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I always like to go back in Britney’s discography and look at the songs that could’ve been serious hit singles. Of course, the good queen Britney Jean has MANY hits under belt but she could’ve had more (mostly during the circus and femme fatale era - I hate her team ) So, what songs from each album (Obviously ones that weren’t singles)  do you think had single potential and could’ve  have been hits for Britney Jean Spears?Untitled.jpg.0447b753fd23c4eac059ff12c3c5bbe2.jpg

Baby One More Time- I Will Be There would have smashed in the 90s. Easily could’ve been her 5th top 40 from Baby. 

Oops! - What U See, Where Are You Now (which I think is one of her best songs ever) 

Britney - Lonely, Bombastic Love, What Its Like To Be Me

In The Zone - Breathe On Me is the only right answer. This song is 17 years old and still sounds fresh. I don’t know how it would have done on the charts during the time because of it’s more adult nature but it’s one of Britney’s greatest songs ever.

Blackout - I would have LOVED to see Heaven On earth become a single... not only because I think it would have done well but also because Britney loves it. 

Circus - Unusual You should’ve been the 4th single. I could’ve seen it becoming the third top 10 off circus. Radar should’ve been the fifth single ( I know she had a contract to make it a single but she should’ve waited for single #5 and released “3” in the early spring of 2010)

Femme Fatale - Inside Out. I easily could’ve seen this being Britney’s 6th #1. It’s a true shame it never happened. Again, this should’ve been single #4 while criminal being single #5. 

Britney Jean- Oh Britney Jean. I truly believe now that Work ***** was the only true single worthy song on the record. Regardless of it was myah singing or Britney ... there was no true “single “ on the record (minus work ***** - which thank god we got because the era would have been terrible without it )


Glory - Glory makes me very sad. It had the potential to be on Circus and Femme Fatales level. I truly think they should’ve let her take off 2016 to focus on her music and not Vegas. She had truly had the ball in her court. The dancing was on fire, she seemed really excited about her music, Glory was the first true album she was passionate about since in the zone/blackout. It’s a shame. I mean I’m happy we got the album but it could’ve been a real rejuvenating moment in her career. REGARDLESS- I think she should’ve went Love Me Down and Change your mind as singles. 

what do y’all think? Sound off    

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Breathe On Me would’ve been a hit but not in 2003/2004. There was a lot of backlash by the GP because of Onyx and how Britney was too raunchy. There were a lot of prudes lol. Plus pop /hip hop songs were a thing. As much as I love Breathe On Me, I don’t think it would’ve been a hit during that time. Maybe during some other era cause like you said it still sounds fresh today.


BOMT: I Will Be There would’ve done well

OIDIA: Don’t Go Knocking On My Door, What U See Is What U Get, Can’t Make You Love Me or maybe even Where Are You Now.

Britney: Lonely & Cinderella. What It’s Like to be Me. Maybe even I Run Away. The rest already got released lol

ITZ: I Got That Boom Boom. I don’t like the track much but this was a popular sound back then. BOM I would’ve have loved just to have a video but I don’t think it would have been a hit. The rest of the album is too weak (except for TOMH but no way the GP would react well to that back then)

Blackout: Literally every song if she was able to perform and promote well. 

Circus: Kill the Lights & Unusual You. I think at the time the GP would have loved something emotional by Britney. 

Femme Fatale: Inside Out maybe just because of the references. It’s still too mid tempo for Britney to become a hit. Drop Dead Beautiful and Big Fat Bass would’ve probably done well cause you know... the GP loves this ****

Britney Jean: Alien. The rest is bad. I mean I like Don’t Cry but it’s not single material

Glory: Boy, make me was the wrong lead single. Britney needs to start with a banger.  Better, Love Me Down, Do You Wanna Come Over, Change Your Mind. And end the era with Just Luv Me or Man on the Moon

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BOMT - Autumn Goodbye, Thinkin' About You

OIDIA - What U See (Is What U Get), Don't Go Knockin' on My Door

Britney - Cinderella, Before The Goodbye, I Run Away, Bombastic Love, What It's Like to Be Me, Lonely

