Top Ten Britney Spears Songs
Updated: Jul 22
This weekend on 92.9, we are bringing you the Top 10 Britney Spears songs.
10. I'm A Slave For you
In its legacy, "I'm a Slave 4 U" has become one of Spears' signature hits and its VMA performance is considered one of her career highlights. Jocelyn Vena of MTV summarized Spears's performance at the ceremony, saying, "draping herself in a white python and slithering around a steamy garden setting – surrounded by dancers in zebra and tiger outfits – Spears created one of the most striking visuals in the 27-year history of the show."
Baby One more time... (1998)
Sometimes was released as Britney's second single on April 6, 1999, by Jive Records. "Sometimes" is a bubblegum pop ballad that alludes to a relationship where a shy girl is reserved on expressing feelings to her lover.
8. Gimme More
Gimme More birthed the iconic line "It's Britney B****" back in 2007.
Spears began recording Gimme More in Las Vegas in August 2006, while she was seven months pregnant with her second child, Jayden James.
In The Zone (2004)
Britney composed the music herself to this hit, but she developed the lyrics with her friend. According to her friend Artani, the song was written as a response to Timberlake's 2002 song "Cry Me a River"; Spears has neither confirmed nor denied this claim. Nether the less its a beautiful song.
Piece of Me
The music video to "Piece of Me", directed by Wayne Isham, portrays the state of Spears' life in 2007; it shows her and her friends disguising themselves in order to confuse the paparazzi, which ties directly to the lyrics. Director Isham's concept was to have Spears confidently parodying her situation. It received mixed reviews from critics, most arguing her body was digitally altered. The video, however, was nominated and won in three separate categories at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards, including Video of the Year.
Me Against The Music Feat Madonna
In The Zone (2003)
While rehearsing for their performance at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards, Spears played a finished version of "Me Against the Music" to Madonna. After Madonna commented that she liked the track, Spears asked her to do the song with her. RedZone then handed "Me Against the Music" to Madonna, who arranged and recorded her vocal additions on her own, therefore making the song a duet. Spears, who has been a Madonna fan for years, was "beyond surprised" when she heard Madonna's verse. She said "I just asked her to do a little thing, but she really went there. She did a lot of stuff to it."
Scream and Shout
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"Scream & Shout" is an upbeat dance song; its lyrics are about having a good time on a night out. It includes a reference to the lyric "Britney, b****" from Spears' 2007 single "Gimme More".
Oops!...I Did It Again
Oops!...I Did It Again (2000)
Another iconic hit from Britt! During the making of the music video Britney was reportedly struck in the head by a falling camera and began bleeding. She received four stitches and continued work after resting for four hours. what a trooper! Spears created the concept for the clip, commenting that "[she wanted] to be on Mars, dancing on Mars" and "[wanted] to be in a red jumpsuit". The final product premiered on April 10, 2000, on an episode of MTV's Making the Video
In The Zone (2003)
"Toxic" won Spears her first, and to date only, Grammy Award at the 2005 ceremony in the Best Dance Recording category and is still widely credited for changing the face of dance-pop in the 2000s. It introduced an influx of electro-pop into the modern market, providing the blueprint for various smash hits. As of May, 2021, the music video of "Toxic" has over 520 million views on YouTube.
Baby, One More Time
Baby, One More Time (1998)
There is nothing more iconic than Britney's first hit single from her debut album in 1998.
In 2010, the music video for "...Baby One More Time" was voted the third most influential video in the history of pop music, in a poll held by Jam!. In 2011, "...Baby One More Time" was voted by Billboard to be the best music video of the 1990s
It has been featured on all of her greatest hits and other compilation albums. In 2020, Rolling Stone named "...Baby One More Time" as the greatest debut single of all time