The Best of Britney Spears: Top 150 - #1 REVEALED!

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Postby Cmyk » Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:28 am

Lonely is like my top 2 of "Britney" era to be honest.
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Postby GetBack » Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:15 am

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045. MONA LISA
Taken from: Britney & Kevin: Chaotic

Britney originally planned to release an album in 2005, entitled The Original Doll. This project did not push through as Britney started a family and gave birth in both 2005 and 2006, to her sons Sean Preston and Jayden James. "Mona Lisa" is one of the songs that was supposed to be on that album, but it ended up on the Britney & Kevin: Chaotic EP, released at the time Britney's reality series aired. The song seems to be very prophetic of Britney's post-pregnancy phase where she went through many personal problems. I love the organic production incorporated in the song, it's so much different than the usual pop sound she's accustomed to releasing.

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044. WHAT IT'S LIKE TO BE ME
Taken from: Britney

When I first heard this song, I was so in love with it. I really loved how energetic the song is, and since the song was co-written by Justin Timberlake and Wade Robson, it felt like the female version of the *NSYNC song, "Pop". At the time, I really thought it had a strong shot at being a single (especially with Justin's guest vocals in it). Unfortunately, Britney and Justin broke up in 2002 and I doubt that the label would have been able to make them work together.

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043. CHANGE YOUR MIND (NO SEAS CORTES)
Taken from: Glory

In true Britney Spears fashion, she released an album with stellar and superb bonus material, and "Change Your Mind" is one of them. The song is one of the best tracks from the Glory record, it has that Spanish guitar and flamenco-sounding production that is very infectious. It could have been a proper single if she wanted to go with a pop-dance choice of song to promote the album. This song was used in the montage of music videos interlude (which I witnessed first hand) when she toured Asia for the Britney: Live in Concert tour.

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042. SOMEDAY (I WILL UNDERSTAND)
Taken from: Britney & Kevin: Chaotic

A very pregnant Britney Spears released this song in 2005. This is probably her most underrated and overlooked ballad. The song is a masterpiece, it captures the solemn and somewhat spiritual transition that Britney was going through. The music video is also one of her best ever, it's very simple but it really does the song justice. It's a damn shame that the song was never included in any proper Britney compilation (it did appear in the box set of The Singles Collection released in 2009).

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041. JUST LIKE ME
Taken from: Glory

From the moment I heard the guitar in the beginning, I was completely sold. "Just Like Me" is one of the best songs Britney has recorded in the 2010s, I love the concept and how the production has this very somber and mysterious mood in it. It would have been interesting if there was an acoustic version of this, it's one of those songs where Britney uses a lot of her upper register, something that's a lot more prevalent in the songs from Glory.
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Postby britboyphil » Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:58 pm

Mona Lisa is Lucky 2.0 only more mature and darker. I love it..
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Postby ConstantinosV » Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:23 pm

oh my god mona lisa.. sooooo love it !!
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040. RADAR
Taken from: Blackout

"Radar" was an instant favorite of mine the moment I heard the leaked version. I felt that it should have been given a big single treatment during the Blackout era. I remember how long I waited for it to have a music video since it was rumored to have been the third single until "Break the Ice" was released. It was given a promotional release as the fourth single but eventually became a proper single release during the Circus era.

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039. AND THEN WE KISS (JUNKIE XL REMIX)
Taken from: B in the Mix: The Remixes

I really feel sad that a lot of Britney's best work remains underappreciated. "And Then We Kiss" would be one of those songs that could have been given much more promotion. I love the dark, atmospheric vibe behind it. I think that the stuff she recorded between 2003-2007 are some of her most experimental tracks, it's just a shame that most of these would probably be remained unreleased.

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038. DON'T LET ME BE THE LAST TO KNOW
Taken from: Oops!... I Did It Again

In my opinion, this should have been the second single and not "Lucky" which I think was too bubblegum pop. Famed songwriter and producer Mutt Lange co-wrote this with then-wife, legendary country superstar Shania Twain. I remember how Britney hyped this back in TRL when she said that they were going for an Aladdin theme for the music video (which actually fits the production). Shockingly, the music video treatment was so much more daring than that, it was very racy, but it was tastefully done. The late great Herb Ritts directed the music video.

