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If I'm Dancing - if they added a bit more thump to it and released it with an amazing video

Man on the Moon - Fixed whatever is missing production or composition wise (I can't put my finger on it) and you have a pop gem. 

Alien - if it was fixed production wise and Brit sang it all..video would be something trippy + space-dreamy. Delete Perfume + Pretty Girls.

How I Roll - classic bloodshy & avant + britney chemistry. With a Joseph Kahn directed video. 

Unusual You - mature and a simply unique ballad track off a mainly basic album. 

Freakshow + Toy Soldier - both ahead of their time..short but lit and could have had hot videos too. 

Breathe On Me - don't even know why this wasn't released on so many levels. 

Cinderella + What it's Like to be Me - I remember this type of pop music became uncool during this era of hers, but still. They should have been confident and released them. Plus that's when they put so much effort in her videos!

What U See (Is Wut U Get) - oopsney was unstoppable. Love that album.

 

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I'll go by listing one from each album-

1. I Will Be There :bareclap: No shade to FTBOMBH, but this song was really Poppy and radio worthy.

 

2. Where Are You Now  :yesplease: Should have glorified her vocal talents (What U See too but u already picked it)

 

3. What's It Like To Be Me - given the hype around JustNey that time, would have done well I think :mhm: I Run Away is amazing too.

 

4. Breathe On Me / Touch Of My Hand :tomh: I mean, do I really have to explain?

 

5. Hot As Ice :blurp: it has that amazing beat and fun attitude. Radar should not have been a single from either album imo.

 

6. Out From Under :otears: The ballad single we all deserved paired with Unusual You but u already listed it.

 

7. Inside Out :liberatedaf: I love Criminal very much but imagine the radio friendly Inside Out becoming the 4th top 10 single of FF.

 

8. Alien / It Should Be Easy / Til It's Gone :beyfedup: I actually have no clue on what to pick but I guess ISBE would have done well picking off where Scream and Shout left off.

 

9. Do You Wanna Come Over :feelingmyself: no hate to Make Me, I love it but nothing on that album deserved lead single treatment other than this gem.

 

 

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Breathe on me is probably the biggest missed opportunity for a really timeless hit. 

Yes and yes to toy soldier/freakshow. Such absolute bops :tomh:

Unusual you deserved the single treatment. It’s a treasure. Amnesia is another missed opportunity. 
 

Inside out is a total banger. Perfectly in line with the singles already released, could have had a bangin’ MV. I can take or leave Criminal. 
 

Zero missed opportunities on Buckley Jenanigans. There is some decent material in there but not missed singles opportunities. 
 

I agree with DYWCO, but Love Me Down is also a classic Britney bop. Super radio friendly, short with hooks for days. Paired with a classic Britney MV, this was guaranteed hit. The gp loves a basic bop. 

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Might I freak ya out, 'magine if I work ya out 😛

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I Will Be There, Soda Pop

Can’t Make You Love Me

Cinderella, What It’s Like To Be Me

Breathe On Me

Hot As Ice

Unusual You, Shattered Glass

Trouble For Me

It Should Be Easy (needs a lot of work but it’s basic and the GP love that.)

DYWCO? 

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If you can't say I LOVE YOU, then say nothing at all...

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There's too many to think of one :( 

BOMT:

  • I Will Be There
  • Deep In My Heart (Europe only)

OIDIA:

  • What U See Is What U Get
  • Can't Make You Love Me (screams single material)
  • One Kiss From You

Britney:

  • Lonely
  • I Run Away
  • What It's Like To Be Me
  • Cinderella
  • Bombastic Love

ITZ:

  • Breathe On Me
  • Touch Of My Hand
  • Don't Hang Up
  • Shadow
  • The Hook Up

BO:

  • Get Naked
  • Ooh Ooh Baby
  • Freakshow
  • Perfect Lover

Circus:

  • Unusual You
  • Shattered Glass (if complete)
  • Mannequin (if there was an english version)
  • Kill The Light (if remixed)

FF:

