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This Day in Pop: Britney Spears releases Womanizer single in 2008 (October 3)

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On October 3, 2008, Britney Spears released Womanizer, the lead single off her sixth studio album Circus. Her "comeback single" was written and produced by The Outsyders. It talks about a "womanizer" man which Britney makes it clear to know very well who he is.


Womanizer peaked at #1 on the BBH100, breaking the record of biggest jump to #1 at the time, initially debuting at #96 (this record would be broken the following year by Kelly Clarkson's My Life Would Suck Withou You). It was her first #1 since ...Baby One More Time. The song also was a Top 10 hit on every country it charted and in the US it's her best selling song with over 3.5M copies sold.

In 2010, the song received a nomination at the 52nd Grammy Awards for the Best Dance Recording category.

The song was performed several times in late 2008, including at Good Morning America, The X Factor UK, the Bambi Awards in Germany among others.

It's also been performed on her Circus Tour, Femme Fatale Tour, Piece of Me Show (and respective tours) and it was even included on her BBMA's 2016 medley.













The music video was directed by Joseph Kahn, but we'll celebrate that anniversary next week ;)



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 I am a performer. I am a Mom. I am funny. I am your friend! I am Britney Jean

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Germany: 04-09-07-12-20-20-13-15-19-27-31-34-37-41-51-54-OUT

>>> 92.500 copies sold

Australia: 16-07-07-05-06-07-07-08-09-09-12-11-16-20-25-30-38-OUT

>>> Platinum

>>> 70.000 copies sold

Austria: 05-10-04-04-06-07-11-10-15-16-16-24-25-24-42-41-32-43-50-72-71-OUT


♦ Flanders: 33-28-18-11-03-02-02-02-01-03-02-02-02-04-08-13-22-23-29-34-OUT

♦ Wallon: 29-21-16-17-05-04-03-02-02-02-03-02-03-03-03-05-08-10-12-14-21-25-//-40-40-OUT

Bulgaria: 23-21-13-16-12-06-06-18-37-OUT

Canada: 97-43-01-01-01-01-01-02-04-04-05-04-06-03-04-09-12-16-18-22-30-34-42-43-47-49-OUT

>>> 65th best selling single of 2008

>>> 36th best selling single of 2009

Danmark: 06-05-02-01-02-04-04-05-02-03-05-05-08-10-13-17-20-23-33-35-40-OUT

Spain: 17-12-13-10-08-09-19-13-13-15-16-26-32-27-29-42-43-48-48-OUT

Finland: 07-07-12-10-13-04-02-01-04-05-06-05-10-10-13-//-15-OUT

France: 04-01-01-01-01-01-04-06-06-06-07-09-13-16-19-21-25-31-34-36-38-42-41-44-46-44-43-38-43-51-48-67-72-73-71-71-66-78-92-OUT

Re (26-05-10): 99-OUT

♦ Top downloads: 08-06-03-03-03-03-02-02-01-01-01-01-02-03-04-08-08-09-09-11-17-27-29-33-42-OUT

>>> 9th best selling single of 2008

>>> 30th best selling single of 2009

>>> 4.575 copies sold first week

>>> 14.087 copies sold second week

>>> 210.000 copies sold in total

Irland: 02-10-13-04-04-03-07-04-09-15-15-21-23-30-34-37-44-OUT

Italia: 10-07-11-13-10-09-09-08-12-16-12-13-OUT

>>> Gold certification

>>> 15.000 copies sold

Norway: 04-01-01-02-02-09-06-08-14-12-14-16-15-12-13-18-OUT

New Zealand: 13-14-09-11-13-13-12-27-19-22-20-20-26-33-37-OUT

Netherland: 52-61-58-52-44-35-43-28-08-50-47-35-38-45-57-95-OUT

Portugal: 29-21-13-09-08-10-09-06-12-10-08-08-10-10-21-34-46-OUT

Sweden: 01-03-04-06-10-13-06-10-10-11-07-13-11-14-10-24-23-31-34-44-OUT

>>> Gold certification

>>> 40.000 copies sold

Switzerland: 02-02-03-04-08-10-12-11-15-15-19-22-28-36-43-54-55-60-64-76-62-82-93-82-80-//-94-//-86-OUT

UK: 04-08-09-07-03-04-10-11-09-17-22-27-33-38-42-63-66-86-87-83-71-93-77-80-91-99-OUT

>>> Gold certification

>>> 620.000 copies sold

USA: 96-01-04-05-06-07-07-12-09-10-06-05-07-08-09-12-15-18-25-28-32-40-45-OUT

♦ Hot Digital Songs: 01-01-02-04-06-06-09-09-11-07-08-07-08-11-13-17-19-28-39-34-45-45-??-72-79-OUT

>>> 285.782 copies sold first week

>>> 3X Platinum

>>> 3.600.000 copies sold in total

World: 05-06-04-05-03-04-03-02-01-01-03-02-02-03-05-07-12-16-24-23-26-30-OUT

>>> 28th best selling single of 2008

>>> 5.418.000 points (mediatraffic)

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I remember downloading this and loading it on my ipod then heading off to go see a concert. I legit listened to it over and over the entire train ride into Boston for the concert and the entire ride on the way back. SO GOOD. I was immediately hooked. One of her best lead singles for sure and the video is incredible too

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This song is as old as my little sister. And I still remember the first time I heard the demo and what I was doing then. In front of my computer slaving away my life to online game. Also, it was my team mate who told me about it's release (the official version). #goodtimes :crying1_britney_sobbing_tears_2006_sad:

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Omg I remember the first time I was listening to it. I was SLAYED:blast_explosion_skeleton_skull_fire_flames_boom:

The beginning of the Circus era was EPIC. I remember every single moment: Vmas 08, Mannequin rehearsal, Womanizer song and video, preview from For The Record, at that time I was just started high school:mcry_mariah_carey_proud_beaming: amazing times.

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I love her charisma in all live performances from 2008/2009. The song is a bop. I love how hard the beat hits in the second chorus. It's so powerful. I still wish they'd create a moment with this song performance-wise. The POM breakdown was nice but the rest of the robotic choreo is a hard pass. Anyway, we need something dramatic, big, with Britney in the centre, lots of people around her, etc. 

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