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

Mike Wass | March 27, 2014 2:12 pm

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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