\"Work Bitch\" is an EDM song containing mostly spoken lyrics, where Spears repeatedly exhorts \"bitches\" to \"get to work\". \"Work Bitch\" garnered critical acclaim, with praise drawn towards its production and female empowerment lyrics. It received several certifications from multiple countries. \"Work Bitch\" debuted and peaked at number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100. Outside of the United States, \"Work Bitch\" peaked within the top ten of the charts in 14 countries, including Canada, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom.
Previously, in 2012, Spears and will.i.am collaborated on the song \"Scream & Shout\"; will.i.am was later announced in March 2013 as the executive producer for Spears' eighth studio album. In preparation for the single and album, Spears began working with a vocal coach and choreography collaboratively. \"Work Bitch\" was confirmed by Spears on September 7, 2013, during the video's filming. On August 20, 2013, Spears' official website launched a countdown titled \"All Eyes on Me\" counting down to September 17, 2013, which lead fans to speculate that this was in fact the single title. In response, Spears told fans that new music was coming \"much sooner than you think\".
\"Work Bitch\" was written by Spears with will.i.am and Anthony Preston, and features a beat from DJ Otto Knows. Knows is managed by Swedish House Mafia member Sebastian Ingrosso, who also received a songwriting credit; however, Ingrosso revealed he did not write the lyrics. \"Work Bitch\" is an EDM song written in common time in the key of E minor, at a tempo of 128 beats per minute, wherein Spears, repeatedly exhorts \"bitches\" to \"get to work\". It starts with a basic club beat, with a monotone taunting chorus: \"You want a hot body / You want a Bugatti / You want a Maserati / You better work bitch!\" Spears alludes to the luxuries she has attained due to her strong work ethic: \"You want a Lamborghini / Sip martinis / Look hot in a bikini / You better work bitch!\" and \"You wanna live fancy / Live in a big mansion / Party in France\" 
Mor said the video is not story-based as Spears' previous videos, but it has \"more of a theme ... rather than a narrative. This one is basically [saying] 'The queen is back and she's about to show all these bitches how it's done.' It's her being really fierce and taking back her throne in a way.\" The video opens with several intercalated shots of the singer, who portrays a dominatrix, and her dancers in front of a pool, and a car, and in the middle of the desert. After singing \"Party in France You better work bitch\", we see Spears at the top of Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino dancing. According to Bruna Nessif of E! Online, we also see Spears channeling the erotic romance novel Fifty Shades of Grey throughout the video, with the singer \"whipping some woman ... and using a riding crop\". Product placement for Spears' fragrance Fantasy and Beats Pill wireless speakers (being used as a bit gag) can also be seen.
Jocelyn Vena of MTV felt Mor \"wasn't lying\" when he said the video would show a more adult side of Spears, and argued the clip proves the singer is \"ready for her next era to launch\". Samantha Highfill from Entertainment Weekly described the video as a prequel to Beyoncé's \"Run the World (Girls)\", saying that it had similar desert setting, \"sexy\" clothes, wavy hair, wild animals and both are all-female dance numbers. She further viewed Spears' video as \"offensive to women\" but concluded that \"However, the more I thought about the songs and watched the videos, the more I realized that even though Beyoncé's song is all about the power of women, Britney's is too. Sure, Britney is a little more blunt in finding a way to, er, 'encourage' women to work hard, but the song is about the fact that women can and should work hard and find success.\" A mixed review came from HitFix's Melinda Newman, who wasn't too impressed with the production, noting, however, that Spears' \"dancing has certainly improved\" and that \"it's clear that she's definitely doing so much better than she was just a few years ago\". In the United Kingdom, the music video was banned from airing on music video networks before 10 pm, for displaying \"a number of risqué scenes featuring bondage gear and Spears whipping her dancers\". The country's MTV and The Box networks requested a clean edit of the video to air through the day, as a heavily censored version of the song titled \"Work\" is also available. This music video was Vevo certified on March 16, 2014, becoming Spears' fourth Vevo certified clip.
On October 14, 2013, Nicole \"Snooki\" Polizzi and her dance partner Sasha Farber performed \"Work Bitch\" on the season 17 of Dancing with the Stars. Polizzi explained that the performance was \"a celebration of me being a mother, a woman, a new person, and working seven days a week to provide a great life for my family\". A week later, Polizzi and Farber also performed the track on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. The song was parodied on the Comedy Central animated series, South Park. Seen in the episode, \"The Hobbit\", the song was used during a gym montage where most of the 4th grade girls and Timmy were \"working out\" by manipulating photos of themselves in Photoshop and using Instagram filters. \"Work Bitch\" was also featured on TV series New Girl, in the episode \"Menus\", during a scene where Coach (Damon Wayans Jr.) tries to get Nick (Jake Johnson) in shape. It was used in the 2019 movie Matthias & Maxime, and was featured in the dance-rhythm video game, Just Dance 2019.
The shots released by HOAX Films, the visual effects studio that worked on the video, show Britney in her dark bikini outfit against a white wall, with her waist and thighs looking slightly wider in one of the photos.
\"Ben [Mor]'s innovative music videos work like films, each with its own unique visual narrative,\" HOAX Films executive producer Alexis Nelson said in a statement. \"We are excited to collaborate on such a stunning music video.\" 59ce067264