Britney Spears - Criminal

"Criminal" is a song by American recording artist Britney Spears from her seventh studio album, Femme Fatale. The song was released as the fourth and final single from the album. "Criminal" was written and produced by Max Martin and Shellback, with additional writing by Tiffany Amber. After Spears first listened to the song, she felt it was different and unlike anything she had heard before. She posted a snippet of it online on March 2, 2011, prior to the album's release. "Criminal" was chosen as a single by a poll on her Facebook page, as Spears explained it was a way to give back to her fans. The artwork for the single was released on September 14, 2011.

Criminal
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Music Video


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Britney Spears "Criminal" Music Video

Song Lyrics


He is a hustler, he's no good at all
He is a loser, he's a bum
(Bum, bum, bum)

He lies, he fluffs he's unreliable
He is a s*cker with a gun
(Gun, gun, gun)

I know you told me I should stay away
I know you said he's just a dog astray
He is a bad boy with a tainted heart
And even I know this ain't smart

But mama, I'm in love with a criminal
And this type of love isn't rational, it's physical
Mama, please don't cry, I will be alright
All reason aside, I just can't deny, love the guy

He is a villain of the devil's law
He is a killer just for fun
(Fun, fun, fun)

That mans a snitch and unpredictable
He's got no conscience, he got none
(None, none, none)

All I know, should let go but no
'Cause he's a bad boy with a tainted heart
And even I know this ain't smart

But mama, I'm in love with a criminal
And this type of love isn't rational, it's physical
Mama, please don't cry, I will be alright
All reason aside, I just can't deny, love the guy

And he's got my name tattooed on his arm
His lucky charm, so I guess its okay
He's with me

And I hear people talk
(People talk)
Trying to make remarks, keep us apart
But I don't even hear I don't care

But mama, I'm in love with a criminal
And this type of love isn't rational, it's physical
Mama, please don't cry, I will be alright
All reason aside, I just can't deny, love the guy

But mama, I'm in love with a criminal
And this type of love isn't rational, it's physical
Mama, please don't cry, I will be alright
All reason aside, I just can't deny, love the guy

But mama, I'm in love with a criminal
And this type of love isn't rational, it's physical
Mama, please don't cry, I will be alright
All reason aside, I just can't deny, love the guy


Soundtrack Credits


The song "Criminal" appears on the soundtrack of the following movies and TV shows.
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Alternative Versions


Release History


The Britney Spears song "Criminal" appears on the following releases. The list of releases includes albums, compilations, singles, soundtracks and remix albums.
Disc Track Album Year
1 12 Femme Fatale 2011
1 12 Femme Fatale (Deluxe Version)
1 31 The Essential Britney Spears 2013
1 84 The Collection: Britney Spears 2011

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