Britney Spears’ Fans Celebrate Her ‘Beautiful’ Return to Music on Elton John Collab ‘Hold Me Closer’

The hashtag #WelcomeBackBritney started trending after the duo's song arrived

the track is an energetic, club-friendly mashup of John’s 1971 smash “Tiny Dancer” and his 1992 hit 

Spears lends her bright, bubbly vocals to “Hold Me Closer” to sing an updated version of her collaborator’s timeless lyrics

“I’m the happiest person knowing Britney finally got to be free and work on her terms,” wrote one fan

“Omg, it’s beautiful!” wrote another. “It’s on repeat. I have no words, just happy tears. #WelcomeBackBritney 100,000%!!

One fan took a video from a nightclub showing that “Hold Me Closer” was already in the DJ’s rotation the same night it was released