Britney Spears’ ‘Work Bitch’ single drops: amazing dance track or kind of boring?

As we previewed on Friday, Britney Spears has a new single called “Work Bitch”. They threw everything but the kitchen sink at this new dance song – it was produced/written by a half-dozen prominent music industry people. Well, as I predicted, the single was supposed to officially drop today but it “leaked” over the weekend. Some say that this is Old-School Brit-Brit throwing down the gauntlet to Katy Perry’s “Roar” and Lady Gaga’s “Applause”. Here you go:

Well… it’s not awful if the standard is “a good workout song” or “something you can twerk to”. It’s a pleasant dance song. It’s not groundbreaking or full of amazing-ness and Britney’s voice is hyper-produced. But I imagine this will be a pretty good hit for her. I like “go call the governa!” That’s my favorite line.

As for Britney’s long-awaited, soon-to-be-officially confirmed Las Vegas deal, TMZ reports that Britney is going to be making $310,000 A SHOW. Meaning she’ll make $15 million for 48 shows at Planet Hollywood within the span of two years. Only 48 shows in 2 years? That sounds like easy work and easy money for an artist. TMZ compares Britney’s deal to Celine Dion’s deal – Celine gets $476,000 a show and she does 70 shows a year. You can read more about it here.

Photos courtesy of Britney, WENN.

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  1. MeowuiRose says:

    I think the song is boring and unoriginal. You can hardly recognize her voice it’s so auto-tuned.

  2. irishserra says:

    I kind of miss Britney and her tame-by-comparison brand of crazy. I’d never been a fan, but I’d take her over Gaga, Lohan, Cyrus, Kardashian or Stodden any day.

  3. Rachel says:

    I’m going to be the one to start it…

    Don’t carry your dog around like that! He needs support!

  4. Nev says:

    its alright…will be hot in the clubs!!

    • Chicagogurl says:

      This! The song will go platinum in clubs and especially gay clubs. I sure hope Brit ups her stage game. Last time I saw her – stadium show for her circus themed tour, her dancers literally carried her on a luggage cart around the stage while trhusting against it….they pull the thing a the way to left stage, she’d get off, looking lost for 3 seconds, pump her wrists and booty for 3 seconds, then get back on where they would carry her center stage…repeat. It was lame. For someone who is known for dancing and is more adept at dancing than singing, she sucked.

  5. UghInsomnia says:

    What sort of weird accent is that? I think the song is terrible and ironic since it sounds like she didn’t do much “work” to make this song…

  6. annabelle says:

    Ugh. I hate myself a little right now.

    I’ve never been a Katy Perry fan, but that Roar song is cute and fun and my five year old loves it. So we rock it out in the mom van.

    I loathe Lady Gaga and all her attention seeking ways. But that friggin’ Applause song is also good and I feel myself compelled to dance.

    I’ve always liked and rooted for Britney, but this song sucks. It’s not great dance or work out music and she sounds like canned crap.

  7. Amelia says:

    Eh, it’s nothing particularly special but I could happily listen to it on the turbo trainer.

  8. Itwillrain says:

    It’s great for a drunk dance party, but I’m gonna really hate it when my teenager plays it on our long car drives….

  9. Jayna says:

    I love me some Brit-Brit, and she usually has some good dance tracks, but this is just generic and boring past a good beat. What a disappointment.

  10. samab says:

    those eyes in the last two pics are empties and lost.I still feel sorry for this woman,and her song doesn’t help.

  11. CaribbeanLaura says:

    Can’t hear it, but I have a question? Does Britney really need the work? Isn’t she like not it in the best of mental spaces now? Come on handerlers, let the chick take a break.

  12. GeeMoney says:

    It’s a little different… but the song is ok. Perhaps it will grow on me a little more.

    I’m surprised she hasn’t decided to retire already… but even so, I’ll still buy the album.

  13. Lipsy says:


    Ok, so I may be little biased, but I like this song. I love all Britney songs, she can do no wrong. I was bored last night and started youtubing her past VMA performances… they were such palate cleansers and makes me wonder why there are no performers like Britney anymore! Nobody dances and gives an entertaining performance anymore, except Beyonce sighhhh

  14. ALG says:

    I turned it off after about a minute. Same stuff over and over and over.

  15. Adrien says:

    Brit-Brit is not really a hateable personality. People are inclined to root for her than say Beyonce, a pleasant personality with zero inclination for self destruction. Even during her crazy phase (bald, umbrella hitting, baby endangering days), people were sympathetic to her.
    Her latest sounds like a workout/runway song. Not bad but totally generic. It could be a 2NE1 song. Would love to hear it casually on a different setting.

