Who Did “Whataya Want From Me” Better — Adam Lambert Or Pink?

By: Becky Bain / November 10, 2010

On the international editions of her Greatest Hits… So Far!!! compilation, Pink is releasing her recording of “Whataya Want From Me”, the song she co-wrote with Shellback and Max Martin that ended up being a hit for Adam Lambert on his debut LP. Should Pink have kept it for herself and placed it on Funhouse, as was the original plan? Jump below to compare both pop star’s takes on the infectious, emotional tune.

We all know what Adam’s version sounds like — it did peak at #10 on the Billboard Hot 100 back in the Spring, and stayed on the charts for several weeks — but here it is again anyway:

Now listen to Pink’s version, recorded for Funhouse:

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Pink uses the exact same arrangement, down to the very last detail. Hey, if it ain’t broke, Adam Lambert didn’t have to fix it when Pink handed it over to him.

So who did it better, the badass, possibly with child singer, or the paparazzi-confronting, exquisitely glam crooner? Or are both recordings way too similar to one another, there’s no way for one to “best” the other?

We’re raising our glass to both versions, but while you’re deciding between both songs to pick your favorite, listen to another new track from Pink’s Greatest Hits… So Far!!! album, the sad-but-upbeat tune about trying to fix a relationship, “Heartbreak Down.”

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