Britney Spears' Toxic went No. 1 on the UK Charts
For those who loved the track "Toxic", it was a recorded song by American singer Britney Spears for her fourth studio album, In the Zone. It was written and produced by Christian Karlsson and Pontus Winnberg with additional writing from Cathy Dennis and Henrik Jonback.
The song was released on the 13th of January 2004 by Jive Records. It was the second single from the album. The song is a dance-pop track with electro-pop influence. It is accompanied by high-pitched Bollywood strings and breathy vocals. Its lyrics refer to being addicted to a lover. The song has received critical acclaim by music critics, who deemed it as the strongest track of In the Zone, while praising its hook and chorus.
The track portrays Spears as a secret agent in the search of a vial of green liquid. After she steals it, she enters an apartment and poisons her unfaithful boyfriend. The video also includes interspersed scenes of Spears naked with diamonds over her body!
However on this day in music "Toxic" debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart for the week ending date March 13, 2004, becoming her fourth number-one hit in the United Kingdom! In April 2004, it was certified silver by the British Phonographic Industry, with sales over 200,000 copies. According to The Official Charts Company, the song has sold 360,000 copies there. "Toxic" also peaked inside the top-ten in every country it charted. The song topped the charts in Hungary and Norway; reached the top five in Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Italy, France, Sweden and Switzerland; and the top ten in Belgium, Finland and the Netherlands.