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the breakdown and last chorus are pure heaven 

BRITNEY , PERFORM IT FOR GOD'S SAKE :lessons: 

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40 minutes ago, PokemonSpears said:

It's a great song overall, but I insist, that Dr Luke trend of removing the music in the chorus which is the most important part of a song, is the worst mood killer. If all the choruses were like the last one, I would probably like it more. 

yeah i hate the chorus too. back in the day before the song leaked some people described it as shattered glass 2.0 because of the chorus - i remember being so worried about because i hate this kinda build up beat and fading in nothing. :rlynow:

can someone maybe edit the last chorus in the first? or are there any good remixes of HIAM?

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6 hours ago, DignifiedLove said:

It requires genuine taste in order to appreciate the genius behind the HIAM video. But no seriously the video is a masterpiece and her best this decade. I'm getting really tired of some of y'all fans slandering it and thinking it's ok to get away with it. :sobbing:

The video was ok in my opinion due to the product placements everywhere. If it wasn’t there it would be a much better video. Like I said, the product placement was unnecessary and I found it to be distracting and annoying. Just because I don’t appreciate the amount of product placement that was used it means that I don’t have “genuine taste” lol. That’s a bit dramatic. :sendinglove:

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I still can remember how it felt like the first time I heard the song in full and in HQ!

I was teary-eyed. :kyliecry:

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3 hours ago, notacamwhore said:

She ruined it with her zombie performances :kyliecry:

We're talking about the content of the song, rather than the influence of the performances.:rlynow: Gimme More VMA performance was a disaster for the majority where she debuted the song,  yet it didn't take away the fact that it was a solid pop song.

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5 minutes ago, britrey said:

I still can remember how it felt like the first time I heard the song in full and in HQ!

I was teary-eyed. :kyliecry:

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2 hours ago, BlueGangsta said:

:rlynow:

what? she looked good. besides, the main draw to the video isnt really the looks, its the imagery and all the layers and themes. its just so much darker and more complex than any other brit video, while still having brit's signature style. its a great video. 

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6 minutes ago, DignifiedLove said:

.:rlynow: Gimme More VMA performance was a disaster for the majority where she debuted the song,  yet it didn't take away the fact that it was a solid pop song.

It actually did for me. That performance and the horrible music video ruined the song for me for several years, along with everything it represented in the sense of how her personal struggles were finally affecting her career and ruining her videography for the first time.

 It wasn't until, ironically, the FFT performance that I kinda started to like it a little bit, because at last I had something else to think about while listening to the song. And I think it was until the POM residency that I finally started to appreciate it a little bit, but it will never be in my top of Britney songs. 

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24 minutes ago, DignifiedLove said:

We're talking about the content of the song, rather than the influence of the performances.:rlynow: Gimme More VMA performance was a disaster for the majority where she debuted the song,  yet it didn't take away the fact that it was a solid pop song.

Gimme More VMA was better than her FF performances by far tho :rlynow:

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29 minutes ago, ralphynno said:

I loathe it along with all of FF. I remember back in my non-stan days, I used to praise Britney for always coming up with innovative non-mainstream kind of sounds. When the teasers for Hold it against me previews and then the full song, it was the confirmation, for me, that she had become officially lazy. It was the first Britney song I heard that came through as 'just a song', the first time I saw her being so basic. I'm sorry, the whole FF album era was a mistake, and I'm glad she's over it.:pleaseshhh:

Another day, another typical bandwagoning FF hater with no solid ground. :cackling: 

I don't know what the 'era' has anything to do with the fact that the Femme Fatale album and singles were a huge step up from her previous album. I'm getting that you're consciously choosing to bash the efforts of the song based off a rough start to the FF era.

