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This Day in Pop: 'Radar' music video premieres in 2009 (July 1st)

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On July 1, 2009 the Britney Spears' Radar video leaked online before the previously announced release date. It was directed by Dave Meyers who had already worked with Britney in the past for the videos Lucky, Boys and the unfinished Outrageous.

Meyers claimed the video pays tribute to the music video of Madonna's 1994 single Take a Bow. He added, "we were looking for a way to take her into a contemporary, classy environment. I felt empowered by referencing Madonna's video. Britney hasn't done anything like that".



Later, Candie's released an ad based on the music video to promote Britney Spears' clothing line, which sold exclusively at Kohl's.


The music video currently sits at 95M views on YouTube.




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Radar horse walked, so Renaissance could run! :kylie_proud_yes_wow_impressive_amazing:




But for real, I love the song, the video is meh, but her live performance in the Circus tour is everything! I loved the intro, the choreo, just Chefs Kiss Yes GIF by Slag Wars




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5 minutes ago, princessmimi said:

This video and song is very mixed for me.

I think its one of her best videos while its one of her worst songs.


Would that be considered Irony?

Omg we’re completely flipped on this :shameless_blush_blonde_hair_stroke_proud:

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I really love this video cause it was the last time that britney had the attitude, energy and charisma on camera (plus her natural beautiful face) This is the last video where she had that "spark" in her eyes. You can't explain it, you just feel it.

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2 hours ago, princessmimi said:


Lol u like the song?

I dont like how chipmunk-y she sounds on it, thats why i commented on here

I like the breakdown the best, at the time Britney hadn’t been as fierce until that dance part for awhile! I guess it holds a special place in my pop loving heart! 

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2 hours ago, CrazyButItFeelsAllright said:

This video is one of her most iconic and I will not tolerate the hate it gets. Think about how it was one of the last Primeney music videos we ever got where there was still fire in her eyes :crying3_britney_sobbing_tears_sad:

I agree with the fire in her eyes. But the music video is awful. It's like if "Gimme More" would've been in a flower shop, in broad daylight, and Britney would hand out flowers (Roses, if you will) to customers screaming Gimme More. The video doesn't match the song. AT ALL!

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