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037. I'LL NEVER STOP LOVING YOU
Taken from: ...Baby One More Time

A lot of people probably don't know this song as it's only a bonus track from the international edition of ...Baby One More Time. I think it's one of Britney's best vocal performances, it's also one of her best ballads. I don't know why this was ignored from the main track listing when it's far stronger than tracks like "E-Mail My Heart" or "The Beat Goes On" which are among her worst songs.

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036. STRONGER
Taken from: Oops!... I Did It Again

I was so surprised to hear a lot of fans sing along to this when she performed the song in Manila. I didn't know that it was as remembered as her other big hits. I remember how fascinated I was when I first saw the music video, it was the beginning of fierce Britney. She was just on fire, I feel like her team should have utilized that more during the era (since they went for more cutesy pop with her image more than anything).
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Postby britboyphil » Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:48 am

I'll Never Stop Loving You was played in radios in the Philippines and it was a hit (no official charts). It was frequently played back then.
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Postby GetBack » Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:07 am

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035. DO SOMETHIN'
Taken from: Greatest Hits: My Prerogative

I didn't know what to expect when I first heard the song, it was so different from the usual Britney Spears songs we are all accustomed to. I love how playful it is, it's very in your face, and it deals with a lot more rock instrumentation. The music video fits the song perfectly, it's one of Britney best videos. I wonder why this was never given a proper release in the United States. With how the charts have been changing at the time, it could have been another Top 20 for Britney at least.

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034. BREAK THE ICE
Taken from: Blackout

I wasn't really a fan of the song when I first heard it, and it was never a huge favorite single of mine mainly because I didn't like the video treatment for this song. It was also released at the time when Britney was at her lowest point and there doesn't seem to be any more promotion for the Blackout era. This grew on me a lot when Britney started to perform this in her tours, I think the magic comes to life when it's played out loud in full blast, I experienced that when I saw her perform this song live. It really came to life.

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033. DO YOU WANNA COME OVER?
Taken from: Glory

This song is pure fire. I can say that this is one of my current favorite songs to listen to, it doesn't have a lot to say, it's just a feel-good number. It could have really worked as a strong lead single had they chosen an uptempo route for a first single. I must say that this is also one of the most enjoyably refreshing songs she performed during the tour, it sounds great in full blast. She could have filmed a promotional video for this and "Change Your Mind". Those two songs are just two of her best songs from her recent album.

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032. I WILL BE THERE
Taken from: ...Baby One More Time

When I first the ...Baby One More Time album, I really thought they would make the most out of it by releasing 7 singles at least, since Britney was hot property at the time, and the album was still very much alive in many charts worldwide. I really thought that "I Will Be There" will be a single at one point since it's really one of the stand-outs in the album. I love the message about friendship and that it's so different from the usual "romantic love" themed songs that Britney released.

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031. ANTICIPATING
Taken from: Britney

This song which was released exclusively in France was also released here in the Philippines and they used the footage from the Dream Within a Dream tour as the promotional music video. It's a feel-good disco dance pop track, it really stands out from the many tracks because of its very light and carefree vibe. Britney's vocals compliment the production as well. The song was also used in Britney's 2003 Toyota Vios commercial.
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Postby britboyphil » Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:06 am

Break The Ice (Radio Edit) will forever be number one on my list.

Nice list so far..
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Postby GetBack » Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:34 am

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030. MY ONLY WISH (THIS YEAR)
Taken from: Platinum Christmas

I can still remember the very first time I heard this song. I really thought that Britney was releasing a holiday album (since Christina Aguilera was about to release hers and Destiny's Child gave a teaser of "8 Days of Christmas" back in 2000). I thought it would have been a perfect treat since "My Only Wish (This Year)" is one of the catchiest pop holiday tracks for me. It doesn't get old and I think it deserves to chart this high in my personal chart. I'm surprised this gets played a lot still in many malls and stores every Christmas. It's such a shame that she wasn't able to film a music video for it. The song is officially uploaded to Britney's VEVO account.

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029. FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY BROKEN HEART
Taken from: ...Baby One More Time

I must say that this is one of Britney's most underrated singles. Despite peaking at #14 in the Hot 100, it never got so much love and appreciation after the first two eras. I remember suddenly seeing this on MTV and Channel [V], I didn't know that this was a single since "Born to Make You Happy" was already so huge in the Philippines at the time. The music video is also Britney's best moments, despite controversy on Gregory Dark being tapped as the music video director (he was a well-known softcore and hardcore porn director), he was able to make a really good music video to the song.

