WATCH: Britney Spears' New Menage Clip

Britney Spears
Steve Kandell

Britney Spears isn't meant to be taken so literally. Like, when she coos "Hit Me Baby...One More Time," she doesn't really want you to reel off and clock her.

And when she says she's "Toxic," she isn't inferring that an encounter with her will require a call to poison control, although, better safe than sorry.

So then, it makes a certain sense that her new single,"3," a paean to the simple joys of having sex with two other people at the same time, would spawn a video in which she cavorts not-all-that-sexily with six male dancers and four female dancers. Math is for losers.

The song, from the upcoming Singles Collection, isn't quite convincing as a come-on or a party-starter, and if invoking Peter, Paul, and Mary is meant to get us hot and bothered, then she had a very different reaction to this album cover than we did.

But the song does boast the awesome line, intended to let her scared-to-bejeesus man off the hook: "If you don't like the company/Let's just do it you and me."

But who wants to hear a song called "2?" That's just stupid.

WATCH: Britney Spears, "3"

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