Toxic (3:18)

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“Toxic” is a song by American recording artist Britney Spears from her fourth album, In the Zone. It was released on January 12, 2004, by Jive Records as the second single from the album. Co-written and produced by Bloodshy & Avant, the song was initially offered to Kylie Minogue, but she rejected it. Spears has named “Toxic” as her favorite song from her career, and originally had to convince her record label to release it as a single. “Toxic” is a dance-pop song with influences of electropop and bhangra music, that features varied instrumentation, such as drums, synthesizers and surf guitar. It is accompanied by high-pitched strings and breathy vocals. Its lyrics refer to being addicted to a lover. The song was well received by critics, who deemed it as the strongest track of In the Zone, while praising its hook and chorus.

“Toxic” attained worldwide success, reaching the top-five in fifteen countries, while topping the charts in Australia, Canada, Hungary, Norway and the United Kingdom. In the United States, it became her first single to peak inside the top ten in almost four years. The accompanying music video for the song was directed by Joseph Kahn and features references to Blade Runner, The Seven Year Itch and the films of John Woo. It portrays Spears as a secret agent in the search of a vial of green liquid. After she steals it, she enters an apartment and poisons her unfaithful boyfriend. The video also includes interspersed scenes of Spears naked with diamonds over her body. After Janet Jackson’s Superbowl incident, the video was considered too racy for MTV and was moved to late-night programming.

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  • alien2love

    "Toxic" was a popular recording made by singer Britney Spears in the early 21st century on Earth. By the year 5 billion, the song was considered a ballad from Earth's classical era and was played on a vintage jukebox owned by Cassandra shortly before the planet Earth was destroyed. "Toxic" could be called the last song heard during the planet's history." DW <3

    7 Sep 1:05am Reply
  • martoos16

    POP ANTHEM [150] <3

    28 Aug 4:36pm Reply
  • FunDrunk

    Better than Aphex Twin

    22 Aug 2:30am Reply
  • DesperateHector

    POP ANTHEM [149]

    21 Aug 10:11am Reply
  • DarkAnonym

    Количество слушателей как бы намекает.

    16 Aug 5:44am Reply
  • InItForTheLutz

    POP ANTHEM [148]

    11 Aug 2:10am Reply
  • milly_vanilla

    "Toxic" was a popular recording made by singer Britney Spears in the early 21st century on Earth. By the year 5 billion, the song was considered a ballad from Earth's classical era and was played on a vintage jukebox owned by Cassandra shortly before the planet Earth was destroyed. "Toxic" could be called the last song heard during the planet's history." This song reminds me of Doctor Who

    11 Aug 1:56am Reply
  • mrpaul01

    the only song of hers even worth listening to.

    8 Aug 1:46am Reply
  • Vietboy93

    POP ANTHEM [147]

    1 Aug 8:55pm Reply
  • Santigne

    MASTERPIECE.

    27 Jul 10:48pm Reply
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    POP ANTHEM [146]

    23 Jul 9:35pm Reply
  • virginescorts

    Nice artist

    19 Jul 6:58am Reply
  • bruno__alves

    Classic [4]

    17 Jul 10:38pm Reply
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    POP ANTHEM [145]

    7 Jul 8:11pm Reply
  • kikaaRocks

    A hundred years later it comes out on the radio or whatever and everyone goes: BABY CAN'T YOU SEE...

    1 Jul 11:45pm Reply
  • horeamuresan

    Tonciu know that you're Toxic?

    28 Jun 7:28pm Reply
  • miragefreak

    POP ANTHEM [144]

    20 Jun 4:46am Reply
  • CustomCabF100

    How to make an entire song out of the most annoying sound in the world.

    18 Jun 6:30pm Reply
  • AliKafa

    Bisürü şarkı çaldı hangi birine not bırakim :)))) ama hepsi de iyiydi

    15 Jun 10:51am Reply
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    POP ANTHEM [142]

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