Welcome back to another edition of ‘Discover Britney,’ where we highlight Britney songs that were not released as singles. This way, you can share a song a week with people that have not yet had the chance to hear flawless tracks from Britney’s albums. Spread the word!
If you are an avid Britney stan, you will know that almost every track from a Britney album (in an ideal world) should have been released as a single. So many people have been deprived of some of the most timeless tracks and we feel that they should be heard. Join BritneyGalaxy on Spotify, where we will add one track a week to our ‘Discover Britney’ playlist. Your gym playlist is set for life!
Let’s face it, ‘Femme Fatale’ was a perfect pop album that spawned hit after hit after hit. Our first focus on the album has to be, without a doubt, ‘Inside Out.’ The song almost made it to single status, however lost out to ‘Criminal,’ during an online fan poll. It is really difficult not to use a cheesy line here, but the decision was, well… criminal. We are not saying that ‘Criminal,’ did not deserve the single status and we do truly love the track, however, ‘Inside Out,’ was the best choice for the fourth single by far.
Max Martin is becoming a regular name on our Discover Britney list, but what can we say other than this man is a pure musical genius. There is just something about Max Martin, Britney and break up songs that complement each other so well. ‘Inside Out’ uses similar ‘Drum&Bass’ elements to the lead single, ‘Hold It Against Me’, however this time mixing the successful formula with elements of R&B and electro-pop. The heavy beat and slow ‘groove’ to the song add to the songs sexual tension, a perfect harmony between lyrics and rhythm. The futuristic sound is reminiscent of Madonna’s ‘Ray Of Light’ album and similar attitude of Britney’s long-time favourite Janet Jackson is prominent in the song. The nod to ‘…Baby One More Time,’ adds to the songs power and shows exactly how far Britney has come since her début. As a new addition to the Britney writing team, Bonnie McKee (who also helped pen Femme Fatale’s first single) seems to just get Britney. ‘Baby shut your mouth and turn me inside out,’ a command we are more than happy to oblige to.
Best lyrics: Said you’re gonna be here in a minute/ Sitting in the mirror getting pretty/ Gotta look my best if we’re gonna break up
Song Writers: Max Martin, Bonnie McKee, Jacob Kasher Hindlin, Lukasz ‘Dr luke’ Gottwald, Mathiew ‘Billboard’ Jomphe.
Producers: Martin, Gottwald, Jomphe, Wright
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