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Uranus
Jan 10th, 2011, 12:38 PM
Here's the full song:

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Enjoy, fans :D.

tennisbuddy12
Jan 10th, 2011, 12:40 PM
It's fucking amazing!

Slutiana
Jan 10th, 2011, 12:53 PM
Credit where credit's due.

RIHANNA COULD NEVA.
KATY PERRY COULD NEVA.
KESHA COULD NEVA.
LADY GAGA COULD NEVA.
BEYONCE COUL.... (ok, well actually she could, but 4/5 ain't bad).

Root
Jan 10th, 2011, 12:55 PM
Britney could neva.

Apoleb
Jan 10th, 2011, 01:02 PM
Credit where credit's due.

RIHANNA COULD NEVA.
KATY PERRY COULD NEVA.
KESHA COULD NEVA.
LADY GAGA COULD NEVA.
BEYONCE COUL.... (ok, well actually she could, but 4/5 ain't bad).

:sobbing:

Anyway, don't wanna rain on the Britney stan parade, but I think it's decent.

Carotastrophe
Jan 10th, 2011, 01:07 PM
OMG.. love it.. downloading when it becomes available in US :cheer:

delicatecutter
Jan 10th, 2011, 01:16 PM
Everyone is queening out. :rolls:

NyCPsU
Jan 10th, 2011, 01:42 PM
I heard it on the radio this morning. Wasn't impressed. :shrug:

Maybe it will grow? :shrug:

eck
Jan 10th, 2011, 01:43 PM
I don't like it. :tears:

ElusiveChanteuse
Jan 10th, 2011, 02:13 PM
Not going to repeat it.:p The beat is alright though.

MH0861
Jan 10th, 2011, 02:19 PM
It sounds like Shattered Glass, I like it, but not sure it's going to be any kind of Brit classic or how much staying power it will have on the charts.

LeRoy.
Jan 10th, 2011, 03:07 PM
I love it. Its so addictive after only a few listens.

Super Dave
Jan 10th, 2011, 03:41 PM
Don't like it; sorry.

delicatecutter
Jan 10th, 2011, 03:50 PM
Sister Tara enjoys the repeating chorus throughout the song.

Amalgamate
Jan 10th, 2011, 04:34 PM
It's nothing special :shrug: I expected more...

Mistress of Evil
Jan 10th, 2011, 04:51 PM
just another Britney song. yeah, I will probably start to like it when every TV channel rotate it 10+ per day but after a week or so I am gonna be so feed-up with it that will never listen to it again. ;)

~{X}~
Jan 10th, 2011, 04:54 PM
It's alright. Fun to listen to, but nothing amazing. Though I do like it better than 3 thankfully.

Root
Jan 10th, 2011, 04:57 PM
It's nothing special :shrug: I expected more...

You expected more from Britney?

Vincey!
Jan 10th, 2011, 05:07 PM
Ok. :shrug:

Slutati
Jan 10th, 2011, 05:33 PM
Credit where credit's due.

RIHANNA COULD NEVA.
KATY PERRY COULD NEVA.
KESHA COULD NEVA.
LADY GAGA COULD NEVA.
BEYONCE COUL.... (ok, well actually she could, but 4/5 ain't bad).
JOJO COULD NEVA!

Not that bad.

WhatTheDeuce
Jan 10th, 2011, 05:33 PM
Ugh, I really don't like it.

I'm sad. :bigcry:

delicatecutter
Jan 10th, 2011, 05:37 PM
Dave!! :hug: I'll talk you off the ledge, love!

Brooks.
Jan 10th, 2011, 06:11 PM
It's the perfect first single. It's fun, and it will be awesome to dance to. It's everything that makes Britney so great.

I'm sure the rest of the album won't be as "safe."

ce
Jan 10th, 2011, 06:15 PM
Ugh, I really don't like it.

I'm sad. :bigcry:

:sad:

Elwin.
Jan 10th, 2011, 06:16 PM
It's alright.

WhatTheDeuce
Jan 10th, 2011, 06:21 PM
This song won't get to #1. It'll be top 5-10 based on her name alone but it's not first Britney single material.

Hope the video is amazing.

Bismarck.
Jan 10th, 2011, 06:21 PM
Meh.

ElusiveChanteuse
Jan 10th, 2011, 06:28 PM
This song won't get to #1. It'll be top 5-10 based on her name alone but it's not first Britney single material.

Hope the video is amazing.

But I think Britney's fanbase is big enough to push it to #1 no matter how.:p

~{X}~
Jan 10th, 2011, 06:32 PM
:lol: WhatTheDeuce, that was a fast sig change.

WhatTheDeuce
Jan 10th, 2011, 06:36 PM
:lol: WhatTheDeuce, that was a fast sig change.
Just soooo underwhelmed. I'll buy it regardless, but BLAH.

Maybe I'm being harsh, or my expectations were overblown, but it's just not that good to me. In the club it'll be hot and extremely danceable, but that's a given with Britney. The chorus sounds like a good pre-chorus to me, not worthy of being the meat/hook of the song.

delicatecutter
Jan 10th, 2011, 06:37 PM
:haha:

~{X}~
Jan 10th, 2011, 06:37 PM
Just soooo underwhelmed. I'll buy it regardless, but BLAH.

Well atleast the album is coming out soon, so you'll have other songs to choose from.

WhatTheDeuce
Jan 10th, 2011, 06:40 PM
Well atleast the album is coming out soon, so you'll have other songs to choose from.
Oddly enough, this doesn't make me concerned about the rest of the album, if anything I'm glad that it's gonna be 'different sounding' for a Britney album. I'm more surprised that this is what her and her team consider to be the most commercially appealing song on the album.

PatrickRyan
Jan 10th, 2011, 06:41 PM
It was OK, hoped for better! :sad:

shrOOf
Jan 10th, 2011, 06:41 PM
:sad: Don't like it.

LeRoy.
Jan 10th, 2011, 06:57 PM
Mark my words, in years to come this song will be remembered like Toxic. I still remember when that song came out people were saying this is it, Britney's done and this song is going to be a miserable flop but guess what, it was a monster hit and HIAM will be just as big. I love how Britney sounds on this song. :D

delicatecutter
Jan 10th, 2011, 07:26 PM
I've never liked Toxic. IMO it's one of her weakest singles.

What's good isn't always popular and what's popular isn't always good.

WhatTheDeuce
Jan 10th, 2011, 07:30 PM
Mostly positive reviews at the moment...

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Artist Direct: 4.5/5 -- http://www.artistdirect.com/entertainment-news/article/britney-spears-hold-it-against-me-single-review-4-5-out-of-5-stars/8442169

Entertainment Weekly: "Another hit record...classic Britney!" -- http://music-mix.ew.com/2011/01/10/britney-spears-hold-it-against-me-leaks/

Gigwise: "A disappointing return." http://www.gigwise.com/blog/60559/Britney-Spears-Hold-It-Against-Me-Review

Crushable: "The worst song of 2011." http://crushable.com/entertainment/britney-spears-hold-it-against-me-might-be-the-worst-song-of-2011/

DirectLyrics: "Amazing...ten times better than the demo!" http://www.directlyrics.com/britney-spears--hold-it-against-me-new-song-news.html

DailyStar: "Boasts all the singer's best bits...razor sharp beats that Robyn and Rihanna would kill for" -- http://www.dailystar.co.uk/posts/view/171293/FIRST-LISTEN-Britney-Spears-Hold-It-Against-Me

HollywoodLife: "One of the best-crafted tracks of the year" -- http://www.hollywoodlife.com/2011/01/10/britney-spears-hold-it-against-me/

ThatGrapeJuice: "When she said it was better than the demo she wasn't joking!" -- http://thatgrapejuice.net/2011/01/song-britney-spears-hold-me/

OK! Magazine -- "One hell of a dancefloor-filler" -- http://www.ok.co.uk/celebnews/view/30836/Listen-to-Britney-Spears-new-single-Hold-It-Against-Me-/

New York Magazine: Breakdown is a "mess"; song is still catchy -- http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2011/01/britney_spears_hold_it_against.html

Celebrity Cafe: "Hot...throbbing beat, catchy chorus" -- http://thecelebritycafe.com/feature/britney-hits-us-one-more-time-her-hot-new-single-hold-it-against-me-01-10-2011

Newsweek: "Thumping dance beat...immediately catchy" -- http://www.newsday.com/entertainment/music/backstage-pass-1.811987/hear-the-new-britney-spears-single-1.2598830

DigitalSpy: "Why we're in love with the new Britney single!" -- http://www.digitalspy.com/music/thesound/a297005/why-were-in-love-with-the-new-britney-single.html

delicatecutter
Jan 10th, 2011, 07:32 PM
:spit: Robyn would not be killing for those beats.

