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  • This never gets old! Isn't?
    The lyrics are top notch and completely Britney'ish to the max!
    The video is right on the spot and the beat of the song is damn so fresh than anything that is on radio these days.
    One of my all time britbrit favorites.
    Been reading UkMix everyday for well more than a decade now, and Here I am posting

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    • She really has songs that pertains to her status and no one else's. I like that it has that cockiness and vulnerability at the same time.

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      • it's still a great song and finally I can listen to it again after always getting a shock when the phone starts cause I thought my mobile phone rings
        I am not trying to seduce you... Would you like me to seduce you? Is that what you're trying to tell me?

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        • "Piece of Me" was released 10 years ago today!



          "Piece of Me" is a song recorded by American singer Britney Spears for her fifth studio album, Blackout (2007). It was released on November 27, 2007 by Jive Records as the second single from the album. The song was written and produced by Swedish producers Bloodshy & Avant and Klas Åhlund as a response to the media scrutiny and sensationalism of Spears' private life, which they had seen by working with her over the years. "Piece of Me" was the last song to be recorded for Blackout. The self-manifesto song's lyrics are written like a biography retelling her mishaps. "Piece of Me" is an electro song that runs through a down-tempo dance beat. Spears' voice is heavily synthesized, and constantly shifts in pitch. Backing vocals are provided by Bloodshy & Avant and Robyn.
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          -Eligible for Multi-Platinum in the USA
          -#1 in Ireland
          -Top 5 in Australia, Canada, Denmark, New Zealand, Scotland, UK
          -Top 10 in Austria, Europe, Finland, Germany, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden
          -Top 20 in Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland, USA
          -100,000,000+ views on VEVO
          -Certified in Australia, Canada, Denmark, New Zealand, Sweden, UK, USA
          -3,700,000 copies sold worldwide

          MTV VMA Video of the Year winner
          MTV VMA Best Pop Video winner
          MTV VMA Best Female Video winner

          Alex Fletcher of Digital Spy gave "Piece of Me" four stars, calling it "a two fingered-salute to the media hounds and an electro-thudding cry of defiance, warning us that this popstrel is not for turning. [The opening line] poops from a great height on anything Lily Allen has ever penned and reveals that it's been Spears who's been laughing hardest during her year of zany media antics". Peter Robinson of The Observer and Margeaux Watson of Entertainment Weekly named "Piece of Me" one of the standout tracks of the album. Dennis Lim of Blender called it one of the best tracks of Blackout along with "Gimme More". Laura Herbert of BBC News said that the song is "without doubt the best track on the whole album. [...] It's a masterpiece." Kelefa Sanneh of The New York Times said "[Bloodshy & Avant] evoke the horror, the exhilaration and (finally) the boredom of [Spears'] overexamined life. It’s brilliant".

          Tom Ewing of Pitchfork Media suggested that "the hypertreatment of the voice, the way it edges into the music, suggests that the price of fame is identity erasure. We understand her through a filter, and that's how we have to hear her too. The multiple backing vox fragment identity further, turn the song more universal". Melissa Maerz of Rolling Stone named it the best track of the album along with "Freakshow", deeming it as a "tabloid-bashing banger". The song was later included in Rolling Stone's 100 Best Songs of 2007 at number fifteen.
          Happy 10th anniversary to the iconic media-bashing anthem! "Piece of Me" was a big hit for Britney in the UK, Australia and Ireland, where it remains her highest peaking solo single in the past 10 years (even beating "Womanizer" in those countries). Additionally, it made the Top 5 in Canada, Denmark and New Zealand, peaking at #5, #4 and #4, respectively.

          It only peaked at #18 in the USA due to lack of radio support (#28 on Pop) but it was a big digital hit, spending multiple weeks in the digital Top 10 and selling nearly 2 million copies without streaming (more than Hold It Against Me, Gimme More, I Wanna Go, etc) and being eligible for a Multi-Platinum certification. The song was also a big hit in Germany, spending multiple weeks inside the Top 10 and ending up was the 59th biggest hit of 2008 there.

          "Piece of Me" reached 100 million views on VEVO earlier this month, becoming Britney's 13th certified video.

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          • Re: Britney Spears - Piece Of Me

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            Originally posted by beredy
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              • Happy 10th anniversary to "Piece of me"! , one of Britney's most emblematic singles and one of my favorite ones from her
                Britney Spears . Michael Jackson . Madonna . Metallica . Radiohead . Led Zeppelin . Oasis . Beyoncé . Soda Stereo

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                • Originally posted by MrLeonix
                  Happy 10th anniversary to "Piece of me"! , one of Britney's most emblematic singles and one of my favorite ones from her

                  It’s nice but far over rated imo.
                  Queuing for Girls Aloud reunion tickets since 2013

                  #FreeBritney

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                  • Re: Britney Spears - Piece Of Me

                    One of the best songs from the second phase of her career.

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                    • Originally posted by Thriller
                      One of the best songs from the second phase of her career.
                      +1 (the best for me tbh)
                      ¡Eh, mamá!
                      Me quiero matar
                      El mundo se va a la mierda
                      Y no he hecho nada

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                      • Originally posted by Thriller
                        One of the best songs from the second phase of her career.
                        You ain't gotta break down,
                        YOU'RE TOO STRONG!"

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                        • Re: Britney Spears - Piece Of Me

                          The Atari sound effects are a nice touch but it gets old fast.
                          Originally posted by beredy
                          When people see your post this is what they see:

                          GOAT GOAT GOAT GOAT GOAT GOAT GOAT GOAT GOAT GOAT GOAT GOAT GOAT GOAT GOAT GOAT GOAT GOAT GOAT GOAT GOAT GOAT GOAT.

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                          • This and maybe Why Should I Be Sad? are the only songs on Blackout that only Britney could sing. Songs personally crafted to fit her. I kind of wish there were more of those on the album.

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                            • Originally posted by Thriller
                              One of the best songs from the second phase of her career.
                              +1
                              Love you like a love song!

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                              • the best song of her ENTIRE career tbh.

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                                • Way ahead of its time
                                  Forever Young

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                                  • Robyn‘s demo leaked.

                                    Britney Spears • Janet Jackson • Christina Aguilera • Michael Jackson • Selena Gomez • Hilary Duff • Taylor Swift • Justin Timberlake

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