Top 10 Britney Spears Songs

Top 10 Britney Spears Songs

You’re cringing aren’t you?

You’re thinking why the hell is a 30 year old woman compiling a list of her 10 most favourite Britney tracks?

Has she woken up in 2001? (I wish)

Have all of her senses taken leave?

Well, none of the above. No matter how much I’d love to wake up in 2001 again, just for a day or two.

I adore Britney Spears. I make no apology of this and nor is it a secret.

My friends know I love her. My family can’t understand that I love her.  But I do.

Many, many moons ago. All the way back in 1998 to be precise.  I had a pen pal (please tell me I’m not the only one that did this) who lived in Michigan.  She would write to me and tell me about this amazing new pop singer who had become a firm favourite of hers.  Her name was Britney Spears.

Fast forward a few months, and along came Hit Me Baby One More Time. I was no longer in touch with my pen pal, I’d probably said something a bit strange which curtailed all contact.  However, like my one time mate from Michigan, I was full of adulation for Miss Spears.

It’s now 2016, nearly 20 years since she first exploded onto the pop scene, and I still love Britney as much as I did back in 1998 when I was 12. Perhaps I love her even more – is that strange?  Flatter me and say it isn’t.

So, in keeping with the original theme of my website, here you will find a list of my most favourite Britters songs, complete with her amazing videos. It was all about the videos.  Oh, how I wanted to be her.  Just not in that red cat suit of hers, that shit ain’t flattering for no one.

Selena Gomez, you can sit down and Taylor Swift, you can twat off.  Because before you came along, we had Britney and she slayed.

10. Gimme More

3 words: It’s Britney Bitch.

OK, so there’s some very questionable dancing.  But this was her first track after her annus horriblus in 2007, so she can be more than forgiven for that.  This is the song that I would want to come on in a nightclub (stay with me here), after I’d just purchased a drink and was going to saunter on to the dance floor.  I’d try to do a bit of a sexy walk.  The reality of this is that I don’t do sexy.  Ever.  So would likely end up on a sticky floor in a pile waiting for my friend to pick me up.

9. Toxic

When it comes to videos, Britney Spears knows how to do a good one and Toxic is no exception.  Just how incredible did she look in that bejewelled body suit?  Britney always had a legion of male fans ever since her debut single, however, I think she probably clocked up quite a few more after this video hit our screens back in 2003.

8. Lucky

You know I said you were cringing when you saw the title of this blog post?  Well, you’ve found yourself cringing once again haven’t you? Right, don’t judge.  This is pop at its best and while I probably wouldn’t go out of my way to listen to it now (cus that probably would be weird, even for me), I have to stay truthful to teenage me.  And Lucky was one of my favourites when I was an angst ridden 13 year old.

7. Born To Make You Happy

How’s this for a late 90’s poptastic video?  Full of metallic and PVC.  Now, taking into account the fact I’m a huge Britney fan so would love this regardless, I actually think as pop songs go, it’s a really good one!

6. I’m A Slave 4 U

It all took a bit of a turn with this one didn’t it.  Suddenly she wasn’t that innocent (no pun intended).  When it comes to abspiration, her stomach in this video is my absolute goal.  You could crack nuts on it couldn’t you.  She looks absolutely amazing (even if she is wearing her knickers OUTSIDE her leather trousers – a look that never did take off), her dancing is brilliant and it’s an absolute banger of a tune.

5. Stronger

GOD I LOVE THE BEGINNING OF THIS SONG.

This is a turn of the millennium pop track if ever I saw or heard one.  With references to the iconic Hit Me Baby One More Time, she literally owns this song with her typical Britney vocals and her dancing on a chair.  And yes, whenever I had the house to myself I would pull a chair out from under my parents dining table and try and emulate a few of her moves.  Don’t laugh, I bet you tried it too.

4. Hit Me Baby One More Time

It had to be here didn’t it.  It couldn’t not.  Some might say the ultimate Britney track.  Not me though.  While it’s amazing and changed the face of pop music for sure, paving the way for many new female solo artists, it’s not my favourite.  Although I’d probably give it a bloody good go on the karaoke.

Just an FYI, I NEVER looked like that in my school uniform.

 

3. (You Drive Me) Crazy

When I was in Year 9, we had to choose how we wanted to spend a free period of time on a Wednesday afternoon.  I think it was called Enrichment (if you went to school with me could you confirm please?).  Well, I chose to join some sort of dance type thing.  An absolute disaster because while I like to think I can dance a bit now (just a bit mind), I most certainly couldn’t at the age of 13.  So, a few friends and I decided (not really me, I just went along with it, for my sins) to do a dance routine to this track for a school show that was coming up.  My then friend choreographed the whole routine, looking like a born dancer with every move.  My Mum and Dad came into school to watch and I mostly stayed at the back, shitting myself about the finale move that involved half a split, worrying I was going to take someone out in the process.   If asked to, I could probably still remember that routine now.

Have I practiced it since? Maybe.

 

2. Overprotected

This one actually reminds me of how I was feeling when I was about 15.  In my head I was 19 while I was probably acting 12, which posed a problem to my parents.  How much freedom do we give her?  I know, we’ll impose a 7:00pm curfew.  Cheers then.

In all seriousness though, I just love, love, love this song just as much as I did back in 2001/2002 when I used to listen to it on repeat and feel like Britney Spears was my friend and she knew exactly how I was feeling.

1. Womanizer

ONE OF THE BEST SONGS EVER.

