When the rough demo for Britney’s latest single leaked, much of the blogosphere felt it sounded like a Ke$ha outtake.

Now we’ve heard the full thing, it seems Britters is actually ripping herself off — the track’s a dead ringer for her 2008 single Circus.

Much like Womanizer and 3 before it, Hold It Against Me does the job without sounding as exciting as, say, Toxic or Piece of Me.

It takes until the 2.15 mark for things to get wonderfully weird, with an extended dubstep breakdown that’s a world away from the bubblegum pop of her earlier work.

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