[10] Craig Rosen of The Hollywood Reporter commented, "The artist that raised the ire of parents from the beginning in her scandalous schoolgirl outfit also continues to use shock-and-awe tactics. Critics noted the similarities with her past work and also compared it to the film Eyes Wide Shut. Fuck me. It was also her third single from Circus to reach the top twenty in her homeland. Shes singing about how everybody expects her to be so flawless. [52], "If U Seek Amy" was also performed by Spears at 2011's Femme Fatale Tour. [31], According to Nielsen SoundScan, "If U Seek Amy" sold over 107,000 digital copies in the United States within two weeks of the album's release. If U Seek Amy means: F-U-C-K ME say it outloud fast, a few times and u get the idea In this song, Britney is playing the part of the goody goody housewife and caring mother, as well as the naughty party girl, two completely different sides. On that particular night she (Britney) is being hounded by the paparazzi and she wants to become Amy. [22] While the song has not officially been renamed or released in Australia, some radio stations, such as those belonging to Austereo, play the censored version, while others continue to play it uncensored. The house and everything going on inside represents what people think is going on inside her head. [28], On January 23, 2009, Tom Poleman, senior vice president of programming for Clear Channel Radio, announced they planned to play an edited version. [44][46] The music video premiered on March 12, 2009, on both Virgin Mobile's official website and Spears's official websites. Love me, hate me, but can't you see what I see, All of the boys and all of the girls are begging to If You Seek Amy “Love me, hate me, but can't you see what I see” People don't bother to picture life in her shoes and respect her feelings. well she really changed the name, to if you seen amy so it wouldn't sound so much like F U C K M E. say if you seek amy 5 times fast you will get it "All of the boys and all of the girls are begging to f*ck me" [9] The chorus begins with the lines "Love me, hate me / Say what you want about me", a reference to the public's perception and fascination with Spears' life. [5] According to Neil McCormick of The Daily Telegraph, this line also alludes to the public image of Amy Winehouse. Britney Spears - If You Seek Amy (the actual meaning is) F. U. C. K Me. If you say "ifyouseekamy" really fast, it'll sound like you're trying to say f*** me. I'm doing just fine! but i may be wrong i mean it is britney spears! If (F) You (U) Seek (C,K) Amy (ME) F U C K ME, I Dont Know. Shes basically saying "oh baby baby f-u-c-k me tonight oh baby baby we'll do whatever you like" slutty lyrics if you ask me lol. It was released on March 10, 2009, by Jive Records as the third single of the album, chosen by a poll on Spears's official website. The screen fades to white and Spears begins to change into a conservative '50s-inspired housewife outfit. The reviewer also compared the hairstyle of Spears during the housewife scenes to Marilyn Monroe. Amy= K Me. Removed claim that "If You Seek Amy" is in Phrygian. If You Seek Amy (ROBLOX MUSIC VIDEO) Hakuun ; Britney Spears - If U See(k) Amy (Radio Edit) CATFIGHT! [55] The performance, which pays homage to Spears' 'Circus' era, immediately follows the song "Circus" (2008) on the set list. Do you honestly know what this news reporter does in her regular life? She's showing that yeah, even though she has a wild side and sings explictly and is provocative, she can still be a mother and there's a whole different side to her that the public doesn't see. Jerry Shriver of USA Today said in the opening night of the tour, "[the] single 'If U Seek Amy' draws a huge roar and sing-along from the crowd as Spears shakes her long blond mane". [29] The amended version was released in the UK in May. In the song, Spears seems to be looking for a woman named Amy in a club. Is she smokin' up outside? The recordings were mixed by Serban Ghenea at MixStar Studios in Virginia. Seek=C. it took me a while to get it 2. All lyrics provided for educational purposes only. That's why she says "Everyone wants to if you seek amy". So the entire line would be, "All of the boys and all of the girls are begging to F*ck me.". var opts = { the meaning of the song if you seek Amy is:FUCKMEIF(F) YOU(U) SEE(C) (K) AMY (ME)I don't think its me at the end, why would you say that to yourself? The chorus itself is nonsensical: "Love me, hate me / Say what you want about me / But all of the boys and all of the girls are begging to / If you seek Amy." Oh Say what you want about me Oh But can't you see what I see Oh Say what you want about me. Is she in the bathroom? Have you seen Amy tonight? [19] NME named it one of the filthiest songs of all time. [13] Rolling Stone writer Caryn Ganz called the song one of the standout tracks of the album. [25] Finally, a radio edit titled "If U See Amy" was released to American radio stations (after some stations briefly eliminated those lyrics of the song entirely), which changes the "seek" to "see",[22] which instead spells "F-U-C-A me". artist: "Britney Spears", [2] On December 5, 2008, a poll was added to Spears' official website to choose the third single, involving ten other songs from Circus. The song is clearly in a minor (aeolian) tonality throughout the song, and the natural two is used throughout the song. Spears's vocal range spans from G3-C5. That's not even a complete thought, let alone a full sentence – unless, of course, the last line's alternate meaning is used. Find out more about the name Amy at BabyNames.com. Is she in the bathroom is she smokin' up outside? hence, "love me hate me, say what you want about me, but all of the boys and all of the girls are begging to if you seek amy". It has been suggested that Amy is either Amy Winehouse or an alter egoof Spears h… 'If you seek amy' is a disguise of another word People people!,I just knew that 'Britney spears' the princess of pop made a disguise of a word 'F*#k' to 'If you seek Amy'.Actually,at first if you read the chorus lyric,It doesn't make sense.But if you really know what the word means.You would know.okay.Let me explain. [48] Rolling Stone writer Daniel Kreps compared the party