Britney - Break The IceWith 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.

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2. YOU CAN TURN THE HEAT UP IF YOU WANNA…

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3. …TURN THE LIGHTS DOWN (LOW) IF YOU WANNA.

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4. HOO.

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5. I LIKE THIS PART.

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6. AH AH AH AHHHH.

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7. IT'S BEEN A WHILE…

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8. AND I CAN'T GET ENOUGH COS I WANNA GET IT UP.

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9. I KNOW I SHOULDNT'VE KEPT YOU WAITING…

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So there you go.  Lovely song. Well done Britney.