Funny enough that you say HIAM isn't innovative yet it received massive praise by her peers and critics as a trailblazing record and introduced the pop goes dubstep movement. It even received praise from the prince of EDM/dubstep himself, Skrillex, where he saluted Britney's efforts.:cackling:

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1 minute ago, ralphynno said:

:tiffcackle::tiffcackle::tiffcackle::tiffcackle::tiffcackle::tiffcackle::tiffcackle::tiffcackle::tiffcackle::tiffcackle::tiffcackle::tiffcackle::tiffcackle::tiffcackle::tiffcackle::tiffcackle::tiffcackle::tiffcackle::tiffcackle::tiffcackle::tiffcackle::tiffcackle::tiffcackle::tiffcackle:

Disregarding the rest of my statement, yet laughing at the fact that it's true? I swear, it's always the bandwangoning FF haters.:rlynow:

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38 minutes ago, PokemonSpears said:

It actually did for me. That performance and the horrible music video ruined the song for me for several years, along with everything it represented in the sense of how her personal struggles were finally affecting her career and ruining her videography for the first time.

 It wasn't until, ironically, the FFT performance that I kinda started to like it a little bit, because at last I had something else to think about while listening to the song. And I think it was until the POM residency that I finally started to appreciate it a little bit, but it will never be in my top of Britney songs. 

It's unfair to judge a song based off of one's personal life. We're speaking on the aspect and quality content of the song rather than its influencing factors. Like HIAM, Gimme More received praise despite both eras having a hiccup of some sort. 

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I liked it at first but i got bored of it quickly. It's one of her most forgettable singles tbh

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Personally, I find the song kinda annoying 

The vocals are a bit too nasally, the lyrics are juvenile for me and the production sounds unpleasant to me :kyliecry:

 Don’t  hate me OP...I wanted to love the song. 

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HIAM is pop perfection and doesn’t get performed while TTWE remains basic and gets performed every show. 

Yes I said it, TTWE is basic af. And it gets all the attention while the masterpiece that is HIAM gets paid dust. It’s ridiculous.

:beynah:

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31 minutes ago, notacamwhore said:

Gimme More VMA was better than her FF performances by far tho :rlynow:

Doesn't change the fact that critics, GP and fans crucified the performance to the point where Britney's team refuses to ever showcase it as if it never existed. It wasn't until years after that more fans started appreciating the performance. Also, one was a highly publicized comeback performance at an award show while the other obvs wasn't.

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2 minutes ago, nwonder said:

Personally, I find the song kinda annoying 

The vocals are a bit too nasally, the lyrics are juvenile for me and the production sounds unpleasant to me :kyliecry:

 Don’t  hate me OP...I wanted to love the song. 

:kyliecry:

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The video ruined it for me, it’s full of interesting and deep references and stuff but everything was there just to distract us from the fact she was far from being a functional human being back then. The dance parts even with the million cuts they did to convince us she was dancing properly are way too cringeworthy for me.

:unbothered:

 

Oh, and it sounds dated af cause it screams that period in time all over it

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2 minutes ago, DignifiedLove said:

:kyliecry:

:tysm:

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1 hour ago, Inherzone said:

yeah i hate the chorus too. back in the day before the song leaked some people described it as shattered glass 2.0 because of the chorus - i remember being so worried about because i hate this kinda build up beat and fading in nothing. :rlynow:

can someone maybe edit the last chorus in the first? or are there any good remixes of HIAM?

The Glee cover probably best showcases what you and @PokemonSpears are referring to. They specifically added the drumbeat to all 3 of the choruses.

 

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20 minutes ago, sue the expectional earner said:

are you guys serious? hold it against me's music video is one of britney's bests, so many tasteless member :sofedup:

It's always the iusa and 3 stans :toocute:

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It was one of my favorite Britney songs of all time, if not my favorite, for all of 2011. But then I got sick of it and I’ve never recovered since tbh. I’m just so indifferent towards it now. Granted, I was 12-13 in 2011 and my music taste has evolved since then, so that could be the reason I don’t care for it much anymore too. 

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