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"Work B---h" (CD single)
A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that although Britney Spears' single "Work B---h" does use the word bitch a lot, it has a strong positive message about working hard for what you want. With one reference to alcohol and some brand-name dropping, the track is probably best for young teens and up.
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What's the story?
Britney Spears' single WORK B---H is another collaboration with producer will.i.am, one of the four members of the Black Eyed Peas. With a relentless dance beat and thick, synthy bass, the motivational track urges the listener to "Ring the alarm / Don't stop now / Just be the champion / Working hard like it's your profession."
Is it any good?
Although "Work B---h" is close to the magic Britney reached in her heyday, it's suffering a bit from lack of direction. At more than four minutes, it's a long track, and the different parts feel somewhat disjointed. Also, Britney's faux British accent feels random and out of place. However, its catchy chorus, unrelenting beat, and thick, bassy sound will surely make it a hit on the dance floor.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about the language in the track. Do you think the song would have had the same impact without the profanity?
Why do you think Spears uses an accent in the song? Is she trying to portray a character other than herself?
Do you like the song? Why or why not? How does it compare to past Spears songs?