NyCPsU
Jan 10th, 2011, 07:53 PM
New York Magazine nailed it. Something is just off. Its catchy and it will do well, but the breakdown is a total mess. It doesnt go anywhere it just kind of trails off. It needed like a big moment or peak and it tried, it just doesnt deliver. Then the song just ends the same way it began.

~{X}~
Jan 10th, 2011, 07:58 PM
CJ is so smart. :)

NyCPsU
Jan 10th, 2011, 07:59 PM
Thanks! :lol:

I hope you aren't being sarcastic. ;)

NyCPsU
Jan 10th, 2011, 08:01 PM
I'm also really bored as work is just dragging today. Usually I have much better things to do than critique a generic pop song. :sobbing:

Bismarck.
Jan 10th, 2011, 08:03 PM
Ooh, burn. :lol:

~{X}~
Jan 10th, 2011, 08:04 PM
Thanks! :lol:

I hope you aren't being sarcastic. ;)

No, I agree with what you said about the song. :)

WhatTheDeuce
Jan 10th, 2011, 08:05 PM
New York Magazine nailed it.
Thank God she's not getting the shit Avril and Katy are getting. :o I know Katy is slaying, but I'm not concerned with chart positioning.

Anyway, I like HIAM. I'm still disappointed overall, but her vocals are delicious, especially during the verses. And the beat is pretty intense/fierce/unique. Gives me hope for what might end up being an amazing album. It's still lacking an aggressive enough hook to me, but it's still a good song.

Commercially, I don't have high expectations. Sorry Fe, but this won't slay like you think it will. :p If it gets to #1 I'll be really happy, but I just don't think it's gonna be that well received by the general public. Her stans are eating this up like they did Blackout though. Which I guess makes it not surprising that I'm expecting a less enthusiastic reaction from radio/non-stans.

NyCPsU
Jan 10th, 2011, 08:15 PM
:lol: I didnt read the actual reviews, just going by the headlines.

Just Do It
Jan 10th, 2011, 09:24 PM
It's ok, expected something MUCH better though. It will probably grow

WhatTheDeuce
Jan 10th, 2011, 10:15 PM
Radio programmers and critics are absolutely loving this track, and for a first-day add, she's getting insane spin numbers on the radio.

One thing I will say with this sound/direction is she's trying to bring dubstep (which was, until recently, purely an underground genre) into the mainstream, and people who may not have been fond of her Circus singles might be really, really into this. The stans definitely love it too, especially compared to Womanizer, for example. Lots of stans were horribly disappointed by that entire era, but it's pretty much all positive now.

Maybe I'm wrong about the commercial success of this. I hope I am.

ce
Jan 10th, 2011, 10:35 PM
Well your avatar and signature are back :rolls:

aznunit2k5
Jan 10th, 2011, 10:39 PM
Wow I love this song. She sure has the sound that has been "IN" for 2010 and now. She does it better than Kesha and Rihanna for sure.
The song sounds great with headphones in too. Vocals are as good as they can be for Britney too. Good production.

Solid and safe single.

Gimme More was a risky single and I was expecting something along those lines. "ITS BRITNEY BITCH"

WhatTheDeuce
Jan 10th, 2011, 10:40 PM
I actually love it. :sobbing: And the headphone thing is so true, the bass hits REALLY hard.

I should have anticipated this happening, it always does. I'm hooked.

WhatTheDeuce
Jan 10th, 2011, 10:54 PM
for a first-day add, she's getting insane spin numbers on the radio.
This was an understatement apparently.

http://twitter.com/styvelee
'Hold It Against Me' has the most 1st day spins on the radio of all time! Its even slowing down Google's server!

mckyle.
Jan 10th, 2011, 11:12 PM
How could it slow Google down if it's not even trending on Twitter?

aznunit2k5
Jan 10th, 2011, 11:19 PM
How could it slow Google down if it's not even trending on Twitter?

Cause Britney fans are more intelligent than Gaga fans and know Google will have all the info they need while Gaga fans search endlessly on Twitter for nuttin.

Slutati
Jan 10th, 2011, 11:21 PM
Oh damn poor Google. :bigcry: They had no idea! This song will absolutely smash, she ain't Floptina

mckyle.
Jan 10th, 2011, 11:32 PM
Cause Britney fans are more intelligent than Gaga fans and know Google will have all the info they need while Gaga fans search endlessly on Twitter for nuttin.

Ooooooh you got me!

In The Zone
Jan 10th, 2011, 11:42 PM
Thank God she's not getting the shit Avril and Katy are getting. :o I know Katy is slaying, but I'm not concerned with chart positioning.

Anyway, I like HIAM. I'm still disappointed overall, but her vocals are delicious, especially during the verses. And the beat is pretty intense/fierce/unique. Gives me hope for what might end up being an amazing album. It's still lacking an aggressive enough hook to me, but it's still a good song.

Commercially, I don't have high expectations. Sorry Fe, but this won't slay like you think it will. :p If it gets to #1 I'll be really happy, but I just don't think it's gonna be that well received by the general public. Her stans are eating this up like they did Blackout though. Which I guess makes it not surprising that I'm expecting a less enthusiastic reaction from radio/non-stans.

She'll get #1 on downloads alone. (Yes, I'm still bitter Toxic never got to #1 when downloads didn't count :o)

They effectively used Twitter and Facebook. No other artist used it as well as Britney's team did. A+ to them. Biggest lead-up smash in ages.

MH0861
Jan 10th, 2011, 11:45 PM
http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz167/britneybritney1986/britney.jpg

aznunit2k5
Jan 10th, 2011, 11:49 PM
This song rivals some of my best work right Slutati?

WhatTheDeuce
Jan 10th, 2011, 11:50 PM
http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz167/britneybritney1986/britney.jpg
LOL. Truth? Britney fans who think she's gonna outsell Gaga are absolutely delusional. Unless Gaga's material really blows, which it won't, it's not gonna happen. It's the times. Just like Britney outsold everyone back when she was the "it" girl, Gaga will do that now.

This wasn't in direct reference to you btw MH, I'm just saying generally to any of the Britney fans buying into this whole 'Brit vs. Gaga' bullshit.

Slutati
Jan 10th, 2011, 11:54 PM
This song rivals some of my best work right Slutati?
Let's not get carried away, mama Duck. :lol: It's not even close, you are still the HBIC!

aznunit2k5
Jan 10th, 2011, 11:57 PM
Brit sold 500,000 first week with Circus. With this single doing well already I feel like she can do even higher.

aznunit2k5
Jan 10th, 2011, 11:57 PM
Let's not get carried away, mama Duck. :lol: It's not even close, you are still the HBIC!

Luv ya my ducking <3 FOR LIFEEE XOXOXOXOXO

delicatecutter
Jan 11th, 2011, 12:00 AM
I thought Circus sold more than The Fame/Fame Monster? :confused:

WhatTheDeuce
Jan 11th, 2011, 12:04 AM
I thought Circus sold more than The Fame/Fame Monster? :confused:
LOL. No. Not in the US or worldwide.

