Slate has uncovered shocking evidence that Britney Spears’ songwriting abilities are maybe, just a tad, unoriginal. Her most recent single, “If U Seek Amy,” is a play on words that, when said quickly, spell out, um, something dirty. Best of all, the way in which the phrase is used in the song, doesn’t really make sense. “All the boys and all the girls are begging to if u seek Amy.” However, previous uses of naughty wordplay like this are everywhere and no doubt inspired Brit. “If You See Kay,” apparently, has been a song put out by a bunch of artists, including one who admitted that he got the reference from James Joyce, who wrote in Ulysses:
If you see kay
Tell him he may
See you in tea
Tell him from me.
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The old, blond hair whipping Britney is back and she wants you to find some chick named Amy. Not sure why, she hasn’t explained. Anyhoo, in the video for the song, Britney is totes having a raging, sexual party with some girlfriends, and they dance together, and everyone looks HOT. Then, all of the sudden, things get kind of misty and Britney’s hair is shorter and she’s rockin’ some soccer mom digs, and is carrying a pie and there are some kids and OMG, what do you think it means? Is Brit saying that all the boys and all of the girls who are begging to “if you seek Amy” don’t know the real her? That’s deep yo. Also, pie sounds yummy. Keep reading »
Well that’s what U.S. radio stations want you to think after pressuring Britney Spears to change the title of her latest single, “If You Seek Amy,” which, when read phonetically, spells out “If” = F, “You” = U…get it? The title was meant to be sneakily suggestive, but truthfully, it wasn’t that sneaky. So changing the title to “If You See Amy” was pointless because everyone knows what it’s meant to be. Britney is still clinging to the idea that her music targets young women and schoolgirls, but I can’t think of one parent that would still allow her daughter to listen to Britney after all her scandals and emotional meltdowns. “All the boys and the girls are begging to If You Seek Amy” is the catchy chorus to the song, so clearly Britney is making music with adult themes. Now that a letter has been dropped, the lyrics and chorus make even less sense than they did before. [Pop Eater] Keep reading »