Britney Spears may have flopped with her live performance that aired on Good Morning America last week, but the pop star has rebounded via the medium that made fans flip for her in the first place: the music video. Watch Spears' racy new clip for her smash single "Till the World Ends."
Spears' "World Ends" takes all the elements of classic Britney videos (scantily-clad dancers, tightly executed choreography, ridonkulously sequined outfits, and pouty, overly sincere close-ups of Spears) and places them in an apocalyptic, end-of-days scenario.
The art direction hews a little too closely to the grimy favela locale of her "I'm a Slave 4 U" video, and editing sleight-of-hand makes Spears look as if she can still throw down on the dance floor (she can't).But you gotta award bonus points for that simulation of a sweaty S&M orgy - who would've ever thought Paula Abdul's "Cold Hearted" video would have such lasting impact? -- and Spears is probably the only star who could make popping out of a street manhole look hot.
WATCH: Britney Spears, "Till the World Ends"