The natural first reaction, once you discover the hidden meaning embedded in the title of Britney Spears’ third single from Circus (if you say it fast, it spells something out) is a big ol’ eye roll. Hardy har har, Brit. You’re oh-so naughty. That was definitely my reaction when the brouhaha first started up after the song appeared on the album’s tracklist. But now “If You Seek Amy” is set for radio play, and it’s actually ruffling feathers as station managers wonder if the title, which in and of itself is not profane, of course, will earn them FCC fines. And suddenly, I’m smirking at how this little gag is pushing
the envelope buttons. MTV, for instance, talked to Patti Marshall, program director at Cincinnati’s Q102, who said the song’s chorus is tantamount to “a little boy in sixth grade doing arm farts.” If the song (embedded after the jump) falls flat, then so does the gag (personally, I think it sounds WAY too similar to “Womanizer”). But I gotta say, arm farts in the classroom have a naughty, irreverent appeal.
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