Feb 17, 2011

Britney Spears Ten Best Videos

I can't seem to stop posting Gaga and then Britney- I think their PR teams are purposely tag teaming each other to pump up the hype!   No sooner do I post about Lady Gaga then a great new Britney item blips into my inbox or onto my screen.   So...

Britney has made a lot of music videos through out her career.   I think I can name most of them, dance the full choreographed dance to at least two (used to be three or four but I am definitely out of practice) and of course, I know the words and outfits in each one!   Which ones made the grade- well since Billboard asked it's readers to vote I hope you all represented properly!   I already don't think you did since 'Everytime' didn't make it into the top ten at all, and neither did Lucky.   So you can all go rewatch the videos you chose while I troll YouTube for a better list.   Check out the results below...

Britney Spears' 10 Best Music Videos: Readers' Poll Results

From her very first music video -- for "…Baby One More Time" -- at age 16, Britney Spears has shown a flair for theatrics in her videos. Costumes, movie-esque plotlines and of course, sexy dance moves that inspire double-takes.

Watch Britney Spears' 'Hold It Against Me' Video Teasers 1-13

We're expecting nothing less from Britney's highly-anticipated music video for her epic single, "Hold It Against Me," which premieres tonight. Check out the videos that you voted to be her 10 best on and then come back to Billboard.com at 10 p.m. EST tonight (Feb. 17) to see Britney's brand new video.

10. Oops!... I Did It Again, 2000

Percent of Fan Votes: 2%
Fun Fact: Britney's red catsuit wasn't the only dangerous thing about the "Oops" video shoot. During the filming, a camera fell on Brit's head, requiring her to get four stitches.

9. Piece Of Me, 2007

Percent of Fan Votes: 3%
Fun Fact: 2007 was a tough year for Britney, but Spears turned the tables on her personal dramas and used them as fodder for the much-discussed "Piece of Me" video. The $500,000 clip was shot all in one day, and was well-received by fans and critics alike. It went on to win Video of the Year at the 2008 Video Music Awards.

8. Stronger, 2000

Percent of Fan Votes: 3%
Fun Fact: The chair sequence in the "Stronger" video (Britney's idea, of course) was inspired by Janet Jackson's video for "The Pleasure Principle."

7. Overprotected (Darkchild
Remix), 2002

Percent of Fan Votes: 4%
Fun Fact: Just as Britney did in her "Stronger" video two years earlier, she finds inspiration from Janet Jackson. Both the "Overprotected" Darkchild Remix video and Janet's 2001 "Son of a Gun (I Betcha Think This Song Is About You)" video use the same hotel lobby setting, filmed at Los Angeles' Millennium Biltmore Hotel.

6. Me Against the Music, 2003

Percent of Fan Votes: 4%
Fun Fact: The infamous 2003 VMAs kiss was the start of a beautiful friendship for Brit and Madge. It was during those rehearsals for the awards show that Britney asked Madonna to duet with her on "Me Against the Music."

5. Circus, 2008

Percent of Fan Votes: 5%
Fun Fact: While Britney fans went gaga (excuse the pun) for her "Circus" video, PETA was less than thrilled with the clip. Several days after the video's release, the animal rights organization issued a statement bashing Brit for using "cruelly trained lions and elephants" and pleaded that she "stop using exotic animals in her videos and concerts once and for all" (referring to "I'm a Slave 4 U").

4. ...Baby One More Time, 1998

Percent of Fan Votes: 8%
Fun Fact: Brit's videos may cost millions these days, but it wasn't always the case. The now iconic Catholic school girl outfit Britney wore in her very first video -- as well as all the other costumes -- were bought at K-Mart for less than than $17 each.

3. Womanizer, 2008

Percent of Fan Votes: 10%
Fun Fact: As revealed in MTV's 2008 "Britney: For the Record" documentary, Britney approached the "Womanizer" video as a sequel to her 2004 video for "Toxic," both of which were directed by Joseph Kahn. 

2. I'm a Slave 4 U, 2001

Percent of Fan Votes: 15%
Fun Fact: As iconic as Britney's "I'm a Slave 4 U" video is, there are also two different versions of the clip available on Spears' 2004 "Greatest Hits: My Prerogative" DVD.

1. Toxic, 2004

Percent of Fan Votes: 27%
Fun Fact: Your all-time favorite Britney video was also her all-time most expensive. "Toxic," filmed over three days at a Los Angeles sound studio, cost $1 million to make. The now-iconic video for the song (which was originally offered to Australian pop star Kylie Minogue), helped "Toxic" become one of Britney's biggest hits.

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