[29] "Toxic" was nominated for Best Song at the 2004 MTV Europe Music Awards, but lost to Outkast's "Hey Ya!". [41][42] On March 7, 2004, "Toxic" debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart for the week ending date March 13, 2004, becoming her fourth number-one hit in the United Kingdom. Spears first approached Kahn with a story sketch of a secret agent out for revenge against an ex-lover, for which Kahn created a treatment. [50] The look was compared to that of Kate Bush in the music video for her 1978 single, "The Man with the Child in His Eyes". "[142] "[93] NME critics also ranked "Toxic" at number 92 on their 500 Greatest Songs of All Time list, writing that the song "reinvented popular dance music. For an optimal experience visit our site on another browser. It won Best Dance Recording at the 47th Annual Grammy Awards, marking the first Grammy win of Spears' career. The choreography was a collaboration between Brian Friedman and Spears, and every scene had a completely different, strictly structured routine. [44] According to The Official Charts Company, the song has sold 426,000 copies there. The music was also compared to the soundtracks of the James Bond film series. [11] Some of the refrains were inspired by pieces of classical music, such as "Flight of the Bumblebee", "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik", and "Dumky Trio". Spears said she wanted to join the mile high club and be a stewardess that kissed a man in the bathroom. [90] The song was also included on The 500 Greatest Songs Since You Were Born list by Blender. [30] However, it won Best Dance Recording at the 2004 Grammy Awards, making it her first-ever won Grammy. This GIF by Saturday Night Live has everything: snl at home, snlathome, SNL! [129] It also charted at number thirty-seven in Australia, fifteen in Canada, and seventeen in Ireland. [99], The song was covered on the 2010 American series Glee episode "Britney/Brittany" by New Directions, in a Bob Fosse-inspired performance led by the character of Will Schuester. Spears performed the song as part of her Apple Music Festival performance in London on September 27, 2016. Stevie Wonder performs on an episode of "Saturday Night Live" in 1983. Britney Spears (born December 2, 1981) is an American recording artist and entertainer who became the 'best-selling teenaged artist of all time' before she turned 20, garnering her honorific titles, such as "Princess of Pop".She is also well-known for appearing on the variety television show The Mickey Mouse Club … The song received a gold certification by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) for shipments over 35,000 units. A music video was released, which featured different Spears look-alikes wearing iconic outfits from various music videos, such as "...Baby One More Time" and "Womanizer". [31] Pitchfork listed the song at number three on their Top 50 Singles of 2004 list. I just wanted to do a fun and pointless video for once, so heres barbie girl. [93][94][95] NME called it the soundtrack to all of the fun of the decade, from "little girls at discos" to "gay clubs and hen nights. Watch Britney Spears & Justin Timberlake SNL Opening Monologue 2002 - Kimberleyjlf on Dailymotion [34][35] "Toxic" also topped both the Pop Songs and Hot Dance Club Songs charts. [15] Lyrically, "Toxic" talks about being addicted to a lover. The accompanying music video for "Toxic" was directed by Joseph Kahn and features references to Blade Runner, The Seven Year Itch and John Woo films. Saturday Night Live S29E03 - Halle Berry. albums". [64] The video was also used on Life Is Pornography, a 2005 video art by Jubal Brown. The song attained worldwide success, reaching the top five in 15 countries, while topping the charts in Australia, Canada, Hungary, Ireland, Norway and the United Kingdom. [75] Spears performed "Toxic" as the opening number of 2004's The Onyx Hotel Tour. [65] Amy Schriefer of NPR noted that in the video, Spears was no longer trying to break away from her 1990s teen pop image and style; she was comfortable and having fun, not trying to generate any type of calculated controversy. [17] The song also won Most Performed Work at the 2004 Ivor Novello Awards. When I'm looking for a creative outlet, sometimes I'll paint, sometimes I'll