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Do Somethin’

Do somethin’ – Britney Spears

I’m never the smartest person in any room, so please treat this with as much “duh” as it deserves, but surely those of us who lived through Britney Spears (and every incarnation before then) have to look at this Miley Cyrus thing with some jaded experience. Not with regards to affect, or that it isn’t exciting when pop music pushes boundaries even if they’re the same ones over again (or have been pushed further by less mainstream, normative artists), but just there were/are very powerful corporations behind both, shaping and designing to that affect and excite, and it is in their prime interest that we keep talking about them, using their stranglehold to make sure we do. I’ve got some literature in the back of my car that i could show you and…

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Do Somethin’

Do somethin’ – Britney Spears

Sorry. I’m really busy with school. I did not know this was a Britney Spears song, though – it falling in her career at a time i wasn’t in a position stable enough to sponge it in. I shouldn’t feel bad about that.

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Lucky

Lucky – Britney Spears

I know she’s not really my cup of tea and i never listen to her by choice, but still i am really surprised that this is the first Britney Spears song to appear here. This song in particular. I don’t think i’ve even heard it since it fell out of our top 40 and its video off of early morning Rage or Video Hits. It’s not her best song. It falls into that myth-making/perpetuating category of Britney Spears songs that i might have a problem with. I wonder how her career (or her life_ would have carried on without it – without the meddling, the image construction. I wonder where the pop scene as a whole would be without it.

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