Baby One More Time: Britney’s Greatest Hits
It's no "oops." This week on the Night Shift with Craig Alan, we're playing the best of Britney Spears.
First, you may be thinking Britney Spears? On MY radio station? We play the greatest hits, and there's no denying the some of Britney's songs have stood the test of time. It was 1998 when we first saw her in that schoolgirl outfit singing "...Baby One More Time." Over the ensuing 23 years, she has made more great music to dance to, shaved her head, performed at the Super Bowl, got married and divorced (who hasn't?), kissed Madonna (who hasn't), and is embroiled in a bizarre legal custody battle to control her own affairs. We're not passing judgement on Brit, just looking forward to singing along to her greatest hits.
In 2020, Rolling Stone ranked the song at number one on a list of the 100 Greatest Debut Singles of All Time. A worldwide phenomenon, "...Baby One More Time" went to #1 in more than 20 countries. The song and the video with the schoolgirl outfit are unforgettable.
A monster hit from Spears' second album, this song went Top 10 in the US and earned Britney a Grammy nomination. (She lost to Macy Gray's "I'll Try.)
"Toxic" earned Britney her first Grammy award, winning Best Dance Recording at the 2005 ceremonies. She almost missed out on this song, as it was written with Janet Jackson in mind and then offered to Kylie Minogue.
Another girl anthem, another worldwide hit and further proof that Britney Spears has a place on any radio station playing the greatest hits.
Clear some space, you'll need a dance floor as we pump up the music and #freebritney. Listen for these songs and more with Craig Alan on the Night Shift, right here on the station playing Kalamazoo's greatest hits: K102.5.
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