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#3 hit single by Britney Spears in 2008

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  • Sep 10, 2009
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"I'm like a performer, the dance floor is my stage..." Britney Spears is amazing, and so is this song.
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"Circus" is a song by American recording artist Britney Spears from her sixth studio album, Circus. It was released on December 2, 2008, by Jive Records as the second single from the album. "Circus" was written by Dr. Luke, Claude Kelly and Benny Blanco as a metaphor for the public's perception of Spears's life. After she listened to the track for the first time, she felt inspired to create an album and a tour with a circus theme. Musically, "Circus" is an electropop song with influences of R&B, and its lyrics talk about being an entertainer and putting on shows. The song received positive reviews from critics, with most praising its electronic production.

"Circus" achieved commercial success as well, peaking inside the top-ten in Australia, Canada, Denmark, New Zealand, Sweden and the United States, while reaching top-twenty positions in many European countries. "Circus" is among the best-selling singles of all time, having sold 5.5 million copies worldwide. Spears performed the song on Good Morning America on December 2, 2008. It was also the opening number of The Circus Starring Britney Spears (2009), where she was dressed in a ringleader outfit, designed to represent a metamorphosis.

A music video for the single, which was directed by Francis Lawrence, was released on December 4, 2008. It portrayed Spears as the ringmaster of a circus accompanied by different performers, and it is interspersed with scenes of...

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Label: Jive
Release Date: December 20, 2008
Length: 03:12
Artist: Britney Spears

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