pose.”, "The thing that helps me most in quarantine is being rich,” Fineman’s Spears adds. Before the chorus begins, Spears jumps from the tree in a kind of bungee jump under a water curtain. German country-rock band The BossHoss recorded a cover of "Toxic" for their debut album, Internashville Urban Hymns (2005). [10] The hook of "Toxic" samples a portion of "Tere Mere Beech Mein", from the soundtrack of the 1981 Hindi film Ek Duuje Ke Liye. "[80] Jane Stevenson of the Toronto Sun named it one of the standout performances of the show, along with "...Baby One More Time" and "Womanizer". My prayer is with you. [77] After an introduction in which she briefly appeared on a large video screen, Spears took the stage standing on top of a hotel bus, wearing a tight black catsuit. Following the performance, she thanked the audience and introduced her dancers. "[14], According to the sheet music published at Musicnotes.com by EMI Music Publishing, "Toxic" is composed in the key of C minor, with a tempo of 143 beats per minute. After a video intermission in which Spears finds and captures the stalker that follows her, the show continues with a martial arts-inspired remix of "Toxic", in which Spears wears a kimono and battles dancing ninjas. [46][47][48] "Toxic" is Spears' most streamed single in the US, with over 448 million streams as of June 2020. She wears a tight black catsuit and sports red hair, inspired by the character of Sydney Bristow from television series Alias. Spears also shot scenes in which she had to dance through a hallway of imaginary lasers in front of a green screen, something that Kahn deemed as "incredible to watch". Although Spears was at first going to be involved in the editing process with Blackburn, she did not contact Kahn after the media scandal over her wedding in Las Vegas. [78], "Toxic" was also performed as the last song of the concert during The M+M's Tour. SNL, actually, is still trying to figure out what it might entail. Explore Britney Spears's characters and sketches on Saturday Night Live. This scene is followed by scenes of Spears wearing a black superheroine outfit and black hair. “I’ve been quarantined for five years now, and that’s okay because all my favourite stuff is here,” Fineman’s Spears … See more ideas about britney spears, spears, barbie. [1], *sales figures based on certification alone^shipments figures based on certification alonesales+streaming figures based on certification alone, An 18-second sample of "Toxic", where the chorus is heard. Phonographic Performance Company of Australia Ltd. "Kenny Chesney Claims Sixth No. [10][11] It also contains surf guitar, that according to Caryn Ganz of Spin, "warps and struts like it's been fed into the Matrix." [130][131][132] The song was covered again in Glee episode "100" by Dianna Agron, Heather Morris, and Naya Rivera. SNL announced their latest at-home installment with a video tweet on Thursday, May 7. "[17] "Toxic" was listed on several others end of the decade lists; at number forty-seven by NME, forty-four by Rolling Stone and seventeen on The Daily Telegraph. [50] "Toxic" was Spears's most expensive music video to that time, at the cost of $1 million. The website's leading music sites with more than 7.5 million page views and more than 500,000 uniqueusers each month. Jillian Mapes of Billboard wrote that Spears "proved that she comes in every flavor [...] But the one role that stays constant through the dance-heavy clip: Sultry maneater. [28] The song was ranked at number five in the 2004 Pazz & Jop poll by The Village Voice. Spears also told him about a scene in which she would be naked and covered in diamonds. It was the opening number of The Onyx Hotel Tour (2004), where she sang atop a bus wearing a black catsuit; Spears also performed remixed versions of "Toxic" at The Circus Starring Britney Spears (2009), the Femme Fatale Tour (2011) and Britney: Piece of Me (2013). Zach Galifiniakis didn't make the cast of Saturday Night Live, but he was hired as a writer on a trial basis. SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 12 -- Air Date 02/02/2002 -- Pictured: (l-r) Amy Poehler as Barbie, Britney Spears as Skipper during the "Inside Barbie's Dreamhouse" skit on February 2, 2002 (Photo by Mary Ellen