  • How I Roll
  • He About To Lose Me
  • Drop Dead Beautiful
  • Trip To Your Heart
  • Up N Down
  • Trouble For Me

BJ (if done well):

  • Alien
  • Passenger
  • Now That I Found You
  • Hold On Tight
  • Til It's Gone

Glory:

  • Do You Wanna Come Over
  • Man On The Moon
  • Just Luv Me (if remixed)
  • Love Me Down
  • Change Your Mind
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Considering you can't really work that many singles from the same album, I will only talk about Glory and Britney Jean, which had only 2 singles each. I think each one could have had additional three:

Britney Jean

  • Alien (MUCH better than Perfume to be honest, could have a great music video, this was truly a missed oportunity)
  • It Should Be Easy (Ultra basic but it's truly a gem, despite y'all hating on the album lmao)
  • Passenger (I think some rework should be done to it before, however. Better production to fit radio)

Glory

  • Change Your Mind (No Seas Cortes) : it still baffles me as to why it wasn't released as a single. Specially considering it was the sound of the moment at the time, I truly believe this could have be a big hit, specially if it came out as a ft. with some high profile male singer
  • Just Like Me:  Great song and great potential for an interesting MV
  • Love Me Down: Ultra Radio Friendly

 I also think Clumsy would do great, but I can't really justify it. I just love the song!

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1. I Will Be There 

2. Where Are You Now (although feel like this era’s singles they got perfect)

3. Bombtastic Love (even though Brit refused to release as a single)

4. Breathe On Me

5. Toy Soldier

6. Unusual You

7. He’s About To Lose Me

8. Alien / Passenger 

9. Love Me Down

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I will be there (would have worked at that time) 

What you see (same) 

Before the goodbye (right after slave)

Breathe On Me (obviously) 

And then We Kiss (one of her best songs, the remix version with little less production and vocal effects would have been huge) 

Get Naked  (shorten the danja part and you have a hit) 

Unusual You (with clear vocals) 

How I Roll

None from Britney Jean because even the less tragic tracks like Passenger are plagued with horrible production and Myah vocals

Change your mind

I don't know if all these songs would have been hit, but they're my picks

 

 

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I Will be there

I Will still love you

Don’t go knocking at my door 

Where are you now 

One kiss from you 

When your eyes say ir

Lonely 

Before the goodbye 

(I got that) Boom Boom 

Breathe on me

The Hook up 

The Answer

(I’ve just begun) having my fun 

Chaotic 

And then we kiss 

Early Morning (Jason Nevins remix)

Get Naked

Out from under 

Mannequin 

Inside out

He about to lose me

Now that I found you

Tik tik boom

Til it’s gone 

Mood Ring 

Love me down 

Change your mind 

Just Luv me 

 

 

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On 10/19/2019 at 3:31 PM, Dark.Knight said:

There's too many to think of one :( 

BOMT:

  • I Will Be There
  • Deep In My Heart (Europe only)

OIDIA:

  • What U See Is What U Get
  • Can't Make You Love Me (screams single material)
  • One Kiss From You

Britney:

  • Lonely
  • I Run Away
  • What It's Like To Be Me
  • Cinderella
  • Bombastic Love

ITZ:

  • Breathe On Me
  • Touch Of My Hand
  • Don't Hang Up
  • Shadow
  • The Hook Up

BO:

  • Get Naked
  • Ooh Ooh Baby
  • Freakshow
  • Perfect Lover

Circus:

  • Unusual You
  • Shattered Glass (if complete)
  • Mannequin (if there was an english version)
  • Kill The Light (if remixed)

FF:

  • How I Roll
  • He About To Lose Me
  • Drop Dead Beautiful
  • Trip To Your Heart
  • Up N Down
  • Trouble For Me

BJ (if done well):

  • Alien
  • Passenger
  • Now That I Found You
  • Hold On Tight
  • Til It's Gone

Glory:

  • Do You Wanna Come Over
  • Man On The Moon
  • Just Luv Me (if remixed)
  • Love Me Down
  • Change Your Mind
  • Liar

Lmao "English version" 

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