Britney Spears’ “Toxic” turns 10 years old today, which means it’s been A DECADE since it was released as the second single off her album, In the Zone.
The iconic song reached the top five list in 15 countries and became BritBrit’s fourth Top 10 single. The song also earned Britney Jean her first Grammy at the 2005 awards. Oh, and Britney agrees with Jay-Z when it comes to her best song ever: Yup, they both think “Toxic” is No. 1.
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Long before Miley was sangin’ and swangin’ on a “Wrecking Ball,” Britney was making headlines for the array of sexy costumes in “Toxic,” including a nothing-but-diamonds body suit and a stewardess getup pulled straight out of most men’s airplane fantasies.
Lyrically, the song compares being hopelessly in love to drug addiction. “I need a hit, baby give me it,” she says. “I’m addicted to you, don’t you know that you’re toxic?” she asks. While the pop superstar is definitely speaking lightheartedly, it’s important to learn to recognize the signs of an unhealthy relationship.
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Follow the action widgets below to learn about how to stay happy and healthy in your love life, and to keep a good thing from turning “Toxic.” And feel free to wish Britney a HBD to “Toxic” on Twitter!
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