With some beefing up, it can easily become a peak hour dance hit".Teen People called the song a fun, frothy dance track reminiscent of early Madonna; some in the media have criticized the unoriginality of the song because of its strong similarity to Madonna's "Holiday". Music download of the song gained media attention because it was made available in MP3 format, without Digital Rights Management, which is normally used to restrict copying of commercially released singles.Per the outlet, Ayers and Lindeman, who have been dating since at least January, reside in Indianapolis, Indiana.He’s currently employed as a medical sales rep, while she holds a sales director title for a tire company.The synthpop track samples the composition of "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" by Diana Ross and interpolates the Madonna classic "Holiday". Lyrically, the song speaks about having fun with friends."A Public Affair" received mixed reviews from critics, with many criticizing its close similarity with "Holiday".It had previously debuted at number 20 on Billboard's Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart, which represents the 25 singles below the Hot 100's number 100 position that have not yet appeared on the Hot 100.
Simpson's second highest debut after "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'".It was co-written by Simpson and produced by Lester Mendez, for Simpson's fourth studio album of the same title.It was released as the album's first single (second overall) on June 29, 2006 by Epic Records.The song ranked at number 51 on Top 100 Pop Songs of 2006 by About.com's Bill Lamb gave the song 4 out of 5 stars, saying that is "one of the best pop singles of her career" and citing that the song "follows a classic disco game plan even including a retro percussion breakdown.With this entry, "A Public Affair" joined Ashlee Simpson's song "Invisible" in the top ten on the U. i Tunes Store's list of most popular songs, the first time in i Tunes history that two siblings had different songs in the top ten.