"Gimme More" (CD single)

Sexed-up Britney works the pole.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Song is basically about pole dancing.

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This song is full of sexual stuff -- both direct and indirect: "Center of attention, even when you're up against the wall/You got me in a crazy position (uh huh)/If you're on a mission (ooh)/You got my permission (ooohhh)," "We can get down like there's no one around," and "Gimme more gimme more babe/I just want more." The music video features Britney half naked gyrating against a pole in a strip club.


Opens song with "It's Britney, bitch."

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Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Britney's first single off her upcoming CD is basically about being a stripper. She opens the song with the no-nonsense "It's Britney, bitch" and continues to bring the 'tude until the last note. While the rest of the lyrics could be a lot worse, they aren't that tame either ("cameras are flashin' while we're dirty dancing" and "feels like the crowd was sayin'/Gimme more, gimme more"). The music video reinforces the stripper theme with Britney decked out in fishnets and a leather cropped jacket, dancing around a pole.

What's the story?

\"It's Britney, bitch.\" That's how Britney Spears starts the first single from her recent CD, GIMME MORE, and that pretty much sets the tone for the entire song. The single is a huge hit -- on the radio, on iPods, and in dance clubs -- but kids might be disappointed with the repetitive, boring lyrics (how many times can she sing the chorus?) and the lagging beat.

Is it any good?


Parents might be disappointed by the fact this tween/teen sensation just can't keep it clean. She even goes as far as semi-simulating an orgasm while she sings, "I just can't control myself (more)/They want more? Well I'll give them more." Not sure if we want any more.

To read our review of Britney's entire album, go here.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about shock value in music. Britney is known to be provocative. Does it help her sales? Why or why not? Could she be just as sexy and fun without being so sexual?

Music details

Artist:Britney Spears
Release date:August 30, 2007
Label:Jive Records
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Adult Written byRosebud95 September 26, 2013
age 9+

"It's Britney, b*tch!"

...besides that, "Gimmie More" is just a passable song, but its occasionally catchy; depends o what mood I'm in...
What other families should know
Too much sex
Kid, 9 years old June 7, 2013
age 14+

Brit Works Up the Pole

The start of the song was okay but then it started to get racier. You really don't wanna know what Gimme More means.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Written byAnonymous April 6, 2013
age 18+

Not For Kids 18+ Song Only.

Not For Kids. All About Sex. She Repeats Gimme More so many times.
What other families should know
Too much sex


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