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Archive for February 2011

Shadow (In Depth series)

Posted by: Karenannanina on: February 28, 2011

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Jive used to pair Britney up with a producer like Eric Foster White or Max Martin, and try to develop some magic over weeks spent in the studio, but in more recent years they have tried to surf the wave of current musical fashion – with decidedly mixed results at times. The simplest way to […]

Me Against The Music (In Depth series)

Posted by: Karenannanina on: February 28, 2011

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Some songs are poems set to music. Some are tunes with words added. Me Against The Music is something else entirely. Nobody really knows which track was originally intended to be the lead single off of ITZ, though rumours abounded at the time. The one thing we do know is that Britney herself pushed for […]

When Your Eyes Say It (In Depth series)

Posted by: Karenannanina on: February 28, 2011

When Your Eyes Say It is an unobtrusive, gentle little track near the end of the Oops album, but it has a significance far beyond the obvious – which I will come to later. The song was written by Diane Warren, one of America’s greatest living songwriters. “Because You Loved Me”, “Can’t Fight the Moonlight”, […]

Where Are You Now? (In Depth series)

Posted by: Karenannanina on: February 28, 2011

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To a lot of Britney fans, “Where Are You Now” is a kind of Holy Grail – it’s not only their favorite Britney ballad, it’s the only song in her adult career where she delivers a power vocal. I remember my then boyfriend telling me that when he first heard it (on the PA system […]



  • Sarah Giansanti: First off, yeah! I've missed your writing haha Secondly, I've always been baffled of how people can say Britney's not a singer... Derr, that's her
  • Aline: Great article as usual. Please Karen, never stop writing for the site. I love your thoughts about our queen!
  • Karenannanina: Thanks Craig! I didn't realise I'd left some tracks out. I'll see what I can do!