Adam Lambert vs. P!nk: Who Did 'Whataya Want From Me' Better? (MUSIC)

Adam Lambert vs. P!nk: Who Did 'Whataya Want From Me' Better? (MUSIC)-photo

No question about it, Adam Lambert's breakthrough single "Whataya Want From Me" is a first-rate pop song, with everything you could want from a first-rate pop song: Engaging rhythm. Infectiously catchy chorus. Inner tension that feeds the mind as well as the ears. But are there varying degrees of awesomeness to "Whataya Want From Me," depending on who's doing the singing?

The original version of the song, performed by the song's co-writer, P!nk, has wandered onto the Internet, giving us an opportunity to play a game of musical What If? with the Top 10 hit. (P!nk had originally recorded the tune, which she penned with Max Martin and Shellback for her 2008 album Funhouse, but failed to make the cut.)

Check out both versions below, and let us know in the comments section: Whose version of "Whataya Want From Me" do you prefer—Lambo's or P!nk's?

 

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  • ivan
    ivan

    me guata pink pero sin duda es mejor la version de adam lambert!!!!! es un genio!!!!

  • Embraced_Freak
    Embraced_Freak

    Adam sings it better? P!nk stole the arrangement? You guys must be death. And if you think that Adam did the arrangement for this song u couldn't be more wrong! P!nk and Max M wrote the song, did the music AND the WHOLE arrangement. Adam is to crap to even write or arrange his own music. U guys need to check ur facts b4 u start the talk....

  • KatyGlambert
    KatyGlambert

    Adam Lambert no doubt!!

  • Me!
    Me!

    P!nk P!nk P!nk P!nk P!nk P!nk P!nk P!nk P!nk P!nk P!nk P!nk P!nk P!nk P!nk P!nk P!nk P!nk P!nk P!nk P!nk P!nk P!nk P!nk 15101574 times better. PLus, she wrote the song

  • bela
    bela

    adam there's no question he is just perfect love it

  • Sarah
    Sarah

    I love both singers but I gotta say I definately prefer Adams version. I find it more emotional & his voice is just impecable! Adams is good but he cannot sing live good enough to save his life !quote] Seriously? Adam is one of the most amazing live performers I've ever had the pleasure of hearing! If he couldn't sing live then this topic wouldn't even be up for discussion as he'd never have made it onto Idol!

  • megan
    megan

    P!nk all the way ! She does it better in the studio AND live ! Adams is good but he cannot sing live good enough to save his life ! And being a professional singer their job should be able to pull off the songs they sing just as well, if not better live.. And P!nk does that to a tee ! She's AMAZING and will forever be just that !

  • byzantia
    byzantia

    All right- these are my two favorite artists. They are both completely amazing. P!nk is a great songwriter, singer, and performer. On the other hand, Adam Lambert has the most beautiful voice I have ever heard, and I have seen him live twice. I'm going to call this one for Adam-because he is just starting out. P!nk has so many hits, I think she can spare this one. It's fine if she puts it on her next album. She wrote a great song. But I will always think of Adam when I hear it.

  • Brittany Lee
    Brittany Lee

    Pink all the way!

  • cubic
    cubic

    Adam's performances pull me in, leave me hanging then he drops me and then he builds up again and then he goes for the kill. Most of the songs that Adam sings has a roller coaster feel to it - a build up and a killer end. I climax in every song that he sings, including WWFM! Sorry, didn't feel it with Pink's version. Just flat. And sorry, even though she wrote the song, she didn't put the effort into making it a hit so I find it unethical for her to include it in her album now.

  • Kath
    Kath

    My opinion- NOBODY can sing a P!nk song like P!nk so my belief is that P!nk did it better but.....she DID write it & the lyrics come from HER heart. Why the hell can't we just have personal music taste though? Why the big comparison? JUST LISTEN TO THE ONE YOU LIKE!!

