I wasn't exactly perched on the couch last night, staring at MTV for Britney Spears' new video and single "Hold It Against Me." (Yes, MTV actually still plays videos -- who knew?!) But I was a Brit fan back in the day. Still am. Her "In the Zone" and "Baby, One More Time" are on my workout playlist.
Then she went all bonkeroo on us (remember shaved-head Britney?). But I'm cheering for her success with this comeback (go, Britney, go!). So I checked out the video this morning, watched it a few times ... and thought, "Meh, Gaga is better."
Not that it isn't a good video -- it's risky, it's different, it's over the top, it's cool. It is chock-full of random video fun. I like Britney doing the ninja-fight scene with what seems to be herself. But what's with all of the products? We have close-ups of Sony, the Plenty of Fish dating site, Brit's own perfume, and scads of others.
I actually really like the video. I just don't like the song. It's one of those songs that doesn't know what it wants to be -- it's kind of dance-y, but then slows down in the middle. Say you're out at a club -- okay, who am I kidding, you're in your house with your daughter having the fifth dance party of the day -- and it slows down. That just sucks. What do you do for that slow part? The "stand-and-sway" move? An odd twirl that just makes me dizzy?
I know there will be hard-core Brit fans who disagree, but in terms of new dance hits, Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" just hits a better beat.
With this obvious Britney-Gaga battle brewing, I canNOT wait to see Lady Gaga's video. She's got to step it up, but after watching her on the Grammys, with her egg arrival and all, I don't think that will be a problem.
Which new dance diva do you like better -- Lady Gaga or Britney Spears?
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