ITZ - Breathe On Me, Touch of My Hand, The Hook Up

Blackout - Get Back, Radar (released in the blackout era, not the circus era), Freakshow, Get Naked, Ooh Ooh Baby, Hot as Ice, Toy Soldier

Circus - Shattered Glass

Femme Fatale - Drop Dead Beautiful, Inside Out, Gasoline, Up N' Down

Britney Jean - Till Its Gone, Dont Cry, Hold On Tight, Now That I Found You

Glory - Liar, DYWCO, Change your mind, Love Me Down, Man On The Moon, Just Luv Me, Mood Ring :chrissy:

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album: "...Baby One More Time" (1999)

Baby One More Time

(You Drive Me) Crazy


Soda Pop

Born To Make You Happy

From The Bottom Of My Broken Heart

I Will Be There

I Will Still Love You

Thinkin About You

Email My Heart

Beat Goes On

I'll Never Stop Loving You

(International Bonus Track)

Autumn Goodbye

(International Bonus Track)

Deep in My Heart

(International Bonus Track)

album: "Oops! ...I Did It Again" (2000)

Oops! ...I Did It Again


Don't Go Knocking On My Door


Don't Let Me Be The Last To Know

What U See (Is What You Get)


One Kiss From You

Where Are You Now

Can't Make You Love Me

When Your Eyes Say It

Dear Diary

Girl In The Mirror

You Got It All

album: "Britney" (2001)

I'm A Slave 4 U



I'm Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman



I Love Rock 'n' Roll


Let Me Be

Bombastic Love

That's Where You Take Me

What It's Like To Be Me

When I Found You

Before The Goodbye


album: "In The Zone" (2003)

Me Against The Music

(I Got That) Boom Boom


Breathe On Me

Early Mornin'



Touch Of My Hand

The Hook Up


Brave New Girl


The Answer

Don't Hang Up

I've Just Begun (Having My Fun)

EP: "Someday (I Will Understand)" (2005)

Someday (I Will Understand)


Mona Lisa

Over To You Now

album: "B In The Mix: The Remixes" (2005)

Toxic (Peter Rauhofer Reconstruction Mix)

Me Against The Music (Justice Remix)

Touch Of My Hand (Bill Hamel Remix)

Breathe On Me (Jacques Lu Cont's Thin White Duke Mix)

I'm A Slave 4 U (Dave Aude Slave Driver Mix)

And Then We Kiss (Junkie Xl Remix)

Everytime (Valentin Remix)

Early Mornin' (Jason Nevins Remix)

Someday (I Will Understand) (Hi-Bias Signature Radio Remix)

...Baby One More Time (Davidson Ospina 2005 Remix)

Don't Let Me Be The Last To Know (Hex Hector Club Mix)

album: "Blackout" (2007)

Gimme More

Piece Of Me


Break The Ice

Heaven On Earth

Get Naked (I Got A Plan)


Toy Soldier

Hot As Ice

Ooh Ooh Baby

Perfect Lover

Why Should I Be Sad

Outta This World

(Japan Bonus Track)


(iTunes and Japan Bonus Track)

Get Back

(iTunes and Japan Bonus Track)

album: "Circus" (2008)



Out From Under

Kill The Lights

Shattered Glass

If U Seek Amy

Unusual You


Mmm Papi


Lace And Leather

My Baby


(Bonus Track)

Rock Me In

(European and Deluxe Edition Bonus Track)


(European and Deluxe Edition Bonus Track)


(European iTunes Deluxe Bonus Track)


(Japanese Bonus Track)


(iTunes pre-order Bonus Track)

Rock Boy

(German Bonus Track)

album: "Femme Fatale" (2011)

Till The World Ends

Hold It Against Me

Inside Out

I Wanna Go

How I Roll

(Drop Dead) Beautiful

Seal It With A Kiss

Big Fat Bass

Trouble For Me

Trip To Your Heart



Up N' Down

(Deluxe Edition Bonus Track)

He About To Lose Me

(Deluxe Edition Bonus Track)


(Deluxe Edition Bonus Track)

