“Hold It Against Me” is a song by American recording artist Britney Spears, released as the first single from her seventh studio album, Femme Fatale. It was written and produced by Max Martin, Dr. Luke and Billboard, with additional writing by Bonnie McKee. Luke explained that he wanted “Hold It Against Me” to sound unlike his previous productions. The song was going to be offered to Katy Perry, but Luke and Martin felt that it did not suit her. A demo version of the track by McKee was leaked on January 6, 2011, and the single became available for streaming on January 10, 2011. It was released the following day.
Musically, “Hold It Against Me” blends pulsating industrial and trance beats with elements of grime. The chorus has lilting synths that lift her vocals and contrast them with the hard beats. The song features a dubstep-influenced breakdown, in which Spears moans and blows kisses, and the song ends with a final chorus with elements of rave. The lyrics portray the singer seducing someone on the dancefloor, and the chorus revolves around pick-up lines.
After its first day of release in the United States, “Hold It Against Me” set the record for most radio plays during a first day, registering 619 plays on Mediabase and 595 plays on Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems (BDS). The song broke Mediabase’s record for the largest spin-increase in a single week, registering 3,866 more spins. Billboard reported that it was likely to debut at the top of the Billboard Hot 100, due to high airplay and sales, which were expected to exceed 400,000 copies.
Here are the top covers of the song Hold It Against Me by Britney Spears.
Top 1: Sam Tsui
Samuel “Sam” Tsui is a musician and Internet celebrity who rose to fame on YouTube. He is best known for covering and performing songs by popular artists such as Adele and Bruno Mars, as well as original medleys and mashups.
Top 2: Alex Goot
Alex goot is a pop-rock and acoustic from Poughkeepsie, New York, he gives the song drums guitar keyboards and programming for all of his songs, some of which is his own written work and covers of classic and modern pop tunes.
Top 3: Karmin
Karmin is an American pop duo consisting of engaged couple Amy Heidemann and Nick (Louis) Noonan. They are best known for their song “Brokenhearted”. They had been known previously for their covers, including Chris Brown’s “Look at Me Now” and Nicki Minaj’s “Super Bass”. Their original song “Take It Away” was used in promos for the 2011 NBA Finals.
Top 4: All Star Weekend
Allstar Weekend is a pop rock band based in Poway, California. The band gained its popularity from the Disney Channel television network. The band originally consisted of lead singer Zachary Porter, bassist Cameron Quiseng, guitarist Nathan Darmody, and drummer Michael Martinez. As of September 16, 2011, Darmody is no longer in the band.
Top 5: Chester See
Chester See currently sold over 50,000 songs on itunes and had his songs played all over the world. His most successful song titled “God Damn You’re Beautiful” has been played around world and has a combined total of over 5 million views on the web.