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028. UNUSUAL YOU
Taken from: Circus

Circus was released at the time there was massive hype on Britney's much awaited proper comeback. JIVE enlisted the best of the best to help maneuver her return to the charts, and they succeeded on that. However, I feel that there are some gems that should have really gotten the spotlight to show Britney's different side, and "Unusual You" showcases that very well. I love how haunting and atmospheric the mood is for this song, it seemed like a natural progression from the 2003-2004 sound she was experimenting on, which was more dark and mysterious.

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027. SOMETIMES
Taken from: ...Baby One More Time

"Sometimes" is one of my guilty pleasures, I can remember the days when I would just watch MTV and catch this video a lot. It takes me back to 1999 whenever I listen to this song. The song was played outside the venue of Britney's concert here in Manila and all the fans went wild. I never thought that many still remember the song, they even sang along to the vocal adlibs to the song. I'm pretty sure Britney herself who was backstage at the time was able to hear her thousands of fans sing along to the song as if it was one big karaoke night.

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026. I'VE JUST BEGUN (HAVING MY FUN)
Taken from: Greatest Hits: My Prerogative

With so much happening and unfolding in both her personal life and career at the time, Britney couldn't go wrong when her label released the Greatest Hits: My Prerogative album in 2004. Despite just having released a studio album a year prior, JIVE capitalized on the success of the pop star by including three new songs. Sadly, "I've Just Begun (Having My Fun)" didn't get a single treatment (as they originally planned to release only "My Prerogative" as the only single). This, "My Prerogative" and "Do Somethin'" are her most interesting pop tracks that stand well along her other massive pop hits when played continuously.
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Postby MrLeonix » Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:15 pm

The top 40 has not impressed me that much so far. "And then we kiss", "I will be there", and "I've just begun (havin my fun)" are stunning gems tho. "I've just begun" may even be in my Top 15.

"I've just begun (havin my fun)" had a minor release as a promotional song prior to "My Prerogative" tho, and years later it made the soundtrack of the huge box office and critical success "Bridesmaids" film.
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Postby GetBack » Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:39 am

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025. MY PREROGATIVE
Taken from: Greatest Hits: My Prerogative

When the song was released, I really thought that Britney would go all out in promotion, but sadly, we never got even a single performance of this song. I regard it as one of her best covers ever, the theme fits what she was going through at the time, with so much of the media making a big deal out of every thing she did in her personal life. The video is also one of her best, I love the dark and mysterious concept they went for. Usually, putting an actual lover as the love interest is cringe-worthy, but Britney and Kevin looked amazing in the video.

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024. PHONOGRAPHY
Taken from: Circus

I still don't understand how this superb track got the deluxe edition treatment. I think it's definitely single-material, it could work as a third single after "Womanizer" and "Circus", it's one of the catchiest uptempos in her post-pregnancy eras. I love the playfulness and clever use of phone lingo. I never get tired of this song. I initially thought that Danja produced this but it's actually a Bloodshy & Avant production.

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023. DON'T HANG UP
Taken from: In the Zone

I only discovered this song two years after the release of In the Zone, at the time when Britney was on a hiatus from music. If I'm not mistaken, I even downloaded the song from Limewire. I love the very atmospheric and futuristic sound of the production, it makes me picture Britney in outer space for some weird reason. I adore her soft vocals here, songs with themes of longing for a partner and loneliness really suit her best. Although it has sexual undertones, I love that it didn't focus way too much on that aspect lyrically.

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022. MOOD RING
Taken from: Glory

This Japanese bonus track is one of Glory's finest moments, it's another one of those songs that should have been in the standard track listing which is common in Britney's case. I love the fact that Britney's vocals take front and center in this one, as much as there is so much going in the production. It leans towards a more urban-pop sound more than any Britney track released in recent years, I think it could have replaced either "What You Need" or "Invitation". It works well either as an opening or closing track.