Don't Keep Me Waiting

(Deluxe Edition Bonus Track)


(Japanese Deluxe Edition Bonus Track)

album: "B In The Mix: The Remixes Vol. 2" (2011)

Criminal (Radio Mix)

Gimme More (Kaskade Club Mix)

Piece Of Me (Tiësto Club Mix)

Radar (Tonal Club Mix)

Womanizer (Benny Benassi Extended)

Circus (Linus Loves Remix)

If U Seek Amy (U-Tern Remix)

3 (Manhattan Clique Club Remix)

Till The World Ends (Alex Suarez Club Remix)

I Wanna Go (Gareth Emery Remix)

album: "Britney Jean" (2013)


Work *****


It Should Be Easy

Tik Tik Boom

Body Ache

Til It's Gone


Chillin' With You

Don't Cry

Brightest Morning Star

(Deluxe Edition Bonus Track)

Hold On Tight

(Deluxe Edition Bonus Track)

Now That I Found You

(Deluxe Edition Bonus Track)

album: "Glory" (2016)


Make Me...

Private Show

Man On The Moon

Just Luv Me


Do You Wanna Come Over

Slumber Party

Just Like Me

Love Me Down

Hard To Forget Ya

What You Need


(Deluxe Edition Bonus Track)

Change Your Mind (No Seas Cortes)

(Deluxe Edition Bonus Track)


(Deluxe Edition Bonus Track)

If I'm Dancing

(Deluxe Edition Bonus Track)

Coupure Électrique

(Deluxe Edition Bonus Track)

Mood Ring

(Japanese Bonus Track)

Slumber Party

(Digital Version Bonus Track)

other songs:

(You Drive Me) Crazy (The Stop Remix!)




All That She Wants

Am I A Sinner

Baby Boy

(Blackout outtake)

Boys (Remix)

Burning Up



Do Somethin'


(Blackout outtake)


Get It

Girls & Boys



Hooked On

(Blackout outtake)

I Run Away

I'm So Curious

I've Got The Urge (To Herbal)

Kiss You All Over

(Blackout outtake)

Let Me Take You There

Little Me (To My Sister)

Look Who's Talking Now

Love 2 Love U

Luv The Hurt Away

Mad Love

Money, Love And Happiness

My Only Wish This Year

My Prerogative

Ooh La La

(from "The Smurfs 2" soundtrack)


Pepsi Joy Of Cola


Pleasure You

Pretty Girls

Pull Out

(Blackout outtake)


Red Hot Lipstick

Right Now (Taste The Victory)


S&M (Remix)

Scream And Shout

She'll Never Be Me

Sippin' On

(Blackout outtake)

Slumber Party (Bad Royale Remix)

State Of Grace

(Blackout outtake)

Strangest Love

Take Off

This Kiss

Till The World Ends (Remix)

To Love Let Go

(Blackout outtake)


Walk On By

Welcome To Me (Love)

When I Say So



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I'll pick 1-2 per album to limit myself.

BOMT: I Will Be There, BTMYH (worldwide)

OIDIA: What U See Is What U Get, Can't Make You Love Me

Britney: Cinderella, What It's Like To Be Me

ITZ: The Hook Up, Shadow

BO: Get Naked, Toy Soldier

Circus: Unusual You

FF: Up N Down, He About To Lose Me

BJ: Passenger, Til It's Gone (if both were sung by Britney)

Glory: Do You Wanna Come Over, Man On The Moon

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Baby One More Time I will be there

Oops i Did It Again Can't Make You love me or Don't Go knocking on my door, What U See those 3 are the besttt

Britney: What's like to be me or Lonely

In The Zone: The hook Up or Breathe On Me

Greatest Hits: I Just Begun 

Blackout: Everyone but specially Get Naked is a BOP

Circus: I love lace & leather, but have many bops mannequin, shattered glass.

