Justin Bieber - What Do You Mean? Lyrics (2024)

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"What Do You Mean?" is a song recorded by Justin Bieber for his fourth studio album Purpose (2015). The song was released on August 28, 2015, as the album's lead single by Def Jam. The song was produced by MdL and co-produced by Justin. It was featured in several year-end lists of best songs of 2015. Commercially, the song topped the charts in several countries, including Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, and Norway. In Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom, "What Do You Mean?" was Bieber's first number-one single. The song's music video features Bieber in bed with a young woman and getting kidnapped by masked men, as well as an appearance from actor John Leguizamo.more »


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What do you mean? oohWhen you nod your head yesBut you wanna say noWhat do you mean? heyWhen you don’t want me to moveBut you tell me to goWhat do you mean?Oh, what do you mean?Said you’re running out of timeWhat do you mean?Oh oh oh what do you mean?Better make up your mindWhat do you mean?You’re so indecisive, what I’m sayingTrying to catch the beat, make up your heartDon't know if you're happy, or complainingDon’t want for us to end, where do I start?First you wanna go to the left and you want to turn rightWanna argue all day, making love all nightFirst you're up and you’re down and then betweenOh I really want to knowWhat do you mean? oohWhen you nod your head yesBut you wanna say noWhat do you mean? heyWhen you don't want me to moveBut you tell me to goWhat do you mean? Oh, what do you mean?Said we’re running out of timeWhat do you mean?Oh oh oh, what do you mean?Better make up your mindWhat do you mean?You’re overprotective when I’m leavingTrying to compromise but I can’t winYou wanna make a point but you keep preachingYou had me from the start won’t let this endFirst you wanna go to the left then you want to turn rightWanna argue all day make love all nightFirst you up and you’re down then betweenOh I really want to knowWhat do you mean? oohWhen you nod your head yesBut you wanna say noWhat do you mean? (oh what do you mean?) heyWhen you don’t want me to moveBut you tell me to goWhat do you mean?I wanna knowOh what do you mean?(Ooh) Said you’re running out of timeWhat do you mean? (ah baby)Oh oh oh what do you mean?Better make up your mindWhat do you mean? oohWhen you nod your head yes, but you wanna say noWhat do you mean? (you're so confusing baby)Hey, when you don't want me to moveBut you tell me to goWhat do you mean? (oh be more straightforward)Oh, what do you mean?Said wyo're running out of timeWhat do you mean?Oh oh oh what do you mean?Better make up your mindWhat do you mean?

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Written by: Justin Drew Bieber, Mason David Levy, Robert Jason Boyd

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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12 facts about this song

Release Date

"What Do You Mean?" was released on August 28, 2015.

Chart Performance

Upon its release, the song topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the US, making Justin Bieber the youngest male artist to debut at No. 1.

Album Inclusion

The song is a part of Justin Bieber's fourth studio album titled "Purpose."

Critical Reception

"What Do You Mean?" received positive reviews from music critics emphasizing its mature sound and Bieber's evolved vocal style.

Collaborators

The song was produced by Justin Bieber and MdL, with additional production from Skrillex.

Videos

The music video for the song, directed by Brad Furman and starring John Leguizamo and Justin Bieber, premiered on VEVO the same day as the song release.

Awards and Nominations

"What Do You Mean?" earned Bieber Best Dance Recording nomination at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards.

Songwriting

Bieber co-wrote the song with Jason "Poo Bear" Boyd and Mason Levy (MdL).

Song Theme

Lyrically, "What Do You Mean?" expresses Bieber's frustration with mixed signals in relationships.

Record Breaking Track

At its release, "What Do You Mean?" broke the Spotify record for most streams in a week, tallying over 21 million streams in just five days.

Global Reach

The song also achieved success internationally, hitting No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart and making top 10 in many other countries.

Notable Live Performances

Bieber first performed "What Do You Mean?" live at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards.

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