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021. SHADOW
Taken from: In the Zone

I didn't pay attention to this track as much as I did to "Everytime" back in the day which is the strongest ballad she did in her career. I think it was very much overlooked since there were a lot of big uptempo tracks in the album. It could have worked as a single as well, it's definitely one of her strongest songs. She sings with so much emotion and the production is ace. Britney performed this live in The Onyx Hotel tour.
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Postby JSparksFan » Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:08 pm

"Lucky" is a beautiful song, though a bit dark as you rightly pointed out the parallels between the protagonist's struggle and Britney's own personal chaos.

"Just Luv Me" was a revelation for me - that Britney still cares to do emotive ballads at this stage in her career, and she does them better than most people give her credit for.

Ah, the conspiracy theories were rife when "Mona Lisa" came out. It's one of her less-heralded gems. "And Then We Kiss" is so atmospheric; I can really imagine a cool music video for it.

"Stronger" is among my Top 5 favourites from Brit Brit. It's pop/rock magic. "Break the Ice" is easily among my Britney Top 10. I've always felt it a more appropriate comeback song than "Gimme More," though I obviously love "Gimme More" as well.

"My Only Wish (This Year)" just screams bubblegum pop Britney. I still marvel at just how well her music from that era has aged. This one is one of my favourite Christmas songs.
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020. TILL THE WORLD ENDS
Taken from: Femme Fatale

I remember playing this a lot when it was released in 2011. I just loved that Britney released something that's really fun and catchy. It definitely sounds like something that Ke$ha would have released (the song could have been in Animal or Cannibal) but Britney's voice fits the song very well. Having watched her live this year, the song sounds great as the encore performance in her tours, it closes the show and gives the audience a very uplifting experience.

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019. ME AGAINST THE MUSIC (featuring Madonna)
Taken from: In the Zone

Though the song may have generated mixed reviews from fans, I still think it's one of the songs that gave Britney an edge compared to her contemporaries. The music video is amazing, it's a shame it was snubbed at the 2004 MTV Video Music Awards. The choreography is top-notch, Britney at her peak form was definitely untouchable. There was just so much intricacy in the movements and she just had so much fire in her. Not to mention, she made it all look easy.

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018. WORK BITCH
Taken from: Britney Jean

Of course, the top song from Britney Jean will definitely be the lead single, "Work Bitch". It's sad that it never really reached its full potential, Britney did not promote this with any performances on live television up until 2016 when she used this as the intro song for the medley for the Billboard Music Awards. It's the perfect opening performance, she hypes the crowd so well whenever she would perform this song. I am so glad that she did a great job with it this time around, she looked more confident than she was when she initially performed this during the early years of her residency. The music video is great as well though some may find some parts a bit too much, I think the music video was well-executed and it's actually one of her most interesting one in recent years.

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017. MAKE ME... (featuring G-Eazy)
Taken from: Glory

It was indeed refreshing to hear that Britney's lead single is something that's far from her usual pop-dance uptempo numbers. "Make Me..." sounds so calming and relaxing and G-Eazy was able to complement it with his rap verse. As for the music video, I never really understood why it had to be raunchy, I still think they could have used the desert theme of the single artwork photo (as pictured above) as the location. I was so disappointed with both videos to be honest. I'm just glad that Britney was able to bounce back with a strong album this time around especially after the Britney Jean fiasco.

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016. I'M NOT A GIRL, NOT YET A WOMAN
Taken from: Britney

The song which was used as the main soundtrack single from Britney's movie Crossroads is one of my sentimental favorites. It was released at the time of Britney's peak, I remember being such a huge fan following everything she came out with at the time. The song speaks so much about her, it was at the time Britney was already transitioning as an adult. The music video for this is one of her best videos, the location (Antelope Canyon, Arizona) was brilliant and Britney looked so beautiful and radiant. It's such a good song to listen to while driving.
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Postby abdeeaikawa » Sun Aug 27, 2017 6:22 am

Really nice countdown but 'Sometimes' is pretty low there. It's easily would be on my top 10 britney' song along with 'I'm not a girl'. We asian army always love the cheesy britney :lol:
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Postby GetBack » Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:34 am

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015. BREATHE ON ME
Taken from: In the Zone

The highest non-single to rank in my chart is the fan favorite "Breathe on Me" from the In the Zone album. The song is sexually charged, it's a complete left field from all the kinds of Britney songs we have heard of in her past three albums as she stepped in a more Eurodance genre with this song. I remember not liking it as much in 2003, but it grew on me eventually. The song was included in the most recent leg of the Piece of Me residency and it doesn't get old. I wonder why this did not get a single treatment, it was miles better than "Outrageous" which obviously was a lot more radio-friendly during the urban-dominated industry during the 2000s.

