Britney Spears/sweetafton23 – Toxic


Britney Spears/sweetafton23 – Toxic (Tab)

I’m quite ashamed to be mentioning Britney Spears for the second time on this blog, but the quality of this ukulele version of Toxic didn’t really leave me with much choice. She does a great job of cramming all the essential parts onto the uke.

The most challenging part of the song is the riff that kicks the song off. It starts off with a string of hammer-ons and pull-offs. The Fluke she uses is louder and has more sustain than many ukes. If you’re using a soprano you’ll have to work a little harder to get all the notes to sound clearly. The second bar of the riff she plays all on one string. If, like me, you’re so lazy you don’t like moving your hand unless it’s completely necessary, you could the second bar like this:

toxic ukulele tab

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31 Comments

  1. Alex Colt August 26th, 2007 7:50 pm

    Fabulous job on the uke! And thx for alternate start up riff!!

  2. Woodshed August 26th, 2007 11:23 pm

    Thanks, Alex. Glad you liked it.

  3. susan tobacco August 29th, 2007 12:05 am

    Awesome.

  4. Gustav August 30th, 2007 9:45 am

    Only me thinks it’s a guy singing & playing the uke?

  5. Woodshed August 30th, 2007 6:48 pm

    I can tell you for certain-sure burton-sure she is a she.

  6. Emma November 24th, 2007 1:59 am

    hey I’m a little confused on how to read the tabs (I’m really new at playing the uke) How exactly does it work?

  7. Woodshed November 25th, 2007 4:26 pm

    Hi Emma, there’s a tutorial on how to read uke tab here:

    http://www.ezfolk.com/uke/Tutorials/readtab/readtab1/readtab1.html

  8. Will February 11th, 2008 3:12 am

    Hey hey People,
    just thought I would post something since I cant seem to find it.

    Mr. Brightside by the killers. Julia on youtube played it, and I can follow the video some but I really would like the tabs if someone could help me out!

    thanks,
    Will

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  10. jojo July 29th, 2008 9:05 pm

    I don’t think those chords are right
    still sounds good though

  11. Woodshed July 29th, 2008 9:51 pm

    Well, Molly links to it in the video description so it can’t be too far wrong.

  12. GrooveT September 18th, 2008 2:19 pm

    WOW!!!made very well!!

  13. Amy December 17th, 2008 8:41 pm

    This is amazing i am definately gonna set myself the challenge of learning it! sounds awesome!

  14. Woodshed December 17th, 2008 9:08 pm

    Good luck with it, Amy.

  15. giraffe March 8th, 2009 10:09 pm

    That is beautiful!
    Well done
    What an inspiration!

  16. Aa. May 19th, 2009 7:52 pm

    YOU ARE AWESOME! :) xx

  17. Tronkel June 15th, 2009 7:19 pm

    But where is the tabs for the whole song… all I see you have is that alternate second bar

  18. Woodshed June 15th, 2009 7:26 pm

    Tronkel: Click where it says “Britney Spears/sweetafton23 – Toxic (Tab)” in big red letters.

  19. SamD August 27th, 2009 1:31 pm

    If I may make a small suggestion… with both the Eb in the verse and the Eb7 in the chorus you can leave the G string open, thus only using three fingers. It makes the transitions much less fiddly and more manageable for us beginners!

    Awesome arrangement – so much fun to play, thanks Woodshed!

  20. Woodshed August 27th, 2009 3:49 pm

    SamD: I agree with you. But I wrote it the way she plays it.

  21. byjimini March 9th, 2010 7:50 pm

    Wow, that’s great. And thanks for the tab, Al!

    Is it me or does Molly look like, with her hair shorter, Michael McIntyre? :P

  22. Woodshed March 10th, 2010 5:07 pm

    byjimini: Ha ha ha! I think it’s just you.

  23. Cherisse August 20th, 2010 8:12 am

    Great Vid! Yay for Molly Lewis! She is my Uke Idol!

  24. Ariane January 12th, 2011 5:25 pm

    Wow, it’s amazing how it sounds awesome !! Very nice :D

  25. Woodshed January 16th, 2011 10:55 am

    Ariane: Thanks very much.

  26. JMAG March 22nd, 2011 5:43 pm

    Is she using a pick because at the bits where the c string is repeatedly strummed im finding it difficult to do it fast enough with just my thumb (but im also not very good with a pick)
    should i try and improve my finger speed or just use a pick

  27. CountPancake August 22nd, 2011 10:48 am

    Trying to play all these tabs makes my brain hurt.

  28. Woodshed August 22nd, 2011 3:56 pm

    CountPancake: What do you think it does to me making them?

  29. Sven December 26th, 2011 1:27 pm

    I have to admit, sweetafton’s rendition of this song is absolutely sublime. It’s repeatedly watchable–the video–and she moves her hand so deftly as only a young hand could easily learn.

    For us with old hands, ukehunter’s 9-7-8 fingering is much appreciated.

    P.S. Sweetafton is decidedly a young woman on her other videos, and I can see that she is young but will bloom to be a beautiful woman in time. Guaranteed toxic likely Britney then.

  30. tbone December 9th, 2013 2:54 am

    This feels like a fun party trick. Which I’m always game for. So, thank you.

  31. Woodshed December 9th, 2013 8:17 am

    tbone: Happy partying!

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