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Throwback Thursday: Britney Spears’ greatest hits

September 12th, 2013

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Britney’s back, y’all. The pop star is planning on releasing her new single, Work Bitch, on Monday, September 16th, and ever since her website was turned into a countdown clock, we’ve had our calendars marked.

Of course, Spears is not the only pop princess who has made a comeback in the past couple of months — Lady Gaga and Katy Perry have already released singles of their own — but, as the singer would say herself, “It’s Britney, bitch.” You don’t mess with that.

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And for a number of reasons beyond that, we’re already banking on Spears to blow the competition out of the water. She already has producer extraordinaire and Black Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am by her side, so we can only dream of what this magical single dropping next week will sound like.

To remind you of the reasons why Britney Spears is the best (sorry, Gaga and Perry…but, not sorry), here’s a little throwback to Britney’s biggest and best hits to date:

1. Baby One More Time (1999)
The song that started it all, well before the Gagas and Perrys took to the charts, Spears released her debut single, Baby One More Time to mega success, launching the Mickey Mouse Club star to super stardom.

2. Oops I Did It Again (2000)
The song title/chorus has practically become a part of our pop culture vocabulary and who can forget the video with the astronaut! Don’t tell me this isn’t a karaoke staple of yours and don’t tell me that you don’t do the dialogue in the middle of the song.

3. Toxic (2003)
Those strings and that beat is possibly one of the best things to ever happen to pop music in the past decade.

4. I’m A Slave 4 U (2001)
This was the debut of “mature Britney”, or at least a Britney that wasn’t a girl anymore (but not yet a woman). This is now the textbook example of how to transition from bubblegum pop princess to grown-up star.

5. Womanizer (2008)
Britney’s best hits do not pertain to her early career. When she returned in 2008 with her new single, Womanizer, the pop star took reigns of the charts once again proving that, with the right team of producers and songwriters, Spears may never run out of hits.

6. (You Drive Me) Crazy (1999)
Sure, no one remembers the movie this song became the soundtrack for — 1999′s Drive Me Crazy featuring Melissa Joan Hart and Adrian Grenier — but every girl had this song on repeat when this came out; it was the soundtrack to all of our crushes.

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