Best and Worst Singles of the Week: From Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea to Disclosure

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Weekly single reviews for Britney Spears & Iggy Azalea, Vince Staples and more.

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Disclosure
"Bang That"
Island

Disclosure's incredible 2013 debut, Settle, merged dance beats with pop melody and song structure, but "Bang That," a bass-y booty-shaker that samples 313 Bass Mechanics' "Pass Out," is strictly for the club, with a Simon Says refrain that commands, "Bang that, 'til you pass out." Good luck ­resisting. -- Megan Buerger

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Vince Staples ft. Future
"Senorita"
Def Jam

Odd Future affiliate Vince Staples, one of rap's most promising, most underrated upstarts, finally has a song that could make him more than just a critical favorite. He still deadpans his hood narratives in bone-chilling fashion, but now he has a hook just as striking -- even if you can't tell exactly what Future is barking on it. -- Alex Gale

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Nate Ruess
"AhHa"
Fueled By Ramen

Fun. frontman Ruess is gearing up for the June 16 release of solo debut Grand Romantic, but based on the grating sound of "AhHa," prospects are grim. With its harsh vocals that ape Freddie Mercury and a verse that recalls Michael Damian's "Rock On" cover, making it to the end of the track is a test of endurance. -- Steven J. Horowitz

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Britney Spears ­& Iggy ­Azalea
"Pretty Girls"
RCA

For her new single "Pretty Girls," Spears hits the right notes, sounding more animated in her two minutes of action than on the entirety of 2013's Britney Jean. Meanwhile, Azalea plays the point guard to Spears' power forward, anchoring the back half of the pop-rap jam with eight snappy bars. -- Jason Lipshutz

This story originally appeared in the May 16 issue of Billboard


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