Toxic was released in 2004. It was taken from Britney's fourth studio album, In The Zone released in 2003. It was the second single from that album and its a fabulous pop song.
Now this isn't the girl next door that made her famous. This is a raunchy little number - all breathless vocals and strings, with a naughty-ish feel to it. It's fast paced, and dancey in a pop rather than club way. Britney doesn't have the strongest voice, but what she has is a unique voice. She doesn't do powerful ballads or glass breaking high notes, but what you see is what you get - she is, despite the sex-kitten image, a pop princess.
Now the video is something. I'm saying that as a woman, and a straight one at that. But Britney has something that appeals. She has an amazing physique, and is simply beautiful. This video sees her in a body stocking with crystals on it and not much else. Very few of us females can get away with that, trust me. She is also an air hostess and a leather clad red haired vixen. Finally, she is a brunette seducing some willing male! She looks amazing - flawless skin, dynamite body. Apparently, she is portraying a secret agent. Hmmm. Never mind that - it looks great.
Toxic hit the number one spot in the charts here in the UK, and was massive in loads of countries including her home USA. Its no surprise - its a catchy, well produced and fun pop song, but with the added sex appeal of Ms Britney Jean Spears. This girl can work it, that is for sure. I love Toxic - its everything a pop song should be. Go and have a listen, and let me know what you think.
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