When this was released towards the end of 2008 I was obsessed.  I used to listen to it over and over again.  Yeah OK, I was 22 but I’m the first to admit I’ve never been the coolest.  I’ve toyed with the idea of doing a Top 10 Music Video blog at some point, and if I were to, this would more than likely be Number 1 (ruined that idea now haven’t I).  It’s so catchy, so Britney and reminds me of a slightly inappropriate older man I lusted after at the time.

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Britney, I love you.  Let’s be friends. 

This Post Has 29 Comments

  1. Kerry

    This is the best post i’ve read for ages! I was always a Britney fan, never Chrsitina! Might compile my top 10 Backstreet Boys songs! #BloggerClubUK

  2. I loved reading this! I have such good memories of being with my best friend in a cheesy club when we were at uni, singing along to ‘overprotected’ at the top of our lungs. Love it! x #BloggerClubUK

  3. I’m not the biggest Brittney fan (sorry) but can so relate to some of the memories her songs evoke!! Toxic…..love that song! #sharingthebloglove

  4. Yes yes just yes! I love Britney too! My husband thinks I’m mental but I just don’t care! Excellent songs for a top 10!
    #SharingtheBlogLove

  5. Born to make you happy ! totally forgotten about that one. do not be ashamed of your britney love. #stayclassymama

  6. For a generation of us Britney will always be the Princess of Pop. She rose, she fell and she dusted herself back off and got back up again and that is why we love her. #StayClassyMama

  7. Not gonna lie – I love a bit of Britney! I remember singing along to Crazy in my sister’s car at a traffic light with the windows down when we noticed the car next to us creasing up at us! Happy times 🙂 I did cringe at Lucky though – never quite worked out why it was a single, if there’s ever a track that should have stayed as album filler it’s that one! Thanks so much for joining us again at #SharingtheBlogLove

  8. Harriet

    I saw her live many moons ago. Thanks for putting her back on my radar!!! #stayclassymama

  9. I saw her live on her first tour and loved it. I tried, and failed, to convince my husband to see herVegas when we were there last. Maybe next time .#ablogginggoodtime

  10. Oh my. I love Britney. And you after writing this! But I do have a bone to pick… Did Sometimes not get a look in?! Come on… White outfits, lyrical dancing, wind in the hair… ?

  11. I am right there with you, I love a bit of Britney! You can’t help but sing along to them. I think Stronger is my favourite! Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove x

  12. What’s the one that goes “I’m Mrs lifestyles of the rich and famous”……Oh, “Piece of Me”! That’s on my gym playlist, er, somehow, and I quite like it, but I’d totes forgotten about Womaniser. Might see if that can accidentally get on my playlist too. Thanks for linking to #Chucklemums, hope to see you next week!

  13. Haha Swifty ain’t no match to Britney! Love this, I forgot a few of them! My favourite is def CRAZY – takes me back to my youth lol #stayclassymama

  14. Did you actually say Taylor Swift you can twat off? You make me howl. And abspiration….ooh…clever! Toxic and Slave 4 U. I do think she’s slightly off her rocker but props to the girl for coming back and getting herself sorted. #BigPinkLink #Chucklemums

  15. Lucy

    Oh, I love a bit of Britney!! One of my friends loved her so much, that whenever we went away, or on holiday, she’d take Britney posters, and put them on the wall next to her bed! She’d also give ‘Britney’ as her middle name, even though it wasn’t…! I’ve also done dances on stage to her songs-a very questionable one at 16, with the full on slutty version of the school uniform. I like all the songs you’ve mentioned, but like someone else commented, Piece Of Me was awesome!! And you totally rock for your Britney loving!!
    #bigpinklink

  16. Ha ha this post really did make me smile, even though I was never a Britney (or pop music generally) fan I’m afraid. Brought back lots of memories though! And she really did/does have the most incredible abs.
    #chucklemums

  17. Haha, the only think I don’t like about this post is that you’ve made me realise I actually do like Britney Spears. I’m not sure how I’m going to be able to live with that 😉 #chucklemums

  18. This is fab! Oh to be 17 again!! Womanizer is an awesome song! I am ashamed to say I didn’t recognise a few of these so I obviously need to do my homework! 🙂 Thanks for sharing. #Sharingthebloglove

  19. Louise

    I love Britney too! I think her first album was one of the first CD’s I owned! Great selection for the top 10, although Toxic should definitely be featured higher up the list ? #SharingTheBlogLove

  20. Awww nice to be taken back in time….I do have a soft spot for Hit Me Baby One More Time…what a classic! #sharingtheBlogLove

  21. Interesting. I regret to say I’m more of a Motorhead tupe f guy. #BrilliantBlogPosts

  22. Emma

    This was definitely a trip down memory lane! I was in high school when Britney came on the scene and I performed hit me baby one more time for a school concert. I don’t know how we got away with the costumes we replicated from her video clip!

  23. Why isn’t “Piece of Me” on this list
    This list is incomplete without “Piece of Me” .!
    You should redo this Rach pls. I’m not happy.
    I am happy with “Lucky”, but that too could be higher (Yes I am male)
    Pls redo list
    Thanks
    Aidan

  24. Louise

    I saw Britney live the year I got married. I went to buy my wedding shoes the same day. I love her so much. Gimmie More is on my running play list and comes in handy when I hit a tough part of my route. One of my favourites not on your playlist is Everytime. It always makes me want to cry a bit. She really is a genius x

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