Top 10 Britney Spears Music Videos

I think it’s time to unleash our list of Top10 Britney Spears music videos, which according to editor Amy was supposed to be a Top 5, but that would be a pretty boring list because everyone knows what Britney’s best tracks are .

This list is based purely on music video concept, quality, performance, and how the overall video fits the music. Some good tracks didn’t make the cut, some bad tracks made it on video merits alone, and some very popular tracks barely made it.

YAM Magazine has a love/hate relationship with Britney. We love her, but we don’t like her music — not much as of late, anyway. We want to root for her, but we keep bringing up things she should be improving. Part of the writing staff love her, another is fascinated with idols, the others can’t stand her, and some others just don’t care… but we just can’t deny that when we talk Pop Princesses, no one’s been able to give Britney a run for OUR money.

So this is our list of music videos that we think set Britney apart.

Let’s start with our bonus~

Someday (I Will Understand)

In this black and white music video directed by Michael Haussman — who’s directed music videos such as Justin Timberlake’s SexyBack [MV] and Shakira’s La Tortura [MV] — presents a Britney in video that we will probably never see again, but should have seen more often. We’re not talking about seeing Britney pregnant in videos, but it’s nice to not have her prance around dancing and having to sexy it up every time she’s in front of us.

Despite how young she was, this is probably the most mature she’s ever looked.

Ghost Writer

Here. There. Everywhere. Punished soul that usually watches what nobody wants, but sometimes gets lucky.

15 Responses

  1. Rodrigo says:

    “Britney also creates magic whenever she’s worked with Francis Lawrence — who recently did his film feature debut with Water for Elephants.”

    His debut as a movie director took place with Constantine. Just saying.

  2. Castor says:

    Britney Spears was fun until she made that transition from “bubblegum” teen-pop sensation to the highly-sexualized, semi-psychotic pop star she became after her first couple hits. Yea, it didn’t last long.

    • ghost says:

      @Castor, I think she reached psychotic levels after being taken in the ambulance, don’t you think?

    • amy says:

      @Castor, I remember that day she got married in Vegas. LOL It was a shock to my roommate at the time and me, it was all downhill from there xD

  3. Julili says:

    Oh! I approve of this list!
    I’m A Slave 4 U is turning 10? are u fucking kidding me? I refuse to be that old….

    • amy says:

      @Julili, so freaking depressing, isn’t it? That the single is turning ten, and that younger female pop idols have tried the formula but never quite got it.

  4. ghost says:

    Also to note:
    Dave Meyers, you make some boring music videos. Only Pink can make you look good.

    • amy says:

      @ghost, how about Missy Elliot =(

      Ok, yeah – Dave Meyers has that literal thing, which is kinda boring. But I kinda like his wicked sense of humor… in – okay – Pink videos. LOL Okay, you got a point.

  5. Jay says:

    I. LOVE. NEW. BRITNEY. Just saying. Although I totally totally totally agree with the #1. Slave is her BEST video ever… probably in her lifetime. I don’t see how she can top that.

    But I’m surprised we don’t have the postmodern art-flash of Hold It Against Me! The director’s cut removed all the annoying product placement, and lengthened scenes, so things didn’t look too… confusing.

    • amy says:

      @Jay, how would you rate her latest 3 videos?

      • Jay says:

        @amy, LOVE the concept of Hold It Against Me, very postmodern chic, but hate the dead eyes. LOVE the energy of Till The World Ends, not a fan of the direction and that post apocalyptic theme was too Ke$ha. LOVE LOVE LOVE I Wanna Go, a lot, no dead eyes, very personable and cute!

        • amy says:

          @Jay, the last video I really liked was Circus. The only thing that irked me about that video was the blatant cutting to a middle shot whenever Britney was supposed to be dancing.

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