With all the animated video, Britney-not-being-around-to-promote business, it’s easy to allow oneself to be distacted from the fact that ‘Blackout’ is giving Britney her best run of singles in years, and that the current one – ‘Break The Ice’ – is a really brilliant track.
Here are the nine best bits of a song so good that none of its nine best bits are actually the chorus (which is itself brilliant):
1. HEART BEATING LIKE AN 808.
2. YOU CAN TURN THE HEAT UP IF YOU WANNA…
3. …TURN THE LIGHTS DOWN (LOW) IF YOU WANNA.
5. I LIKE THIS PART.
6. AH AH AH AHHHH.
7. IT’S BEEN A WHILE…
8. AND I CAN’T GET ENOUGH COS I WANNA GET IT UP.
9. I KNOW I SHOULDNT’VE KEPT YOU WAITING…
So there you go. Lovely song. Well done Britney.