First Listen: Justin Bieber, ‘Boyfriend’

"I’d like to be everything you want / Hey girl, let me talk to you"

A couple of weeks ago we got our first look at the official single cover artwork for Justin Bieber‘s new track Boyfriend. Today we get our first listen of the actual song. Boyfriend is now available for sale on iTunes and you can listen to the song in full right here, right now. Exciting, yes? Check it out below.


Some folks say that JB is channeling a little Justin Timberlake in this track … which I guess I can hear but the lyrics and the vibe of the song first reminded me of Prince. Yes, Prince. Back in the day, Prince released a song titled If I Was Your Girlfriend and in the lyrics, Prince sang to his lady all the things he would do for her if they were, ahem, friends. The Biebs takes the same approach in a less dirty way. Now, I’m not saying that this Bieber song is nearly as good as the Prince song, far from it … I’m just saying that the lyrics of the song remind me of the Prince song more than a Justin Timberlake song. BUT, I’ve already spent far too much time pontificating on the lyrical meaning and intent of JB‘s new song. What do y’all think? Is it a pop hit? I hope you like it because I have a sneaking suspicion that this song is going to get a lot of play this year.

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  1. rachel

    “i could be your buzz lightyear”?!?
    i think i just peed a little…

  2. oh lord *shakes head*
    im so happy i dont listen to the radio anymore…theres no way i could handle having this song play 6 times an hour

  3. He sounds exactly like Justin Timberlake here. Even the production quality of the song is so 2006 Justin. I would not peg this as a Bieber song if I did not know anything about this song beforehand. I have to say even though I don’t like the guy (my boyfriend really doesn’t like him cause of him dating Selena his celebrity crush, but that’s another story) this song isn’t half bad.

  4. Tiffany

    If you are a 14 year old girl then this song is amazing. I can so imagine myself 10 years ago just *knowing* he was singing that song to me!!!!! Now he just sounds like JT.

  5. Ashley

    I like the beat, the lyrics sound cheesey

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