Britney Spears - Circus
NME.COM feature on Britney Spears - Circus album including album review, artwork, tracks, listen now, tour dates, discography and more.
Release date: 02 December 2008
“There are two types of people in the world”, Ms Spears states two songs in, on the title track of her sixth album. These, in case you were wondering, are “the ones who entertain, and the ones who observe”. On ‘Kill The Lights’ a hapless photographer is asked “Is that money in your pocket or are you happy to see me?”, while ‘Blur’ finds Brit waking up next to someone...
- Nov 28, 2008
Tracklisting click track to read more
- Womanizer (Main Version)
- Womanizer (Mike Rizzo Funk Generation Radio)
- Circus (Main Version)
- Out From Under (Main Version)
- Kill The Lights (Main Version)
- Shattered Glass (Main Version)
- If U Seek Amy (Main Version)
- Unusual You (Main Version)
- Blur (Main Version)
- Mmm Papi (Main Version)
- Mannequin (Main Version)
- Lace And Leather (Main Version)
- My Baby (Main Version)
- Radar (Main Version)
- Rock Boy (Main Version)
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Britney Spears - Circus: Wikipedia Album Entry
Circus is the sixth studio album by American pop singer Britney Spears. It was released on November 28, 2008 by Jive Records. Spears started working on the album earlier that year with a range of new producers as well as with Bloodshy & Avant and Danja, combining the electropop and urban sounds from her previous album, Blackout, with producers of her first early pop hits such as Max Martin.
Circus takes influence from a variety of pop genres, such as electropop and dance and has been called a sequel to Blackout. She described the album as more lighter than its predecessor, which was more urban sounding. To a lesser degree, the album draws elements from other genres, such as a 1960s go-go rock guitar in Mmm Papi. Circus focuses on different themes and Spears "does double duty as a dance diva and brokenhearted balladeer." Lyrically, it has been compared to Blackout, due to the fact that they are both "fiery" and "confrontational."
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There's only two types of people in the world
The ones that entertain and the ones that observe
Well baby, I'm a put-on-a-show kind of girl
Don't like the backseat, gotta be first
Superstar, where you from? How's it going?
I know you got a clue what youâre doing
You can play brand new to all the other chicks out here
But I know what you are, what you are, baby
Nothing about you is typical
Nothing about you is predictable
You got me all twisted and confused
It's so you
Breathe you out, breathe you in
You keep coming back to tell me
You're the one who could've been
Tiny hands, yes, that's you
And all you show, it's simply true
I smell your breath, it makes me cry
I wonder how I've lived my life
Ladies and gentlemen, we interrupt our program of Dance Music
To bring you a special bulletin from the Intercontinental Radio News
Our very own Pop Princess, now Queen of Pop
Has a special announcement she would like to make
Turn the lights out
This shit is way too fucking bright
Wanna put my eyes out
If you wanna mess with my eyesight
Baby, I can be your sweet baby
When things get crazy
Make sure you come and save me
French finger tips, red lips, bitch is dangerous
Cotton candy kiss, can't wait for my sugar rush
I can't take it no more, I've got to have more tonight
This feeling so strong, I'm puttin' you on tonight
Did I wake you? Were you sleeping? Were you still in the bed?
Or is a nightmare keeping you up instead?
Poor baby, are you feeling guilty for what you did?
If you think you're hurting, you ain't seen nothing yet
La la la, la la la
La la la, la la la
Oh baby baby have you seen Amy tonight?
Always talking' around this
He wants me, I get things, everything I wanted
My own way, your time, goldmines
Loose guys, on my backless dresses, excess
Confidence is a must
Happiness is a plus
Edginess is a rush
Edges I like them rough