  • Lisa
    Lisa

    No contest here, Adam sang this song with heart and soul. His version simply can't be improved on. Adam Lambert is the "no contest" winner here.

  • VIRG
    VIRG

    PINK SAID IN ONE OF HER CONCERT TOURS , " I WROTE A SONG AND FOUND A GUY WHO COULD SING IT BETTER"......CASE CLOSED!

  • Aresina
    Aresina

    No doubt about it....Adam!! p.s. Lambo? LOL

  • may poling
    may poling

    Sorry PINKy you made a very bad move. Pink could never compare to Adam Lambert and his brilliant voice. Pink can show as much skin as Cher and Katy Perry and even show her vagina and that is all she is ,just sellin sex cause she is not a great singer. Adam Lambert is the best singer ,get it , in the united states and entire world . ADAM LAMBERT needs to be appreciated more. ADAM desreves the highest AWARDS.

  • Jennisen
    Jennisen

    Adam! OMG - She may have co -written the demo, but did she have to copy his arrangement? she was the original recording artist, Adam chose to stick with the arrangement and it worked well with his voice, seriously to all the haters, that really pathetic, they are both awesome artists and deserve respect. Neither would think the negative comments are at all appealing. Grow up.

  • Jenn
    Jenn

    [quote=A Realist]Hey retard...did you read the article? SHE did it first. Jesus...learn to think first before speaking. '' She didn't do it like Adam until after he made it a hit. Her original demo and the way she sang it in Germany was different. Also in that concert she said: "I wrote this song and then gave it to a cute guy who sings it way better" so there you have it!

  • Jess
    Jess

    Geez people, didn't you read that PINK recorded it first but didn't out it on her FH album, so Adam's mimicking her rendition, though his version is what made the radio first. Considering what was going on in her life at the time she wrote the song, I feel like it's really hers, but of course Adam's is the one most people are familiar with. Personally there's a mash-up version up on Youtube now combining both artist's versions together and it's better then both the solo versions. Nope - Pink never release any version of this song. She did a demo of it and never used it on an album and certainly not on the radio. She signed it over to be sung by Adam Lambert. Lambert released it and it became a platinum hit. Pink then started singing it in concert and for some reason added it to her greatest hits album, singing it just like Adam did. Pink wrote it, but Adam made it a smash hit. Pink can sing it all she wants, but Adam own it and is won an award for it in Canada and is nominated for two awards in Germany.

  • JLM
    JLM

    Love Pink and appreciate that she and Max Martin wrote this song, but Adam Lambert's voice is off the chart amazing... which is why it is a platinum hit for Adam.

  • readbeforeyoucomment
    readbeforeyoucomment

    you people that are saying that Pink copied the way Adam sang it are complete morons. It says right in the story "The original version of the song, performed by the song's co-writer, P!nk, has wandered onto the Internet,", that's right, the ORIGINAL recorded version is the one you are saying is a copy of the later version where Adam just re-recorded his vocals onto the already finished music track.

  • readbeforeyoucomment
    readbeforeyoucomment

    you people that are saying that Pink copied the way Adam sang it are complete morons. It says right in the story "The original version of the song, performed by the song's co-writer, P!nk, has wandered onto the Internet,", that's right, the ORIGINAL recorded version is the one you are saying is a copy of the later version where Adam just re-recorded his vocals onto the already finished music track.

  • Terri Brent Hamet
    Terri Brent Hamet

    its ADAM all the way!

  • A Realist
    A Realist

    Adam! OMG - She may have co -written the demo, but did she have to copy his arrangement? Hey retard...did you read the article? SHE did it first. Jesus...learn to think first before speaking.

  • angel
    angel

    Nobody can't top Adam Lambert.

  • luz
    luz

    I WAS JUST THINKING THat it look like pink song and look it is she co wrote i love pink style in music but i have tosay that sometime things arent meant to be and this is one of them she sounds amazing but i think this match perfect for adam lambert is just him and he sounds really good even live when sang his tone of voice is perfect

  • Terry
    Terry

    Jeez.. Why is this even a question? ADAM of course. He can outsing, outshine, outclass and outsmart any artist in music today.