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014. CIRCUS
Taken from: Circus

Britney's proper return was in full force especially when she released the second single and title track "Circus" which also became her best second single showing in the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number three. The song is fire, it's high energy nature really fits Britney so well, I couldn't imagine any other artist performing the song. Francis Lawrence directed the outstanding music video, it really captured the essence of the song very well. The song holds up as one of her best singles, I admire that it remains a staple in her tours, the whole carnival and circus concept blends well in her concert themes.

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013. SLUMBER PARTY (featuring Tinashe)
Taken from: Glory

One of the most underrated tracks in Britney's catalog would be the second single from Glory which is "Slumber Party". From the moment I heard the album in full, I already rooted for it to be a single. It's so different from all the singles she has done. The song has this sultry and sexy mood that is very reminiscent of In the Zone. This video treatment for this single also redeemed Britney's videography (after the very disappointing "Make Me..." music video). It was nostalgic of the old Britney, some shots even reminded me of "Boys (The Co-Ed Remix)" and Britney was just so fierce in it. I used to dislike the addition of Tinashe but the music video made me appreciate the remix eventually.

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012. I'M A SLAVE 4 U
Taken from: Britney

"I'm a Slave 4 U" is one of Britney's most iconic singles ever. It was released at the height of her career, it's like one needs not to be a fan to know about her music and videos. Despite so much competition (with so many pop stars releasing albums here and there), Britney's return at the latter part of 2001 cemented her as a pop culture icon. The MTV Video Music Awards performance with the albino python clearly proved that she was one of the pop heavyweights that was in it for the long haul. Going towards this urban direction was a risk that paid off. Despite not having the same impact in the charts as her previous albums, Britney needed this to show that she was not just the typical bubblegum pop superstar. Francis Lawrence also was the director for this amazing music video with choreography helmed by Wade Robson and Brian Friedman.

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011. OVERPROTECTED
Taken from: Britney

Beating "I'm a Slave 4 U" as the highest placing Britney song and almost making the Top 10 in my personal chart is the second single "Overprotected". I can still remember the time this was released, I still haven't purchased the Britney album and was waiting for that day when I could drop by my favorite record store to buy it. Just like "I'm Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman", this song is very autobiographical and speaks of the need for space and independence. The choreography for this song is one of her most exciting ones, she even took it to a whole different level of dancing with the Darkchild remix which is one of my ultimate favorite music videos of Britney.
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Postby Erotica » Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:43 am

Ok, so these batches had some songs I totally hate, don't like or I think they are totally overrated, so all these are way too high for me:

024. PHONOGRAPHY
022. MOOD RING
021. SHADOW
020. TILL THE WORLD ENDS
018. WORK BITCH
017. MAKE ME... (featuring G-Eazy)
016. I'M NOT A GIRL, NOT YET A WOMAN
I am not trying to seduce you... Would you like me to seduce you? Is that what you're trying to tell me?
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Postby Ivica » Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:55 am

Slumber Party that high :o wow

Breahe On Me & And Then We Kiss are my ultimate jams from her. :D
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Postby GetBack » Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:56 am

GetBack's Britney Spears Album Ranking
We're nearing the completion of my personal chart. Before I finish the countdown by revealing my Top 10, I gave points on how the songs in my Top 100 ranked and according to the point system, this is the ranking of Britney's nine (9) studio albums based on my favorite tracks. I myself was surprised with how the albums fared based on how many favorite tracks I had from each studio album. This does not directly reflect the results of the Top 10 songs.

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09. BRITNEY JEAN
Released: November 29, 2013

If there's a career misstep in Britney's discography, everyone knows that it is during this Britney Jean era. As much as this was hyped as her most personal album, she co-wrote all the tracks based on the liner notes (which is a first for the songstress), it feels like Britney is very detached in the creation of this album. Rumors of Britney not singing some verses of many of the tracks spread like wildfire, a glitch in the William Orbit-produced "Alien" was discovered by fans, and Britney's low key promotion of the album killed the momentum of the album in an instant. Though the album had "Work Bitch" which was the perfect lead single for the album and Britney stepping into singing ballads again, it still is a very lackluster effort from the pop princess. The only consolation is this kick-started the residency which eventually got her into seriously performing again.

