Top 10 Songs By Britney Spears
Britney Spears When Britney Spears hit the mainstream not long after her work on the television program the All New Mickey Mouse Club, the young woman from southern Mississippi became a cultural sensation. She continues to be a huge star in her own way to this day.
The immense popularity of Spears has helped her to become a big name in the world of music and entertainment.
- Her albums have sold more than 100 million units throughout the world. Her first two albums are certified as diamond records in the United States.
- Spears’ music videos have been huge highlights on television and online. In 2011, she received the MTV Video Vanguard Award for her extensive work in music videos.
- She continues to be a beloved figure in the world of music. She was a judge on the American version of the X Factor for a few years and has held a residency at the Planet Hollywood resort in Las Vegas in recent time.
Britney Spears has been heralded as being catchy, fun and in many cases provocative. Her raw style and sense of self have made her a favorite. This list of her ten best songs showcases a few of her best tracks from her career.
…Baby One More Time
Spears was sixteen years old when she recorded this hit that made her famous. The song itself is both charming for Spears’ innocence and desire for love and yet surprising for how intense she can get. The song’s music video also became a massive hit thanks to its many memorable schoolyard scenes.
(You Drive Me) Crazy
Spears sang this particular song about the challenges that come with love and how love isn’t as easy to come by as it could be. Fans have long related to this song for how tough it can be to fall for someone who might not be all that perfect.
One hit of the electric violin at the start of this song immediately brings people into Spears’ world. This song is about falling for the love of a man who might not be all that he says he is.
Piece of Me
This song came about not long after a rather public split with Kevin Federline. This song looks back at her career and sees just what she has become over the years. The song also marks an important time in her discography as it marks her moving into a more electro pattern in her work.
I’m Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman
Britney sings here about how even as she has become popular, she knows that she can’t be the innocent party-loving girl that people have known her for forever. Even so, she knows that she isn’t totally prepared to take the next step just yet.
Oops!…I Did It Again
Released on her second album, this song proves that Britney isn’t quite the innocent or naïve young girl that many people think she is. In reality, she is someone who is confident about herself and won’t quit easily.
Hold It Against Me
Spears sings this with more of an electronic influence but her voice is still front and center throughout it all. It is more of a club song that has a powerful beat that mixes in well with her voice.
I’m a Slave 4 U
This next song was co-written by Pharrell Williams and was released around the time when Britney had a relationship going with Justin Timberlake. This song really proves just how sensual she is willing to get and that she will do anything to get someone to fall in love with her.
This song is about how even fame and fortune can’t cure everything. Spears sings about how even with all the things she has, she knows that life isn’t complete unless she has someone who will care for her and respect her.
This last song has been favorably compared to many Prince songs from the past for its surprising use of innuendo. The song is about how threesomes go and how sometimes more people are needed for added love. The lyrics especially have a bit of wit to them with one using the name of the folk group Peter, Paul and Mary as a slang term for a threesome.
|…Baby One More Time||…Baby One More Time||Martin||1998|
|(You Drive Me) Crazy||…Baby One More Time||Elofsson, Magnusson, Kreuger, Martin||1999|
|Toxic||In the Zone||Dennis, Karlsson, Winnberg, Jonback||2004|
|Piece of Me||Blackout||Karlsson, WInnberg, Ahlund||2007|
|I’m Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman||Britney||Martin, Rami, Armstrong||2002|
|Oops!…I Did It Again||Oops!…I Did It Again||Martin, Rami||2000|
|Hold It Against Me||Femme Fatale||Martin, Dr. Luke, McKee||2011|
|I’m a Slave 4 U||Britney||Hugo, Williams||2001|
|Lucky||Oops!…I Did It Again||Martin, Rami, Kronlund||2000|
|3||The Singles Collection||Martin, Shellback, Amber||2009|