Britney Spears’ 14 Most Notable Collaborators
Dearly beloved, we’re gathered here today to talk about the Holy Spearit, who had descended to earth many a time over the years to collaborate with the top of the pops.
She’s worked with the industry’s most talented (LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy on a potential In the Zone cut that never materialized; Moby on “Early Mornin'”), respectable (Dido on “I’m Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman,” that white snake for her 2001 MTV VMA performance) and interesting (Ying Yang Twins on “(I Got That) Boom Boom”) forces. Also, Keri Hilson.
While Godney’s flock had their doubts about the wisdom of their messiah’s partnership with G-Eazy, “Make Me” has arrived in all its cooed glory. So as we pass judgment, let’s review some Spears Scripture for context about this latest collab. Here’s a look back at Britney’s most notable collaborators.
Don Philip (duet partner)
Album: … Baby One More Time (1999) Collaboration: “I Will Still Love You” was a deep cut that was never released as a single. The song came back to haunt Britney when she had to personally reject Philip while serving as an X Factor judge in 2012. The YouTube Verdict: “For all of you putting down Don Philip, remember, um, who had their pic taken showing her vagina? Who shaved her hair off and went berserk with an umbrella? Who went drinking every night with dimwit Paris Hilton?”
Shania Twain (songwriter)
Album: Oops!… I Did It Again (2000) Collaboration: The fourth and final single from Oops!, “Don’t Let Me Be The Last To Know” was penned by powerhouse couple Twain and Mutt Lange and features a lovely and more lyrical take on Britney’s favorite topic: navigating the intricacies of the modern geopolitical landscape jk it’s about boinking!! The YouTube Verdict: “this song turned me on when I was a child”
Austin Powers (video co-star)
Album: Britney (2001) Collaboration: Written and produced by The Neptunes, “Boys” was the sixth and last single from Brit Brit’s self-titled opus. The video featured flavors-of-the-moment DJ Qualls and Austin Powers, but it played even better in the opening credits of Austin Powers in Goldmember, which featured Beyoncé…not to mention Britney’s exploding head. The YouTube Verdict: “That was then, now it’s just an old ugly lady”