Britney Spears’ ‘Blackout’ Turns Five: Stan & Deliver

Idolator Staff | October 26, 2012 6:00 am

Name: Brad S. | Location: New York, NY | Twitter: @MuuMuse

1. Gimme More: The press has concocted roughly a half-dozen “She’s back!” headlines about the legendary Miss Britney Spears since 2007, but “Gimme More” was, is, and forever will be Britney’s true comeback track. Released 4 years after 2003’s In The Zone, Britney’s dark and chilly opus found the Holy Spearit tucked deep inside a club during the most turbulent time in her life, writhing, giggling and moaning her way around ghostly coos, drippy electronica and a stinging beat that no sound system can ever seem to do proper justice.

Further cemented into pop culture by an infamously shaky performance at the 2007 MTV VMA’s, as well as a hollow-eyed strip tease within the song’s accompanying music video, “Gimme More” is as spooky and game-changing today as the day it first dropped back in September of 2007. That purred opening alone — the most important line in popular culture since Moby Dick’s “Call me Ishmael” — remains one of the greatest pop culture moments of all time. It’s Iconicney, bitch.