Justin Bieber vs. One Direction: Who Has the Better “I Would” Song?

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Justin Bieber‘s acoustic BELIEVE album is set to hit shelves on January 29, but it actually leaked just a couple of days ago. One song that has people talking is his brand new track, “I Would.” Though it’s a rather upbeat tune, some are pegging this as a break-up song that was written specifically about Selena Gomez.

It’s not officially confirmed, but with lyrics such as “We be living the American dream/and I know it’s never gonna be that easy/but I know that he wanted us to try,” and “Anytime you ask me why I’m smiling/say that I’m satisfied/You got your flaws and so do I,” it’s hard to ignore the possibility.

However, while most people are busy analyzing the lyrics to see if it is in fact a Jelena break-up song, the first thing we thought when we heard about “I Would” is the fact that One Direction has a song with the same name on the band’s Take Me Home album! Both songs are upbeat, but definitely have their differences.

Justin’s “I Would” seems to be more about someone he already had some kind of relationship with, while 1D’s “I Would” is more about unrequited love. “Would he say he’s in L-O-V-E?/Well, if it was me then I would (I would)/Would he hold you when you’re feeling low?/Baby, you should know that I would (I would)”

We love both the Biebs and 1D, but we can’t help comparing the two songs, so we thought we’d get you guys in one the fun too! Which “I Would” song do you like better? JB’s? Or 1D’s? Take a listen to both below, then cast your vote in our poll!

1D’s “I Would”:

Justin Bieber’s “I Would”:

Justin Bieber’s “I Would” Lyric Breakdown

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  • Sangpuii Drew Bieber

    Justin Bieber always…….

    • abagil

      justin bieber has the best voice to sing his song ever

  • maria bieber

    Justin bieber all da way .!!!! His song is way better nd more beautiful ♥.♥

  • Abgial Bieber

    JUSTIN BIEBER!!!!! <3

    • abagil

      why do you think that 1d sings better they dont

  • Narry

    1D is the best , i love ONE DIRECTION

  • Valeria Smith

    1D came out with it first, and they are obviously better.

  • jesse flores

    justin bieber is better than 1d

  • Zara

    One Direction is obviously better!!



  • Iris


  • Mya

    Definitely one direction has the best I would song!

  • Simona

    One Direction!

  • alex

    ONE DIRECTION !!!! !!!!!

  • kay

    theyre both really good

  • boostyles

    onnnnneeee directionnnnn <3<3

  • veronica

    i like both but if i had to choose i would pick justin

  • Grace


  • Ki

    Justin I think has the best one. One direction is good but I think I like Justins.

  • ani

    i love jb very much. I am Belieber.i like one directioo singing,also.but Justin is best

    • ani

      i love jb very much. I am Belieber.i like one direction singing,also.but Justin is best

  • elissa

    I love both

  • Lisa

    Both song is very very good. It´s hard to choose. :)

  • Vanessa

    Stupid question. Obviously Justin Biebers

  • FruitNinjaS.S.

    I like some of Justin Beiber’s song but 1D definetely had the better song! and i am not just saying that cause i am a very dedicated directioner

    • ani

      i love jb very much. I am Belieber.i like one direction
      singing,also.but Justin is best

      • Kam

        Your crazy 1D is way better

  • Summer

    Love both songs, but I have to go with 1D on this one:) However, I WOuld love to have eith sing to me:)

  • Sephora

    Obviously it Justin bieber and he also sailed a lot of record than 1D but still I love 1D also

  • isabella

    i love justin bieber but in this case, one direction definitely had the better song!