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We all know Britney didn’t exactly write the majority of music after her breakdown and wasn’t always into what she was doing. For example, she didn’t even sing on her own album that was supposed to be her most personal. 
 

So, that has me thinking. Which song released post-breakdown is most representative of Britney and who she really is as a person? Like which one does she relate to the most or maybe would mean the most to her? Which one is a song that you could think Britney wrote completely herself, because it’s just that personal/relatable to who she is?

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Well, that's kinda tricky because she's different now. Pre-breakdown Britney was the coolest chic in town. Post-breakdown Britney is a conservative mommy.  Wew. This is really a meaty question. T

style wise? How I Roll Up N Down Criminal He About To Lose Me most of Glory

how? this one is a cover 

Well, that's kinda tricky because she's different now. Pre-breakdown Britney was the coolest chic in town. Post-breakdown Britney is a conservative mommy. 

Wew. This is really a meaty question. There's just a lot to unpack.

Soundwise (like, as a popstar), I believe Womanizer is the most classic Britney sounding song we have. It has the same energy and punch as her iconic singles from pre-breakdown.

But as a person and as a performer who just loves to sing and dance and vibe and feel herself... it's Private Show. I'm not saying it's a good song. But this is Britney at her most raw and authentic. This is the kind of music she enjoys. The sound, energy, the toned down production. You can really hear her having fun and really feeling herself in this and you can imagine her performing this song in her house or her garden or vibing in front of the mirror. Private Show really is Britney when she tries to do vocal calisthenics and tries to do her iconic just-vibing-to-the-music moves. This is that song. Just look at her in that commercial, too. I mean this with a lot of love for her and as an OG 1998 stan - but we all know how she sounds, right? How she sings? Now. Not before. Not pre-breakdown. But now. This is the closest to her real raw vocals. That's why I don't like throwing shade to this song even if I don't like it. Instead, I hype it even more to erase or cover up it's bad reputation because I know when Britney does a stripped down album in the future (without autotune), this is exactly how it'll sound. Bookmark me.

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Not counting Circus in here bc that was still very on brand. 
ima throw a curve ball and say “what you need” you can just tell she had a blast the entire time recording that song and that she had a huge hand in getting it on the album. 
 

plus the way she sings “it’s winners timeee” makes my sack tingle. :tongueney:

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Can’t believe no one has mentioned Alien. Yes I’m aware of the Myah situation and the whole production mess, but lyrically the song fits her situation very well. If William Orbit had more influence I think the final track would be better. Regardless, Britney clearly loved the track. 
 

Coupure Electrique also has something special about it. In my honest opinion, this is the most unique Britney track we’ve ever gotten. It’s mystical production, the choice to have it sung entirely in French, the nod to fan favorite and possibly her own favorite album, everything about this track screams Britney the person. A local would skip this track. An average fan would skip it too. But as diehards, I think we can all agree this track is unmistakably Britney the person in the form of music. Fans credit Blackout the album as being Britney at her creative best despite her situation. Yes, the song is named after the album, but it also captures the very essence of what makes that album so special and unless you’re a diehard fan, I don’t think you would easily be able to hear why this track is so special. And for that it’s truly magical.

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