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Toxic
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Toxic

Britney Spears
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Song Meaning and Background of Toxic by Britney Spears


After years of maximalist hits, the pop princess decided to try something a little more understated with producers Bloodshy and Avant. Creating a unique tune that felt global and avant-garde. In its lyrics, a lover is compared to an addictive and dangerous drug.


"Toxic" altered Spears' look and sound, it almost wasn't the case. That was written in Sweden, according to co-author Cathy Dennis. With Janet Jackson in mind, I headed over there to write. Before reaching Spears, the song was rejected by Kylie Minogue and failed to reach Janet Jackson.


Music critics gave "Toxic" high praise, praising its chorus and hook and many of them listing it among the album's highlights. It was Spears' first Grammy victory and it came for Best Dance Recording at the 47th Annual Grammy Awards. I


t peaked at number one in eleven nations, including Australia, Canada, Hungary, Ireland, Norway, and the United Kingdom, and peaked at number five in fifteen. It reached its high of number nine in the US and became her fourth top-ten hit.


Lyrics of Toxic by Britney Spears


Baby, can't you see I'm calling?

A guy like you should wear a warning

It's dangerous, I'm falling

There's no escape, I can't wait

I need a hit, baby, give me it

You're dangerous, I'm loving it

 

Too high, can't come down

Losing my head, spinning 'round and 'round

Do you feel me now?

 

With a taste of your lips, I'm on a ride

You're toxic, I'm slipping under

With a taste of a poison paradise

I'm addicted to you

Don't you know that you're toxic?

And I love what you do

Don't you know that you're toxic?

 

It's getting late to give you up

I took a sip from my devil's cup

Slowly, it's taking over me

 

Too high, can't come down

It's in the air and it's all around

Can you feel me now?

 

With a taste of your lips, I'm on a ride

You're toxic, I'm slipping under

With a taste of a poison paradise

I'm addicted to you

Don't you know that you're toxic?

And I love what you do

Don't you know that you're toxic?

Don't you know that you're toxic?

 

With a taste of your lips, I'm on a ride

You're toxic, I'm slipping under

With a taste of a poison paradise

I'm addicted to you

Don't you know that you're toxic?

With a taste of your lips, I'm on a ride

You're toxic, I'm slipping under (Toxic)

With a taste of a poison paradise

I'm addicted to you

Don't you know that you're toxic?

 

Intoxicate me now with your loving now

I think I'm ready now (I think I'm ready now)

Intoxicate me now with your loving now

I think I'm ready now

Release Date

2004

Songwriter/s

Cathy Dennis, Christian Karlsson, Pontus Winnberg, Henrik Jonback

Producer/s

Bloodshy & Avant

Label/s

Jive

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