I can’t imagine not loving her version of The Beat Goes On.
The fact she was 17 and barely 1 year into her mainstream career, yet pulling performances on this level is insane to me. We don't talk about this one enough, but it really highlights her abilities as a performer.
I was going to say, my one grievance with her debut album getting this incredible revised nostalgic acclaim in recent years is the amount of dust paid to the far superior Oops. Now that was a defined vision from start to finish without a single dud to be found that perfectly encapsulated the Y2K Teen Pop era. I adore the debut with all my heart, and wouldn’t dare skip a single song, but it pales in comparison to the 11/10 that was its follow-up.If you want to talk about Oops! being avant garde and shaping the pop landscape then I'm ready to have that conversation. Baby wasn't a fully formed idea, it was a bit of this, a bit of that, let's see what works. And that's fine. Its sequel defied the the idea that sequels are always shit and delivered the most cohesive and distinct pop album of that entire Y2K era.
Wait.I'm blessed to have attended most of Britney's tours : BOMT, Oops, Dream Within A Dream, Circus, Femme Fatale, POM x 8. I had tickets for Onyx but it was cancelled due to her injury. I think my favorites have actually been Piece of Me, probably because of the amount of times I've seen it and been in the front row of the pit (unimaginably magical experience being so close). But Femme Fatale (say what you will about the energy level) will always hold a special place in my heart because I did the meet & greet and she was absolutely lovely. She was personable, complimented my shirt, she laughed and was totally down to do my silly "blue steel" face. Simply put, she's a treasure.
I need this. Even if it's just making the original CD singles available digitally worldwide, but something like the MC30 EPs would be such a dream.Also the Thunderpuss remixes of Sometimes truly TRULY go off.
Speaking of which, I’m going to need Britney to pull a late BS20 movement and get some EPs with all her remixes up on streaming services prrronto.