In the spirit of the upcoming release of the Britney Spears new album “Femme Fatale,” I’ve decided to revisit and update a list I first created a couple years ago, reviewing her music videos and compiling a list of Britney’s Top 10 Music Videos of all time. She’s had her ups and downs, but Britney is back on top of the world again, proving she’s here to stay. Excluding the Mickey Mouse Club, Britney’s career goes back to 1998 when her first video was made and the former teen star is turning 30 this year and is the mother of two.
In the past few years, she toured the world, bringing the Circus from city to city, and recently broke records with her latest single “Hold It Against Me” with its visual masterpiece music video directed by Jonas Akerlund.
Here are Britney’s Top Ten Music Videos of all time…
Over the years, Britney Spears has provided some pretty visually stunning music videos. While some can be attributed to special effects and intricate choreography, others are HOT based solely on her jaw-dropping hunky male co-stars. While some of the highlighted hotties were lesser known fashion models, others have been up-and-coming actors and one of them even became Mr. Britney Spears.
Considering Britt has made numerous iconic music videos, only two of them have garnered her “Moon Man” statues from the MTV Video Music Awards- “Womanizer” and “Piece of Me“. VH1 also honored the pop princess by ranking her fourth in their “50 Greatest Women of the Video Era” countdown, behind Whitney, Janet and Madonna who was top dog. Though she’s worked with many well-respected directors like Billie Woodruff, Herb Ritts, and David LaChappelle to name a few, Spears reportedly often comes up with the the theme and storylines for her videos herself. She’s practically a female Martin Scorsese.
Her latest video “Hold It Against Me” is already a huge hit. On its first television telecast, over 3.5 million viewers watched its premiere. As of today, it’s racked up almost 5 million views on YouTube.
Ding ding, round 2 of my new favorite post of the week, Who’d You Rather. Last week, I pitted two male models against each other. Although both in the same field, you highly agreed that Todd Sanfield should be crowned the winner. This week, I’m pitting two male models once again, but this time, they have something else in common: they have both starred in female power house music videos. Meet today’s match up.
Brandon Stoughton is not only ridiculously good looking but also the male star in the video for Britney Spears’ Womanizer. Rumour has it that he’s gay and has a little bit of a romantic history with one Lance Bass. He is an LA native born in 1981 and in ’07, snagged his first big ad campaign with Calvin Klein.
Willy Monfret is the steamy tall dark and handsome man with the most appealing eyes in Nicki Minaj’s video for Right Thru Me. This leading male was discovered in Paris when he was 27 years old after leaving the world of athletics due to an injury. Naturally, with a body like that, he decided to make the move to modelling. Good choice.
I recently came across Sliimy and was captivated by his amazing voice. Apparently it was Perez Hilton that discovered this gem last December 2008 with his cover of Britney Spears’ Womanizer. Sliimy whose real name is Yanis Sahraoui was born in 1989 and is a french singer-songwriter from Saint-Étienne (France). If Mika and Lily Allen had a baby it would probably sound like Sliimy.
One of these days, I’ll post something that isn’t just a youtube video, but until then here’s something I’m sure at least a couple of the other homorazzi writers will enjoy.
1 singer, four audio tracks, 1 split screen video: enjoy