By Brad Wete
Updated January 10, 2011 at 04:43 PM EST

“If I said I want your body would you hold it against me?” Britney Spears asks coyly on her new single, “Hold It Against Me.” Nope. The track wasn’t supposed to hit the airwaves until tomorrow, but I’m sure that her fans streaming it on Z100’s site won’t be holding it against her, either. Max Martin and Dr. Luke, the cut’s producers, likely will be opening 2011 with another hit record. “Against Me” is classic Britney — that is to say the vocal performance is far from stellar, but it serves as a nice accessory to the duo’s thumping Euro techno groove.

“You feel like paradise/ And I need a vacation tonight,” Britney coos on the hook. Lyrically, she’s not treading on any new territory here. Try listening to “…Baby One More Time” or “I’m a Slave 4 U” and finding growth. “Against Me” falls somewhere between those two hits from yesteryear. Really though, who am I kidding? Club-goers will be less concerned about Britney’s artistic maturation and more about how this one encourages rump shaking. That, it will do.

Have you listened to “Hold It Against Me” yet? What do you think of it? Where does it rank among her biggest hits to you? Sound off in the comments section below.

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