Britney Spears New Single Controversy

By: Rob Adams - Staff Writer
Published: Mar 4, 2021

Britney Spears New Single. Britney Spears has enjoyed the No 1 spot on iTunes with her new single, ‘Hold It Against Me,’ but it may be short lived. One music group is crying foul, saying she ripped off the title of the hit song.

The Bellamy Brothers released a song in 1979 called ‘If I Said You Have a Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me,’ and singer David Bellamy is speaking out against Spears’ new song, according to Entertainment Weekly. The chorus of Spears’ latest hit contains the line, ‘If I said I want your body now, would you hold it against me?’

The country crooner, who penned the group’s 1979 hit, said his son first clued him in on Spears’ single. While no legal action has been taken regarding the song’s crossover title, Bellamy is looking into the situation. Bellamy, who has not heard from Spears’ camp regarding the similarities, understands that the “beautiful body” line is often used, but not always as overtly as with this latest hit single.

“I just have to see what the intent was,” he said. “I just kind of found it unoriginal, and I guess it makes us realize how old we are, because they’re recycling our titles already.”

“This particular title is kinda hard to disguise, because the title is the song,” Bellamy said of Spears’ track. “It’s not like saying, ‘I love you, baby.’ … I think there’s just more original stuff out there to do than just rehashing old titles.”


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