August 16th, 2013
03:36 PM ET
The Little Monsters may want to step it up.
Billboard is reporting that Katy Perry's new single "Roar" is poised to outsell Lady Gaga's new one, "Applause."
Forecasts predict that Perry will sell about 450,000 downloads by August 18 while Gaga is on pace for 200,000 to 225,000. "Roar" has the advantage of being released a day earlier than "Applause" (August 12 versus Aug 13. Gaga released her track after declaring a "pop music emergency" when her song leaked.
There are still a few more days left though before a winner can be declared. Take a listen to the two songs and tell us which you prefer.
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