Hold It Against Me (3:48)

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“Hold It Against Me” is a song by Britney Spears. It was released as the first single from her seventh studio album, titled “Femme Fatale”. “Hold It Against Me” was written by Max Martin, Dr. Luke, Bonnie McKee and Billboard, while being produced by Luke, Martin and Billboard. Musically, “Hold It Against Me” features industrial beats, a dubstep-influenced breakdown and a final chorus with elements of rave. The lyrics portray the singer seducing someone on the dancefloor, while the chorus revolves around pick-up lines.

“Hold It Against Me” has received positive reviews from most critics. Such as, Rick Florino of Artistdirect gave the song four and half stars, calling it “one of Britney’s catchiest club bangers yet” and saying ” proudly stands alongside Britney classics like ‘Womanizer,’ ‘Gimme More,’ and ‘Toxic,’ but there’s a refined ethereal elegance to it that sees Britney stepping into new territory and pushing the boundaries of dance pop once more.”

After its release, “Hold It Against Me” set the record for most radio plays in one day in the United States, registering 619 plays on Mediabase and 595 plays on Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems (BDS). It also broke Mediabase’s one-week play’s record, with 3,866 spins. The following week, “Hold It Against Me” debuted at number sixteen on Billboard’s Pop Songs chart with 4,071 plays, the highest detections total by a new entry in the chart’s history. It was also tied with Madonna’s “Frozen” (1998) for the second highest debut.

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