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Audio Remasterer: Tom Coyne. Like 2004's Greatest Hits: My Prerogative, 2009's The Singles runs 17 tracks but the selected songs result in a very different listening experience. To begin with, the five years separating the two compilations were tumultuous ones for Britney Spears, but they resulted in a clutch of hits that kept her on the charts despite all the drama, hits that firmly entrenched Britney as a dance club diva. This stretch of six singles -- "Gimme More," "Piece of Me," "Womanizer," "Circus," "If You Seek Amy," "Radar" -- along with the excellent new Max Martin-written and produced single "3" (much better than any of the three new cuts on My Prerogative), help push The Singles away from teen pop and toward pure dance-pop bliss, a shift in tone underscored by the virtual absence of ballads (the only one included is "Everytime," which in this context plays a bit as a chill-out number). In some regards, giving her early sticky bubblegum and fluffy ballads a bit of a short shrift does downplay B...
Song List: Disc 1
1. 3
2. ...Baby One More Time
3. (You Drive Me) Crazy [The Stop Remix!] (remix)
4. Born to Make You Happy
5. Oops!... I Did It Again
6. Stronger
7. I'm a Slave 4 U
8. Boys [The CD-ED Remix] (remix, featuring Pharrell Williams)
9. Me Against the Music
10. Toxic
11. Everytime
12. Gimme More
13. Piece of Me
14. Womanizer
15. Circus
16. If U Seek Amy
17. Radar
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Label:  Jive Records (USA)
ArtistBritney Spears
Release Date:  November 10, 2009
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