@BritneySpears keeps it poppy and light with new #OohLaLa

Ooh La La“Ooh my my, baby don’t be shy | I see that spark flashing in your eye | My heart beats fast, ’cause I want it all | So baby come with me and be my ooh la la | Take my hand, we can go all night | And spin me round, just the way I like | It feels so good, I don’t wanna stop | So baby come with me and be my ooh la la”

– Britney Spears, “Ooh La La

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Artist: Britney Spears

Song: “Ooh La La”

Album: The Smurfs 2 Soundtrack, released June 18!

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With Queen Spears singing her trademark “love-for-a-night” themed lyrics over a fresh beat, fans will not be disappointed with her newest romp for the “Smurfs 2” Soundtrack. Featuring a pseudo-rap before the chorus (similar to “Secret (Take You Home)” by Kylie), the song itself pulls from Spears’ impressive and extensive back catalogue, calling on fan-favorites like “How I Roll,” “Seal It With a Kiss” and “Ooh Ooh Baby,” and combines those classics with the latest pop staples “Superstar any of the really good songs from Madonna’s “MDNA” album (see “Some Girls,” “Girl Gone Wild” or “Give Me All Your Lovin'”) to create the as kid-friendly as “If You Seek Amy kid-friendly “Ooh La La.”

While sounding similar to summer hits of the past with an airy and fluffy chorus (look to “Hello” by Martin Solveig), “Ooh La La” stands out on its own. With a breakdown similar to her latest No. 3 hit “Scream & Shout,” Britney does not play around, opting for the formulaic pop sound we have grown to love from her.

My big question now is whether this will be the sound we should expect for Album 8… While it is fun and totes reminiscent of “Circus” and “Femme Fatale,” I’d rather have something a bit more Alanis Morissette-meets-the-electronic-gods-and-has-a-lyrical-genius-baby-with-a-pulsating-beat (like this crossed with this). Is that too much to ask?

All in all, this song will definitely put the Smurfs 2 soundtrack on the map. All they need to do now is make a Britney Smurf to close out the film during the credits and “sing” the song; that right there will increase their first weekend ticket sales. The song is pretty kick-ass nice and will definitely fit the film; hopefully BritBrit will take to releasing even more fun pop (like a follow-up to “3“) in the near future!

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GRADE: ★★★☆☆

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