Me Against The Music



Lyrics

All my people in the crowd
Grab a partner take it down!

B: It's me against the music
M: Uh uh
B: It's just me
M: And me
B: Yeah
M: C'mon
M: Hey Britney?
B: Are you ready?
M: Uh uh, are you?

B&M: No one cares
B: It's whippin' my hair, it's pullin' my waist
B&M: To hell with stares
B: The sweat is drippin' all over my face
B&M: No one's there
B: I'm the only one dancin' up in this place
B&M: Tonight I'm here
B: Feel the beat of the drum, gotta get with that bass
B: I'm up against the speaker, tryin' to take on the music
B: It's like a competition, me against the beat
B: I wanna get in a zone, I wanna get in a zone
B: If you really wanna battle, saddle up and get your rhythm
B: Tryin' to hit it, chic-a-taa
B: In a minute I'm a take a you on, I'm a take a you on
Hey, hey, hey

CHORUS

B&M: All my people on the floor
B: Let me see you dance
M: Let me see ya
B&M: All my people wantin' more
B: Let me see you dance
M: I wanna see ya
B&M: All my people round and round
B: Let me see you dance
M: Let me see ya
B&M: All my people in the crowd
B: Let me see you dance
M: I wanna see ya
B&M: So how would you like a friendly competition
B&M: Let's take on the song
B&M: It's you and me baby, we're the music
B&M: Time to party all night long

B&M: We're almost there
B: I'm feelin' it bad and I can't explain
B&M: My soul is bare
B: My hips are movin' at a rapid pace
B&M: Baby feel it burn
B: From the tip of my toes, runnin' through my veins
B&M: And now's your turn
B: Let me see what you got, don't hesitate
B: I'm up against the speaker, tryin' to take on the music
B: It's like a competition, me against the beat
B: I wanna get in a zone, I wanna get in a zone
B: If you really wanna battle, saddle up and get your rhythm
B: Tryin' to hit it, chic-a-taa
B: In a minute I'm a take a you on, I'm a take a you on
Hey, hey, hey

CHORUS – as before

B&M: Get on the floor, baby lose control
B&M: Just work your body and let it go
B&M: If you wanna party, just grab somebody
M: Hey Britney
B&M: We can dance all night long

M: Hey Britney, you say you wanna lose control
M: Come over here I got somethin' to show ya
M: Sexy lady, I'd rather see you bare your soul
M: If you think you´re so hot, better show me what you got
M: All my people in the crowd, let me see you dance
M: C'mon Britney lose control, watch you take it down

B&M: Get on the floor, baby lose control
B&M: Just work your body and let it go
B&M: If you wanna party, just grab somebody
M: Hey Britney
B&M: We can dance all night long

CHORUS – as before

M: All my people in the crowd, let me see you dance
M: C'mon Britney take it down, make the music dance
M: All my people round and round, party all night long
M: C'mon Britney lose control, watch you take it down

Credits

Written by Britney Spears, Madonna, C. -Tricky- Stewart, T. -Tab- Nikhereartyn, P. Magnet, T. Nash and G. O'Brien
Produced by Trixter and P. Magnet
Guitar by Gary O'Brien
Madonna's vocals recorded by Mark -Spike- Stent
Background vocals by Britney Spears, Penelope Magnet, Courtney Copeland and Emma Roads


Album


Britney - In The Zone, the album
Britney - In The Zone
Britney - My Prerogative, the album
Britney - My Prerogative

Single

Me Against The Music, the singleAfter the famous performance at the 2003 VMA, Britney teamed up with Madonna for 'Me Against The Music', the first single of her album In The Zone. Originally, Britney had recorded the song alone. When Madonna heard the track, she wanted to transform it into a duet and she added her vocals in the studio.

Brought to radio early October and released on November 11th 2003, it immediately got a great response. It made a Hot Shot Debut at #50 in the Hot 100, but stalled at #35. It went #1 in the dance chart in the US and Australia, and in the singles chart in Australia, Spain and Ireland. It had to settle for #2 in Italy and the UK (where it was kept from the top spot by Busted's 'Crashed The Wedding'). Its final week on the Billboard Hot 100 was in January 2004, so Madonna was on the chart in every year from 1983. In 2004, the song was added to Britney's Best Of, titled My Prerogative.


Video

Me Against The Music, the video It was first rumoured that Guy Ritchie would direct Madonna as a leather-clad dominatrix with a string of semi-naked 'bitches' on leashes, and Britney as her assistant. But Liz Rosenberg denied these rumours.

In the real video, directed by Paul Hunter, Britney and Madonna discover they're reverse images of each other, from their dance moves to the way they dress. Britney wears black to Madonna's white. Britney's section of the club is populated with cool kids, flaunting pink and purple hair, while Madonna's stakes claim to a territory filled with men in suits, smoking cigars. Though the areas are separated by a wall, somehow Britney can sense Madonna on the other side.

At first, it seems like they have a psychic or telepathic connection - but then Madonna's visage starts appearing on television monitors throughout the club, making Britney more determined to find her. Over the course of several rooms, Britney searches desperately as Madonna plays an elaborate cat-and-mouse game with her. When Britney finally catches up with Madonna, M dissolves in the air before Britney's eyes. The video premiered on MTV's Making The Video on October 20th 2003.

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