Music News

Britney Spears performs onstage during the 2016 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 22, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

You can’t possibly be a fan of pop music without being a fan of Britney Spears, who dominated the industry for almost two decades. The “Princess of Pop” has pumped out some of the most iconic music videos that influenced how musical artists incorporate choreography with their music as well as setting fashion trends.

Below, we have gathered our top 13 videos that Britney’s put out over the course of her career that have influenced the realm of pop music.

  • If U Seek Amy

    When this song came out, everyone went wild with Brit’s clever play of words with the song title (If you get it, you get it. We’re not explaining this one). Britney plays up her sex appeal in the video, wearing black lingerie and a smoky eye in a hotel room with bodies lying around her.

  • (You Drive Me) Crazy

    Melissa Joan Hart and Adrian Grenier make appearances in the music video, named after the 1999 rom-com movie Drive Me Crazy the two actors starred in. The video features epic Y2K choreographed dance battles that they just don’t do enough of anymore.

  • Me Against The Music

    The Princess and Queen of Pop got together for the most epic showdown. Britney wears a sexy suit and tie, while Madonna wears an all-white suit. Our favorite part of the video is when the two pop superstars interact with each other through a wall that they share in different rooms.

  • Womanizer

    Britney bared it all throughout her “Womanizer” music video. She wears a short black wig and black-and-white outfit in an office, completely dominating the man who thinks he’s womanizing her, but she knows just what he is. Throughout the video, her character goes through many disguises to torment the poor chap, much to our amusement.

  • Gimme More

    “It’s Britney, bitch.” Britney takes a shot at her pole dancing skills in “Gimme More.” But she never slides down the pole! Still, we think she’s achieved the effect she was going for with the high-energy dance track.

  • Stronger

    Probably the most 2000s-sounding song, “Stronger’s” music video embodies all of the aspects of the era as well. From the futuristic white and silver outfits to Britney dancing solo with a steel chair, there’s a lot of iconic imagery. It shows why she’s a legend as a singer and dancer. And of course, they incorporated a rain scene.

  • Lucky

    We would absolutely die for Britney’s luxe pink robe in “Lucky.” She’s channeling old Hollywood glamour here. The video’s plot: Brit plays a lonely successful star, Lucky. It does hit a bit close to home, as the singer later went through personal problems in the public eye.

  • Circus

    She sure knows how to do product placement in this video, from her perfume line to Bulgari jewelry. Our favorite part of the video is when flames surround Britney and her dancers and elephants join in. The 2008 dance track is a metaphor for the public’s perception of Spears’ life.

  • I'm A Slave 4 U

    Everyone in this video is a hot, sweaty mess. That doesn’t seem to bother Britney, though, who wears a pink thong over leather pants — an iconic look. The 2001 song was written by Pharrell Williams and has become one of Spears’ signature hits, and is considered one of the defining pop songs of the early 2000s.

  • Work Bitch

    We love how hype “Work Bitch” is, but the dancing was definitely overshadowed by the massive amounts of explosions. Also, did you peep that Beats gag ball? Britney’s definitely working it in the 2013 EDM track. Black Eyed Peas’ will.i.am also wrote the song with Spears.

  • ...Baby One More Time

    “Oh baby, baby.” Britney’s pop career was propelled with this one, at the tender age of 16. Fun fact: the video was shot at Venice High School in Los Angeles, which was the setting for Rydell High in the movie Grease. She channels “Sandra Dee” from the beginning of the film and the black leather-clad “You’re The One That I Want” Sandy, simultaneously.

  • Oops!...I Did It Again

    Britney went intergalactic with this one. Her red patent leather jumpsuit went down as one of the most iconic looks in pop music video history. During its bridge, Spears delivers a spoken-word dialogue that references the blockbuster hit from a few years prior, Titanic.

  • Toxic

    Buckle up, since flight attendant Britney is up to no good, taking one lucky passenger for a trip to “the mile-high club.” Her nude, bejeweled catsuit was shocking for the era. It was something only she could pull off. Finally, Britney was blessed to ride on the back of a motorcycle with supermodel Tyson Beckford, before she backflips off superhero style. “Toxic” is by far her most iconic music video to date — and it cost $1,000,000 to make.

Sign me up for the K104.7 email newsletter!

Your favorite station is giving you exclusive access to some great content. Become a K 104.7 VIP Member and get exclusive access to music news, contests, quizzes, and MORE!

*
*
By clicking "Subscribe" I agree to the website's terms of Service and Privacy Policy. I understand I can unsubscribe at any time.