Still Alive vs. Want You Gone (potential spoilers)

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#1 Posted by 420BONERJAMZ (11 posts) -

Want You Gone:
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRvXdfDU44E

Still Alive:
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6ljFaKRTrI

I prefer Want You Gone but that's just me. 

#2 Posted by ReyGitano (2467 posts) -

I prefer Still Alive, but it may just be me needing to give Want You Gone more time to sink in.

#3 Edited by wolf_blitzer85 (5250 posts) -

At first I still thought Still Alive was a better song, but after my second time through Portal 2, that song is starting to get to me.

Still Alive certainly had a bigger impact though.

#4 Posted by Enigma777 (6057 posts) -

Still Alive > Want You Gone

#5 Posted by Demyx (3237 posts) -

Hard to say. I like both. Maybe Want You gone to be honest.

#6 Posted by animathias (1170 posts) -

I'm with you, I like "Want You Gone" more, though they're both great songs.

#7 Posted by Gnubberen (762 posts) -

Im having a hard time deciding... I think the version of Still Alive where Jonathan Coulton is singing it, is the best... But when GLaDOS is singing the song, I perfer Want You Gone... So I guess I really want to hear a version of Want You Gone, Where Jonathan Coulton is singing it...

#8 Posted by BeachThunder (11702 posts) -

Still Alive is better, but I just realised I have Want You Gone stuck in my head :o

Also, there's a spoiler right in the title (right next to where you wrote potential spoilers). I know that before I finished the game I wouldn't have wanted to know the name of the ending song.

#9 Posted by Legend (2649 posts) -
@wolf_blitzer85 said:
" At first I still thought Still Alive was a better song, but after my second time through Portal 2, that song is starting to get to me. "
Yeah, same here. The more I hear it, the more I like it!
#10 Posted by 420BONERJAMZ (11 posts) -
@FlemmingM:  I feel like Want You Gone seems more like Coulton's style.
#11 Posted by LordXavierBritish (6320 posts) -

Want You Gone is a much more Jonathan Coultony song, it's more distinctively his style and not nearly as iconic for being so.


Still Alive was a once in a life time stroke of genius with all the pieces coming together.

I guess the same could be said of the original Portal too though.
#12 Edited by Jeust (10479 posts) -
@Enigma777 said:

" Still Alive > Want You Gone "

still Want You Gone is a great song!
#13 Posted by BabyChooChoo (4287 posts) -

I actually prefer 'Want You Gone.' Maybe it's because Still Alive got played out for me. I still really like both songs though.

#14 Posted by BulletproofMonk (2718 posts) -

Want You Gone is the better song.

#15 Posted by yoshimitz707 (2450 posts) -

Want you gone is so much better. I didn't even like Still Alive that much.

#16 Posted by Landon (4130 posts) -

I didn't like Want You Gone at all.

#17 Posted by supermike6 (3540 posts) -

I like Want You Gone a lot more. I've listened to it like 50 times now.

#18 Posted by buhssuht (437 posts) -

there's something about Want you gone that makes me like it more.

#19 Posted by MisterMouse (3540 posts) -

I prefer Still Alive, but I actually really like the song the Turrets sing as you are riding the elevator up to the surface, the song with the operatic voice.

#20 Posted by MaFoLu (1858 posts) -
I think Still Alive will be the most popular with the majority.

For me, though, I can't decide which one is better than the other...
Both are great songs. I'll just leave it at that.
#21 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -
@BeachThunder said:
" Also, there's a spoiler right in the title (right next to where you wrote potential spoilers). I know that before I finished the game I wouldn't have wanted to know the name of the ending song. "
exactly

sorry but i flagged this thread. Portal 2 is the one game of the year that shouldn't be even slightly spoiled for anyone..

having the song's name in the title is a spoiler. stating that there IS an ending song, is a spoiler.
#22 Posted by blueduck (964 posts) -

Want you Gone is terrible

#23 Posted by JeanLuc (3572 posts) -

At first I thought "Want You Gone" was ok but the more I listen to it, the more I like it.

Not sure which I find better though, both are great.
#24 Posted by rmanthorp (3875 posts) -

Want You Gone is a greater song, both fantastic and clever.

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#25 Posted by Management (596 posts) -

Still Alive is better for what it is, but Want You Gone is the better song.

#26 Posted by PrivateIronTFU (3874 posts) -

Still Alive has the nostalgia factor. But Want You Gone is just as good.

