Wednesday, March 16, 2011

March Madness Breakup Bracket Day 2: Pink vs. The Pussycat Dolls; Blu Cantrell vs. The Black Eyed Peas

Vertigo Shtick has collected 64 of the best breakup pop tunes from the last decade or so to battle it out March Madness-style in a reader's choice tournament of getting over it!

Today's first match is between a pair of kiss-off songs from 2008. Pink's "So What," the lead single from her excellent breakup album Funhouse, faces off against one of the best tracks by the Pussycat Dolls, "Whatcha Think About That," the Missy Elliott-featuring "Urban Club Mix" of which greatly improved on the original album track but didn't get much airplay as a single, which is a shame (not something Pink had to worry about in the least).

For our second pairing we go back in time a ways with a couple gems from the turn of the (21st) century. First up is the great 2001 one-hit wonder by Blu Cantrell, "Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)," which faces off with "Shut Up," the 2002 song for which the Black Eyed Peas brought in former Wild Orchid singer Stacy Ferguson to sing the female vocal - and the gig went so well that Fergie became a full-time Pea at the invitation of Interscope chairman Jimmy Iovine.

Listen to the songs in each matchup below, and vote for your favorite for whatever reason you might think up! Readers will have 72 hours to log votes for these pairings. You're encouraged to use the comments to sway voters one way or another!

Matchup One

Pink - "So What"                                                                  

The Pussycat Dolls feat. Missy Elliott - 
"Whatcha Think About That" (Urban Club Mix)


Which of these Breakup Songs Do You Prefer?

Matchup Two

Blu Cantrell - "Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)"
The Black Eyed Peas - "Shut Up"

Which of the Breakup Songs Do You Prefer?


  1. Blu Cantrell vs. Black Eyed Peas is a really tough pair. Blu Cantrell channels a great inner power diva payback ballad, but the duel (or dual) between Fergie and changing vocal blows from female and male perspectives creates a great variety. Sorry, Blu, I'm all about Fergie-Ferg.


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