Though Circus was still a big commercial success by today's industry standards.

MH0861
Jan 11th, 2011, 12:07 AM
LOL. Truth? Britney fans who think she's gonna outsell Gaga are absolutely delusional. Unless Gaga's material really blows, which it won't, it's not gonna happen. It's the times. Just like Britney outsold everyone back when she was the "it" girl, Gaga will do that now.

This wasn't in direct reference to you btw MH, I'm just saying generally to any of the Britney fans buying into this whole 'Brit vs. Gaga' bullshit.

I know, I know, I thought it was a hilarious/delusional pic :lol:

Brit is smart to get this out before Gaga unleashes her single/album.

delicatecutter
Jan 11th, 2011, 12:07 AM
It must have been the strong first-week sales that led me to think otherwise.

cometz9
Jan 11th, 2011, 12:13 AM
Liked the song but really nothing special, sounds like any electro house songs.

Andy.
Jan 11th, 2011, 12:40 AM
Its OK, she has had much better songs. To be this would have been one of the non release singles on Blackout. I would still consider myself a fan I dont like the fact that she wouldnt have writen it and wont sing it live. That is really starting to get to me with all of the other girls at least attempting to do the above even if its not done great.

Brooks.
Jan 11th, 2011, 01:01 AM
gah, I just LOVE this woman.

...and on the subject of Gaga. I feel like she will alienate some "fans" (the general public not including gays and/or other "freaks/little monsters") this go round...but she'll still sell more than Britney because of promotion alone. Gaga will whore herself out and I'm willing to bet that Britney will only do a little more promotion than she did last time with Circus

Amalgamate
Jan 11th, 2011, 01:10 AM
I miss the old Britney. The one that sang actual pop songs, not euro trash. RIP Baby One More Time. :sad:

WhatTheDeuce
Jan 11th, 2011, 01:12 AM
That is really starting to get to me
Oh get over it already, that news is 10 years old at this point. Now it's getting to you? Please. I see the douchebags in the Aussie media are starting to influence people who liked her, and it's sad.

WhatTheDeuce
Jan 11th, 2011, 01:13 AM
but she'll still sell more than Britney because of promotion alone
Delusion. Sorry.

Carotastrophe
Jan 11th, 2011, 01:17 AM
It has been on the replay since. absolutely love this song.

Does anyone know how its doing on itunes?

WhatTheDeuce
Jan 11th, 2011, 01:18 AM
Apparently the only country it's been released in in New Zealand. :confused: And it's already #4. Soon to be #1.

Wannabeknowitall
Jan 11th, 2011, 01:23 AM
I'm just not feeling it yet. Should be a good hit in Europe and Asia.
I just don't see it being amazing here without an absolutely mindbogglingly music video.

Brooks.
Jan 11th, 2011, 01:27 AM
Delusion. Sorry.

If Britney did as much promotion with Circus (and rereleased it with 8 new songs) as Gaga did with Fame Monster/The Fame, the sales would've probably been very close

And people forget that before the Fame was rereleased, the sales between the two albums were virtually the same. Gaga is big but she's not even the highest selling female artist out there right now. All three of Taylor Swifts albums have sold more than Gaga's :lol:

No doubt Gaga is the "IT" girl of Pop right now but the public is still completely freaking out over new Britney 10++ years later.

Andy.
Jan 11th, 2011, 01:29 AM
Its been released in Australia. Downloading it now.

Carotastrophe
Jan 11th, 2011, 01:40 AM
Cool! This is a GREAT Comeback. Lovin it.

Hopefully it releases here soon :cheers:

LeRoy.
Jan 11th, 2011, 01:49 AM
Cool! This is a GREAT Comeback. Lovin it.

Hopefully it releases here soon :cheers:

It releases in the US on itunes at 12.00 midnight. Make sure to buy it for you and your family right away since its only going to be available until the 18th.

LeRoy.
Jan 11th, 2011, 01:52 AM
If Britney did as much promotion with Circus (and rereleased it with 8 new songs) as Gaga did with Fame Monster/The Fame, the sales would've probably been very close



Not trying to start something here but I totally agree with you on that. In fact i wouldn't be suprised if Britney had higher numbers that her with a similar gimmick.

Keegan
Jan 11th, 2011, 02:08 AM
I'm not really feeling the song right now. It might grow on me, but I doubt it. I look forward to her album though.

aznunit2k5
Jan 11th, 2011, 02:32 AM
Smart of Britney's team for making it only available for 1 week. That makes everyone buy it NOW instead of later, which pretty much will give her HUGE download numbers which combined with the booming airplay = #1 hit

I think they are playing the cards right.

Amalgamate
Jan 11th, 2011, 02:37 AM
What about someone who hears it on the radio on the 19th and wants to buy it :shrug: How long do they have to wait?

~{X}~
Jan 11th, 2011, 02:57 AM
Why are people trying to start Britney vs. Gaga? They should not be put up against each other. Gaga is coming out with her album later this year, and Britney is finally back after releasing her last album three years ago. Britney's song is a grower I feel, at first I didn't like it, but I didn't hate it and I liked it much better than 3. A lot of her fans loved 3, I thought it was horrible. :lol:

But I am happy to see her back and I am hoping her album will be a good one! Its been a long time, make it count! :D

LeRoy.
Jan 11th, 2011, 03:16 AM
Its on itunes USA

buy buy buy

Brooks.
Jan 11th, 2011, 04:25 AM
Bought it! :D

If you gift it to people, does that count as more sales for the single?

LeRoy.
Jan 11th, 2011, 04:27 AM
Bought it! :D

If you gift it to people, does that count as more sales for the single?

Yes gift it to people who are likely to download it illegally

delicatecutter
Jan 11th, 2011, 05:22 AM
Everyone gift it to WhatTheDeuce!

LeRoy.
Jan 11th, 2011, 05:26 AM
# 35 on Itunes USA in an hour of its release

In the top 20 in Mexico, Top 3 in NZ and top 15 in Australia.

Smash hit

WhatTheDeuce
Jan 11th, 2011, 05:31 AM
Everyone gift it to WhatTheDeuce!
It doesn't let other country's iTunes to gift to Canada for whatever reason :sobbing: Even though US-> Germany seemed to work fine. :rolleyes:

But in any case LeRoy. bought a copy for me from iTunes US, and I've already bought 3 in iTunes CAN so it's all good! :hug:

delicatecutter
Jan 11th, 2011, 05:33 AM
Well I tried to help you Davey. :sobbing:

LeRoy.
Jan 11th, 2011, 05:39 AM
# 16 in the US within 2 hours of its release. This is going to be one for the record books.

Lennval
Jan 11th, 2011, 05:47 AM
i expected more too but maybe it will grow on me

LeRoy.
Jan 11th, 2011, 05:50 AM
# 2 in Mexico.

Carotastrophe
Jan 11th, 2011, 05:59 AM
:eek:

LeRoy.
Jan 11th, 2011, 06:09 AM
# 1 on Itunes in mexico and NZ :worship:

LeRoy.
Jan 11th, 2011, 06:11 AM
HIAM is trending worldwide on twitter. The forces that be just couldn't stop it from trending despite their best attempts. :lol:

hdfb
Jan 11th, 2011, 06:44 AM
The song is a bit mediocre I must say. I was expecting a lot more after all the hype...

Tennisation
Jan 11th, 2011, 07:29 AM
If this single was released by Lindsay Lohan or Paris Hilton, it would have been a flop and people would be laughing at it. Since it's a Britney single, it would do well just because she has a large fanbase. I think the song is very generic and nothing about it is a breakthrough. I'm quite disappointed and hope the rest of her album is better than this.

Stamp Paid
Jan 11th, 2011, 08:00 AM
Damn I wanted her to snatch Gaga's wig off completely.
I dont think this is the song to do it :lol: Oh well, Britney's sound sets the tone for American pop music. Maybe shell make everyone a believer.
I love the breakdown though.

