Tuesday, July 12, 2011

For all you Britney Spears fans....

So I was sitting at work using every excuse not to do my actual job and trying to think about a good blog topic for today, when suddenly Britney Spears' "I wanna go" came on the radio and SHAZAM inspiration!
Tomorrow night, my old college roommate, Kristin, her little sister Kori, my friend Amanda, and myself will all be attending the Nicki Minaj/Britney Spears concert at the Toyota Center (squeals like preteen girl). I love me some Nicki Minaj, and I have been a Britney Spears fan since 1998. (That's over half my life) I got to thinking about all of the Britney Spears songs through the years. Did you know it was 13 years ago when her first song came out??? That blows my mind. I mean seriously check out this 1998 picture vs  2011 Britney.

Any who, I thought it would be fun to make a list of my top 10 Britney Spears songs. There is no order really except for #1. So here you go.
#10- Boys-(2002) One of her fairly popular tunes that made you want to run around like some Hollywood Socialite pushing extremely hot guys off of you that were just throwing themselves at your feet to be in you presence. Inspiring…”Boys, sometimes a girl just needs one…”
#9- If You Seek Amy-(2009) Now, I have to give it to Miss Spears, purposely and creatively writing a song that just so happens to sound like something completely different that the title, a sort of hidden message. Nice!”But all of the boys and all of the girls are begging to if you seek Amy". Doesn’t make much sense right, well sound it out people (IFFFFF YOUUU SEEEEEEE KKKKKAAAA ME) .
#8-Overprotected-(2001) I believe this came out the same time her terrible AWESOME movie did, “Crossroads”. Of course teen girls all over the world were inspired to break free of their parents and/or boyfriends and to stop being “overprotected” because “all they want to do is live their lives”…. And you know the whole “I can’t help the way I feel, but my life has been so overprotected.” Yes, little 15 year olds all over the U.S,-live your life, stick it to the man,  GIRL POWER, and all that jazz.
Britney Spears: Crossroads Movie Poster
#7-I’m a slave for you-(2001) Now that I am 22 and can fully understand the lyrics I see why some parents did NOT enjoy their daughters rocking out to Britney. I was 11 when this song came out and thought it was the best song ever. I also thought she was the coolest person for wearing pants with that belt/bloomers thing over them in the music video.  AND THEN at the MTV music awards, she came out with the snake. “Get it get it get it get it, Woooohhhhaaa”. Bravo Britney...Bravo.
#6- Do something-(2005) It was the fall of 2005, I was 17 and thought “Laguna Beach” was the best thing since sliced bread. Every time I hear this song I think of an episode on Laguna Beach where Kristin was being her bitchy pleasant self. All I can really remember is some 5 minute scene happening where a grand total 3 complete sentences were said and then the camera just went back and forth showing people’s faces while “Do something” played in the background. And to this day when I hear this song I just want to walk in a club or party in slow motion with jealous frenimies watching me with envy in their eyes wising they were the ones dating Brody Jenner Trevor Davis.
#5- Stronger-(2000) “Because I’m stronger than yesterday.  Now it’s nothing but my way; my loneliness ain’t killing me no more…I… I”MMMM STRONGER” Now that is a power ballad if I have ever heard one. Who could forget her video choreography with the chair. I was like 11 when this came out, but I probably listened to it 100 times. It inspired me. I was going to wreck junior high. Don’t ask me why I was “stronger”; I was 11, clearly dramatic and most likely annoying to anyone over the age of 13. Have to admit though, still a good song and still on my IPOD.
#4- Hit Me Baby One More Time-(1998) WOW, I was in 3rd or 4th grade depending on what time of the year this song hit radio waves. B. Spears debuted her first single that took the world by storm. All I can really remember is wanting to in the Mickey Mouse Club so that I could be her friend because she was SO COOL. Definitely a classic that should be played at every bachelorette party.
#3-(You Drive Me) Crazy-(1999) The teen pop song, speaks of a woman who is crazy by her love interest, claiming that his "love keeps [her] up all night".  The song was also promoting the movie “Drive me Crazy” (great movie). You would listen to it over and over with your friends thinking about your current crush love bug that was driving you “crazy”. Oh to be 10 again…Seriously though, I can still jam out to this in the Beetle Tiberon Camry on repeat. C’mon you know you do it too, it’s a classic.
#2-Toxic-(2004) If you didn’t know, this song was deemed her favorite song of her career. And for good reason too. It’s catchy, the music video had her wearing either nothing but diamonds or that adorable stewardess outfit, and at the time no other song sounded anything like it. I really don’t have much of an explanation except for that I totally love this song, and it will always be a guilty pleasure of mine.

#1-Oops I did it Again-(2000) You think Britney Spears, you think "Oops I did it again". This song came with the “out of this world” (literally) music video staged on a Mars like planet, that full-body pleather, red jump suit and the extremely catchy chorus. Despite the slightly unintelligent title of the song, I loved it when I was 13 and I love it now when I’m 22. I really kind of wish I could wear this tomorrow night but I am not sure where I could get a hold of an outfit like this and I am willing to bet it would be a little warm in Houston, Texas is July.

Honorable mentioned B.Spears songs.- Sometimes, Lucky, Kill the Lights, Circus, Outrageous, Born to Make you Happy, and Satisfaction. Thanks for the memories Britney.

Of course nearly every song the Pop Princess puts out is "nod worthy" but this was just (in the words of Marina) my humble opinion. Now, I only hope that I get to hear at least a few of the classics tomorrow night at the Toyota Center along with all the new stuff that she will, most assumable, play the most of.

Happy Tuesday Dolls.


  1. In my humble yet correct opinion (hehe), below are my Favorites by B. Spears:

    Oops! I did it again
    I'm a Slave 4 U
    Hit Me Baby One More Time
    You (Drive Me Crazy)
    Piece of Me

    -Marina :)

  2. Lucky is a good one! And you like how I threw that "humble" opinion part in there? :)