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Britney Makes It Into Billboard's 100 Greatest Song Bridges of the 21st Century


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Billboard staff ranked Britney's Hold It Against Me as the 42nd song with the best bridge from the 21st century. They further discuss the songs impact on dubstep : " [HIAM] became the first song to ride a dubstep drop to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 -- opening the floodgates for about two years' worth of subsequent pop hits to find similar success doing the same".

Gaga's Shallow (#6) and Marry the Night (#50), Rihanna's Whats My Name (#18), Enrique's Bailando (#19) and Beyonce's Crazy In Love (#25), Dua's Levitating (#26), Christina's Beautiful (#33), and Miley's We Cant Stop (#44) also made the list.  

As for the Top 5:

1 - Outkast - Hey Ya

2 -  the Killers -  All These things That 've Done

3 - Olivia Rodrigo - Drivers License

4 - Ke$ha - Praying

5 - Kelly Clackson - since U Been Gone

Check out the full chart here! What are your favorites?

 

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I like the idea of honoring the bridges of pop songs! It's nice that HIAM's mainstream influence is recognized by Billboard. That style was a bit of a risk at the time, especially for a first sin

I feel like this list was made simply to hype the industry's new Billie - Olivia Rodrigo 

Ehats great about Shallow ? Its a generic ballad. Its as generic as they get

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I like the idea of honoring the bridges of pop songs!

It's nice that HIAM's mainstream influence is recognized by Billboard. That style was a bit of a risk at the time, especially for a first single, but Britney brought it

 

(I was half expecting a song like Oops, which has a dramatic bridge that ends on that held high note and overlaps the chorus at the end - I think called a polyphony - which was a style unique to Max Martin at the time)

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Madonna's hung up made the cut. I was expecting three more Vogue, Like a Prayer and of Course Sorry where the Bridge is Madonna saying forgive me in 3 languages. 

 

But the Bridge to Hung up is essential Madonna.

 

Alluding to her strength and referencing her past triumph in Evita. 

 

"Don't cry for me, cos I'll find way, then her sassy kiss off delivers the sucker punch to the guys balls..

 

"You'll wake up one day, but it will be too late. 

I'm the hunter, you're the fox 🦊.

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3 hours ago, Easy There said:

Ehats great about Shallow ? Its a generic ballad. Its as generic as they get

Right? I tried watching the movie in my flight to USA. Couldn't go through the first half tbh. I love Gaga, but that movie... :cheese_Britney_awkward_cringe_eek:

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37 minutes ago, Spicechinodiva said:

I was expecting three more Vogue, Like a Prayer

Those were not released in the 21st century. 

 

37 minutes ago, Spicechinodiva said:

Also Billboard picking the original Don't cha over PCD was shady and had me screaming.  

Right? :cuteidk_britney_excited_laugh_yes_yas_happy_smile:

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I feel like this list was made simply to hype the industry's new Billie - Olivia Rodrigo 

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1 minute ago, Crabo Lavender Turmeric said:

What about Everytime?

 

I may have made it rain

Please forgive me 

My weakness caused you pain

And this song is my "Sorry"

 

At night I pray

That soon your face will fade away

It’s definitely a beautiful ballad & bridge but not as legendary/groundbreaking as HIAM

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