  • kris
    kris

    adam

  • Betty
    Betty

    Adam is way better

  • NoMi
    NoMi

    they both sing this song good but I think Adam is the best

  • tutto
    tutto

    Adamfor sure

  • Childie
    Childie

    I luv p!nk but adam rocks this better

  • Kat
    Kat

    Definitely Adam - he made it his own and Pink even said he sings it a lot better than she does.

  • Mary Ann
    Mary Ann

    ADAM, OF COURSE!!!

  • j. ryan
    j. ryan

    honestly i think that sometimes the song writer isn't the best suited to perform a song... pink is amazing but adam singing that song just blew it out of the park. but this happens more then you know... jesse mccartney cowrote leona lewis' hit bleeding love and i've heard him sing it... while technically it was good there's not replacing leona.

  • mkili
    mkili

    adam duh. awesome much !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) :)

  • HK fan
    HK fan

    For those of you commenting on Pink's supposed copying of Adam's style: You don't read very well, do you? She recorded it FIRST; then, the song apparently deemed not good enough or stylistically fitting for her album, it was offered to Lambert.That being said, I find both versions well done and am equally a fan of both artists.

  • HK fan
    HK fan

    This isn't the way she originally recorded it, and certainly isn't the way she sang live on tour in Germany this summer, It was quite different. Now it sounds just like shes taken Adams backing track and added her own vocals to it.

  • KB
    KB

    Jeez he copied this song almost exactly! Like when he totally copied the Michael Andrews/Gary Jules version of Mad World and everyone tried to pretend he was such an original artiste! If he was so awesome, maybe he could sing something other than other people's discards, and maybe MAYBE bring some emotion to songs that need it, like Pink does to this song. Less screeching would also be welcome.

  • kt
    kt

    Adam! OMG - She may have co -written the demo, but did she have to copy his arrangement? seriously?? HE COPIED HER!! if u read the description she recorded it for her funhouse album and it didn't make the cut...Adam's came out after her w/ the only difference to the song is the vocals (it is her arrangement)

  • elle
    elle

    Geez people, didn't you read that PINK recorded it first but didn't out it on her FH album, so Adam's mimicking her rendition, though his version is what made the radio first. Considering what was going on in her life at the time she wrote the song, I feel like it's really hers, but of course Adam's is the one most people are familiar with. Personally there's a mash-up version up on Youtube now combining both artist's versions together and it's better then both the solo versions.

  • David Peck
    David Peck

    To everyone posting...Pink recorded the song two years ago, NOT for her greatest hits CD....Adam Lambert loved the song so much that he didn't want to change the arrangement as a tribute to Pink...she sings it now cause its a well-known song, but she didn't include it on her greatest hits CD...how could she when it was never a hit for her...

  • Rita
    Rita

    Adam owns WWFM, regardless of who co-wrote it or recorded it as one of their greatest hits.

  • Rita
    Rita

    For those of you commenting on Pink's supposed copying of Adam's style: You don't read very well, do you? She recorded it FIRST; then, the song apparently deemed not good enough or stylistically fitting for her album, it was offered to Lambert.That being said, I find both versions well done and am equally a fan of both artists. Apparently you didn't listen to Pink's demo of WWFM nor the version she sang during her tour. It was sung very differently than Adam's rendition ..... but she recorded exactly like Adam's version on the GH CD. I prefer Adam's voice over Pink's.

  • Jada
    Jada

    I love Adam's 100%

  • Love P!nk
    Love P!nk

    P!ink for sure. Can't stand Adam Lambert's drama filled voice. He screams too much!

  • indigo
    indigo

    Adam made song what it is today, when pink co wroteit and gave it to Adam, it was just bare bones, Adam built on it and made it a hit. Pink I am your fan but you come out looking desperate, just saying.

