Britney Spears’s Toxic is from a Bollywood Movie

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On the heels of yesterday’s rambling post about captive orca and Michael Jackson, I wanted to post this clip that makes a pretty good case that the smash-hit Toxic, supposedly written by Cathy Dennis, Bloodshy & Avant, and Jonback, is actually a sample cut-together from the score of the 1981 smash-hit* Bollywood film Ek duuje ke liye.

Apparently it takes four people to steal a song. Whatever. “Toxic” is awesome, and I’m glad they did it. Here’s an awesome cover by the Franco-Israeli Yael Naim (the woman who sings New Soul):

Or maybe you’re more interested in the rap by Mark Ronson featuring Tiggers and ODB:

This last one might be the most awesome thing I’ve seen all day. Maybe all week.

*Smash hit in 1981 Bollywood terms: it grossed about $2.15 million.


Written by Greg Karber

March 5, 2010 at 1:28 pm

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  1. ODB!


    March 5, 2010 at 1:42 pm

  2. Wow that chick makes it sound like a real song! Reminds me of “Mad World.”


    March 6, 2010 at 9:41 am

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