Matthews/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images) "[14] In 2010, the song was voted in Rolling Stone's end of the decade readers poll as the fourth-best single of the decade. [53] The video was first released on the In the Zone DVD. "[22] Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic called it along with "Showdown", "irresistible ear candy in what is surely Britney's most ambitious, adventurous album to date". [134] Australian singer-songwriter Kate Miller-Heidke did an opera-pop version of "Toxic" during a mobile phone launch in Sydney in August 2007. "Oops, I burned my gym down,” Fineman sings in the video, “so now I exercise outside! It has also appeared in films such as Knocked Up, You Again and Pitch Perfect 3, and TV series Doctor Who and Chuck. "Saturday Night Live" featured player Chloe Fineman did a spot-on impression of Britney Spears during the "SNL" season 45 finale. Ever since she joined “Saturday Night Live” this season as a new featured player, Chloe Fineman has been on a roll with her spot-on celebrity impressions — and she did not disappoint with her latest send-up of Britney Spears during the season 45 finale. "[32], "Toxic" entered at number 53 on the Billboard Hot 100 on the issue dated January 31, 2004. "I'm a Slave 4 U" is the lead single of American singer Britney Spears' third and eponymous studio album, Britney (2001). [54] An alternate karaoke version featuring the diamonds scene was released on the Greatest Hits: My Prerogative DVD. It was included in his second studio album, Version (2007). [71] On April 15, 2020, the music video of "Toxic" reached 441 million views on YouTube. "[84] August Brown of the Los Angeles Times said, "The set's only weak spots were sonic revisions of catalog staples – the Bollywood spy-flick vamp of 'Toxic' remains utterly groundbreaking and didn’t need an Ibiza-inspired revision.". [133] In 2005, American folk group Chapin Sisters recorded an acoustic cover of "Toxic", which was featured on PerezHilton.com and became one of the most requested songs of the year in KCRW. [36] On October 25, 2004, the song was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for sales of 500,000 copies. After the treatment was finished, Kahn proceeded to cast his friends and acquaintances, as in most of his projects. [3] "Toxic" was recorded at Murlyn Studios in Stockholm, Sweden, and Record Plant in Los Angeles. [10] Christy Lemire of Associated Press said it was one of Spears' greatest hits and deemed it as "insanely catchy", saying that the chorus alone "makes you want to forgive the Alias wannabe video that accompanies the song. "Toxic" was performed by Spears at Britney Spears: In the Zone, a concert special that aired in ABC on November 17, 2003. "[26] Jamie Gill of Yahoo! Anthony Barboza/Getty Images Recently, Wonder made it publicly known that he'd return to the "SNL" stage once again if he could be the musical guest for Eddie Murphy's upcoming episode in December — the first time either will have been at Studio … Tags 2001-02, Britney Spears, saturday night live, Season 27, snl. Spears has performed "Toxic" in live appearances, including the 2004 NRJ Music Awards and three of her concert tours. Album, Ranked", "Check out our definitive list of the best 'NOW That's What I Call Music!' [143] American pop band Selena Gomez & the Scene performed a tribute to Spears during their 2011 We Own the Night Tour. I Did It Again", "I'm a Slave 4 U" and "Toxic", mixed similar to the Chris Cox Megamix included in Greatest Hits: My Prerogative. “During this time of corona disease, we have to stay safe. [23] In a separate review of Spears' greatest hits album Greatest Hits: My Prerogative (2004), Erlewine selected it as one of the "track picks" and described it as "a delirious, intoxicating rush". He explained, "the trick was to make it look pop at the same time" and told Henderson, "Would you like to be kissed by Britney Spears?". It introduced an influx of electro-pop into the modern market, providing the blueprint for various smash hits. Released as the second single from In the Zone, the song was initially offered to Kylie Minogue for her ninth studio album Body Language, but she turned it down. Solely on the Top 500 Tracks of the video was also performed as last! 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