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Top 10 Britney Spears Songs

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Script written by Matthew Thomas It's Britney b*tch. Join MsMojo as we count down our picks for top 10 Britney Spears songs. For this list, we've chosen our entries based on a combination of the artist's fan favorites and their most commercially successful songs. Special thanks to our users J.TOhMyGod!!!, KWFlawless, Sideshowdaniel54, nicelyfaithful, RUDPOP, Sam Johnson, carebearz, Pat Lawlor, Rodrigo Runa, Matthew Hancock and Denelle Doucette for submitting the idea at

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Top 10 Britney Spears Songs

It’s Britney b*tch. Welcome to MsMojo and today we’re counting down our picks for top 10 Britney Spears songs.

For this list, we’ve chosen our entries based on a combination of the artist’s fan favorites and their most commercially successful songs. We’ve also excluded tracks by other artists on which Britney has been featured, such as Will I Am’s “Scream and Shout”.

#10: “Circus”
Circus (2008)

The title track off a concept album that was intended to continue a new era in the star’s career, and judging by its platinum status in America, it served its purpose handily. Nominated for four MTV Video Music Awards and holds a place amongst the best-selling singles of all time after being purchased 5.5 million times worldwide. Considered by critics for having an “electronic cyberpop landscape”, this song is a great addition to Britney’s catalogue.

#9: “Everytime”
In the Zone (2004)

One of the singer’s most stripped down and simple tracks from a production stand point, “Everytime” may just be the song that best features her vocal talents. Co-written by Britney herself, this song reportedly served as her response to ex-boyfriend Justin Timberlake after the song he wrote about the ending of their relationship became a massive hit. Whatever the inspiration, the single went platinum in more than one country and in our eyes is the singer’s best ballad.

#8: “Womanizer”
Circus (2008)

One of Britney’s girl anthems, the simple lyrics and catchy beat of this tune made it a dance floor hit. When “Womanizer” hit the charts it pulled off the record breaking feat of jumping from 96 on the Billboard Hot 100 all the way to the top spot in a single week. Racking up sales that made it a three time platinum single in America as well as going platinum in other countries, this track was nominated for a Grammy and two MTV Video Music Awards.

#7: “Gimme More”
Blackout (2007)

An upbeat song that is anchored by breathy vocals and a beat that is infinitely danceable, "Gimme More"’s composition led to one critic referring to it as futuristic and thrilling. Going two times platinum in Canada and platinum in other countries, "Gimme More" may have brought the panned and awkward performance that aired during the MTV Video Music Awards, but the tune is amongst her best. Despite being released right in the heat of the "leave Britney alone" days, this track proved that Ms. Spears still had it.

#6: “(You Drive Me) Crazy”
...Baby One More Time (1999)

Featured on the soundtrack for the teen comedy "Drive Me Crazy", this track off her debut album continued her monumental rise by reaching platinum status in multiple countries and receiving an MTV Video Music Award nomination. Designed to be a feel good pop track that has your foot tapping, this song stood at the top of the heap of what makes a mainstream song infectious and highly digestible. In other words, this song is so damn catch that it drives us crazy!

#5: “Till the World Ends”
Femme Fatale (2011)

A song that was seemingly destined to be featured in film and television as the perfect accompaniment to any party scene, “Till the World Ends” showcased Brit’s new-found confidence in herself and her music. Certified as a multi-platinum song that was nominated for two MuchMusic Video Awards as well as two other MTV Video Music Awards, the song also received critical acclaim and countless remixes. One thing is for sure, we will be listening to this song “till the world ends”.

#4: ‘I'm a Slave 4 U”
Britney (2001)

A track that will always be associated with perhaps the star’s sexiest ever music video, “I’m a Slave 4 U” is a trademark song for the singer. Marking a transition in the singer’s image from her more innocent days, this song’s visuals and music introduced the world to a more sophisticated and mature performer. Although not as critically acclaimed as some of her other hits, we think this song was a major highlight of Brit’s career and it would further her rise to a pop phenomenon!

#3: “Toxic”
In the Zone (2004)

The only Britney Spears song to ever win a Grammy, Toxic deserved the accolade as a perfectly crafted dance track capable of getting people on the dance floor. Accompanied by a fantastic music video that earned the star four big nominations, this song was a powerful combination of music and visuals and was certified multi-platinum in America as a result. With one of the catchiest synth hooks ever put to record, Britney proved that she wasn’t done changing the pop game.

#2: “Oops!... I Did It Again”
Oops!... I Did It Again (2000)

The song that ensured that Britney was not destined to be a one album wonder, she not only did it again but she did it in style. Although the music video for this track perfectly captures that awkward stage between the 90s and the 2000s, it is as iconic as it gets. Certified platinum in several countries and earning nominations from MTV and the Grammys, Britney informed the world she was here to stay with this tune.

Before we reveal our top pick, here are a few honorable mentions.

Oops!... I Did It Again (2000)

“Piece of Me”
Blackout (2007)

“Hold It Against Me”
Femme Fatale (2011)

The Singles Collection (2009)

Britney (2002)

“I Wanna Go”
Femme Fatale (2011)

#1: “...Baby One More Time”
...Baby One More Time (1998)

This was the song that started it all. When the music video for the tune featuring a young Spears in a school girl outfit first hit music channels like MTV and Much Music, Britney became an overnight sensation. It speaks to the track’s staying power that it still stands head and shoulders above the rest of her musical efforts despite many hits in the following years. A staple of her live shows, “…Baby One More Time” lead the Billboard charts, went 2 and even 3 times platinum in some countries, and sold more than 10 million copies. Not bad for a 16 year old.


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