Justin Bieber vs. Backstreet Boys: ‘As Long As You Love Me’ Video Showdown (POLL)

/ August 3, 2012

Watch Justin Bieber fight for love.
Justin Bieber released his new “As Long As You Love Me” video earlier this week, which coincidentally is the same title of 1997 hit Backstreet Boys track.

The videos are extremely different with Bieber literally fighting for his girlfriend, while BSB are featured dancing for a bunch of women in a car garage while morphing into one another.

But which song and video reign supreme? Read our breakdown below and vote in the poll.

Bieber’s video follows a heart-wrenching love story, showing him falling for a brunette beauty and fighting against all odds for their young head-over-heels relationship.

But their plan gets thwarted by her disapproving dad, played by Reservoir DogsMichael Madsen. Risking it all to save his romance, the Biebs gets bloodied and bruised after going fist-to-fist with the father.

In the song, Bieber sings:

“As long as you love me
We could be starving
We could be homeless
We could be broke
As long as you love me
I’ll be your platinum
I’ll be your silver
I’ll be your gold.”

(Check out Justin Bieber’s “As Long As You Love Me lyrics on DirectLyrics.)

Back in 1997, the Backstreet Boys released the pop anthem “As Long As You Love Me,” which became a staple on MTV’s daily video countdown – Total Request Live. The video shows the young boy band — A. J. McLean, Howie Dorough, Nick Carter, Kevin Richardson, Brian Littrell — auditioning before six ladies. The video also includes a dance that uses folding chairs as part of the choreography.

The BSB hit keeps it simple:

I don’t care who you are
Where you’re from
What you did
As long as you love me

Fun fact: One of the ladies in the video is Leighanne Wallace, who married band member Brian Littrell in 2000!

Watch both videos above and tell us whose version of “ALAYLM” is best.