Ibrawlator: Lana Del Rey’s “Young & Beautiful” & Adele’s “Skyfall,” Which Song Is Better?

Silver Screen Songstresses
In the past few months, two of pop’s most evocative storytellers made their way from the recording studio to the silver screen with two major soundtrack contributions: Adele and Lana Del Rey.

This week, the Born To Die chanteuse premiered her endlessly haunting, cinematic “Young & Beautiful,” the lead single from Baz Luhrmann‘s much-buzzed about Gatsby film adaptation, which has already premiered to rave reviews. And of course, Adele‘s 2012 James Bond epic theme song “Skyfall” was a critical and commercial triumph, winning the young British songstress an Academy Award for Best Original Song, a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song and a Brit Award for Best British Single.

Now, it’s up to you decide: Which song do you prefer?

Vote in our poll below. We’ll announce the winner at the end of week!

UPDATE: The race couldn’t have been any closer! The winner is…

Congratulations, Adele!

Got something to say about this week’s debate? Sound off in the comments below!

  • Naomi

    Hmm…this is a tough one. I love Adele and Lana both. I think they’re the best thing that has happened to music currently. As for the songs, as much as I love Skyfall, I have to give it to Young and Beautiful.

  • Thump Thump

    A total no-brainer – Lana all the way.

  • Dean


  • maria júlia

    Adele, of course…

  • metalstang

    Adele is over-rated. She is so self absorbed. They could have found a much better artist for the theme song. Oh well….

  • Hell yeah!

    Did Lana Del Rey just won an Oscar for her song? I don’t think so… Adele is THE best!

  • MusicManDave

    Lana…Young and Beautiful shows the pop diva that no one is gonna stand in her way…

  • sera

    I love both songs and they fit their respective films very well. However, I think Skyfall wins for me because Adele’s voice really blew me away in that song. Also, the lyric “makes me wanna party” in Lana’s song kind of ruined the mood for me. But they are both great – really moody, atmospheric, beautiful songs, each worthy of awards in my opinion.

  • Paulo Roberto Junior

    assim é sacanagem :c minhas duas DIVAS supremas não irei votar :cc

  • gabriella

    Adele, no doubts!!!

  • evan

    If you talk of songs it’s of course LANA DEL REY young and beautiful. I love both Adele and Lana as a singer

  • Maria Hawkins

    Adele is the best!!!! Period!!!!!



  • Aline


  • She’s a queen:


  • fffff


  • A D E L E

    some people commenting, Saying Adele is overrated haha. next joke please. Definitely Adele.

  • Maria Araujo

    Adele is the best singer in the world!!! that’s it.

  • 25 Prestige Turbo 2

    Lana pour ta voix incroyable et tes textes uniques.

  • Marc

    Lana ! Non seulement elle est extrêmement belle, mais sa musique est à la hauteur de son apparence : elle enchante !

    Adèle fait trop dans la démonstration, n’est pas dans la retenue.

    Preuve en est que Lana est beaucoup plus aimée : des français viennent même se glisser ici :D

  • maria júlia

    “the best aways wins” congrats Adele!

  • Maria Araujo

    Congrats, ADELE, she is really the best and I love her!!!!

  • Anja

    Adele is very good

  • Lana

    Lana’s song perfectly captures an amazingly layered character from perhaps the best book of all time, whereas Adele’s captures an iconic character in a talented, yet ultimately contemporary way, so I’m gonna have to go with Lana.

  • Jorge David
  • Lanatic 4 Ever

    Bitches! This can’t be right! 49% and 50% ?
    This makes 99% !! Hello!
    You must repeat the poll. It isn’t fair at all!
    Lanatics rule the world!!!~
    Lana is my queen and I love both songs extremely much, but this is unfair! 50% and 49% You must be kidding me!!!

    • Bradley Stern

      The numbers are rounded. The actual count was about 50.7% and 49.3%.

  • Lana


  • Lovaddict

    Love both artists and songs! But if I have to choose It would be Lana’s because her song is beautiful and much more sensitive than Adele’s. Lana c’est la meilleure ;)

  • katerina

    49 % the one and 50 % the other one is not possible…only 51-49…
    nevermind..lana’s voice is not better than adele’s, but however i think she and her songs are by far better than adele’s :)