Betty Booom “Toxic (Electro Swing Mix)” (Britney Spears cover)

There have been plenty of covers of Britney Spears‘ “Toxic” since the song was released in 2004. There was an acoustic cover by the Chapin Sisters, a German country interpretation by the BossHoss, a piano driven version by Yael Naïm, a lounge singer rendition by Richard Cheese, and of course there was a Punk Goes Pop rendering by A Static Lullaby. All that is to say: there is no way to be sure there has not been an electro swing variation of the track before but I believe Betty Booom might be the first. The South African producer keeps the song’s iconic string melody but adds the delightfully unhinged electro swing drums. It adds a fun manic energy to an already off-kilter song.

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