LeRoy.
Jan 11th, 2011, 08:54 AM
Top 5 in Aus

#7 in US and it's only 5.00 am on the east coast yet.

Maria Croft
Jan 11th, 2011, 09:22 AM
Well, it sounds absolutely terrible, that should mean it will be a huge hit...

Pops Maellard
Jan 11th, 2011, 09:31 AM
It's shit :tape:.

LeRoy.
Jan 11th, 2011, 09:32 AM
Top 5 in the US and top 3 is Aus

#1 in NZ and Mexico

It's still less than 12 hours since the song was released. Record breaking success for Britney with HIAM . Eat that haters.

LeRoy.
Jan 11th, 2011, 09:37 AM
Almost forgot to add- 702 spins on radio in a day. Almost twice the previous highest # of spins. Everyone and their mom were requesting the song today. Britney stans are the greatest . :bowdown:

ce
Jan 11th, 2011, 09:49 AM
:inlove:
Britney fans :shrug:

Pops Maellard
Jan 11th, 2011, 09:59 AM
:inlove:
Britney fans :shrug:

If I was a Brit-Brit fan I'd boycott it till she bought out something better.

hdfb
Jan 11th, 2011, 10:01 AM
#2 in Australia now

LeRoy.
Jan 11th, 2011, 10:06 AM
#1 in Spain, France, Portugal, Switzerland, New Zealand and Mexico

# 2 in AUS

# 4 in USA

In about 12 hours since it's release.

Global superstar Britney. :worship:

ce
Jan 11th, 2011, 10:07 AM
If I was a Brit-Brit fan I'd boycott it till she bought out something better.

its not such a bad song, but i agree that she has better songs :P

Carotastrophe
Jan 11th, 2011, 10:33 AM
No. 3 In US!!

LeRoy.
Jan 11th, 2011, 10:40 AM
Passes Firework to get to # 2 in the US - about 6 hours after release.

WonderfulLee
Jan 11th, 2011, 10:44 AM
:worship:

Carotastrophe
Jan 11th, 2011, 10:45 AM
:worship:

Just Grenade by Bruno Mars left..

LeRoy.
Jan 11th, 2011, 11:33 AM
Mediabase for HIAM - 9.074

Over 9 million audience for this single on it's debut.

Simply put ? Best. Debut. Performance. Ever.

ElusiveChanteuse
Jan 11th, 2011, 11:40 AM
No surprise like I said, her fanbase is just massive.:p

LeRoy.
Jan 11th, 2011, 11:46 AM
Within hours of it's release

# 1 in 6 countries
# 2 in 5 countries

And excluding those top 10 in 5 countries.

Global Pop Queen.

Bowdown bitches.

LeRoy.
Jan 11th, 2011, 12:08 PM
And the Queen snatches #1 in USA only 8 h after it's release to ITunes. Mind you 8 hours during which 80 % Americans were asleep. Yes ! Yes! Yes!

LeRoy.
Jan 11th, 2011, 12:10 PM
# 1 in 9 countries

# 2 in 3 and top 10 in 5 countries

In about 1/3.rd of a day

Super Dave
Jan 11th, 2011, 12:40 PM
I just think it's disturbing. I'm not trying to be a jerk here, but to me, Britney is a person who suffered a breakdown awhile ago and still does not seem to be a person who can function very normally. Nothing I've heard or seen has made me think any different. I haven't seen her in any interviews. Her dad still has a conservatorship I believe.

Yet they keep propping her up in the studio, mechanizing her voice, and making her millions. :sad:

LeRoy.
Jan 11th, 2011, 12:43 PM
# 1 in 12 countries across the globe. Who was the last person to do that within 24 hours of the release of their single?

Britney is truly a mega popstar. :worship:

Serenaluv
Jan 11th, 2011, 12:50 PM
Why are people trying to start Britney vs. Gaga? They should not be put up against each other. Gaga is coming out with her album later this year, and Britney is finally back after releasing her last album three years ago. Britney's song is a grower I feel, at first I didn't like it, but I didn't hate it and I liked it much better than 3. A lot of her fans loved 3, I thought it was horrible. :lol:

But I am happy to see her back and I am hoping her album will be a good one! Its been a long time, make it count! :D

3 years ago? Uhm no, if your taste is as good as your maths, oh boy. 2 years, 1 month and 9 days ago, isn't really close to 3 years ago ;-)

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Anyhow, I like the song, it sounded weird when hearing the demo, but after getting the iTunes version, I really began to like it. The album will be awesome, I believe.

Pops Maellard
Jan 11th, 2011, 12:51 PM
OMG are you people deaf? :tape: This song is barf-worthy.

Beat
Jan 11th, 2011, 01:18 PM
why did the thread starter post the re-issue of an S Club 7 single from 1998 in post 1?

Pebbles
Jan 11th, 2011, 02:25 PM
I just think it's disturbing. I'm not trying to be a jerk here, but to me, Britney is a person who suffered a breakdown awhile ago and still does not seem to be a person who can function very normally. Nothing I've heard or seen has made me think any different. I haven't seen her in any interviews. Her dad still has a conservatorship I believe.

Yet they keep propping her up in the studio, mechanizing her voice, and making her millions. :sad:
I can see why people would think this but I am pretty certain that she is able to function in day-to-day stuff i.e shopping, taking care of her kids, dressing herself (no matter how bad her style). Her probably dad isn't as in control of her life as many of us would think, in fact I am not sure he even lives with her anymore. The conservatorship is more aimed at protecting her finances, especially after she had enablers leeching of her a few years ago.

I think that her last album might have been a little against her will, it seemed her management was keen to shed her bad public image with a safe but forgettable album. She didn't really seem to have the same connection to her album as she has previously when she had more artistic input. I'm not assuming she wants to do this but I know that she's always been passionate about what she does, particularly as she's been doing it since she was really young.

WhatTheDeuce
Jan 11th, 2011, 03:50 PM
I just think it's disturbing. I'm not trying to be a jerk here, but to me, Britney is a person who suffered a breakdown awhile ago and still does not seem to be a person who can function very normally.
Wow. I'm the first to admit Britney still has her issues, but what the hell? LOL. Nothing she's done in recent times would indicate that she's someone who "can't function normally." You need to stop living in 2007. As Pebbles said, the conservatorship is in place now mainly to protect her finances, and the courts have granted her equal custody of her children with her former spouse. I think they have a better perspective of her ability to "function" than you do based on "what you see" LOL. :weirdo:

Sorry, I'm actually a fan of your posts generally, but this was just strange.

WhatTheDeuce
Jan 11th, 2011, 04:24 PM
Haters keep hating. :hearts:

#1 in 14 countries now!

#1 New Zealand
#1 Spain
#1 Sweden
#1 France
#1 Finland
#1 Portugal
#1 Italy
#1 Greece
#1 US
#1 Norway
#1 Canada
#1 Denmark
#1 Mexico
#1 Australia

Apoleb
Jan 11th, 2011, 04:44 PM
I was hoping it will flop and she can go the way of JLo. :rolleyes:

duhcity
Jan 11th, 2011, 04:54 PM
Y'all should join the real stans in the Brit chat thread :inlove:

And haters, US iTunes :)

http://img203.imageshack.us/img203/4208/dibujolho.png

And it's not even 9am on the west coast yet

Super Dave
Jan 11th, 2011, 04:59 PM
Wow. I'm the first to admit Britney still has her issues, but what the hell? LOL. Nothing she's done in recent times would indicate that she's someone who "can't function normally." You need to stop living in 2007. As Pebbles said, the conservatorship is in place now mainly to protect her finances, and the courts have granted her equal custody of her children with her former spouse. I think they have a better perspective of her ability to "function" than you do based on "what you see" LOL. :weirdo:

Sorry, I'm actually a fan of your posts generally, but this was just strange.

