Want to know what time you’ll be able to hear Britney Spears’ final cut of “Hold It Against Me” ? Well, according to a press release from her label, Jive Records, the song will hit radio and iTunes at midnight ET on Tuesday, days after a demo version of the club tune leaked online.
The song will remain an iTunes exclusive purchase for a week, until January 18. “Hold It Against Me,” produced by Dr. Luke and Max Martin, is the lead single from Brit’s highly anticipated, yet-untitled March release . “Heard an early demo of my new single leaked. If u think that’s good, wait til you hear the real one Tuesday,” the pop star tweeted.
“With her vocals on that, it’s going to be an undeniable, surefire hit,” Perez Hilton told MTV News about the demo, which features vocals from songwriter Bonnie McKee. “I loved it. My own critique is that the demo sounds a little too much like Ke$ha. I hope that the finished song feels like a Britney song. Besides that, it’s still to me a hit song.”
Luke admitted that the track that has everyone talking already will really have fans hyped once the final version drops. “That version of hold it against me is really really old,” he shared. “It don’t sound like that anymore… it’s WAY better.”
The “Hold It Against Me” leak is the latest in a long history of leaked Britney songs . In the past, other Spears lead singles like “Womanizer” (off 2008’s Circus) and “Gimme More” (off 2007’s Blackout) also hit the Net early, only gaining the singer more buzz for those releases.
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