The Hits That Got Away From Every Britney Album: “I Will Be There”

Years before “I Love Rock n Roll” and “Don’t Keep Me Waiting,” (soft-)Rockney arguably made her first appearance on Britney Spears’ debut album. From the moment the spirited strumming of an acoustic guitar opens the song, it’s clear that “I Will Be There” is a unique track on the album. BreatheHeavy’s new feature, Should Have […]

Britney Spears’ Songwriting Is Highly Underrated

Decades of music journalism has shunned the pop world with the perception that many of its stars are just pretty faces that sing pre-packaged, banal hits. From the beginning of her career to the present, few artists have received more criticism in this regard than pop princess Britney Spears. However, Britney has always been involved […]

B-Sides: Lady Gaga’s ‘Dirty Ice Cream” Is The Original “Telephone”

The milkshake might bring all the boys to the yard, but dirty ice cream keeps them away. Lady Gaga has an unreleased track in every flavor, but “Dirty Ice Cream” is one of her tastiest. The campy pop tune made its debut on the singer’s old MySpace (RIP) page in 2007, and later made appearances […]

This Day In Pop: Drake Signs With Young Money Records

Drake is confirmed as a signee of Lil Wayne’s Young Money Records on June 29, 2009. This Day In Pop is a reoccurring RX piece, where BreatheHeavy examines a monumental anniversary in pop music. Whether it be a blockbuster release, game-changing performance, live mishap, or something in between, we’re here to dig through the archives […]

This Day In Pop: Amy Winehouse Gives Her Final Concert Performance

Amy Winehouse performs her stage show for the last time on June 18, 2011. This Day In Pop is a reoccurring RX piece, where BreatheHeavy examines a monumental anniversary in pop music. Whether it be a blockbuster release, game-changing performance, live mishap, or something in between, we’re here to dig through the archives and highlight […]

This Day In Pop: Britney Spears Injures Her Knee Filming “Outrageous”

This Day In Pop is a reoccurring RX piece, where BreatheHeavy examines a monumental anniversary in pop music. Whether it be a blockbuster release, game-changing performance, live mishap, or something in between, we’re here to dig through the archives and highlight some of the biggest moments in pop music history. Britney Spears injured her knee […]

In the Mind of a Popstar: What Mental Health Means in Today’s Music Industry

Bus, Plane, No Sleep, Club, Another Club, Anxiety, Paparazzi, Concert, No Sleep, Photoshoot, Depression, Body Dysmorphia, Concert Bombing, Album release, Bi-polar disorder, broken marriage, Award Show, next place, trauma, another concert. We’ve all seen the headlines.  Demi Lovato isn’t sober anymore. Lady GaGa has PTSD. Katy Perry chopped her hair off yearning to be just […]

This Day In Pop: Mandy Moore’s “In My Pocket”

Mandy Moore created a bite-sized banger with “In My Pocket.” This Day In Pop is a reoccurring RX piece, where BreatheHeavy examines a monumental anniversary in pop music. Whether it be a blockbuster release, game-changing performance, live mishap, or something in between, we’re here to dig through the archives and highlight some of the biggest […]

Britney Spears: The Crucified Pop Star

Millions of people flock around a woman, all screaming one name. Thousands of cameras are flashing as a fragile 5 foot 4 inch woman emerges amidst the chaos in large sunglasses and a messy updo. She forces a smile as large, muscular bodyguard ****** her to a black car. Legions of Paparazzi barricade her car […]