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Leave Britney alone!

A stripped down (read: sans auto-tune) version of Britney Spears’s iconic 2003 single “Toxic” is making its rounds and guess what? IT’S REALLY AMAZING.

Okay, “really amazing” is possibly an overstatement, but it’s not half bad. Brit’s signature twang is all her own—there isn’t actually a major difference between the pre and post auto-tune versions. Listen to both tracks below.

No Auto-Tune:

THE RESULT: A tad wobbly, but the essence is classic Britney.

Lots of Auto-Tune:

THE RESULT: Manufactured early-aughts perfection meets the best (and possibly most dangerous) plane ride ever.

Now back off Britney, y’all, she’s a national treasure.