Trust me, I've always hoped for the best for her, but since her truly crazy period ended, from what I've seen (granted, paparazzi photos) and read, she still appears zombie-like much of the time and I haven't seen a single interview in recent years to sway me the other direction. It's like she's truly being sheltered. There's still negative/weird things going on (like the alleged "beating" by her boyfriend recently)...So there's two ways of looking at it; I'm just taking the more pessimistic side. Maybe it's my nature.

But I'm definitely not a hater. Things still seem "off" to me and she seems like a puppet.

~{X}~
Jan 11th, 2011, 05:20 PM
3 years ago? Uhm no, if your taste is as good as your maths, oh boy. 2 years, 1 month and 9 days ago, isn't really close to 3 years ago ;-)

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Anyhow, I like the song, it sounded weird when hearing the demo, but after getting the iTunes version, I really began to like it. The album will be awesome, I believe.

I really hope you didn't actually count the exact amount of time when her last album came out because I would be obligated to call you sad. :o

WhatTheDeuce
Jan 11th, 2011, 05:21 PM
Trust me, I've always hoped for the best for her, but since her truly crazy period ended, from what I've seen (granted, paparazzi photos) and read, she still appears zombie-like much of the time
Well, you said all there is to say. Using pap photos as a basis for your opinion, and reading into stories like her boyfriend beating her, from trashy tabloid "magazines" desperate to sell something. Fail.

and I haven't seen a single interview in recent years to sway me the other direction. It's like she's truly being sheltered.
She hates doing interviews, she's always stated that that's the part of her job which she dreads more than anything else. She's iconic enough at this point that she doesn't even need to do interviews of any sort to remain relevant or maintain public interest in her. Though you're right, she is being sheltered and not conducting unmanaged, tell-all interviews of any kind. That's a combination of factors though, and I don't think Britney would want to anyway if it was up to her. You're reading into things that need not be read into, for the most part.

Like I said, she's perfectly capable of functioning and if you're going by pap photos, you have to consider the ones where she's with her kids, displaying an obviously loving and caring demeanor with them, and looking radiant and happy with her boyfriend as well. Not just her looking like she just woke up for a Starbucks run (which frankly I find so endearing :lol: ).

So proud of that girl.

WhatTheDeuce
Jan 11th, 2011, 05:29 PM
Have to post this review in here, it's so on point.

http://www.theprophetblog.net/review-britney-spears-hold-it-against-me

BOW.

WhatTheDeuce
Jan 11th, 2011, 05:32 PM
Haters keep hating. :hearts:

#1 in 14 countries now!
Make that 16 countries, #1 now in Switzerland and Belgium. :bowdown:

Super Dave
Jan 11th, 2011, 05:32 PM
Well, you said all there is to say. Using pap photos as a basis for your opinion, and reading into stories like her boyfriend beating her, from trashy tabloid "magazines" desperate to sell something. Fail.

Well, that's all we have to go on. Where there's smoke there's fire and all of that. TMZ is right way more often than not...But the truth is, neither one of us knows what is really going on in her life to make a literal judgment; it's all opinion. All I was doing was stating mine based on the vibe I get.

She hates doing interviews, she's always stated that that's the part of her job which she dreads more than anything else. She's iconic enough at this point that she doesn't even need to do interviews of any sort to remain relevant or maintain public interest in her. Though you're right, she is being sheltered and not conducting unmanaged, tell-all interviews of any kind. That's a combination of factors though, and I don't think Britney would want to anyway if it was up to her. You're reading into things that need not be read into, for the most part.

Like I said, she's perfectly capable of functioning and if you're going by pap photos, you have to consider the ones where she's with her kids, displaying an obviously loving and caring demeanor with them, and looking radiant and happy with her boyfriend as well. Not just her looking like she just woke up for a Starbucks run (which frankly I find so endearing :lol: ).

So proud of that girl.

Again, I hope for the best for her.

Dodoboy.
Jan 11th, 2011, 05:37 PM
About time someone RiRi was kicked to the curb by some real female competition!

I kid, great strategy from Brit's crew! Release to I-TUNES immediatedly! I swear it didn't even leak and make the rounds! Amazing, Bee, Matt take notes!

Harju.
Jan 11th, 2011, 05:54 PM
Make that 16 countries, #1 now in Switzerland and Belgium. :bowdown:Haters keep hating. :hearts:

#1 in 14 countries now!


Less than 24 hours ago...

This song won't get to #1. It'll be top 5-10 based on her name alone but it's not first Britney single material.


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Commercially, I don't have high expectations. Sorry Fe, but this won't slay like you think it will. :p If it gets to #1 I'll be really happy, but I just don't think it's gonna be that well received by the general public.
...

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a99/cocopora/meme/SIDEEEYE.gif

WhatTheDeuce
Jan 11th, 2011, 05:55 PM
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a99/cocopora/meme/SIDEEEYE.gif
Blanche :hearts: The Golden Girls is my new TV obsession <3

Godney put me in my place, what can I say :o

LeRoy.
Jan 11th, 2011, 05:59 PM
She is performing at the Grammys

http://perezhilton.com/2011-01-11-britney-spears-will-perform-at-the-grammy-awards

delicatecutter
Jan 11th, 2011, 06:25 PM
It didn't sound any better with headphones. :sobbing:

Jogi
Jan 11th, 2011, 06:58 PM
it's pretty addictive, but I wouldn't have expected it to be that successful
looking forward to hear in in a club

Jogi
Jan 11th, 2011, 07:21 PM
what's she looking like recently? anything like this?
http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/9545/britneyspearsmodernblon.jpg (http://img143.imageshack.us/i/britneyspearsmodernblon.jpg/)

Tennisation
Jan 11th, 2011, 07:31 PM
what's she looking like recently? anything like this?
http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/9545/britneyspearsmodernblon.jpg (http://img143.imageshack.us/i/britneyspearsmodernblon.jpg/)Imaging 3 sizes larger and holding a starbucks coffee in one hand and Jayden in the other.

mirzalover
Jan 11th, 2011, 08:02 PM
This song isnt all that at all. Her recent music just doesnt do it for me anymore. Everything is just like a 6.5 since BlackOut for me.

Slutati
Jan 11th, 2011, 08:14 PM
I'm lolling so hard at Wally, Flameon and co trying to rain on stans' parade in this thread. Give it up y'all this song is already smashing. :lol:

harloo
Jan 11th, 2011, 08:52 PM
The song is a bit mediocre I must say. I was expecting a lot more after all the hype...

The song is AWFUL. Britney has a massive fan base who supports anything she puts out. It doesn't matter if it's trash they'll buy it. That's just the way music works these days, it has nothing to do with the music at all.:o

WhatTheDeuce
Jan 11th, 2011, 08:56 PM
I'm lolling so hard at Wally, Flameon and co trying to rain on stans' parade in this thread. Give it up y'all this song is already smashing. :lol:
:haha: I fuckin love it. Waited so long for this. :banana:

Ciarán
Jan 11th, 2011, 09:03 PM
Credit where credit's due.

RIHANNA COULD NEVA.
KATY PERRY COULD NEVA.
KESHA COULD NEVA.
LADY GAGA COULD NEVA.
BEYONCE COUL.... (ok, well actually she could, but 4/5 ain't bad).

LMFAO. Ke$ha has.

delicatecutter
Jan 11th, 2011, 09:06 PM
The song is AWFUL. Britney has a massive fan base who supports anything she puts out. It doesn't matter if it's trash they'll buy it. That's just the way music works these days, it has nothing to do with the music at all.:o

I know right! It sounds like a Heidi Montag reject. :o

Andiyan
Jan 11th, 2011, 09:33 PM
Haters keep hating. :hearts:

#1 in 14 countries now!

Where do you see this?:)

Song is OK.:)

Pebbles
Jan 11th, 2011, 09:41 PM
what's she looking like recently? anything like this?
http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/9545/britneyspearsmodernblon.jpg (http://img143.imageshack.us/i/britneyspearsmodernblon.jpg/)
http://i53.tinypic.com/j8fva9.jpg

she's no doubt a little thicker now but it seems she'll be in good shape for the video.

