Britney Spears Song Meanings and Interpretations
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This song has a significance in a marketing way much that the artistic one... Let me explain: This is the pattern to be followed by all popstars from that time on. First release an "innocent-teen" record then with your second release as your fans grow in terms of age, you should do, with the most eccentric way: Transit to a naughty girl that they can follow!
Actually I came to comment on this one just to let you know that there's one cool cover by A Static Lullsby on that song! -Just kidding, it's a nice pop hit, I actually remember MTV back in the day naming in one of the most "temperature rising" video clips of that era, side by side with Christina Aguilera's Dirrty....
So, SO late-90's-early 00's title song!! That's what I love about it, can you imagine today any pop song including the word "e-mail" ??? Don't think so! Well there's the easy punchline of following and twitter I've seen in some rap songs, but no, this take the cake!
This is possible the reason why I had a crush on Britney when I was 14 -I admit it openly, she was really cute back then), this track is about giving your spirit to someone, although it's drown in all that naive mainstream pop-chewing gum lyrics, it sure has a passion
Same spirit, It's the shy girl of the last desk, who's got a secret crush on the popular guy in the school and is stunned when she finds out that he knows her name, by calling her out loud one day (well, the 2nd part of the story has nothing to do with the song's lyrics, I just dig the utter cliche-ness of it)
Now look at that album cover....... Feels like from another time, light years away. Britney started out as a high-school sweetheart, (this song's videoclip is shot in a high school for the fact) engaging the later pop icons to start off their career likewise.