“Womanizer” is a song by American pop singer Britney Spears from her sixth studio album. It was released on September 26, 2008 by Jive Records as the first single of the album. The song, described by Spears as a girl anthem, recalls a womanizing man, while the protagonist of the song makes clear she knows who he really is. Produced and co-written by Nikesha Briscoe and Rafael Akinyemi of Atlanta-based production team, The Outsyders, the song is musically and up-beat electropop song.
The song received mixed reviews, with critics complimenting its hook and deeming it a “comeback single”. The song was a massive success, becoming Spears’s eighth number one single worldwide, and her first number one single on the Billboard Hot 100 since her debut “BOMT”, almost 10 years prior. In addition, the song topped over 30 charts worldwide. “Womanizer” has become Spears’ biggest selling digital single in the US, selling over 2.8 million copies.
The music video, directed by Joseph Kahn, shows Spears chasing the womanizer and includes scenes of her naked in a steam room. It became a worldwide success after premiering online, with 80 million views since its release and won “Best Pop Video” at the MTV Video Music Awards.