#27 Posted by BulletproofMonk (2718 posts) -
@Ahmad_Metallic said:
"  stating that there IS an ending song, is a spoiler "
Not really. This is the sequel to Portal after all.
#28 Posted by Oddface (85 posts) -

I like Want You Gone better as a song. It could never become as iconic as Still Alive, but they did great job with it. It's a great song and it felt perfect for the ending of that game.

#29 Posted by TheVideoHustler (406 posts) -

IMHO Still Alive is better, I think that the lyrics have a greater impact then Want you gone

#30 Posted by Toms115 (2316 posts) -

both good, prefer want you gone.

#31 Posted by Xpgamer7 (2377 posts) -

Still alive is more catchy and also more robotic. On the other hand Want you gone is very popish and has a lot more vocal notes.

hmm... I like Want you gone  as I've overplayed Still alive. 
#32 Posted by TurboMan (7402 posts) -

Still Alive means more


Want You Gone is better.
#33 Posted by Yanngc33 (4496 posts) -

Want you gone is pretty good

#34 Posted by ShaggE (6334 posts) -

Still Alive is the best, but Want You Gone is very close behind.


Robots FTW is an unbelievably distant third. 
#35 Posted by Liquidus (946 posts) -

It's a hard decision. "Still Alive" was genius and had a bigger impact because you were totally not expecting something like it. "Want You Gone" is hilarious and great credits song, I'd even say it's actually funnier if you played the first game beforehand. GLaDOS is always trying to kill Chell but she finally realizes Chell is too much of a pain in the ass so she allows her to be free just to get her out of the way. I found that pretty funny.

#36 Posted by iAmJohn (6109 posts) -

Still Alive will permanently win on the surprise factor.  There's no way to dethrone it; you never saw it coming if you were able to play it before everyone started talking about it, and even if you heard about it, you probably weren't ready for it.  There's no way Want You Gone could've ever hoped to have won on surprise or humor factor.


All that said, I think Want You Gone is a way better song and I'd much rather listen to it than Still Alive.
#37 Edited by guiseppe (2837 posts) -

They are both fantastic songs. I can't really decide which I prefer, so I won't.

#38 Posted by metalsnakezero (2288 posts) -

 Want You Gone is a good  song, but its no Still Alive. 

#39 Posted by TooWalrus (13137 posts) -

Potential spoilers as in: There's another song at the end!? Shitsnacks, I shoulda stayed off the forums, I haven't been able to finish it because I've been banging my head against this homework all week.

#40 Posted by Trebz (487 posts) -
@TurboMan said:
" Still Alive means more

Want You Gone is better.
"
Empty quote'd.
#41 Posted by RetroVirus (1458 posts) -

I think that Still Alive was the perfect end to Portal, so I don't know how my expectations could have been topped.  That said, Want You Gone is a really catchy and fun song.  I think that Still Alive is going to stand the test of time and be remembered more fondly than Want You Gone.

#42 Posted by BulletStorm (487 posts) -

I agree. Still Alive will forever be the "Portal song". I think Want You Gone is catchier and, for me at least, provides a lot of closure for the Portal series. Also, the [REDACTED] joke had me laughing so fucking hard. 


All that being said, does anyone else think that, they like Want You Gone at least a little more than Still Alive because you won't hear as many poor covers of the song? 
#43 Posted by BRG9000 (144 posts) -

 I think Want You Gone is the better song. Thing is, Still Alive started out great because it had that "Holy crap, glados is singing to me?" moment.

WYG on the other hand, kinda started in the red because it would have been terribly disappointing if there had been no song at all. It had to live up to expectations rather than shattering (nonexistant?) expectations.

#44 Posted by Underachiever007 (2468 posts) -
@TurboMan said:
" Still Alive means more

Want You Gone is better.
"
Nicely put.
#45 Posted by bkbroiler (1606 posts) -

I like them both for different reasons. Still Alive is funnier, and was more unexpected. I think I like Want You Gone more as a song. It's also really damn catchy. It made the ending very sweet.


Right now I like Want You Gone better, but only because I've heard Still Alive about 1000 times.
#46 Posted by TheSmashing (313 posts) -

 I prefer Still Alive

#47 Edited by Meltac (1999 posts) -

It's a tough decision, but there is something about Want You Gone I just love. Would like to hear a version where Coulton sings it. 

#48 Edited by Bismarck (430 posts) -
after a couple of listens to Want you gone you really start liking it. At first i didn't really like it that much.
#49 Posted by ShaneDev (1696 posts) -

I think Want You Gone sounds better and after hearing it a few more times I prefer it to Still Alive.

#50 Posted by Hockeymask27 (3683 posts) -

Still Alive. By like 1100 times more.

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