What Has Britney Spears Offered Musically?

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Recently, the bulk of popdirt news has been centered around Britney. Britney magazine covers, Britney sightings, Britney’s sexual explorations, and a little about her “music.” But really, besides a few catchy beats, seductive breathing and whispering, and most recently, an oversexed, overaged pop icon – what has Britney really offered in terms of music?

“…It’s sad you only get your fame through controversy.” – Christina Aguilera, “Can’t Hold Us Down”

She gets hype over the moves she makes outside of what she was set out to do in the first place — and that’s to sing. But in the past 4 or 5 years, she has yet to prove that she has that talent. Yes, she has proven that she knows how to get attention. But kissing Madonna, Colin Farrell, and Fred Durst… well that’s not exactly what she gets paid for. Or at least it shouldn’t be.

If she wants to expose her body, then more power to her, but it seems that she wants to be a model and not a singer. Why doesn’t she put some of that effort into perfecting (or better yet, finding) her vocal ability? She can go learn to play an instrument; write a song; find some kind of creative voice. She’s been given the opportunity of a lifetime, but instead of trying to make it happen, her and her “people” just want their radio spins and to make people’s heads turn.

Perhaps if she offered something a bit more surprising in the form of a well sung ballad maybe, she wouldn’t have to kiss her mother to sell a record.


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11 thoughts on “What Has Britney Spears Offered Musically?

  1. blah says:

    Why does it bother you so much that she is successful? Who cares? You are right, she is predictable, she has a mediocre (if that) voice, she does not write songs that will change the world. So what? I personally have better things to b**** about. These essays crack me up! Why do people get so worked up about these stars they will never meet? Seriously, not all musicians are out to save the world. I personally see nothing wrong with her taking her mediocre talent in whatever direction she chooses. BTW…why is Madonna overaged? Once you are over the age of 30 you cannot be a pop star?

  2. BabyBlue2578 says:

    What’s up with all the freaking essays! Let it go! I actually agree this time… mostly…. but let it go!!! Damn.

  3. cwaaft says:

    Christina has already started the downhill roll on her career. Her voice no longer matters. She has selfishly allowed her image to be what important for her. There have been many music artists that didn’t have a 6 octave range. If all it took was powerful lungs and range, the only people singing would be opera singers. People don’t buy Britney Spears albums to look at her picture. They do it because they like the music. As hard as it it for some of you to believe, more people like Britney’s music than Christina’s even with her “beautiful” voice. That’s got to burn. Christina will never be a GREAT singer because she has no soul. She is all about riffing and forced styling. Her live performances are amateurish. Her personality is grating and whiny. She’s made a career out of being a victim of her father, her former managers, her former friends, her former employees, her former boyfriend (who no one told her was gay). She needs to mature, find her own style and stop trying to steal Mariah’s and stop blaming others for her bad judgments. Already, Britney Spears is a music and celebrity icon. Her songs Baby One More Time, Oops I Did It Again, I’m A Slave 4 U & Not A Girl are all well known. People from 3 to 83 know her name. If she were to end her career right now, in 20 years, people would still remember Britney Spears. If all it took was good marketing to make a Britney Spears, why are there no others like her? Why is Christina still a poor man’s second? her managers have access to the same type of marketing standards.

  4. ballersfantasy says:

    ..It’s sad you only get your fame through controversy.” – Christina Aguilera, “Can’t Hold Us Down” What’s sad is how you people get your boring, sappy ass essays posted.

  5. jimmypee says:

    SO true. no one can argue anything against that. she has no talent. just a good PR team. what a waste of space.

    All you could come up with as a response to “Britney has no talent” is a load of nonsense about how Christina isn’t a great singer?? CLASSIC. What’s got to burn is that Britney can’t even outsell Christina anymore. Christina’s got her beat in every single way. OUCH! its almost like the world versus the Nazis. we won, you krauts lost. “thats gotta burn!”

  6. XxmissyxX says:

    oh my goodness…i think we should all get together and smack musicman for actually POSTING these freaking tired ass annoying essays. I don’t even read them…i just shudder instead. shut up people……..shut the heck up!!!! we..get..the…damned..point. you love Britney/you hate her/Christina is talented/ yeah freaking YEAH! stop this insanity musicman!!!! no offense to the author of this article..I’m just annoyed and you contributed to it greatly

  7. LiLGrrl3369 says:

    That was worded so well. The only thing I disagree with is that I think people will remember Christina in 20 years too, but probably in a lot more negative light.

  8. B0rntoplay says:

    I sure find it interesting that someone with “no talent” is selling millions of albums… But yeah, that Christina quote was excellent. Not at all hypocritical, because Christina didn’t appear on Rolling Stone completely naked, right?

    Britney selling 50 million albums worldwide is very impressive, especially given she has no talent. You know whats also impressive? Having one of the biggest anti-Britney fans I know admit to me that, as she put it, “has that damn Britney song in her head.” Its amazing that someone can dislike a person so much, yet have to admit her songs are good. Because, lets face it, her songs ARE good, so I understand. I guess Britney DOES have something to offer musically. Granted, my friend may hate her, but she is obviously more honest and less hard-headed than the Britney haters here at popdirt, so I shouldn’t really compare her to those people, but it was worth a mention. Just goes to prove how amazing Britney is.

  9. jazzprofounder says:

    Well that’s your opinion. Just because you don’t like Christina doesn’t mean that half the world doesn’t like Christina. And yeah, Britney has made many accomplishments, but you or anyone else for that matter can’t predict these artist’s lives and careers. And is it really necessary to always make Britney look good by making Christina look bad? Get real, people have different taste in artists, and Britney and Christina are both different people, musically! It’s nice that you like Britney, but you don’t have to be immature by putting down other people’s past ambitions and accomplishments all because Britney has made a few hit singles and #1 albums.

  10. hellahooked says:

    cwaaft, omg you said it all. I completely agree with you and especially this part: “People don’t buy Britney Spears albums to look at her picture. They do it because they like the music. As hard as it it for some of you to believe, more people like Britney’s music than Christina’s even with her “beautiful” voice. That’s got to burn” That is 100% so true.

  11. breez says:

    “If all it took was good marketing to make a Britney Spears, why are there no others like her? Why is Christina still a poor man’s second? her managers have access to the same type of marketing standards” Britney Spears is a puppet on a marketing machine she can’t control. And in answer to your question, Britney flooded the market. It’s called overexposure. People may be stupid enough to fall for the trick and buy Britney’s albums once, but they’re not gonna do it all over again for someone else. Just face it – Britney Spears is not an artist or a musician.

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