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Britney’s “Hold it Against Me” delivers awkward beat

Britney's "Hold it Against Me" delivers awkward beat

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Britney is back.

And not in a good or memorable way.

Spears’ latest single, “Hold It Against Me,” premiered Jan. 10, on Z104.3, Sirius XM “20 On 20” and other local and satellite radio stations.

When the song first started playing, I felt as though I was going to a club on “Jersey Shore.” The upbeat tune made me want to start fist pumping, but I refrained because I was going to school and not to a Jersey club. Whew, scary thought.

As the chorus rolled around, the song slowed down. I found this somewhat strange in this type of song.  Usually during the chorus, the beat speeds up, which made the song a little awkward.

The overall meaning of the song is simple:  Britney really likes this guy that she sees at a club and she immediately wants to dance with him.

While the beat was not her normal beat, the lyrics were what you would expect to hear in a Britney Spear’s song.  All in all, the song is too short, and the beats speed up and slow down at the wrong times.  Her new song will most likely blend in with Cascada’s, Pink’s, and Ke$ha’s songs.   After listening to this for the first time I had to keep reminding myself who was singing it.

Shame, I had high hopes for Britney.

Her entire album premieres in March, but if you can’t wait until then, “Hold It Against Me” may entertain loyal Spears’ fans.  For me however, not so much.  Better luck next time, Brittney.

Listen to “Hold It Against Me” here first.

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  1. Britney fan! on January 20th, 2011 10:10 pm

    I love this song!!!!!!! So happy Britney’s back! It’s great dancetronica! I know what you mean about the slow chorus, but otherwise uptempo beat, but I see it as a well done mix of classic Britney & 2011 house/dance/trance/electronica. Music is an art & the best is blended with various inspirations.

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