Throwback Thursday ‘Stronger’ by Britney Spears (2000)
Britney has been making headlines lately due to a new documentary Framing Britney Spears on Hulu.
It is all about the #FreeBritney movement revolving around Britney's conservatorship.
It also takes a deeper look at how she was treated by the media. I mean, why are grown men asking her about her virginity when she's barely legal? The late 90s and 00s were a weird time.
Because Britney seems to be fighting to get control of her life back, I thought "Stronger" was the perfect anthem! We love you, Britney!
This was also requested from a listener and I hadn't done it before so here we are.
"Stronger" by Britney Spears was the third single from her second album, Oops!...I Did it Again. (I know every word of this album. It still holds up. So good.)
According to Wikipedia, "In the United States, "Stronger" peaked at number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 on the date of January 27, 2001, after entering the top 40 at number 29 on December 30, 2000. It also peaked at number 17 on the Top 40 Mainstream chart. It was also certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). "Stronger" also peaked at number two on the Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales component chart, and number 37 on Rhythmic Top 40. As of June 2012, "Stronger" has sold 415,000 physical units, with 270,000 paid digital downloads in the United States. It is Spears' third best-selling physical single in the country."
Not too shabby.
The music video was directed by Joseph Kahn and was featured on MTV's Making The Video. (Oh man, I loved that show!)
The music video has a futuristic vibe and some pretty cool special effects for the time. It tells the story of Britney leaving a bad relationship, but feeling stronger after doing so! She feels so much better that she dancing with a chair and a cane! Iconic!
The video premiered on November 3, 2000, and eventually received a nomination for the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards for Best Pop Video.