LeRoy.
Jan 11th, 2011, 09:49 PM
she's no doubt a little thicker now but it seems she'll be in good shape for the video.

I agree. Britney is a woman now. You can't expect her to have a girly body.

http://thecount.com/wp-content/uploads/Britney_bikini_video_shoot.jpg

:drool:

Pops Maellard
Jan 11th, 2011, 10:18 PM
I know right! It sounds like a Heidi Montag reject. :o

I thought the same thing. :haha: Just put Britney's face on the cover and people will think it's good. :lol:

Pops Maellard
Jan 11th, 2011, 10:20 PM
I'm lolling so hard at Wally, Flameon and co trying to rain on stans' parade in this thread. Give it up y'all this song is already smashing. :lol:

So was the Macarena. I don't equate a 'smashing hit' with a good song.

Crazy Canuck
Jan 11th, 2011, 10:42 PM
Y'all should join the real stans in the Brit chat thread :inlove:

And haters, US iTunes :)

http://img203.imageshack.us/img203/4208/dibujolho.png

And it's not even 9am on the west coast yet
I have nothing in particular against Spears, or anybody else listed here, but all this graphic tells me is that people like terrible "music". I already knew that, so really I've learned nothing.

That being said, I haven't listened to Spears latest attempt at creating music, so I can't remark on whether or not it's something I would call good. Or terrible.

Crazy Canuck
Jan 11th, 2011, 10:44 PM
So was the Macarena. I don't equate a 'smashing hit' with a good song.
That's either because you're no longer in high school, and thus understand that popular does not necessarily equal good, or because you're mature for your age and have learned this earlier than most of your peers. In either case, good job. Also, correct.

WhatTheDeuce
Jan 11th, 2011, 10:53 PM
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m305/dlandy22/britneybow.gif

http://i56.tinypic.com/eflcg2.jpg

CrossCourt~Rally
Jan 11th, 2011, 10:58 PM
I agree. Britney is a woman now. You can't expect her to have a girly body.

http://thecount.com/wp-content/uploads/Britney_bikini_video_shoot.jpg

:drool:

She's gotten herself back into really good shape :worship:

I like 'Hold It Against Me", although i was expecting something a bit more epic. Maybe another song will launch the cd ? This could be just a teaser ;) In anyase case... :bowdown: @ it going #1 on Itunes in 16 different countrys :bounce:

Tennisation
Jan 12th, 2011, 12:39 AM
She's gotten herself back into really good shape :worship:

I like 'Hold It Against Me", although i was expecting something a bit more epic. Maybe another song will launch the cd ? This could be just a teaser ;) In anyase case... :bowdown: @ it going #1 on Itunes in 16 different countrys :bounce:Um...that pix is old

duhcity
Jan 12th, 2011, 12:58 AM
I have nothing in particular against Spears, or anybody else listed here, but all this graphic tells me is that people like terrible "music". I already knew that, so really I've learned nothing.

That being said, I haven't listened to Spears latest attempt at creating music, so I can't remark on whether or not it's something I would call good. Or terrible.

And may I ask what you consider not terrible music?
I know people have different opinions, but it's completely baseless to call what other people (and in this case many people) like terrible.

What that graphic was meant to show was that Britney is clearly still relevant and a major force in Pop music, despite being written off and not going through normal channels of interviews and promotion.

Mary Cherry.
Jan 12th, 2011, 01:30 AM
I kinda like it. Glad she's back :worship:

Stamp Paid
Jan 12th, 2011, 01:44 AM
About time someone RiRi was kicked to the curb by some real female competition!

I kid, great strategy from Brit's crew! Release to I-TUNES immediatedly! I swear it didn't even leak and make the rounds! Amazing, Bee, Matt take notes!I love Bey, but she is never doing this. :lol: #1 in 16 countries in less than 24 hours with a mediocre song, no less.
Britney is in a class all of her own.

Crazy Canuck
Jan 12th, 2011, 02:13 AM
And may I ask what you consider not terrible music?
I know people have different opinions, but it's completely baseless to call what other people (and in this case many people) like terrible.

What that graphic was meant to show was that Britney is clearly still relevant and a major force in Pop music, despite being written off and not going through normal channels of interviews and promotion.
I thought it was extremely clear that I was basing everything on my own opinion of what is terrible. Honestly, where did I lose you?

And of course Britney is still relevant, in the sense that she's going to sell a lot of records. People who argue otherwise are just silly.

tennisbuddy12
Jan 12th, 2011, 03:57 AM
Still loving and replaying this song over and over and over and over again.

Random sidenote: When leaving work, I got in the car and hoped I would hear it on the radio. Turned it on and it was on! I nearly died :lol:

delicatecutter
Jan 12th, 2011, 04:07 AM
Thankfully I have not heard it on the radio yet. And if I do, I will change the station. It's so sad the state of the industry these days. Britney could have put out anything and it would have gone to the top. People are stupid. I miss the days when I grew up when it was only good songs on the radio. Times have changed, and not for the better. :o

Tennisation
Jan 12th, 2011, 04:09 AM
Avril Lavigne sneaking up on Britney, "What The Hell" now #3 on itunes :eek:

In The Zone
Jan 12th, 2011, 04:18 AM
Avril Lavigne sneaking up on Britney, "What The Hell" now #3 on itunes :eek:

That's like saying TMobile is 3rd behind Verizon and AT&T. They might be on the same list but nowhere close. ;)

I guess you love to constantly cause a stir, though. ;)

Crazy Canuck
Jan 12th, 2011, 05:58 AM
Thankfully I have not heard it on the radio yet. And if I do, I will change the station. It's so sad the state of the industry these days. Britney could have put out anything and it would have gone to the top. People are stupid. I miss the days when I grew up when it was only good songs on the radio. Times have changed, and not for the better. :o
When is it that everything on the radio was good?

Apoleb
Jan 12th, 2011, 07:08 AM
I love Bey, but she is never doing this. :lol: #1 in 16 countries in less than 24 hours with a mediocre song, no less.
Britney is in a class all of her own.

Yeah. It's like a phenomenon and it's ridiculous. Did these people even get the chance to hear it? Scratch mediocre, I think it's awful. And I still managed to enjoy 3, Toxic, Gimme More and Radar.

Carotastrophe
Jan 12th, 2011, 07:29 AM
No. 1 in 19 countries now i think?

BartoliBabes
Jan 12th, 2011, 09:36 AM
totally generic but i guess it serves its purpose

hopefully theres better material on the album

Kylger
Jan 12th, 2011, 11:20 AM
:rolls:@ people in this thread.

Regardless of you opinion it's already a smash hit across the globe. Face it haters, you're minority when it comes to Godney. With all the backlash you causing you make her even more famous because people will write about her more then. Keep going guys:lol:

WhatTheDeuce
Jan 12th, 2011, 03:21 PM
^ I think that's part of the phenomenon actually, it's that people who don't even like her or her material can't help but talk about her and listen to what she puts out just based on sheer curiosity and the guilty pleasure factor. America's sweetheart, Queen of Pop, etc etc.

Kylger
Jan 12th, 2011, 03:31 PM
^ I think that's part of the phenomenon actually, it's that people who don't even like her or her material can't help but talk about her and listen to what she puts out just based on sheer curiosity and the guilty pleasure factor. America's sweetheart, Queen of Pop, etc etc.
I actually love what Brian Friedman tweeted the other day: Said smth like "Stop hating the haters, cause they fuel your success."

delicatecutter
Jan 12th, 2011, 03:41 PM
I am definitely not a hater. I have owned many of her CDs and loved many of her songs. I just think this one is rubbish. I don't know why people are celebrating that crap music is successful, but to each his own. To me it's very troubling.

