Britney Spears Covered Madonna’s “Burning Up”: Listen To The ‘Femme Fatale’ Demo

It’s no secret that Britney Spears is a huge Madonna fan, so it wasn’t too surprising when she covered the legendary diva’s 1983 single “Burning Up” on her Femme Fatale tour. (At least for the first couple of dates). It turns out the “Perfume” enthusiast also recorded a demo of the song for her similarly titled 2011 album and it has finally surfaced online.

There’s not a lot to say about her version. The production is awkwardly faithful to the original (remember, it is a demo) and Britney just goes through the motions vocally. I guess it’s as close as we’ll ever get to hearing the enduring pop icon sing karaoke, which is fabulous in and of itself. Right? Listen to Ms. Spears give her best Madonna impression after the jump.

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  • mike

    wow…. that autotune….

  • Muffintops

    Love it!

  • Romy

    If this is the demo then what’s the other version that’s been around for like 3 years then? I’m confused.

    • Bradley Stern

      A bootleg Remixney of the original version’s stems.

    • yayjulian

      the was the version they used in the concert. this is the “demo” that was going to be on the actual album.

  • Ritchard Mckie.

    I like it. I would like her do sing RAY OF LIGHT next.

  • Meghan

    Really love this! auto tune really suits brits voice like no other artist lol …

  • gago

    This demo >>>>> your life.

  • Brayden

    She preformed this like 3 years ago, it’s the recording lol amazing but sadly not new at all, like three years old. It was amazing when she did preform it though!!!! Loved it