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  1. I'm still wondering why she was allowed to release songs like Lucky and Overprotected back in the day. I know, technically it was before the conservatorship, but a lot of people already talked about how she was a manufactured pop star, a product, a puppet for her label. Maybe they wanted her to address that, maybe they wanted it to be on the nose, or maybe they just didn't even care. The last one seems the most probable to me. We need to remember that when Domination was being produced, conservatorship hadn't been that widely discussed by GP. Freebritney started to gain traction after the residency was cancelled.
  2. I just randomly stumbled on this song on YouTube and went here to check if it was already posted. It's a bop a YouTube link for those who don't use Spotify:
  3. I wouldn't say I prefer it, at least now that I know it's something she had to fake. However, I acknowledge that it might be what made her interesting to me and a lot of people in the first place. I think it's actually complicated. We now know how entertaining her performances would later become, with lip syncing and dancing, so it's nice to see her actually sing instead of dancing for a change. However, I can imagine her executives watching her perform this way and thinking that her voice alone might not be enough to captivate the audience, and for that reason making her take a more dance and spectacle-oriented direction. I don't know what's worse: that they came to that conclusion? Or that it apparently worked?
  4. I never found Mona Lisa creepy, probably because I didn't pay attention to the lyrics and wasn't aware of the backstory when I listened to it for the first time. Mysterious yes, but not creepy. I think My Prerogative is creepy though, mostly because of the video. That black wedding seems... vaguely satanic Lyrics wise Lucky and Overprotective because of how prophetic they were. But even before the conservatorship it didn't make sense to me that she was overprotected and yet... she was singing about being overprotected. It's like hiding something in plain sight, which makes me think of conspiracy theories. Edit: I don't know if remixes count but...
  5. Yeah, I was wondering that too. I ran it through Google Translate and that's what I got: 'no but then see you under the "Free Britney" slogan in the March 8 train then or?' 8 March is The International Women's Day so maybe wants to bring it up as a feminist issue and encourage people to make Free Britney banners for feminist rallies, etc.?
  6. Out of curiosity I googled this guy's Instagram and turns out he supports #freebritney and his post about it got 6.5k likes
  7. Exactly. Had she ever used that voice before she started uploading those Instagram videos? She sounds like she's parodying herself or like it's some kind of alter-ego of hers.
  8. It's a weird song. It sounds like it was made for some big sports event, it has this FIFA World Cup song vibe. I can't say I dislike it but I'm not a fan because that's when I started to notice all that was wrong with the FF era. All in all, it doesn't feel like it's actually a Britney song. Partially because of the style, but also because it belongs to the era where everything was off.
  9. The weird seagull sound that can be heard in Break The Ice. Since a friend of mine told me about it, I can't stop noticing it
  10. I once saw one of those Hallmark/Lifetime Christmas movies, the type where a housewife is tired with her family-oriented life and wishes she had a different, career-focused life instead, only to realise she would not be happy without her family. Anyway, the lead actress looked uncannily similar to the X factor/BJ era Britney. Unfortunately I can't find it since there are thousands of movies with the exact same plot and poster
  11. To add to what others have already said, I think it was a combination of a lot of different things that altogether made her very memorable. Of course she had many fans, but what's more important is that she was also on the top of GP's minds as some people knew her because of music (catchy songs with 'quirky' lyrics like Oops), some because of her looks and image, some because of controversies (sexualised and revealing outfits, her age, relationships, the whole thing about her virginity, etc). This meant that people were more likely to talk about her, making her even more famous. It's like when you play video games and you can choose some power ups and each one increases your chances of winning even more. Britney had most (if not all) of the "power ups" available to a pop star at the time. Not only that. Eventually, it all led to a snow ball effect. She became a pop sensation, which meant that she would be referenced in a lot of shows, songs, parodies, etc. so if someone still didn't know her for the reasons mentioned above, they would come across her simply watching their favourite tv show. Off the top of my head, I still remember that one Lizzy McGuire episode where Lizzy mentions the Oops outfit and her brother yells "Mom! Dad! Lizzy wants to dress like BRITNEY SPEARS!", just so he can make her parents start freaking out and get Lizzy off the phone. There were probably a dozen similar things that we've all watched and don't remember now but it all contributed to how relevant was at that time. It's a bit like becoming a meme nowadays plus being a successful artist at the same time (except memes usually have a short lifecycle). As a side note, I recently realised that Britney didn't actually have that many hit songs. Not as many as I would have guessed she did anyway. Her music definitely was an important factor in her becoming famous. But it was just one of many factors.
  12. I love the interlude. I wish they went for this darker vibe with that era in general. The only thing that I think would make it better would be if it was her singing this song.
  13. I don't know how true it is but I've heard that for YouTube algorithms it doesn't make any difference if you upvote or downvote a video - both count towards engagement metrics in the same way, meaning that it's making a video more popular (same with commenting). And that's exactly what people who start drama want. I didn't even open the video because I don't think such type of content deserves more views.
  14. Yes, that's exactly what I mean. Thanks for sharing that, I had no idea that this elusive optimistic cosmic period has such a following now.
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