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Top Ten Justin Bieber Songs

This weekend on 92.9, we are bringing you the Top 10 Justin Bieber songs.

10.

Holy

Justice (2020)

Following marriage to his fellow believer, Hailey Baldwin, in the fall of 2018, Bieber has endeavored to maintain a close walk with God. Here, he describes how he feels spiritually renewed when he is with his wife. Bieber is aware of his imperfections, but he feels stronger in his relationship with God when Hailey is with him. Change the Rapper joins Bieber on the track, during which he talks about his faith in God and getting baptized. Bieber released "Holy" as the lead single from Justice. He said he named the record Justice "because there's so much injustice in this world and there has been since the beginning of time." He added another reason is his name, Justin, means "justice."


9.

Boyfriend

Believe (2012)

When you're a teenage superstar, you don't even get the day off on your 18th birthday, so when Justin turned 18 on March 1, 2012, he devoted part his special day to appearing on The Ellen Degeneres Show. During their conversation, Justin announced this song as the first single from his third album, Believe. It was released on March 26, 2012. This was only the second song with a title featuring the word "boyfriend" to be a top 10 hit in the US. You have to go back to the pre-Beatles era for the other one - "My Boyfriend's Back" by The Angels topped the Hot 100 in 1963.


8.

Intentions

Changes (2020)

Justin Bieber was clearly loved up when he recorded Changes, as every track on the album was inspired by his wife Hailey. Here, he thanks his in-laws for raising his marriage partner and promises his utmost care to her. Bieber is joined on the track by Migos rapper Quavo, who keeps the compliments flowing. Quavo's verse was an unexpected last-minute contribution just before the release. The song wasn't written with a feature or a spot in mind. Justin Bieber performed this during the February 8, 2020 episode of Saturday Night Live. Quavo also joined in for his featured verse.


7.

Baby

My World (Part II) (2010)

This is the lead single from the latter half of Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber's debut album, My World (Part II). Ludacris also features on the track rapping about his first love. Justin said that this is a song everyone can relate to. He explained: "I'm basically saying I really like this girl and would do anything to make her my girlfriend." Ludacris admitted to MTV News that he had to dig deep to come up with lyrics appropriate for Justin's song. "He's talking about [how] he's mad that his girl left him and he still cares for her," he said. "As soon as I heard it I knew it was a hit, I just had to figure out how I could get on a record with a 15-year-old. So I sat there and said, 'Let me reminisce on the past,' and that's basically how I stepped on the record.


6.

Beauty And The Beat

Believe (2012)

This is the only track on Believe where Justin didn't contribute to the songwriting. Max Martin and Nicki Minaj are the credited songwriters. Justin's manager, Scooter Braun said that Minaj was not their initial choice for this song. "Nicki was getting on another one of our records, and then we did 'Beauty and the Beat,' and she heard it, and she was like, 'I want to get on that,'" he said. "And, actually, we were gonna put Usher on it at first, but then we heard Nicki's verse, and we were like, 'Damn.'" The music video has a theme of "illegally uploaded" footage. At the beginning there is a disclaimer that the footage is stolen, a reference to a tweet of Justin claiming that someone took his laptop and camera, which turned out to be an elaborate viral stunt.


5.

Where Are You Now?

Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü (2015)

Justin Bieber lends his voice to this song, which he also co-penned. The Canadian pop star's manager, Scooter Braun, shared on his Instagram: "Justin wrote this song in the studio one night just vibin out... I ran into Wes aka Diplo at a club and told him I had this great song and vocal by JB and we were figuring out what to use it for. He said can we hear it for Jack U. The rest is history." Diplo explained that it was a big deal when Bieber gave Jack U the song. "It's one of the strongest records he had on his album, but he had no production for it," he explained. "We transformed it into something different."


4.

I Don't Care

No. 6 Collaborations Project (2019)

In "I Don't Care," Ed Sheeran finds himself at a party, where he doesn't want to be. He's not used to wearing a suit and tie and doesn't feel he fits in with the other partygoers. Sheeran is joined on the track by Justin Bieber, who covers the same party-going topic on his verse. In the Canadian's instance he is crippled by social anxiety during the function, but again that special someone at his side makes his problems disappear. It was Sheeran's wife, Cherry Seaborn, who suggested her husband collaborate with Bieber on "I Don't Care." "Bieber just got married. I just got married," Sheeran said. "That song is about being at [an] industry event with the woman you love, or even the person you love, and kind of being like, 'F--k this, let's just have fun ourselves.'"


3.

What Do You Mean

Purpose (2015)

Bieber was asked about the meaning behind this song's title. He replied: "Well, like, girls are often like, they're just flip-floppy… they say something and then they mean something else, you know? So it's like, I want to, like: "What do you mean?" Bieber performed this song at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards. At the end of the performance, he was strapped to an apparatus and lifted about 50 feet in the air, doing some aerial maneuvers before returning to the ground and breaking into tears. Justin Bieber became the 21st artist to debut at #1 on the Hot 100 when this bowed at the peak position. He was the first Canadian and the youngest ever solo male artist to do so.


2.

Sorry

Purpose (2015)

After a run of boorish behavior that included reckless driving, public urination and even an incident involving a black market monkey, Justin Bieber showed some contrition in 2015, apologizing for some of his misdeeds and subjecting himself to a Comedy Central roast. He sees this song as the coda. "It's kind of the stamp, the end-all of apologies that I'm giving to people, to the media," "There needs to come a time when they just say, 'We get it,' and putting out a song saying 'I'm sorry' king of puts the icing on the cake. I'm ready to just move on." According to Universal Music, this song held the record for most-streamed song of all time worldwide until it was overtaken in July 2017 by "Despacito," a remix of which features Bieber. Universal claimed 4.38 billion streams for "Sorry" and 4.6 billion for "Despacito," although that total counts both the original version and remix.


1.

Love Yourself

Purpose (2015)

Ed Sheeran co-wrote this Purpose track. "We wrote a song together and basically it's one of my favorites on the album," Bieber revealed. "It's just me and a guitar and basically that's how I started. I started playing on the street with a guitar and so it's cool to go back to my roots." The song replaced Bieber's own "Sorry" at #1 on the UK singles chart, matching a record previously held by just The Beatles and Elvis Presley. "Love Yourself" also replaced "Sorry" at #1 on the US chart dated February 13, 2016. It was the third consecutive US #1 hit from Purpose ("What Do You Mean?" was the first), making it the first album by a male artist to generate three consecutive chart-toppers since Justin Timberlake's FutureSex / LoveSounds almost 10 years previously.

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