in the video to the 1999 film Eyes Wide Shut and added that "this may be the first Spears video ever crafted strictly with the morally-lax Internet in mind, a brazen clip that doesn't have to tone down its explicit nature lyrically and visually in order to get airplay". [12] Program directors of Z100 and KIIS-FM compared the issues to be faced by their radio stations to the release of the 2005 The Black Eyed Peas single, "Don't Phunk with My Heart", saying that "listeners thought it was the other word, and so we had to change it to 'mess'". And she's one of my favorite artists too. This marked the first time they worked together since her third studio album, Britney (2001). ... Love me hate me say what you want about me but all of the boys and all of the girls are begging to iF You Seek aMY:D . konan: your interpretation fits well, as long as you haven't seen the video and ignore the "all of the boys and all of the girls are begging to if you seek amy" part. How could she possibly know all of these things if she's only met her a few times? I just want to go to the party she's gonna go, can't somebody take me home, ha ha, he he, ha ha ho, She is bugged by people pointing out her flaws everywhere she's goes. Also in the music video you see a girl near the end that is dressed in Britney's school girl outfit from her first music video. i think it is about a lesbo looking for a girl named amy to do you know wat with. Britney's turned down Playboy. The title of a track from Britney Spears' latest album, "Circus," and an oronym for "F-U-C-K me." [12] Program director Patti Marshall of Q102 said "It's ok to put in on an album, have fun with it, but we're publicly owned, you know? The Parents Television Council cautioned parents and radio stations across the country about a new Britney Spears song that spells out the “f-word.” [40] After its physical release, it peaked at number twenty on May 10, 2009. Or rather, how sexy Britney Spears claims to be. i didnt get it straight away but this type of underlying meaning has been used by writers such as shakespeare in the past. "[12] WFLZ's Tommy Chuck said his station produced their own edit of the song that replaced "seek" with "see", with the station's disc jockeys referring to it as "If U See Amy". "If U Seek Amy" runs through a dance-oriented beat and features many instruments, including keyboards, snare, bass drums, electric guitars and timpani. [50] As the chorus begins again, she comes out of her bedroom. During the second chorus, she dances with four other female dancers dressed in cheerleading outfits, while many men are watching them dance. But all of the boys and all of the girls are begging to if you seek Amy Love me, hate me, but can't you see what I see? “All of the boys and all of the girls are begging to If You Seek Amy” [48] As they go down the walkway, they are surrounded by paparazzi, who have no idea what goes on behind closed doors. "Do you know if she was going out her mind?" Memphis Slim and April Wine have songs called "If You See Kay". All of the boys and all of the girls are begging to if you seek Amy Love me, hate me, say what you want about me (Yeah) (La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la) (Yeah) [48], James Montgomery of MTV stated that the video manages to combine elements from her previous music videos, such as the style of "Everytime" and the attitude of "Stronger". [39] "If U Seek Amy" entered the UK Singles Chart at number forty-five on April 6, 2009, due to its rising digital sales. [48] She dances with four male dancers in the first chorus. I've only seen her once or twice but boy she knows my face. The f-u-c-k is just a coincidence. I feel deceived. ", Oops! Spears's vocal range spans from G3-C5. Everything on the outside of the house is how everybody expects her to be. She then comes to the conclusion that even if everybody loves her or everybody hates her, they all still want to 'if you seek amy' f-u-c-k me. Most recently “If U Seek Amy” was performed on Spears’s 2018 Tour. Nothing she does will make them leave her alone. 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"If U Seek Amy" was generally well received by contemporary critics, who praised Spears's confident vocals and frequently cited it as the highlight of the album. It could represent the innocence everyone expected her to have forever; or how everyone's just happy about her misery since its also kind of a happy tune. Yet there are a few people that actually do. [38] It has since been certified gold by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) with sales of over 35,000 copies. She want's to do is live her life and have fun. [50] While the kids and husband wave, Spears smiles for the camera and blows a kiss. [4], "If U Seek Amy" runs through a dance-oriented beat and features many instruments, including keyboards, snare, bass drums, electric guitars and timpani. She walks down the stairs, with dancers surrounding her and a woman gives her a potholder, which she uses to pick up a pie. There are other hints about the media "It's so hard to see with all these people standing in the way" and a few hints that she's playing the part of a fan or a paparazzo too - "I can't get her off my brain", "Do you know what she was wearing and what she was like?" document.write('
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[35][36], "If U Seek Amy" debuted at number forty-nine on the ARIA Singles Chart on February 16, 2009,[37] and moved to a peak position of eleven on March 30, 2009, also becoming the chart's "greatest gainer". Tell me if you've seen her Cuz I've been waiting here forever Oh baby baby if you Seek Amy tonight Oh baby baby we'll do whatever you like “Tell me if you've seen her, Cuz I've been waiting here forever” This part is about how this problem has been with her for a long time now and she just want's to avoid it. Spears reappeared onstage after "Lace and Leather" to perform a jazz-inspired version of the song, wearing a white skirt and standing over a fan, recalling Marilyn Monroe's iconic scene in The Seven Year Itch (1955). it could be about how nothing is how it seems and about how behind closed doors, you never really know what's going on. 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