Britney Spears, or as we all know her as, The Queen of Pop, holds a very special place in our hearts. Particularly for those who were lucky enough to be a teenager during the peak of her pop career, Britney is something of an idol.
Kids everywhere would belt out the lyrics to the songs, memorize the choreography to her music videos, and the outfits in her videos have become iconic. She is a legend, not only for what she’s done for pop music, but what she’s also done for pop culture.
Her hit single “Toxic” is known by anyone and everyone, everywhere around the world. You don’t have to be a pop music enthusiast to recognize the sound. Its auto-tune is unmistakable. In fact, many people criticized Spears for her overuse of auto tune in her songs.
The song itself drew much criticism. Her critics became skeptical of whether her voice was worth her fame, or whether she was merely a performer. Recently. a video was released by YouTuber Shaggy which features a non-autotuned version of the infamous song. Once you hear it, you will realize that we all have to give Spears some credit because her natural singing voice sounds beautiful!
Auto-tune was very popular between the 90s and early 2000s. Whatever the cause of the autotune trend, what happened was artists in many different genres used autotune at different points in their songs. Some even created songs consisting entirely of autotune. (See: Kanye West’s ‘Heartless’).
Although Britney Spears doesn’t have the best track record with live performances, we’re giving her the benefit of the doubt. We all have off days. And since she’s done so much for pop culture, she deserves it.
We think this leaked version is proof of her ability, and once you hear the video we promise that you’ll think so too. Check it out!