That same note applies to "It Should Be Easy," which turns BritBrit into a robot and features an EDM breakdown that sounds dated upon delivery. "Pretty Girls" is, sadly, just a lukewarm attempt at recreating Ariana Grande and Iggy Azalea's song "Problem. " Everything from the chanty, bratty chorus to Azalea's sleepy rap just feels off—and like a regression for Spears. "Tik Tik Boom" is catchy, sure, but Spears's voice is practically indiscernible in it, and the lyrics in T. I. 's verse are inexcusable. ("She like the way I eat her, beat her, beat her
Treat her like an animal somebody call PETA. " Um, excuse me? 2. "Chillin' With You" (feat.
After all, it's the only track that's earned Spears a Grammy (2005, Best Dance Recording) and its production, at the time, was revolutionary. "Toxic" is the most progressive song on Spears's In the Zone album, zipping with the techno-pop panache that defined radio in the 2010s. (This song, mind you, came out in 2003.
This is, by far, Spears's most personal track. (She's credited as a songwriter alongside just one other person. ) Believed by some to be an answer to Justin Timberlake's "Cry Me a River" video (which alluded that Spears was unfaithful in their early-aughts relationship), "Everytime" is a haunting, devastating exploration of regret and loneliness.
Name three words more culturally potent than "It's Britney, bitch. " You can't. "Gimme More" didn't exactly make the best first impression, as fans initially heard it during Spears's infamous performance at the 2007 VMAs.
Another song with a scrutiny theme—only this one is pure sugar. "Lucky" remains one of Spears's best early singles: a perfect blend of the sweet-pop sound from her first record and lyrics that feel just a little more grown-up.
It's nice that Spears featured her sister Jamie Lynn on "Chillin' With You," but the song itself is a bit underwhelming.