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General Britney Spears Discussion

Discussion in 'Comeback corner' started by Breakfast2, Jul 28, 2009.

  1. She likes What A Girl Wants so much she put it on there twice!
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  2. One of these things is not like the other.
  3. ......Go on......

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  4. If her team was smart they would be putting up 7" physical singles on her store....
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  5. Sis its 2020. You being so pressed about Christina is bizarre. Join us in present times.
  6. Whew the taste (and occasional cringe-bop) on display in that playlist. God love her.
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  7. I’m dubious, like Britney would have any idea who Atomic Kitten are?
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  8. I don't believe it's all hand-picked, but there are parts of it that definitely feel like songs she'd love unashamedly. Like...I'd completely believe Britney listens to The Anthem regularly, dd.
  9. Haha I thought the same thing! Sophie Ellis-Bextor? Atomic Kitten?? Liberty X??? Delta Goodrem????

    Haha it’s a great playlist, don’t get me wrong but I wonder how much control Britney had on this playlist when (let’s be honest), she hardly has any control of her life (no shade). Either way, I’m glad that even in the quietest of Britney moments, she still manages to throw out a song and it literally smash the charts and (unintentionally) steal Gaga’s thunder!

    Quick question, but is this eligible to chart on the official UK charts next week, especially with the fact it’s performing so well on all platforms?
  10. She follows Delta Goodrem on Instagram so must be a big fan.
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  11. I so badly want to like the post above but don’t wanna like the Britney conservative ‘not shade’.

    Consider this post a like of 80% of your post @Christopher1985
  12. The music video director Hannah Lux Davis has started following Britney on Instagram!

    Of course it might be nothing but fandom, but she has some great videos to her name.
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  13. Considering no one can shoot videos right now, I wouldn't read anything into it.
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  14. I love her even more now that I know this!
  15. Not Email My Heart receiving a critical reappraisal/reappreciation from Rolling Stone magazine in light of the Covid-19 outbreak and the subject matter of pop songs these days. 2020 is wild and Britney is just too relevant.

    Did Britney Spears See the Future With ‘E-Mail My Heart’?

    In the age of social distancing, her cheesy 1999 song about love and email sounds better than ever

    By Shannon Mason

    If you didn’t parade around your room in 1999 wearing blue eyeshadow while blasting “… Baby One More Time” on your stereo, you missed out. It was a golden age for girl groups and boy bands, a time when pop stars flourished and tabloids knew no bounds. The Internet was growing popular, and the fear of Y2K came with it. Oh, and Britney Spears prophesied the future.

    It’s been 21 years since a girl from small-town Louisiana became the biggest pop star of her moment. Teenagers all across the world sang along to her debut album then, and people of all ages are still singing along now to the addictive chorus of its title song and the giddy, love-struck lyrics of “(You Drive Me) Crazy.” Under all the “oh bay-by bay-by’s,” though, there lies a forgotten love ballad: “E-Mail My Heart.”

    This particular song is not the best of Britney’s pop anthems; any serious ranking of her discography would have to put it lower than “Soda Pop.” When the song came up on a 2018 episode of Rolling Stone’s Music Now podcast, writers Rob Sheffield and Brittany Spanos said they loved it, to which host Brian Hiatt interjected, “You do not love that song.” Somehow, they are all right. We might hate “E-Mail My Heart,” but we love it, too. Even as we’re put off by its over-the-top Nineties production, we love the way it predicted our digitally-dependent existence. Yes, it’s the most ridiculous track on her debut album, but its relevance cannot be denied. Now more than ever, this cheesy ballad about love and email is the Britney song we need most.

    “And all I do is check the screen/To see if you’re okay/You don’t answer when I phone/Guess you want to be left alone,” Britney sings. How many of us find ourselves in this very same position today? (Follow-up question: Did Britney invent “sliding into the DMs”?) Here we are, two decades later, still waiting for that response, even more so now that we are all hunkering down in separate locations. We can talk to our loved ones, as long as we’re six feet or more apart, but we can’t get any closer. Videos are being passed around on social media of kids visiting their sick grandparents outside windows, unable to hug them goodbye because of the COVID-19 pandemic. An email to your heart goes a long way, these days.

    Britney was years ahead of her time with this one. “E-Mail My Heart” has more or less the same idea as the 1975’s recent single “If You’re Too Shy (Let Me Know),” which, as singer Matty Healy helpfully explained in a recent interview, is about “getting naked on FaceTime.” Healy’s opening lyrics — “I see her online/All the time” — could fit in seamlessly with Britney’s song, right after she says, “I can see you in my mind/Coming on the line.” On Doja Cat’s 2020 TikTok hit “Cyber Sex,” she tempts her partner to “get freaky on camera.” The medium has changed, but the message is the same: When we are far apart, the internet brings us closer. Britney might not have known it in 1999, but she was right. Emailing your heart and getting freaky on camera is the best we can do in 2020.

    There’s something newly nostalgic about listening to “E-Mail My Heart” now. It’s a time capsule from the late Nineties, giving today’s listeners a hint of what it was like to send an email at the turn of the century. The rest of the album works that way, too, as a glimpse into life before the pandemic, FaceTime, and Zoom. No one knew then that emailing would eventually become iMessaging, the landline would become an ancient artifact, and FaceTime dates would replace physical dates, but here we are in a time where “E-Mail My Heart” rings true around the world. Only Britney Spears could pull off a cultural reset like this one.

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  16. Apologies for the double post, but when I said I was saying ‘not shade’, I was actually referring to Britney herself, who should never have shade thrown at her for actions that she has no control of! The fact that a song charts and smashes hard, just goes to show how stupid the conservative is and how much it is holding her back!
  17. It shows no so such thing. Can we not conflate these things please?
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  18. Speaking strictly in numbers, what would "Mood Ring" on US streaming platforms/iTunes have to do to chart on the Hot 100? "Slumber Party" peaked at #86, right?
  19. Fair point, I shall take comment back and not mix them together as there isn’t much proof, just my annoyance towards the situation, but I didn’t mean to cause offence or try to stir a situation.

    I shall move on quickly and just get back to the fact that Moodring is smashing and I’m pleased!
  20. Can someone re-open the Glory thread please? This comeback is fully out the oven.
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