Billboard.com on listannut kymmenen parasta asiaa Work Bitch -sinkusta:
1. The BRITish Accent. Let’s get this out of the way first: Britney utilizes a British accent on “Work Bitch.” This is an okay thing! In a post-“Applause” world, where Lady Gaga is allowed to vamp it up on the verses, it’s more than acceptable for Spears to embrace her inner Britishney and heighten the ferocity of her commands here. As Grantland’s Molly Lambert points out, the use of the fake accent essentially allows Spears to assume the identity of a new character — in this case, a no-nonsense headmistress who extols the virtue of relentless labor as a means to the purchase of many fancily named cars. Spears already explored a U.K. persona on the “clob” banger “Scream & Shout,” and in the context of these lyrics, it makes even more sense. Bloody brilliant!
2. The Practicality Of It All. “Work Bitch,” as its title suggests, does not abide by laziness, but also offers some solid cause-and-effect reasoning in its lyrics. Silver-spoon circumstances aside, most people have to work very, very hard in order to secure substantial funds for Maseratis, mansions and membership at Parisian parties. However, as Britney points out, a “hot body” also requires work — a different, more physical form of work, but work nonetheless. You cannot argue with Spears’ fundamental point here. This is the pop music equivalent of showing your work in math class: instead of just screaming “Work Bitch” at her followers, Spears is providing concretes examples of the importance of labor, further motivating listeners at gyms, offices and car dealerships worldwide.
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3. The Big, Fat Bass. Listen to that drop at the 0:45-second mark — the synth riff that sounded a bit tinny during the first chorus becomes infinitely more muscular, and as Spears groans in the background, the listener receives his or her first opportunity to let loose some awkward shoulder grooves. The bass cycles in and out throughout “Work Bitch,” and when it flies into the forefront, the depth of that hook multiplies deliciously.