"Criminal" by Britney Spears was originally released in 2011 in the key of F# minor. The song is from her seventh studio album titled "Femme Fatale". It was written and composed by Max Martin, Shellback, Tiffany Amber, and Spears herself. Notably, "Criminal" was the fourth and final single from the album. The track received mixed reviews from music critics, with praise for its catchy melody and Spears' vocal performance. In terms of trivia, the accompanying music video caused controversy due to its depiction of Spears as a criminal and love interest involved in a violent relationship. Despite this, the song performed moderately well on the charts and gained attention for its rebellious and seductive lyrics.