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Why Was This So Popular?
on 8 August 2004
I cant quite understand why Toxic is considered a fabulous single. I mean Britney is a fabulous singer and has had her share of good and bad songs, but this does not impress me at all. In my opinion, it could easily be considered her worst song.
Whilst the tune is not awful, it is one that probably is so catchy that used subliminal messaging to increase sales, because it stuck in people's heads. Thus, it became her fourth chart topper. Despite looking extremely attractive in the video and showing she isnt the same schoolgirl she started off as, raunch is used to gain a chart topper, which is something I disapprove of. I can say this, because a lot of how a song is judged on noawadays is based on the video. The lyrics are a disappointment; Britney said in an interview that it was somewhat about being addicted to a guy's kiss. Personally, the song deafens me so much due to her electric vocals that I havent bothered looking at the lyrics. Her voice sounds awful on the track which is unusual, because on previous bad songs (like Boys), she has sounded half decent. Me Against The Music was a much better track than this with its concept of female domination and power. I am so glad Everytime was a fantastic follow up or else In The Zone would have been a desparate album in my opinion.