Sunday, July 24, 2011

Videography: Britney Spears (Part V - Greatest Hits: My Prerogative and Chaotic)

After being America's pop idol but before she shaved her head, Britney was somewhere in between. In 2004, Britney started to go off the rails. It was that year she met American "dancer" and all around bag o' douche Kevin Federline. The relationship was highly publicized but Britney, fighting agains the establishment for most her life, wanted to do nothing that was expected of her and so she married him.

Four albums was enough to merit the release of Greatest Hits: My Prerogative in late 2004, shortly after her marriage to K-Fed. The two had a reality show which you probably don't remember called Britney & Kevin: Chaotic. (The show lasted five episodes. The DVD included a 3 track EP with one single discussed here.) The two year Britney K-Fed union wrought two children. And so it was, the pop princess had finally grown up...or so she thought.

Order: 22
Title: "My Prerogative"
Album: Greatest Hits: My Prerogative (2004)
Song Premise: Britney can do what she wants to do because it's her prerogative.
Video Premise: The video starts with Britney drives a car into a pool. She enters a mansion where K-Fed is watching a movie of Britney writhing around in bed. Later Britney and Kevin have a secret wedding ceremony in the woods.

Comments: It's a big "Fuck You" (capital F, capital Y) to the media. Next.

Order: 23
Title: "Do Somethin'"
Album: Greatest Hits: My Prerogative (2004)
Song Premise: A woman wants to dance but the dude is too chicken to ask her.
Video Premise: Britney rides through the air in pink flying Hummer with her friends. Britney and posse then go to a club where they dance around.

Comments: I hated this video. It might very well be my least favorite. Nothing important happens. This is like a filmed drunken bachelorette party with sort of good cinematography and lighting. Next!

Order: 24
Title: "Someday (I Will Understand)"
Album: Chaotic (2005)
Song Premise: Britney hopes her child will make her and her baby daddy understand God's plan.
Video Premise: Britney wakes up and walks around singing to her unborn child.

Comments: This one is certainly different, I'll give it that. So far we have seen Britney as an innocent teen girl or a sex pot who likes to have sexy sex. Britney's life was changing and as the public, we were going to have to prepare ourselves for Britney as a mama.

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