Femme Fatale: Big fat bass, trouble 4 me Gasoline or How I Roll

Britney Jean: Tik tik boom with a good choreo

Glory: Change ur mind no seas cortez

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“Trip to your heart” such a missed opportunity. I remember I went to my first club in 2012 and ask that they play a Britney song and they played TTYH and it was so euphoric and the crowd went bananas. Such an elegant song and so European. I’ll never forgive her team for not letting that be the 4th single 


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16 minutes ago, Alex_1991 said:

With a Timbaland remix and a proper Justin Timberlake featuring 

That would really elevate her rep and her sound to the R&B and Hip Hop community - which was the target audience for the era. :barbie:

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To be quite honest... Until britney jean happened they've always been on point with the singles choice. Maybe they should have swapped the order (Toxic should have been single 1 from Itz, biggest mistake ever)... But her albums are literally pop gems which, unlike most of her fellow colleagues, are mainly composed by 3-4 hit tracks, 7-8 strong tracks and a couple fillers.

Most of the tracks in Britney records are strong but not hits, mainly because they're experimental with sounds and lyrics. 

Touch of my hand is even better than matm, but I don't think it would have performed better on the charts because of its theme. Early morning is a monster track, but it was a little too experimental for people at the time. Her albums are golden, and critics love them for that. 

For Bomt and Oops the strongest tracks have been released. Maybe Autumn Goodbye and Can't make you love me could have had some impact. 

Britney had Before The Goodbye which could have destroyed the charts and maybe Lonely, but again the latter was a little too ahead of its time. 

In the zone and Blackout are the clearest example. Breathe On Me and Touch of my hand are high, high, HIGH quality pop songs. But they were too risky. Same for Early Morning or Showdown. Freakshow and Get Naked are among her best songs ever, their production value it's literally insane, but again piece of me and gimme more were definitely more "chart toppers" songs.

Circus situation is slightly different, because it's a brilliant, sugar coated, simpler pop record - Unusual You, Amnesia, Kill The Lights, Shattered Glass could have easily topped the charts. But what about Blur and Mannequin? They're insanely good songs, absolutely amazing, but too risky. 

BJ... I'd leave the Myah thing aside, for once. It's a weak record, maybe Passenger and it should be easy could have had some radio success. 

Glory had plenty of potential hits though. Change your mind (with a Spanish featuring, unfortunately) could have been an almost sure chart topper. Man on the moon, Come Over, Clumsy, Better, Just Love Me, Love Me down all had potential. 

Looking back in retrospective, compared to other pop singers, her discography is really, really good. If you go beyond the singles, she really has immaculate pop gems. Maybe that's why she lasted that long and was able to gain such a huge fanbase. And let's not forget that she's every producer dream. Up until bj, they were literally fighting to be on her records and gave her their best tracks. 


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I Will Be There - ...Baby One More Time 

Can’t Make You Love Me - Oops! I Did It Again

Lonely - Britney 

Breathe On Me - In The Zone

Freakshow - Blackout

Shattered Glass - Circus 

Up N Down or Drop Dead (Beautiful) - Femme Fatale

Passenger - Britney Jean 

Do You Wanna Come Over or Mood Ring - Glory 


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BOMT - I Will Be There

Oops - Don’t Go Knockin’ On My Door, Can’t Make You Love Me, and Satisfaction

Britney - What It’s Like to Be Me

ITZ - Showdown, BOM, Outrageous, TOMH, The Hookup

Blackout - Toy Soldier (Really the whole album could)

Circus - Phonography and Blur

FF - Inside Out, Seal It With a Kiss, and He About To Lose Me

BJ - Body Ache, Alien, and Til It’s Gone (Myah free)
Glory - Just Luv Me, DYWCO, LMD, Liar, CYM, WYN

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BOMT: I Will Be There

OIDIA: What U See

Britney: Anticipating (worldwide instead of just France), Cinderella, Before the Goodbye

ITZ: Boom Boom, Breathe On Me, Touch Of My Hand

Blackout: Get Naked, Get Back

Circus: Kill the Lights, Unusual You

FF: Inside Out, Up N Down

BJ: Alien, Til It's Gone

Glory: Man on the Moon, Just Luv Me, Do You Wanna Come Over, Love Me Down, Better, Change Your Mind, Liar.... this album deserved way more than just two singles. That is all. 

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