Britney Spears — Toxic
Can't Get You Out Of My Head
's evil older sister; That was all about the gentle "na-na-na-na-na
" which seemed so innocent when your first heard it, not realising that you'd find yourself repeating it in mixed company over two years later. Toxic is all about the screeching violins, almost atonal, jamming into your head like knives — repellent but yet somehow utterly compelling (almost, if you will, toxic. ahahahaha). Britney's voice is battered, abused, and twisted through a host of different vocal effects, coming out of the speaker in a 441kHz burst of energy; something now, a song that represents what the 21st century can offer. Pop didn't eat itself after all; it decided to feast on the avant-garde instead. Who knew that Cathy Dennis
would end up being one of the greatest pop writers of her generation?
Oh, and you can dance to it. Badly, of course, but it's very danceable…