A reviewer from Popdust called the verse "The most representative lyric of the song's delirious, disorienting charm. The song received widespread critical acclaim upon release. Heather Richels of The Paly Voice complimented its hook and catchiness while deeming it the most appealing song of the album. Music Radio commented, "In the name of fairness, it will be noted that 'Toxic' and 'Showdown' could well have been good pop songs in the hands of any other singer than Spears.
Rob Mitchum commented that Spears "finally, she just acted like an adult, rather than constantly reminding us she wasn't a girl anymore. It became the week's "Highest Debut".
I Did It Again " in In New Zealand, "Toxic" debuted at number 38 on the issue dated February 16, and peaked at number two on March 29, The music video for "Toxic" was filmed on a sound-stage in Los Angeles, California.
It was directed by Joseph Kahnwho previously worked with Spears on the music video for her single " Stronger ". Brad Rushing was the cinematographer. Spears first approached Kahn with a story sketch of a secret agent out for revenge against an ex-lover, for which Kahn created a treatment.
Her concept was almost fully formed and detailed, exemplifying the scene in which she drops a drink on the passenger's lap. Spears said she wanted to join the mile high club and be a stewardess that kissed a man in the bathroom. Kahn suggested making him a fat man, so the "common man" would feel represented.
Spears also told him about a scene in which she would be naked and covered in diamonds. Kahn stated he was "not sure what I was thinking about when she told me about that scene, maybe those intros to James Bond movies, but every video needs an iconic image to remember, and that's it.
After the treatment was finished, Kahn proceeded to cast his friends and acquaintances, as in most of his projects. The plane passenger on whom Spears drops a drink was played by his long-time casting director, while the fat man in the bathroom was played by the casting director's assistant. Spears's boyfriend is played by Martin Hendersonwho starred in Kahn's directorial debut Torque. For the naked scenes, Spears cleared the set, leaving only Kahn, Blackburn, and Rushing with her to shoot the sequence.
Spears also shot scenes in which she had to dance through a hallway of imaginary lasers in front of a green screensomething that Kahn deemed as "incredible to watch".
The last few scenes of the video in which Spears murders her boyfriend, concerned Kahn, who thought they would be censored. He explained, "the trick was to make it look pop at the same time" and told Henderson, "Would you like to be kissed by Britney Spears? According to Kahn, the hint of a smile that appears on Henderson's face before Spears pours the poison into his mouth was what managed to get the shot past the censors.
Although Spears was at first going to be involved in the editing process with Blackburn, she did not contact Kahn after the media scandal over her wedding in Las Vegas. The music video began with an open shot of an airplane flying and preceded by three menacing dark birds, referencing the works of Hong Kong director John Woo. After serving some of the passengers, she "accidentally" spills a drink into the lap of a seated male passenger; later beckoning the middle-aged, overweight, bespectacled male passenger to the bathroom and seduces him.
She wears a tight black catsuit and sports red hair, inspired by the character of Sydney Bristow from television series Alias. The video the action narrative is repeatedly inter-cut with scenes of Spears, on all fours on the floor, wearing a sheer bodysuit covered in diamonds. As she leaves, she accidentally triggers a Mission: Impossible -style laser trap, which she evades with elaborate dance moves, including a back handspring.
This scene is followed by scenes of Spears wearing a black superheroine outfit and black hair. She scales a building and enters an apartment, where her boyfriend Henderson is waiting. She kisses him just before pouring the poison into his mouth, killing him.
Spears kisses him again and flies from the window balcony. She appears back on the plane as the flight attendant and winks to the camera. The video closes with a shot of the airplane flying off, through clouds, towards the sun, followed by five menacing screeching blackbirds, as seen at the beginning.
A spokeswoman for MTV announced that "given the particular sensitivity in the culture right now, we're erring on the side of caution for the immediate future. Jillian Mapes of Billboard wrote that Spears "proved that she comes in every flavor [ Many comparisons were made about the similarities. Her song "Toxic" is still widely credited for changing the face of dance-pop LP the s.
It introduced an influx of electro-pop into the modern market, providing the blueprint for various smash hits. It was the opening number of her set, and Spears appeared wearing a black top and a white fur cape.
While the choreography was deemed as "erotic", Corey Moss of MTV commented that some of the effect was lost due to Spears's lip-synching and a stagehand fixing a prop during the song. After " Do Somethin' ", in which Spears wore a hot pink bra, a white fur coat, and a jean skirt, she ended the set with "Toxic", with four female dancers in a Shakira -like style. Following the performance, she thanked the audience and introduced her dancers. Following an interlude in which the dancers showcased their individual moves, the stage was lit with green sci-fi effects, and Spears appeared over moving jungle gyms.
Baby One More Time " and " Womanizer ". The song was performed at 's Femme Fatale Tour. After a video intermission in which Spears finds and captures the stalker that follows her, the show continues with a martial arts -inspired remix of "Toxic", in which Spears wears a kimono and battles dancing ninjas. The number begins with a ballad version of "Toxic" and Spears is seen over a giant tree.
Before the chorus begins, Spears jumps from the tree in a kind of bungee jump under a water curtain. As Spears lands in the stage, the first chords from the song starts and the performance keeps going on. Spears performed the song as part of her Apple Music Festival performance in LP on September 27, Overpeople Album) 60 different countries cast their votes. Jess Harvell commented that Spears had great pop instincts and that "Toxic" showed how "Britney always had more individualist pep than her peers, important when you're dealing with steamroller productions from the mind of Max Martin.
Amy Schriefer noted that the song's synths defined the sound of dance-pop for the rest of the decade while adding that it "still sound[s] fresh and futuristic. Bill Lamb of About. Norwegian alternative rock band Hurra Torpedo covered "Toxic" in their fourth release, Kollossus of Makedonia It was included in his second studio album, Version English indie rock band Hard-Fi covered the song for the compilation album Radio 1 Established A music video was released, which featured different Spears look-alikes wearing iconic outfits from various music videos, such as " Baby One More Time" and "Womanizer".
A cover of the song by American singer-songwriter Christopher Dallman was included in an EP titled Sad Britneyreleased on November 9,along Long Before Your Time - Barleycorn - A Song For Ireland (Vinyl covers of " She dedicated it to Spears, adding, "She's going through a bit of a hard time at the moment.
Michaelson's version ends with her and the band doing a dance break set to Spears's original song. The medley of hits included " They also performed a cover of " Hold It Against Me ". In the episode " The End of the World " of the TV show Doctor Whothe character of Cassandra unveils an ancient jukebox that reproduced "Toxic" as an example of "a traditional ballad" from about 5 billion years prior.
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