Britney Spears - Work Bitch

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Go call the police, go call the GOV-UH-NUH

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  1. POP!

    POP! Across that county line

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    This is Britney's last truly great single for me (her last million seller in the States I believe, although "Make Me" may be close), and it sits firmly in my all time Britney top five. How do we feel about it six years on?

    Also, the video elevates it that much more. She gave so much weird nervous energy off in 2011-2013 but for some reason she completely delivered here. There are so many good shots of her.



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  2. Suomi

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    After britneys terrible gig at Brighton pride some homophobe was mouthing off on the train home and he started to get berated by the whole LGBT carriage, and this absolute queen at the end piped up "go call the governah"; think there's a video somewhere
     
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    Terrible production, absolute EDM garbage. Could have been better if produced by someone else. Video was great though.
     
  4. Suomi

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    Well I think it's really good - its use of the rhetorical question as a narrative device and commentary on socio-economic status is what sets it apart from being standard EDM fodder.
     
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    Gym/Work/Employment Anthem.

    PERIODT.
     
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    VoR Forever in our hearts #Justice4Barb

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    Not my favourite but it's clearly endured better than virtually anything else post-Blackout in the public consciousness.

    I do wish Alien had gotten a proper single release. It's so good. I believe she really liked it and pushed for a release too.

     
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    Maybe I don’t have as refined an ear, but to me it still sounds incredibly crisp and flows perfectly. The middle eight gives it a classic Britney touch while the rest pushes the envelope enough without sounding like every other EDM track at that moment.
     
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    POP! Across that county line

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    And yes “Alien” is wonderful (aside from that sloppy glitch) , shame about the rest of the album.
     
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    Pipo WEAR MY KISS

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    the auto tune on Alien killed stone dead ANY OTHER Britney auto tune usage. :disco:
     
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    How disappointing. Was expecting you to bring the sour.
     
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    Dark Carnival Missss Vaaaaaanjie

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    I need this video in my life!
     
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    Dark Carnival Missss Vaaaaaanjie

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    So this - I was listening to it just the other day and thought wow, how deep in her career it is and yet just how amazing it still is!

    It was an absolute phenomenon in my tiny gay circle when it came out. And even to this day I would still get angry looks from my queens if I don't instantly join in for the 'Work! Work! Work! Work!' choreo.
     
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    Kalabaliken Pop Precision Since 1978

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    At the time I LOVED it but it's a bit like the musical equivalent of a Chinese takeaway - enjoyed it at the time but half an hour later I'm starving again and wanting more.
     
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    10/10 at the time; 8/10 now. But overall it's pretty amazing. Definitely sits w/Slave, Oops etc as one of the signature tracks of her career (below Toxic and BOMT).
     
  16. wurst

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    i mean it’s a piece of glorious trash in the best possible way. I imagine Derrick Barry sings it to himself in the mirror every single morning :disco:

    The lyrics are RIDICULOUS also, particularly:

    You want a hot body? You want a Bugatti?
    You want a Maserati? You better work bitch :D
     
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    ALSO: still not over Britney's decision* to wear office staple BLACK TROUSERS in the video . The GLAMOUR!

    *obviously not ACTUALLY hers
     
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    The lyrics are ridiculous because approximately ZERO PERCENT of the song is actually sung. It's just her talking and burping into a microphone.
     
  19. Kalabaliken

    Kalabaliken Pop Precision Since 1978

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    Pretty much like 80% of her oeuvre.
     
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    This is incorrect though. I just calculated and about 35% of it is actually sung (whether by her or someone else).
     
  21. KindaCool

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    Yaaas Queen of Percentages.
     
  22. Halli

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    For me this works and I am fond of it but its not one of her best singles or songs.

    It was a good lead single, and helped in terms of those Britney cliché pop culture moments like 'its Britney bitch' etc however as a song I can't warm to it very much
     
  23. wurst

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    Gagged by the internet itself being gagged with the rumour this sampled RuPaul’s Supermodel (You Better Work)...fast forward to 2019 and even Taylor Swift is on THAT particular bandwagon :D
     
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