Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea’s new single “Pretty Girls” is already losing steam after just two days. It was expected to hit No. 1 on iTunes, but only made it to No. 2. Now, the song is No. 5 and falling fast (a dark pink bar means sales are decreasing at a high rate). Of course, most pop stars would kill for this type of success. But when you have two huge stars like Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea singing on the same song, anything less than No. 1 in sales is considered disappointing.
Britney and Iggy’s new song is getting mixed reviews from fans. However, some critics are singing praises for “Pretty Girls.” Direct Lyrics is happy with Britney and Iggy’s new song.
“If this 2:44 minute version turns out to be the full version, I’m ok. I’m getting everything I need from this version. ‘Pretty Girls’ is so catchy! The new ‘Pretty Girls’ single sounds like a strong contender for hottest song of the 2015 summer. It’s urban pop-flavored, it’s sassy, Britney’s vocals are to die for, and Iggy; her reign just won’t let up. She’s nailing every collaboration!”
FDRMX believes that Britney and Iggy have produced a huge summertime hit.
“All in all, ‘Pretty Girls’ absolutely delivers everything that Britney and Iggy promised that it would. It’s a bright summery anthem, filled with outrageously fun lyrics and an easily danceable beat. This is the type of song for driving on the highway with your top down, for booty popping in the club, or for just about any other summer activity.”
Unfortunately, the New York Post‘s Hardeep Phull, who is one of the most respected music critics today, gave “Pretty Girls” a half star out of five and calls the song “tragically bad.”
“Remember 2014, when music was better? Iggy Azalea obviously does, and that’s why her long-awaited Britney Spears collaboration has turned out to be a woefully formulaic rehash of last summer’s smash ‘Fancy.’ Flimsy electro breaks, Britney’s plastic sassiness, and another inane Iggy rap make this an embarrassment for all concerned.”
Nobody should count out “Pretty Girls” just yet. The song is expected to sell over 100,000 copies this week, which will guarantee a high debut on Billboard‘s Hot 100. The song will definitely crash down the charts the following week due to rapidly decreasing sales. With the release of the video and a performance on the upcoming Billboard Music Awards, “Pretty Girls” could rise again and become a summertime hit. Neither Britney Spears nor Iggy Azalea can afford a flop right now.
[Photo Credit: Billboard]