Released as the second single from In the Zone , the song was initially offered to Kylie Minogue for her ninth studio album Body Language , but she turned it down. A dance-pop and techno-pop song with elements of bhangra music , "Toxic" features varied instrumentation, such as drums , synthesizers and surf guitar. It is accompanied by high-pitched Bollywood strings , sampled from Lata Mangeshkar and S. Balasubrahmanyam 's " Tere Mere Beech Mein " , and breathy vocals. Its lyrics draw an extended metaphor of a lover as a dangerous yet addictive drug. The song attained worldwide success, reaching the top five in 15 countries, while topping the charts in Australia, Canada, Hungary, Ireland, Norway and the United Kingdom.
Some artists know how to get exactly what they want. And some know how to give their fans precisely what they want, but only a few know how to do both at the same time. That's why Britney Spears drags a chubby guy into the bathroom of a supersonic jet in Best Video of the Year nominee "Toxic," only to tear off his mask and reveal a hunky blond stud. Picking out the everyguy is a fantasy on one level for her, but you put a chubby guy in there and the common man gets something too. The year-old director, who also helmed Spears' "Stronger" video, attributes the understanding of that delicate balance to what he calls the singer's underappreciated, "incredible" sense of humor. Though Spears didn't co-direct her clip like fellow nominees Usher and Eminem did , Kahn marveled at how the singer came to him with a fully formed idea for the video, down to the smallest detail. Case in point: Near the beginning of the video, Britney knew she wanted to drip some water in a passenger's lap, provocatively dab it up and then turn around and kiss a child on the head.
If you want to continue to explore the fascinating world of " WandaVision ," we have you covered with some inspired recommendations. Watch the video. Title: Britney Spears: Toxic Video Donning various outfits, Britney assumes fantasy roles, from sexy air hostess to dangerously bad girls that go progressively darker and darker.
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