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08. OOPS!... I DID IT AGAIN
Released: May 16, 2000

Britney's debut hasn't even simmered down when she released her second album, Oops!... I Did It Again. The album broke so many records at the time of its release, it held the record of having the biggest opening week sales by a female artist until Adele broke that record fifteen years later. Proving that this is no sophomore slump, Britney made headlines with the iconic performance at the 2000 MTV Video Music Awards with a nude-illusion ensemble topped with an electrifying performance of "Satisfaction" (a la Michael Jackson) and "Oops!... I Did It Again". As the First Lady of TRL and the millennial MTV generation, Britney conquered the world like no other. The album included two other Top 40 hits with "Lucky" (peaking at #25) and "Stronger" (which peaked at #11). The album itself is very similar to ...Baby One More Time but with so much more sass, fierceness and energy.

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07. CIRCUS
Released: December 2, 2008

Britney's proper return to the music scene in 2008 was one of the most highly-anticipated comebacks in pop music history. With so much going on in Britney's personal life despite her hiatus in the industry, she helmed her first self-produced album, Blackout in 2007, but it was 2008's epic comeback Circus that really made people warm up to Britney just like the old days. After sweeping the MTV Video Music Awards in 2008 with three wins for "Piece of Me" (it was also her first three moonmen despite having nominations since 1999), Britney started visiting different countries in preparation for the launch of her sixth album, Circus. Though the album may be seen as not up to par with her previous pop masterpiece records, it has its highs, "Womanizer" was the largest jump to #1 at the time (it climbed from #96 to #1 the following week) and earned Britney her first #1 single in the Hot 100 in almost a decade. The second single and title track "Circus" was her highest peaking second single in her career, peaking at #3.

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06. FEMME FATALE
Released: March 25, 2011

The year 2011 was yet again another remarkable year for Britney. Femme Fatale's lead single "Hold It Against Me" stormed the charts as soon as it was released, eventually debuting at #1 in the Hot 100, becoming Britney's second #1 debut after "3" did the same two years ago. With Femme Fatale debuting at #1 in the Billboard 200 album chart in its debut week, Britney became the only artist to have had a #1 single and a #1 album in the 1990s, 2000s, and the 2010s. Singles such as "Till the World Ends" and "I Wanna Go" followed and it continued the streak of Top 10 singles for the pop princess, as Femme Fatale became her first album to have three Top 10 singles. Not to mention, Britney's special participation in the remix version of Rihanna's "S&M" gave her another #1 single in the Hot 100 in 2011, marking her first time to have more than one #1 single in a year. Later that year, Britney received the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award in the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards for her outstanding contribution in the art of music videos. Though the album may be a hit or miss for Britney's biggest fans, it did have some great moments and hidden gems overall.

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05. BLACKOUT
Released: October 25, 2007

Hailed as one of Britney's most important albums, Blackout ironically was released at Britney's lowest point. There was just so much chaos in her personal life that it overshadowed her music and artistry. The album is grittier and darker than Britney's earlier efforts, it distances her from the usual happy uptempo teenybopper pop sound and even allowed her to experiment different genres including dubstep and underground dance music. Promowise, the album was barely given much attention. In early 2007, Britney allegedly fired Larry Rudolph and during the release of Blackout, the only major promotion she did was the infamous 2007 MTV Video Music Awards opening performance of "Gimme More". As for the lead single, it became her highest charting single since "...Baby One More Time", peaking at #3 despite the backlash from her performance. The second single, "Piece of Me" became a huge hit worldwide and kept the album alive despite Britney being missing in action in promoting the record. The album to me is her most cohesive body of work, it's definitely her most consistent ever, all tracks from the album flow so well from start to end and the tracks blend together as a whole. In 2012, five years after the release of the album, Blackout was added to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's musical library and archive.

