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Britney Spears - "Till the World Ends"

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Britney Spears - "Till the World Ends"

Courtesy Jive Records

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Britney Spears records a song penned by Ke$ha. It sounds tamed in comparison with the songs Ke$ha keeps for herself, and this time around producers Dr. Luke and Max Martin take a step back from the sonic experiments on "Hold It Against Me." The result is a straightforward dance-pop single. It is solid, catchy, and just a touch disappointing when compared with the quality of the previous single.

Pros

  • Solid dance floor hook
  • Uptempo beat that will make you want to dance

Cons

  • Restrained lyrics
  • Mix lacking in originality

Description

  • Written by Kesha Sebert
  • Produced by Max Martin and Dr. Luke
  • Released March 2011 by Jive Records

Guide Review - Britney Spears - "Till the World Ends"

"Hold It Against Me" is challenging and feels like all stops are out musically. By comparison "Till the World Ends" sounds a bit safe. However, that does not mean the song is bad by any means. Ke$ha has stated that she intended to write a dance floor banger and that is what this is. The hooks are solid, and you will be inspired to dance.

Ke$ha's own songs tend to contain at least one inspired or offending line or two that amount to memorable lyrics. There is nothing here that truly stands out. It is impossible to know if that is because Ke$ha was uninspired or because Britney Spears would steer clear of some of the more graphic word pictures Ke$ha has kept for herself.

Musically, the experiments with dubstep on "Hold It Against Me" were riveting. Here the mix is fairly standard upbeat dance-pop. Everything is quite slick and polished and not difficult to listen to, but Britney Spears has set the bar high with her most recent music. "Till the World Ends" will sound solid on the radio and bring crowds to the dance floor, but it does not rank among Britney Spears' all-time best.

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 3 out of 5
Good, Just Good., Member MartinPoPrince

The song is good, decent by the standards of what Ke$ha, Dr. Luke, and Max Martin can come up with and of what‘s out there. Ke$ha and Dr. Luke are a hit-making duo, but the song is nothing special both lyrically and production-wise. Just a safe catchy track meant to appeal to the audience and trend of today: people who are in love with super catchy choruses, big memorable hooks, and a killer beat. Pros: - Catchy easy to remember chorus, good hook. - Fun, dance-y. Like every dance song out there. Cons: - But it sounds just like every dance song out there. - Chorus and hook are not original?, quite generic actually. You can go through ANY Ke$ha song and I promise you you’ll find all the same words. - Lyrics and production also sounds like everything out there. Thanks Dr. Luke -_ -! Rating: 3.5/5 stars Verdict: Good dance your butt off song, but that’s it. Conclusion: The song itself is nothing impressive but is certainly not a step up or a step down from “Hold It Against Me.” Had Britney’s songwriters used something other than a cheesy third-rate pickup line for lyrical inspiration, “Hold It Against Me” would have been quite original with the whole dub-step and what not. But the use of that overrated pickup line juxtaposed any possible originality. “Till The World Ends” is a very fun, happy mid-tempo song. It is undeniably irresistible and you will most likely be out of your chair jumping up and down singing it after the 2nd listen, just like every song that Dr. Luke produces/writes. But just like every song Dr. Luke helps create, it sounds like a sad attempt to recreate his magnum opus “Tik Tok.”

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