Britney Spears Embarrasses Again

I’ve cringed this week regretfully remembering a 1979 Bellamy Brothers hit that I’m sure most people have forgotten. It’s called “If I Said You Had a Beautiful Body Would You Hold it Against Me?” Icky, right?

It gets worse. I’ve thought of that unfortunate tune because of Britney Spears. The radio stations have incessantly played her new song  “Hold It Against Me ”

No originality: Britney Spears, picture here, channels the Bellamy Brothers, of all things.

The Britney song contains the lyric, “If I want your body would you hold it against me?” Great. She’s taking inspiration from a 1970s country/pop band. Maybe there really aren’t any fresh ideas out there.

And really, who in their right mind would ever say a sentence like that in real life? If you did, you’d be single for life, a real spinster.

A lot of other people have noticed the Bellamy Brothers/Britney connection, including the Bellamy Brothers.

Here’s a fun quote from one of the Bellamys: “Howard and I have no personal beef with Britney. She’s a talented gal. But professionally, well, in all honesty, we feel completely ripped off. Where’s the originality?” David Bellamy said in a statement.

The Bellamy Brothers have, in essense, told Britney to write her own damn songs rather than ripping off them.

Oh well. A lot of people like the Britney song. I guess I just don’t get it. Which is cool. A 48-year-old guy in Vermont probably isn’t the best arbiter of all things Britney anyway.

I saw something on the Huffington Post this morning, too, that didn’t register until they mentioned it. The video to Britney’s unfortunate song is product placement hell. She’s shilling everything.

If you dare watch the video, you see constant visual plugs for Britney’s makeup and perfume line, Sony products and the dating Web site

So we have a video, which is essentially an advertisement for Britney, containing advertisements for a whole bunch of other things.

If you can stomach it, you can go to Britney’s Web site to watch it. But it’s a bit much. I watched it so you don’t have to. You can thank me now for sparing you that pain.



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