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The Guardian Ranks Britney's 30 Best Songs!


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1 hour ago, SUCCESSICA IS A QUEEN said:

The correct list should be:

1. Breathe On Me
2. Toxic
3. Oops!... I Did It Again
4. ...Baby One More Time
5. Lucky
6. I'm a Slave 4 U
7. Gimme More
8. Everytime
9. Lonely
10. Circus
11. I'm Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman
12. Overprotected
13. My Prerogative
14. Piece of Me
15. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
16. Early Mornin'
17. Stronger
18. Let Me Be
19. Don't Hang Up
20. Get Back
21. Sometimes
22. I Run Away
23. Perfect Lover
24. (You Drive Me) Crazy
25. Outrageous
26. Touch of My Hand
27. How I Roll
28. Someday (I Will Understand)
29. Slumber Party
30. That's Where You Take Me

Justice for lonely, bombastic love and what it's like to be me also what U see is what U get. 

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This organization of songs per album made the whole list easier for me to analyse:

 

...BABY ONE MORE TIME
12. (You Drive Me) Crazy (The Stop! Remix) (1999)
11. Born to Make You Happy (1999)
3. … Baby One More Time (1998)


OOPS!...I DID IT AGAIN
22. Lucky (2000)
10. Oops! ... I Did It Again (2000)
1. Stronger (2000)


BRITNEY
6. I’m a Slave 4 U (2001)
5. Overprotected (2001)


IN THE ZONE
27. Me Against the Music (feat Madonna) (2003)
19. Breathe on Me (2003)
9. Touch of My Hand (2003)
8. Everytime (2003)
4. Toxic (2003)


B IN THE MIX: THE REMIXES VOL. 1
20. And Then We Kiss (Junkie XL remix) (2005) >>> they wrote 2003


BLACKOUT
29. Radar (2007)
24. Get Naked (I Got a Plan) (2007)
18. Break the Ice (2007)
7. Gimme More (2007)
2. Piece of Me (2007)


CIRCUS
26. Quicksand (2008)
17. Unusual You (2008)
15. Womanizer (2008)


THE SINGLES COLLECTION
23. 3 (2009)


FEMME FATALE
30. Hold It Against Me (2011)
28. Till the World Ends (2011)
14. How I Roll (2011)


BRITNEY JEAN
16. Work ***** (2013)


GLORY
25. Make Me (feat G-Eazy) (2016)
21. Slumber Party (2016)
13. Man on the Moon (2016)

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10 hours ago, filmandstage13 said:

Justice for Cinderella! :truthtea_sips_britney_2011_ff_femme_fatale_red_mug_spill:

Not a bad list. Some unexpected deep cuts, which I appreciated! Could still use some re-sorting, but I love that critics are taking the time to showcase her discography these days 

Absolutely!

And I totally agree about "Cinderella" :letitburn_elmo_fire_flames_burn:

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2 hours ago, bitbitboi said:

This organization of songs per album made the whole list easier for me to analyse:

 

...BABY ONE MORE TIME
12. (You Drive Me) Crazy (The Stop! Remix) (1999)
11. Born to Make You Happy (1999)
3. … Baby One More Time (1998)


OOPS!...I DID IT AGAIN
22. Lucky (2000)
10. Oops! ... I Did It Again (2000)
1. Stronger (2000)


BRITNEY
6. I’m a Slave 4 U (2001)
5. Overprotected (2001)


IN THE ZONE
27. Me Against the Music (feat Madonna) (2003)
19. Breathe on Me (2003)
9. Touch of My Hand (2003)
8. Everytime (2003)
4. Toxic (2003)


B IN THE MIX: THE REMIXES VOL. 1
20. And Then We Kiss (Junkie XL remix) (2005) >>> they wrote 2003


BLACKOUT
29. Radar (2007)
24. Get Naked (I Got a Plan) (2007)
18. Break the Ice (2007)
7. Gimme More (2007)
2. Piece of Me (2007)


CIRCUS
26. Quicksand (2008)
17. Unusual You (2008)
15. Womanizer (2008)


THE SINGLES COLLECTION
23. 3 (2009)


FEMME FATALE
30. Hold It Against Me (2011)
28. Till the World Ends (2011)
14. How I Roll (2011)


BRITNEY JEAN
16. Work ***** (2013)


GLORY
25. Make Me (feat G-Eazy) (2016)
21. Slumber Party (2016)
13. Man on the Moon (2016)

From this, we can tell that the majority were singles, but "Circus" was left out omg!! Are they crazy? And I guess "My Prerogative" wasn't included because it's a cover? It's such a fan favorite...

I guess the "odd" choices then are those songs that weren't official singles: 7 out of a 30 song list, almost a third from the total.

26. Quicksand (2008)
24. Get Naked (I Got a Plan) (2007)
20. And Then We Kiss (Junkie XL remix) (2005)
17. Unusual You (2008)
14. How I Roll (2011)
13. Man on the Moon (2016)
9. Touch of My Hand (2003)

"Quicksand", "Unusual You", "How I Roll", and "Man on the Moon" seem the oddest choices, I guess simply because they are deep cuts.

So maybe the most debatable point is the ORDER of the songs in the list. In that case, "HIAM" being 30 is clearly and absolutely ridiculous. The rest, I haven't really analysed yet.

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I may sound like some kind of elitist, but I feel like songs from Oops...! are always underrated in these lists because of the albums uniquely advanced production. :ehidk_britney_um_eek:

I mean this is probably the reason why so many fans rank Oops...! album so low in their mind, most of the songs have so many layers, harmonies, hidden vocals, variations and unusual chord progressions but people only listen to them once and think that they are aged and basic while they are timeless and resplendent.  :yeahhh_britney_oops_red_fist_cheer_yeah_smile_happy:

The list itself is okay. I'm kinda bored of having mostly singles appear on these rankings, but hey at least Stronger is finally getting what it deserves instead of always putting toxic at the #1 place:gagacrash_driving_run_hit_lady_sunglasses:

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