10 Totally Rad Britney Songs That You Probably Forgot About

After 15 years of hit-making, some of Britney’s best songs have been abandoned in favor of her radio hits. Here are ten songs that will remind you why you fell in love.

10. Don’t Go Knocking On My Door from …Oops, I Did It Again

Classic Britney baby voice that will remind you of a simpler time. Listen and reminisce.

9. Mmm Papi from Circus

It’s pure pop bliss. And Britney is having fun, especially when she deduces “Now see/ I’m mommy/And that make you Papi/And that makes us Luvi.” Who can argue with that?

8. Toy Soldier from Blackout

This song puts forward the “new Brit:” a ferocious man-eater looking for a soldier in the flesh cause her plastic ones just are not working anymore. Way to use a metaphor Brit!

7. How I Roll from Femme Fatale

Bouncy, bubbly (like literal bubble popping sounds) and with the lyric “nine lives like a kitty cat” this is one Brit song that delights.

6. What It’s Like To Be Me from Britney

It has cow bell. It has a cappella beat boxing. And it makes you feel like you’re in a Britney music video. What’s not to love?

5. Unusual You from Circus

One of her darker mid-tempo ballads, this love song avoids the usual cloying shmaltz and offers a very real look into the Queen of Pop’s inner self and love life.

4. Do Something from Greatest Hits: My Prerogative

Britney’s usual robot voice gives way to a wilder, looser one. She grunts, hoops and hollers through this song alongside a grungy rock hip-hop beat that is Britney at her most delicious nastiness.

3. Blur from Circus

A surprising frank and melancholic look at the party hard lifestyle that elevates Britney from the usual pop treatment of the hangover, a la Katy Perry’s “Last Friday Night” or Ke$ha’s “Tik Tok.” And it still manages to be utterly seductive.

2. Breathe On Me

This breathy, trip-hop banger is one of Britney’s sexiest songs and it boasts a surprising melodic vocal performance. Listen and be transported to hour four of a sweaty Euro club rave.

1. The Beat Goes On from Baby One More Time

The closing track of Britney’s debut CD, itself a cover of a Sunny and Cher song, has aged surprisingly well. Its 1970’s groove, splashy cymbals, wobbly synth and psychedelic bass make this a true hidden gem. Let the beat go on Brit!

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