Pop icon Britney Spears will release a new song entitled “Ooh La La,” for the highly anticipated family comedy “The Smurfs 2”. The smurfy song will play at the end credits of the film.
Britney Spears is excited about her "Ooh La La Song"... "I have always loved the Smurfs as a kid and now my boys are the biggest Smurfs fans EVER. I wanted to surprise them with a song in the movie. I know they'll think it's Smurftastic!”
SMURFY SONG CREDITS The Smurf Song, “Ooh La La,” will play during the end credits of the Smurfs 2 Movie. It was written by Lukasz Gottwald (Dr. Luke), Joshua Coleman (Ammo), Henry Walter (Cirkut), Bonnie McKee, Jacob Kasher Hindlin (J Kash), Lola Blanc and Fransisca Hall and produced by Dr. Luke, Ammo and Cirkut for Prescription Songs.
Bonnie McKee, one of the co-writers for the Britney Spears Smurf Song "Ooh La La", had this to say about the smurfy song...
"I just wrote something for Britney Spears for the Smurfs movie, which was a really funny assignment because it’s for the Smurfs movie so it has to family friendly but it’s Britney Spears so it has to be a Britney Spears radio song. And Britney Spears is just all *** all day. So how many sexual innuendos can I come up with that aren’t too painfully obvious for the parents to get upset about. That was an interesting challenge."
LEAKED SONG The internet was a buzz when the Britney Spears track , "Oh La La" was leaked on Friday, May 17th 2013.
BRITNEY'S RESPONSE Britney Spears Reveals Ooh La La Leak To Be A DEMO!
"I heard an early demo of #OohLaLa smurfed its way onto the internet today :( The real version will be at radio and iTunes June 16th :)"
It's pretty safe to say that if THIS version was just a demo, then we're all in for a SERIOUS treat when June 16th comes around!
... baby come with me and be my ooh la la ...
BRITNEY SPEARS FAN ART Britney Spears' fans are known for creating unique cover art for Spears' singles and albums. Check out some of the best fan art for her new single, "Ooh La La".
MUSIC VIDEO May 2013 - Britney's upcoming music video for "Ooh La La" is scheduled for an early June shoot. Britney is getting ready to shoot the music video for The Smurfs 2 theme song "Ooh La La" by rehearsing her dance moves. It will be directed by Marc Klasfeld of Rockhard productions (home to Ray Kay, director of "Till The World Ends").
Rumors claim Britney will be transformed into a Smurf herself, but this is not true. So far, the concept is Britney herself will venture to the Smurf village, a place impossible to find unless a Smurf leads the way. Britney's boys are also said to be featured in the music video!
On June 6, 2013, Britney shared this picture of herself on the set for the video of her single Ooh La La. The photo shows her smiling into the camera in front of a blue background.
Britney said, "So baby come with me and be my "Ooh LA LA". Shout out to Marc Klasfeld for an amazing job today."
Klasfeld has worked with Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga and Jay-Z, Avril Lavigne, Rita Ora and fellow smurfer, Katy Perry.
TRIVIA * Britney's sons, Sean and Jayden, made their music video debut in the Smurfs "Ooh La La" video at just 7 and 6 years old.
Spears said her boys "were really, really good on set... and my oldest son [Sean], was right on cue every time they would tell him to do something. Later on, I got to see what they actually did on camera and it was adorable."
* Not only did Britney Spears' sons appear in the "Ooh La La" video but Britney's 5-year-old niece Maddie also had a cameo --- watching The Smurfs 2 in a movie theater. (Check out the photo above). Maddie is the daughter of Britney's sister, Jamie Lynn Spears.
FUN FACTS * Britney Spears has revealed that her kids are "obsessed" with The Smurfs. Britney said, "We've seen The Smurfs movie a million trillion times."
* Katy Perry actually sings on Britney Spears' Smurfs 2 song "Ooh La La"! Katy Perry said, "Me and Bonnie secretly did some background vocals on that song. So maybe listen for our voices." The catchy pop tune was written by Bonnie McKee who is also a frequent collaborator with Katy Perry.
* Britney Spears wore a smurf-colored blue dress to The Smurfs 2 Premiere at the Regency Village Theatre in Los Angeles on July 28, 2013.
BRITNEY SPEARS AS SMURFETTE Katy Perry might be the voice of Smurfette in the Smurfs Movies, but now that Britney is singing that catchy Smurf Song you can't help but see her smurfy side! Ever wondered what Britney Spears looks like as a Smurf? She's true blue after-all. It's Britney Spears Smurfette!
BRITNEY SPEARS AT SMURFS 2 PREMIERE Britney Spears and her sons walk the "blue" carpet at The Smurfs 2 Movie Premiere! Britney, along with her sons Jayden James and Sean Preston, enjoyed a smurfy time with all of the other celebrities - including Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays, George Lopez, and of course Katy Perry! Britney Spears and Katy Perry both looked amazing in their respective blue dresses. Britney wore a "smurf" blue Herve Leger dress and black Saint Laurent shoes.
Britney and her boys were excited to attend the The Smurfs 2 Movie Premiere... "Getting ready with my baby boys to head to the Smurfs 2 Premiere. They are bouncing off the walls :)" And later Britney wrote, "Awww! Smurfs 2 was super cute! The boys loved it."
Fans and Critics LOVE "Ooh La La"! > Read the Reviews of Britney Spears' "Ooh La La Song" from The Smurfs 2 Movie
Entertainment Weekly - “Plenty of adults will find themselves cranking it up 'for the kids.'” Grade: A-
USA Today - “Momma Spears' kid-friendly track is energetic to the point of hyperactivity, caroming from a rap section to an acoustic-guitar-driven chorus to a buzzy electronic breakdown. Smurftastic”
Rolling Stone - “Now that you've heard it, just try to get it out of your head.”
Los Angeles Times - “…the pop star definitely hasn't lost her taste for booming dance beats.”
Examiner.com - 'Ooh La La' has the bite of a Britney club banger with the whimsical quality of a kids' soundtrack tune. In all, the single shimmers like a summer pop anthem."
Perez Hilton - “The new tune is pop sugary goodness for the masses. We can't help but bob our heads to the beat!!!!”
Billboard -“The track does indeed slide into that Smurf-y sweet spot of sugary synth-pop.”
MTV Buzzworthy - "IT'S FINALLY HERE!! Britney Spears' contribution to the "Smurfs 2" soundtrack is called "Ooh La La," and it's a bouncy, lively track that's perfect for kids of all ages. Seriously, anyone between the ages of two and 32 WILL LOVE IT.”
THE SMURFS DIRECTOR LOVES BRIT The Smurfs Movie director, Raja Gosnell, is elated to have Britney on team blue...
“I am very excited that Britney is joining our Smurfy adventure. ‘Ooh La La’ is the perfect Smurf-party song, and the perfect button on the film for audiences around the world.”
Radio Edit - Britney Spears "Ooh La La" USRC11300894
Ooh La La RADIO VERSION
Exclusive CD - Radio Edit of Britney Spear's "Ooh La La" song from The Smurfs 2 Movie.
The rare press sheet provides radio stations with the ISRC numbers needed for SoundScan radio airplay tracking for chart purposes.
Track List: 1. MAIN (4:17)
2. RADIO EDIT (4:04)
SONY MUSIC Label: Kemosabe Kids / RCA Records Release Date: 06/18/2013
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