Monae.
Love both songs. I’ll go with Gotye.
“We Are Young” is more authentically anthemic. And a much better song to drunk yell/sing with your friends in that moment you all get corny and start singing the pop songs that come on your head, which I think it’s a great metric to judge a hit single. That said, “Call Me Maybe” is even better (*ducks, runs away*).