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04. IN THE ZONE
Released: November 12, 2003

Britney continued to make headlines especially when she performed alongside Madonna, Christina Aguilera and Missy Elliott in the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards. It was obvious that Britney was about to make another grand entrance with the release of her fourth studio album. In the Zone became Britney's first time to experiment with different genres. It was far from the usual teen pop sound she was known for, as the genres in the album leaned towards dance, house, reggae and hip-hop. It was the first Britney album to feature a hip-hop artist (Ying Yang Twins) and it was the first album of hers to feature a high-profile artist, with Madonna collaborating with Britney in "Me Against the Music". A lot may say that this is Britney's magnum opus, it has her strongest songs ever and in my opinion, it had her best singles and music videos. "Toxic", the second single, became an even bigger hit than "Me Against the Music" worldwide, and it earned Britney her first Grammy award (in Best Dance Recording). Though the album's promotion prematurely ended due to Britney's accident in filming the music video for "Outrageous", the release of In the Zone was a strong statement from the pop star who was growing up in the public eye.

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03. GLORY
Released: August 26, 2016

After 2013's Britney Jean and the release of the highly-panned stand-alone single "Pretty Girls" with Iggy Azalea, I must admit that many fans have regarded Britney as being lost in the puddle. Critics and fans alike have noticed a decline in the music quality she has been releasing. Considering she was once a trailblazer in pop music during her heyday, she was noticeably becoming more accustomed to taking the backseat in the creative process and the production of her recent albums. Though Glory may not have been the success according to Britney standards, it was pretty much the turning point of her career musically. The album had so much involvement from Britney and it is very noticeable in the production and her vocal performances. Even when it comes to her work ethic, Britney seemed more enthusiastic in this era. The album showed a lot of strong vocals from Britney, something she has not dabbled into as much since her first album. Despite having only one decent hit with "Make Me..." featuring G-Eazy, the Glory era saw Britney becoming very active again. She returned to performing on live television in the 2016 Billboard Music Awards (and received the Millennium Award) and she also performed at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards for the very first time in nine years. Not to mention, Britney returned to touring internationally with this era and I was fortunate enough to see her in person live for the very first time.

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02. BRITNEY
Released: November 6, 2001

The release of Britney's eponymous third album, Britney was hailed as somewhat similar to Janet's 1986's Control. Both were their third studio albums and both had themes of being independent and wanting full control in the journey to adulthood. With back-to-back Diamond certifications from the RIAA, Britney's third studio album was another big challenge for the pop star. It was only fitting that she made a bold move in collaborating with producers like Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo of The Neptunes, to give her music a bit of an edge and a definite artistic direction. The release of Britney album was fueled by the highly-controversial 2001 MTV Video Music Awards performance of "I'm a Slave 4 U" and towards the beginning of the following year, Britney released her first film, Crossroads. Though the album may not have had the success of her previous two albums, it was one of her longest-running eras, with six official singles and six official music videos released, the most she did for any of her albums.

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01. ...BABY ONE MORE TIME
Released: January 12, 1999

Topping my album ranking based on my favorite Britney tracks is the debut album, ...Baby One More Time. I think it's already a given that this is one of the biggest pop albums released, reaching 14x Platinum in the United States and worldwide sales of more than 25 million album units. In my opinion, I guess the reason why it still remains a favorite is because it really showcased Britney's strengths more than anything. As much as many of the songs are cheesy, bubblegum pop, she made sure of the entertainment value of her performances. Not to mention, this by far, contains Britney's best vocal performances. Hopefully, with how she is coming back this time around, Britney would be more passionate in developing her vocals (which as of her recent live performance of a Bonnie Raitt cover in 2017, is still strong as ever). Of course, Max Martin definitely is the pop genius that he has always been, helming many of Britney's biggest hits as well as many of the artists from the JIVE Records roster until he became the go-to guy of many other pop stars in the coming decades. Of all the Britney albums, this definitely brings back so much of nostalgia, the era all in all has a lot to do with Britney's legacy in the pop music scene.
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Postby britboyphil » Sun Aug 27, 2017 2:23 pm

Although I am not so much in agreement with your era ranking, I really like the write ups for each era.. They are on point. I like that you described the strengths of each era and not contrasted them with other eras.

I am still mesmerized by the In The Zone album cover. Britney's eyes are glaring life. It is really that beautiful.
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Postby thass_hot » Sun Aug 27, 2017 5:51 pm

How can Brave New Girl not being on top 100?

I think it's my fave non-single song.