Kylger
Jan 12th, 2011, 03:56 PM
I am definitely not a hater. I have owned many of her CDs and loved many of her songs. I just think this one is rubbish. I don't know why people are celebrating that crap music is successful, but to each his own. To me it's very troubling.
well make sure, when this song plays in the club somewhere, that you leave/not dance then :p

WhatTheDeuce
Jan 12th, 2011, 03:58 PM
Wasn't calling you a hater per se, I was including the people simply not liking the material. Just can't stop talking about it. And that's not relegated to you or this thread, it's a general statement. Her stans stan for her harder, and her haters hate on her more. The whole combination just gets people in a frenzy with Britney, and it's part of the reason why she's stayed so relevant in pop music/culture through all these years. All she has to do is make a pedestrian, every day errand and people can't shutup about it. No wonder a song release is causing such a strong reaction, from both the positive and negative viewpoints.

And with regards to the 'her fanbase would support anything' argument; not only is it not true (cause, for a recent example, she flopped with IUSA and Radar by her standards, not to mention The Singles Collection :o), but it doesn't really have any basis in this particular case other than your own personal opinions. Cause radio program directors are loving it, pop music blogs are loving it, music reviewers are loving it, the response from listeners on the radio from virtually every station that's reported are loving it, and the stans in Brit's forum can't stop going on about how people they know who don't even like Britney are taking a liking to this song. Obviously there are exceptions to all those statements, but again, the overall response from non-stans & music enthusiasts has been off the charts. Y'all may think this is trash, but that's all it is; you thinking it based on your taste.

delicatecutter
Jan 12th, 2011, 04:03 PM
well make sure, when this song plays in the club somewhere, that you leave/not dance then :p

I wouldn't even know how to dance to this song.

WhatTheDeuce
Jan 12th, 2011, 04:04 PM
I wouldn't even know how to dance to this song.
To this song? :sobbing: When's the last time you went clubbing? Irrelevance, Wally. And telling at how pressed you are, seeing as even someone who hates this song would be able to admit it's a club stomper. :lol:

Kylger
Jan 12th, 2011, 04:12 PM
Wasn't calling you a hater per se, I was including the people simply not liking the material. Just can't stop talking about it. And that's not relegated to you or this thread, it's a general statement. Her stans stan for her harder, and her haters hate on her more. The whole combination just gets people in a frenzy with Britney, and it's part of the reason why she's stayed so relevant in pop music/culture through all these years. All she has to do is make a pedestrian, every day errand and people can't shutup about it. No wonder a song release is causing such a strong reaction, from both the positive and negative viewpoints.

And with regards to the 'her fanbase would support anything' argument; not only is it not true (cause, for a recent example, she flopped with IUSA and Radar by her standards, not to mention The Singles Collection :o), but it doesn't really have any basis in this particular case other than your own personal opinions. Cause radio program directors are loving it, pop music blogs are loving it, music reviewers are loving it, the response from listeners on the radio from virtually every station that's reported are loving it, and the stans in Brit's forum can't stop going on about how people they know who don't even like Britney are taking a liking to this song. Obviously there are exceptions to all those statements, but again, the overall response from non-stans & music enthusiasts has been off the charts. Y'all may think this is trash, but that's all it is; you thinking it based on your taste.

Couldn't agree more or worded it more perfectly.

I wouldn't even know how to dance to this song.

:lol: you better practise in the privacy of you room then and learn. You'll need the practise:p

delicatecutter
Jan 12th, 2011, 04:19 PM
I have a lot to say but I'm at work right now. :o

WhatTheDeuce
Jan 12th, 2011, 04:21 PM
I have a lot to say
Of course you do. :lol:

Stamp Paid
Jan 12th, 2011, 05:04 PM
I have a lot to say but I'm at work right now. :ohttp://i52.tinypic.com/bdqtxs.gif

Crazy Canuck
Jan 12th, 2011, 05:51 PM
"Haters" probably don't buy albums or go to concerts, and by bitching on messageboards they probably don't generate too much revenue (for whoever it is that they "hate"; seriously, is there a reason people have stopped learning new, more apt, words?). For example, I think Avril Lavigne is fairly inoffensive, but totally blows as an "artist'. By stating this, I don't personally put a single penny in her pocket. I suppose it's remotely possible that some insecure 12 year old who sadly pins all their hopes and dreams on her might immediately go out to buy two albums to make up for my mean sentence, but I find that unlikely. So to say that "haters" help generate a persons success is probably complete nonsense, but okay. I assume that absurd statements like this are designed to make people feel better when somebody criticizes their idol, and that's okay too. A bit sad, but okay. It's either that, or people confuse random "haters" on the internet with entertainment "writers" who's jobs entail creating crap about famous people; this would also be rather sad, because those two are just not the same thing at all.

I used Avril as an example because she sucks. At least Britney is entertaining and a good dancer; I see her appeal.

WhatTheDeuce
Jan 12th, 2011, 07:08 PM
"Haters" probably don't buy albums or go to concerts, and by bitching on messageboards they probably don't generate too much revenue (for whoever it is that they "hate"; seriously, is there a reason people have stopped learning new, more apt, words?). For example, I think Avril Lavigne is fairly inoffensive, but totally blows as an "artist'. By stating this, I don't personally put a single penny in her pocket. I suppose it's remotely possible that some insecure 12 year old who sadly pins all their hopes and dreams on her might immediately go out to buy two albums to make up for my mean sentence, but I find that unlikely. So to say that "haters" help generate a persons success is probably complete nonsense, but okay. I assume that absurd statements like this are designed to make people feel better when somebody criticizes their idol, and that's okay too. A bit sad, but okay. It's either that, or people confuse random "haters" on the internet with entertainment "writers" who's jobs entail creating crap about famous people; this would also be rather sad, because those two are just not the same thing at all.

I used Avril as an example because she sucks. At least Britney is entertaining and a good dancer; I see her appeal.
I genuinely believe Britney haters do bring her revenue; whether it be directly or indirectly. An example of direct - when I was at Britney's concert twice during TCSBS, more than a few times I heard people sitting near me trash talking her, rolling their eyes, and mocking the fans that were actually cheering her on, commenting on why she sucks, etc etc. Why they were there I have no idea, but they needed a ticket to get in. There's a reason tabloid magazines also sell more when Britney's on the cover. You think it's her hardcore fans buying that shit? No, it's people who like to see her get dissed and like to read about how 'fucked up' her life is. These people are still buying things with Britney's name and picture on it, and they aren't fans. That's more an indirect example, but through their dislike of her, they encourage media outlets to talk about her more, giving her more exposure. It's not just "posting your opinion on a message board." Although, on that subject, if you're a stan like I am, and you visit Britney message boards, you wouldn't believe the number of people who waste their days away shit-talking her and posting unflattering pictures, all claiming that they can't stand her and the world's obsession with her. It's taken to a different level when you have people devoting themselves to her demise, versus simply commenting on not liking a song. Britney's haters hate so hard they can't get enough of it.

Also, to comment on the 'buy 2 albums to make up for my mean sentence' bit - the people who stan for Britney, myself included, very often buy several copies of a song or album in order to inflate the sales numbers, especially if they love the material. And IMO the hating they read about does have a factor in that, cause it makes them want to shove her down people's throats just to make a point about her power in the industry and the fact that she ain't going anywhere. Speaking from my own point of view, part of what's at least contributed to the extent of my love for her is all the hate she gets from tabloids and people in general. So unwarranted and unfair, for the most part. And that certainly does make me buy more of her stuff.

Apoleb
Jan 12th, 2011, 07:45 PM
And IMO the hating they read about does have a factor in that, cause it makes them want to shove her down people's throats just to make a point about her power in the industry and the fact that she ain't going anywhere. Speaking from my own point of view, part of what's at least contributed to the extent of my love for her is all the hate she gets from tabloids and people in general. So unwarranted and unfair, for the most part. And that certainly does make me buy more of her stuff.

