#Britney Spears, “Toxic”
The Popdust Files: britney spears, PD 40 top tenYear
: The song's distinctive Eastern-sounding string hook is in fact taken directly from the source—it's a sample
from Bollywood flick Ek Duuje Ke Liye
, music by Lata Mangeshkar and S. P. Balasubramaniam. Impressively, the hook is not lifted verbatim from the movie's score, but rather sewn together from two out-of-order sections of the piece.
: Any of Britney
's falsetto'd "Too high, can't come down
" coos at the end of the song's verse, first appearing at :43. The most representative lyric of the song's delirious, disorienting charm.