  16. Nicolette says:

    While I’m glad she’s gotten herself together again, the song is awful.

  17. Little M says:

    I want the little dog. That’s all I can say. Come here, little doggie!

  18. Wif says:

    I really liked it, except for the bridge.

  19. Shelly says:

    She looks super cute in her white tee and cut-offs. I love most Britney songs, especially the clubbier ones, so I like this one, too.

  20. Julie says:

    From 2:50-3:20 the song is really good. I’m sure the rest of it will grow on me.

  21. kelly says:

    Its britney..bitch…

    Will always love her! Even some of her songs are trash she still got it!

    Who remembers that song 3?

    God that was good one. I would love to just have breakfast with her and pick her drug eroded brain.

  22. bns says:

    Underwhelming. Get it together, Larry.

  23. themummy says:

    I actually really like it. I’m in the minority around here, it seems. It will be great to workout to.

  24. sam says:

    Like it a lot. Its definitely a club track, and it follows the predictable flow of a club song. I think that following scream and shout this is probably a good move for her.

    For some reason the accent she throws on some words is really growing on me?

  25. Happy21 says:

    I haven’t liked a Britney Song in more than 5 years and this, if I forget that it’s her and she is soooo autotuned, I could work out to this song. I feel like Britney though is so tired and over it that she doesn’t truly love what she does anymore. That saddens me.

  26. Hakura says:

    It pretty much just sounds like her ‘people’ are doing whatever they have to (even repeating ‘bitch’ in every line) trying to top Miley & Gaga. I just pray to God that don’t have her naked, rubbing up against walls, construction equipment, or cars (since she mentions the Lamborghini) in the video. I love Britney, but this doesn’t even sound like her. (not like her *voice* auto tuned to all hell, & not like her ‘type’ of sound).

  27. Garrett says:

    Boring. Too much auto tuned. Still take it over that crapfest Roar.

  28. apsutter says:

    I love Brit(but not crazy stan love) and I think it’s pretty boring. I really liked her last cd…that whole thing was so damned dancey! I could literally just put it on and do my entire workout to it.

  29. Quinn says:

    Blah. Disappointing, at best. Haven’t liked either of the songs with Will I Am’s influence.

  30. Bread and Circuses says:

    Is that a dog?! Holy ravioli, that’s a teensy animal. It looks like wrist-muff.

  31. Samtha says:

    I didn’t like it at first listen, but then it came up on my morning workout and I blasted that shite on repeat. It’s a fun song, and the more I listen to it, the more I like it.

  32. Camille (TheOriginal) says:

    Awful. But then again, I have never been a B. Spears fan.

  33. IceQueen says:

    What’s up with the accent..? The song is nothing special. Underwhelming. It took 5-6 people to write that? Seriously? Not that I’m a fan of pop music (or whatever this is), but I do miss the old days when pop music even though still full with nudity and craziness was a lot more sophisticated, lyrics wise and melody wise.

  34. Jag says:

    I’ve liked a lot of Britney songs but that one is just horrible!

  35. Luls says:

    And I think the message is totally sassy/fun. :)

    By today’s pop/dance standards, I LOVE IT!

    Plus its already #2 on iTunes, beating Katy and Gaga! It would be awesome if it topples Miley’s song to #1, just for f**ks sake. Cant stand that gross idiota.

  36. Onyx XV says:

    It sucks. I liked “Gimme More” a whole lot better. And that’s just sad!

  37. TOPgirl says:

    I really like this song. It’s great for a workout. It seems that she can’t really sing nor dance anymore. She’s so broken it’s hard to even listen to her music.

  38. lunabell says:

    So I know this is unlikely to ever happen, but if they’re both going to be in Vegas at the same time…wouldn’t it be awesome to see pics of Brit and Celine hanging out?!

  39. Dorothu says:

    Sounds like Die Antwoord’s Rich B!tch which is a good thing. And I like how she’s addressing her slavery.

  40. dahlianoir says:

    I don’t like it but I’d rather have “work bitch” than “get down gurl”.

  41. Jay says:

    If it came on at the local gay bar (and it will, oh, how it will), I’d dance to it. It’s not groundbreaking, but it’s not bad.

  42. Jayna says:

    OMG, Britney was just on that entertainment show with Mario Lopez, and she was the old Brit-Brit. She was lively, funny, animated, vivacious, teasing Mario. It is so good to see her so happy again. Great interview.