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Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Britney Spears' Womanizes iTunes Today

You know how horror movies now are all shot in the same generic MTV-style manner, with breakneck camera movement and editing? And the scary moments are "accented" with sudden, loud hits of music that make it impossible for you not to realize this is the part when you're supposed to jump? Yeah, it's called forcing. And that's what Britney Spears' "Womanizer" feels like.

As the single was finally added to iTunes today, I finally sat down and listened to it with headphones last night, and tried to analyze why it's so grating.

Of course, it's not hard to deduce. I lost track of how many times Britney actually says womanizer after 30. It's like the song was designed not out of creativity, but via a calculated method meant for the listener to have it shoved down their throat via a funnel.

I know—welcome to pop music, right? But how does "Womanizer" stack up to Brit's other lead singles off new albums, like "...Baby One More Time," "Oops!...I Did It Again" or even "Gimme More"? It seems a bit too "Slave 4 U" and "Me Against The Music" than the former mentioned.

I like Britney when she's good, and I'd like her to do well. But why is that her overall best album came last year, when she was cracked out of her mind? This nasty track has no melody, no subtlety and nothing to draw you in.

There is the decent, bright part in the middle eight of "Womanizer," where she sings "Maybe if we both lived in different worlds, it would be all good..." That only lasts for about eight seconds.

Equally irritating is the the constant "Youuuuu" and the incessant siren in the background. Yeah, ring the alarm, Britney...this song sucks!



  • At 11:13 AM, Blogger duanemoody.com said…

    I still think Me Against the Music is one of her best. I hope that the album is different as well, and think that this song was just churned out to get attention. However, I am pleased that she isn't overdubbed like she has been in the past, and you can actually hear her (and not her to infinity) singing. I guess you get some good with the bad?!

  • At 12:06 PM, Blogger John said…

    I've been pretty hard on the track up until now...and I will continue to be. With the great judgment shown on "Blackout", this is just beyond bizarre. I will say it's not as annoying to me now as it was when I first heard it, but I won't go out of my way to hear it again.

  • At 10:44 PM, Blogger Michael said…

    The song would've been so much better if they'd come up with a chorus.

  • At 12:17 AM, Blogger D'luv said…

    DM, ...and then you have the facts of life!

    John, I didn't think anyone had been hard over Britney in years...wow, it really is her comeback!

    Micheal, thank you!!

  • At 12:31 PM, Blogger MANOEL MELO said…

    this song is awesome,i love it, but tell how a song that sucks turned the top of itunes, can you explain this,


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