It’s Britney, bitch. And love her or not, Britney Spears does make some killer workout and dance music that will work its way into your brain and stay there for days. I needed some new workout tunes, and even though Britney released Blackout awhile ago, I’m a little slow on the uptake and just got around to buying it. But I’m glad I did because I now have some new favorite workout tunes and at almost 44 minutes, it’s a great length for a cardio session.
The Track List: Britney Spears, Blackout
1. Gimme More—Sorry, but you’ve been living in a cave if you haven’t heard this one. You know it from the radio and from the MTV awards, and it’s a fantastically fun way to start a workout.
2. Piece of Me—This one is great for a first interval. It’s catchy, but it also got me a little riled up. It’s her commentary about how the media tears her down, yet can’t get enough. And “boo hoo” you all say, but the line specifically, “She’s too big, now she’s too thin,” got me a little mad about what the media says about how women should or should not look. A bit deep, I know.
3. Radar—After the previous anger-inducing ditty, this one will bring you back down a bit because it’s one of the slower tracks. Is it just my Midwestern roots that I say “raid-are?” Because in this song it sounds more like “raider.” Whatev. It works and it rhymes.
4. Break The Ice—Also on the radio, this song is a fun one. It’ll make you want to pretend you’re Britney in the privacy of your own home. Or, I mean, it’ll make you get your buns in gear on the elliptical.
5. Heaven on Earth—Another slower paced song, it’ll let you catch up after an interval. It’s not one of my faves but my ears weren’t bleeding or anything.
6. Get Naked (I Got A Plan)—How much more promising could a song title possibly be? You might hate the dude’s electronica-sounding contributions at first, but he totally grew on me. And by the time you got to “Get naked (repeated)/ take it off, take it off” you’re gonna have a plan, too. Just don’t take it off at the gym.
7. Freakshow—You’re going to want to get on the dance floor and have a dance off, too. Or freestyle across the gym floor.
8. Toy Soldier—I heart this one. Especially when she says “wagon.” This song will get you pumped up for a good hard hill or more difficult part of a workout. If it doesn’t get you moving, you’re basically a cold fish. A cold, dead fish.
9. Hot As Ice—Favorite line: “Living legend, you can look but don’t touch.” A sassy and fun song. And when she says, “Can I get a witness?” every time, I want her to say “fitness.” Is that just me?
10. Ooh Ooh Baby—Another of my favorites, especially because it’s totally a Britney-style homage to The Turtles’ “So Happy Together,” intentional or not.
11. Perfect Lover—Not one of the most memorable songs, but there is some heavy breathing, which is kind of fun. A good song for the start of a cool down.
12. Why Should I Be Sad—One of the more serious getting-over-a-boy songs, you can tell this one is dedicated to an ex. Interesting lyrics and a good cool down ender, if you’re not crying. Just kidding.
In summation, my only regret is that I didn’t buy it sooner. “Bad music,” my fit bottom. —Erin
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