Yeah, that image as a pathetic, victim of tabloids.. has made her more endearing for a lot of people ("leaave Britney alone"), and I wouldn't be surprised if she and her team are perfectly aware of this and have toyed the line to keep that image working. In the current climate of industry (illegal downloads. bla bla), standom is one of the most important bets for success and longevity cause really stans are one of the most likely groups to buy and legally download. Gaga is so on the game on that part too and already spent much effort on twitter and else.. ass-kissing her fans at every possible moment. She has recruited an army of devoted die-hards now. It's also one of the reasons, in my view, why Katy Perry and Rihanna don't sell as much (even though it's changing for Riri) - cause they haven't managed to captivate an audience with their image the way those two do.

Whatever anyway. I think her music in general sucks and her voice is awful but do like some tracks, but it's OK, I can accept that it's matter of taste and that she's a pop phenomenon.

Jogi
Jan 12th, 2011, 08:37 PM
I wouldn't even know how to dance to this song.

did you ever dance anywhere at your life at all?

delicatecutter
Jan 12th, 2011, 08:42 PM
Yep! All the time. I love to dance. :dance:

mckyle.
Jan 12th, 2011, 09:40 PM
http://i52.tinypic.com/bdqtxs.gif

This is the funniest gif OF. ALL. TIME.

LeRoy.
Jan 14th, 2011, 06:30 AM
Britney may top the Billboards Hot 100 chart next week.


Threatening the reign of Mars' "Grenade" or the return of Perry's "Firework" to No. 1 next week will be the arrival of Britney Spears (http://www.billboard.com/news/artist/britney-spears/290150)' "Hold It Against Me," which was released near-simultaneously at radio (Jan. 10) and exclusively at iTunes (Jan. 11). With airplay off to a blazing start (http://www.billboard.com/column/chartbeat/britney-spears-hold-it-against-me-blasts-1004138553.story#/column/chartbeat/britney-spears-hold-it-against-me-blasts-1004138553.story) and track sales set to exceed 400,000 according to industry sources, a second No. 1 debut for the pop starlet is likely. She previously started at the summit with "3" on the chart dated October 24, 2009.


http://www.billboard.com/news/bruno-mars-continues-hot-100-no-1-rotation-1004138707.story#/news/bruno-mars-continues-hot-100-no-1-rotation-1004138707.story

Pops Maellard
Jan 14th, 2011, 06:34 AM
Hot 100 reaching new lows by the week.

http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss254/ourlildiary/vomit.gif

LeRoy.
Jan 20th, 2011, 12:08 AM
http://www.billboard.com/news/britney-spears-hold-it-against-me-debuts-1004139415.story#/news/britney-spears-hold-it-against-me-debuts-1004139415.story

Britney Spears' 'Hold It Against Me' Debuts Atop Hot 100



Britney Spears (http://www.billboard.com/news/artist/britney-spears/290150) becomes just the second artist in the Billboard Hot 100's 52-year history to debut multiple songs at No. 1, as "Hold It Against Me" blasts in at the summit.

Spears previously launched at the apex with "3" the week of Oct. 24, 2009. She joins Mariah Carey (http://www.billboard.com/news/artist/mariah-carey/48340) as the only acts to arrive at No. 1 more than once. Carey made such grand entrances with "Fantasy" and "One Sweet Day" in 1995 and "Honey" in 1997. (All charts will be refreshed tomorrow (Jan. 20) on Billboard.com).

Photos: Britney Spears' 30 Most Outrageous Outfits (http://www.billboard.com/news/news/britney-spears-30-most-outrageous-outfits-1004138625.story)

"Hold It Against Me" is the 18th song to debut at No. 1 and the first since Ke$ha's (http://www.billboard.com/news/artist/ke-ha/1308564) "We R Who We R" the week of Nov. 13, 2010.

The track is Spears' fourth No. 1 on the Hot 100. Prior to "3," she reigned with her debut single "...Baby One More Time" (two weeks, 1999) and "Womanizer" (one week, 2008).

Chart Beat: Britney Spears' Lead Singles, Track-By-Track (http://www.billboard.com/news/column/chartbeat/britney-spears-lead-singles-track-by-track-1004138407.story)

"Hold It Against Me" starts atop Digital Songs with 411,000 downloads sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. As previously reported (http://www.billboard.com/news/news/cake-scores-lowest-selling-no-1-in-billboard-1004139371.story), the sum marks the highest debut frame by a lead female artist, besting the 325,000 shifted by Taylor Swift's (http://www.billboard.com/news/artist/taylor-swift/766101) "Today Was a Fairytale" the week of Feb. 6, 2010.

On Radio Songs, "Hold It Against Me" begins at No. 23 with 45 million first-week audience impressions, according to Nielsen BDS. The song's No. 23 entrance is the chart's best since Mariah Carey's "Touch My Body" began at the same rank the week of March 1, 2008.

LeRoy.
Jan 20th, 2011, 12:13 AM
http://www.pinkisthenewblog.com/2011/01/is-britney-spears-the-new-michael-jackson/



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Britney Spears has spent the past week shattering records: her incredible new song “Hold It Against Me,” which smuggles industrial, dubstep, and rave beats onto American radio, annihilated Mariah Carey’s first-day spin record to debut with an astonishing 700 plays — only to go on to defeat Eminem for the first-week spin record, too, racking up an unprecedented 4,600 plays. The song is set to debut at a mind-blowing #16 on the pop charts, tying Madonna’s “Frozen” and failing only to match Mariah Carey’s “Dreamlover.” But a word of caution about the “Dreamlover” record: what matters more is absolute, not relative domination: “Hold It Against Me” outdid “Dreamlover” on all of the fundamentals. “Hold It Against Me” only ranks lower because of its impressive competition (“Firework,” “Grenade,” “We R Who We R”) — in a weak field, such as the one that “3″ faced, Britney might have even debuted in the Top 10.

Most incredibly, though: the track is set to follow “3″ to debut at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, making Britney only the third artist ever — Celine Dion and Mariah Carey are the others — to have more than one #1 debut to her name — and only the second ever — besides Mariah Carey — to have two consecutive #1 debuts. (With her second single imminent and more goodwill behind her than ever, could Britney destroy this record, too?) Wow.

There is only one other artist who could have dropped a single, grant no radio interviews, no live performances, and no buzz campaign — and have it arrive to this kind of reception. His name was Michael Jackson.

This confirms that Britney’s “competition” is now taking place primarily in the history books, not the charts. The new argument should be about where she ranks amongst pop legends: others in her lane include Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, and Madonna. Lady Gaga is in the rearview mirror, trying to outdo contemporaries like Rihanna, Katy Perry, and Ke$ha. (Compare Bad Romance’s first-day spins — 180 — with California Gurls’ — 200 — and Only Girl — 200.) All of these artists have been on the scene for only a few years. That Britney is even being compared to them is merely testimony to the fact that she is sublimely relevant this far into her career in a way that Celine Dion was not fifteen years into hers. The interest in Britney has not let up and shows no signs of doing so: and right now, it’s for all the right reasons — her top-rate pop music and the imminent return of her legendary dancing skills.

Britney Spears has retained a mystique that other artists simply can’t come close to: an intangible aura that makes people want to know what her next move is — even nearly thirteen years after her debut. She doesn’t have to rely on gimmicks, she doesn’t have to embark on a media blitz, and she doesn’t have to “live her act” in public — indeed, her humility and down-to-earth sensibility is evident for all to see every time she goes out in some trashy weave or refuses to bother with make-up. She just doesn’t care about public image — and thank God for it. She lets her work speak for itself — and it does. She smiles, places her single on iTunes — “Oh, I’ll just leave this here” — and the entire pop world loses its mind. The power of Britney in that arena is like nothing since Michael Jackson. If we’re going to talk comparisons, Britney’s total domination should draw questions of whether she has cemented herself as being in the same ranks as Madonna and Michael Jackson yet, or whether it’s going to take another five years — not whether she can outdo the latest It-Girl who only hit it big two years ago.