My fave album is ITZ
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Postby MrLeonix » Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:24 pm

"Till the world ends", "Me against the music" and "Work Bitch" making the Top 20? Are you sure you are not trolling? :lol: :lol: .... Just kidding :P ..... Those were terrible entries in the Top 20.

"Make me", "Breathe on me" and "Overprotected" were great and deserving entries tho.

GetBack wrote:07. CIRCUS
Released: December 2, 2008

The second single and title track "Circus" was her highest peaking second single in her career, peaking at #3
BTW, this isn't really truth. In terms of peaks, "Circus" is tied with "Till the world ends" as her highest peaking second single (both peaking at #3), both songs sold over 3million in US ("Circus" selling slightly more) but "Till the world ends" outdid in on Radio.

Ultimately Billboard ranked "Till the world ends" higher on their Britney's Top 20 Billboard hits publication, ranking as her 5th biggest single in US ("Circus" ranking as her 6th) which means that TTWE is her biggest second single in USA.
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Postby GetBack » Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:06 am

TOP 10
After three months, we finally reach the Top 10. I hope you guys enjoy my choices and the commentary alongside each entry. Thank you very much for supporting the chart.

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010. OOPS!... I DID IT AGAIN
Taken from: Oops!... I Did It Again

I can still remember the day I saw the "Oops!... I Did It Again" music video, it was a Sunday, if I'm not mistaken, and it was on Channel [V]. The song just exploded from there and it continued the Britney domination during the summer. When Britney performed this here in Manila, the fans went wild, I couldn't believe how everyone still knew the lyrics to the song. My only complaint is that there was no edit where they removed the whole Titanic dialogue (with Max Martin), I think it sort of kills the momentum of the song. I still cannot get over the VMA mix where it was so energy-driven and rock-inspired. I obviously placed this song way high mainly because of the nostalgia, I remember watching the 2000 MTV Video Music Awards over and over at the time.

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Britney donning the red catsuit in the outer space-themed "Oops!... I Did It Again" music video.
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009. WOMANIZER
Taken from: Circus

"Womanizer" was the perfect comeback single for Britney, this bass-driven song is enough to command the attention yet again. Though the song is basically very repetitive, it's still very catchy. I think it's the music video that really help propel this to the top of the charts, Britney and Joseph Kahn did an excellen visual art for the song and it really made the audience warm up to Britney as an artist again. I love the dance break she had for this when she performed it on X Factor UK, there's a small part in the performance where she just loses herself to the music (in the dance break) which was very reminiscent of her early days.

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Britney portraying the suspicious housewife in the opening sequence of the "Womanizer" music video.
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008. HOLD IT AGAINST ME
Taken from: Femme Fatale

When I heard the song for the very first time, I was so into it, it was the perfect Britney pop dance comeback single. I love the dubstep breakdown, it took the song to a whole different level. I remember thinking about how this would have been executed in the video, as this was at the time when they had a lot of clips hyping up to the music video release. I still think it's the best music video for the Femme Fatale era, I didn't understand why it was ignored at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards, well, she got the Video Vanguard and Best Pop Video for "Till the World Ends" that year which I guess was more than enough. Interestingly, this is the very first time that her lead single is not the first track on the album.

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Britney surrounded by screens and monitors showing all of her music videos in the "Hold It Against Me" music video.
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Postby Erotica » Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:20 am

Womanizer is great
I am not trying to seduce you... Would you like me to seduce you? Is that what you're trying to tell me?
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Postby JakeP » Mon Aug 28, 2017 12:49 pm

Great countdown so far. I don't own all of Britney's albums so don't know many of the album tracks featured.

However, i think the remainder of your top 10 are all popular singles. My personal favourite Britney single is still to come but i suspect it won't be your #1 (but would be amazing if it was :wink: ).

Amazing start to your top 10. There was so much hype surrounding all three tracks. I watched the premier of Oops! i did it again on MTV and it was incredible. Kinda makes me think of an 11 year old boy watching Taylor's new video today. :lol: Womanizer was a good track but i wasn't that keen on the song but then the whole Circus era didn't really do much for me. However, Britney definitely turned things around with Femme fatale with Hold it against me being an excellent lead single. That said, i remember when the video did finally premiere and i was quite underwhelmed.
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Postby ConstantinosV » Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:49 pm

So glad about Slumber party and HIAM
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