  • threestars
    threestars

    Love both versions but Adam's voice is just way too enjoyable to listen to!

  • B
    B

    I have to agree with the majority of posters here,for various reasons. i love Pink. She did choose not to release the song as one of her singles. Why record it now and put it on her greatest hits? True,she helped in the writing process,but Adam made it what it is....a recognizable global hit. Was Adam just a way of testing the waters? I love Pink's raspy (smokey sounding voice). However,she gave the song to Adam to record,and while I think she sounds beautiful,I will always think of Adam when I hear the first few bars! Adam (and I know others feel the same way) owns the song!

  • Lory
    Lory

    After you hear Adam's sing WWFM it is not fair to judge anyone else's version. Pink may have written it but he "owns" the song in my opinion.

  • Janna
    Janna

    For those of you commenting on Pink's supposed copying of Adam's style: You don't read very well, do you? She recorded it FIRST; then, the song apparently deemed not good enough or stylistically fitting for her album, it was offered to Lambert. That being said, I find both versions well done and am equally a fan of both artists.

  • Jason
    Jason

    Adam's vocals are perfection on the song, thats why its a hit! I adore Pink but Adam sings it better!

  • lb
    lb

    ADAM's is way better! It is not one of her greatest hits, it's adams', He made it a hit , not Pink. Sorry, so one can top Adam's vocals and I do like Pink, but in my opinion this was a low move on her part.

  • Mary
    Mary

    It's Adam's song, regardless of who wrote it. I kinda think PINK is jealous. Can't figure why she did this. She is making herself look bad. Adam has a beautiful voice. I bet he could do it even better today!!! Love you adam

  • jacki
    jacki

    I don't really want to say who does this better as they are both artists that I love. But I am disappointed that P!nk didn't change it up to make it different. Then again, maybe she did that as a compliment to Adam. I don't know. They both sing it well. I have to say I'm not a huge fan of the song anyway LOL

  • julia
    julia

    Sorry....Can't beat the energetic , sexy voice of Adam Lambert. That's right ...Pink sounds like she has been smoking too much...i was little dissapointed when seeing Pink copy exactly the same way ADAM did. I was hoping she would do something different. She is a talented singer/writer , she could do better than that....One big mistake, never copycat someone who had made it the world's popular song.....! They alaready owned it. ADAM owns it already...too bad. too good.

  • julia
    julia

    Sorry....Can't beat the energetic , sexy voice of Adam Lambert. That's right ...Pink sounds like she has been smoking too much...i was little dissapointed when seeing Pink copy exactly the same way ADAM did. I was hoping she would do something different. She is a talented singer/writer , she could do better than that....One big mistake, never copycat someone who had made it the world's popular song.....! They alaready owned it. ADAM owns it already...too bad. too good.

  • chelley
    chelley

    Adam voice was excellent. so Adam did better

  • virginia
    virginia

    Adam big time!!!!!

  • lisa
    lisa

    Adam no question!

  • trisha
    trisha

    Adam Lambert is way better!!!

  • katkit
    katkit

    both are good but I got use to Adam singing it first so I like his redition a little better.

  • Jill
    Jill

    I love Pink's voice - and this song - but Adam's vocals are just impeccable. And his acoustic versions of Whataya Want From Me recorded in Sydney, Australia and Berlin radio (check Youtube) are so pure and gorgeous - even better than the recorded version here.

  • Jess
    Jess

    Adam! OMG - She may have co -written the demo, but did she have to copy his arrangement?

  • cindy
    cindy

    Love Pink, but have to say Adam.

  • Jason
    Jason

    Pink's voice annoys the crap out of me. It sounds like she smoked one too many packs of cigarettes and drank one too many bottles of whiskey

  • Del
    Del

    she sings it the same way as Adam and not as good, but then you can't improve upon perfection

  • Mona999
    Mona999

    No doubt, Adam!

  • rob
    rob

    who writes this crap?