Gimme More Receiving Rave Reviews

August 31, 2007 By Jordan Miller

Britney’s ‘Gimme More’ Getting Rave Reviews

Less than 24 hours after its official radio debut, Britney Spears’s “Gimme More” is lighting up request lines and pleasing fans who haven’t heard music from the pop star since 2004.

“From the time I signed on today at 10 am, people were requesting it like crazy,” Shelley Wade, a deejay on New York’s Z100, tells PEOPLE of her first broadcast since the song hit the airwaves Thursday night.

“Gimme More” was also on the top of Z100’s ‘Interactive 9 at 9’ countdown within an hour after it first played Thursday and at the top of Wade’s ‘High Noon Countdown’ again Friday. (Both lists are based on listener requests.)

Mediabase, which ranks songs based on the number of spins they get, had Spears at 61 by Friday afternoon, putting her just below artists like Amy Winehouse and Timbaland and just above American Idol winner Jordin Sparks.

Part of the demand to hear the song can certainly be attributed to celebrity watchers who are curious about how the pop star’s return to music will go over – especially after witnessing Spears’s rollercoaster year, marked by late nights out, erratic behavior, stints in rehab and a brewing custody battle with ex Kevin Federline.

But the song, which features the singer’s classic breathy vocals, a danceable beat and **** lyrics, is listener friendly, according to Wade. “It doesn’t sound like [her last big hit] ‘Slave 4 U’ but it reminded me of that because it made me dance,” she says.

Still, Wade believes the elusive comeback isn’t hers just yet. “She can do it if she, in her personal life, can keep the drama at bay for just a little while.”

Wade is looking to Spears’s reported performance at the upcoming Video Music Awards to see if the momentum will continue to build, leading up to the album’s release on Nov. 13.

“If she can bank on the excitement that everyone’s giving her with this song right now and really come with an exciting performance, when the CD debuts in November, I think she could be at number one,” Wade says. “Last week people were saying she’s a trainwreck, and this week they’re saying, ‘I like this song!'” readers gave the track a thumbs-up: As of Friday, 58 percent said “Gimme more!” while 42 percent voted to “Give it back!”



The Black Eyed Pea gives MTV News his verdict on Britney Spears’ brand new track

Britney Spears new single Gimme More leaked to the internet this morning and MTV News wanted to get some expert opinion, and who better to give his verdict than Black Eyed Peas main man and producer for Nas, The Game, Common and Pussycat Dolls – Will I Am? When we gave him a pair of headphones for his first listen he gave it a thumbs up saying: “It’s Dope!” Continuing, Will – whose own solo album is out this Autumn – told us: “I’ve gotta listen to it in a club (though). It’s a club song.” Then he asked about Spears’ first post rehab single: “I like the beat. Who did it, Pharrell?” And of course we had to inform him it was Timbaland’s second-in-command Nate Hills. Anyway you heard it here first Britney’s back with a club banger! If Will said so it must be true.



Britney’s Comeback Single Leaked

Britney Spears has a new single!

With Spears boldly declaring “It’s Britney, *****” as the dance track opens, the song represents a clear departure from the emotional and undermixed ballad that hit the internet on August 23.

A friend of Spears’ tells that “Gimme More” is a set-up single designed to set the tone for her album, and fans can expect to see a video for the song early next week. The source adds, “The song is dope. It is amazing, a fast dance song and people will love it. But don’t judge the whole album by the song…it is just a first glimpse but the whole album and the stuff on it surpasses it. This album is amazing and has something for everyone. It will blow people away and people won’t question that she is back.”

On the subject of Spears’ current custody battle with ex Kevin Federline, her friend tells Us, “It is not pretty but they are working it out. Britney has to do what she has to do to defend herself. Britney’s lawyers are taking care of everything they need to do to fight back their case. They are good lawyers and know what they are doing.”

We don’t know about you, but we’d like to forget the lawyers for a little while and just dance!



Britney’s Shocking Comeback Single

WHO: Britney Spears
WHAT: “Gimme More”
WHY: At the end of Britney Spears’ new single, producer Danjahandz (Justin Timberlake, Katharine McPhee) says, “Bet you didn’t see this coming.” He’s right. Even if it’s an obvious “SexyBack” retread (all the way down to the distorted vocals), the unsettling disco dazzler “Gimme More” is about as good a track as we could expect from a woman whose life has turned into a lurid, express line farce. Britney’s breathy lyrics take on her tabloid stalkers in a way that’s somewhere between completely self-aware, invincible and, dare we say, kinda artful. “They want more, well, I’ll give them more,” she says, standing up to a billion flash bulbs with a genuine potential smash hit behind her. She’s not just bitching about the paparazzi — she’s begging them for more with a smirk and some cocaine funk. Reverse psychology par excellence or a star admitting to her own dark, attention-craving desires? Either way, it’s more intriguing than it should be. “It’s Britney, *****,” she says at the top of the track. Welcome back, *****.