Britney Spears’ ‘Slave 4 U’ turns 18 years old: Feel old?

While some remember 2001 as a dark time, there was one gleaming light in the darkness, and her name was Britney Jean Spears. Yes, I bolded her name because you put respect on her name when speaking about the queen of pop. On this day, September 25, in 2001, Britney Jean Spears taught America about sexuality and invented music with her iconic song, “I’m a Slave 4 u.” Britney Jean Spears brought the country together with sexy dancing, moaning, and pure pop goodness.

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I know I may be young, but I’ve got feelings too

“I’m a Slave 4 u” is the first single off of her third album entitled “Britney.” It was written and produced by The Neptunes, Chad Hugo, and Pharrell Williams. “I’m a Slave 4 U” is proof that Pharrell doesn’t screw up everything he touches. The song was Britney Jean Spears sexually awakening. At the age of 19, it was Britney shedding her good-girl image and starting a more mature path in music. Fun fact: this song was written for Janet Jackson, along with another song off of “Britney” entitled “Boys.” What bops.

Frankly iconic

Lyrically, the song talks about being in the club and letting the music control you and being a “slave to the music.” In an interview, Britney Jean Spears said that the song is “about me just wanting to go out and forget who I am and dance and have a good time. That’s kinda where I am now right now. I love working, but at the same time, I love having a good time.” Let’s be real, it’s about having sex with someone hot.

The song also had a strong R&B and urban feel to the song. There’s also a lot of breathing, panting, record scratching, and moaning in the song. Most don’t know that it’s a federal offense if you don’t breathe heavy, pant, or moan with Britney. That’s why most people go to jail. “I’m a Slave 4 u” is frankly a hypnotic banger that you can’t help to dance to when it comes on. It’s the 2000s equivalent Janet Jackson’s “Nasty,” which you need to hear if you haven’t already. I’m still waiting for the Britney Jean Spears and Janet Jackson duet.

“I’m a Slave 4 U” because iconic at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards. Britney Jean Spears performed the song, and a special guest came on stage: a live albino Burmese Python. There was also a white tiger, but no one cares about that tiger. You have seen one tiger, you have seen them all. She also rode a male dancer like a horse. It wasn’t as dirty as it sounds. But it was risque for the time.

Throughout the years, Britney Jean Spears has even made it more sexually charged and dirty. She’s added whips, stripper poles, rainforest/jungle chic, and also remixed it with Busta Rhymes and The Nuptune’s song “Light Your Ass on Fire.” Such an iconic remix that all need to hear. “I’m a Slave 4 U” is a timeless classic that all should enjoy and respect. Without it, we wouldn’t have music.

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Top 5 Events in 2013 that Pop’ed Our World: The Honorable Mentions

Honorable mention

Now, we couldn’t cover every event we wanted to in our top 5 countdown. Since there was so many great events to choose from, we decided give out some honorable mention awards because who doesn’t like knowing that they are just mediocre? (just kidding…well, in this sense anyways).

Kimye

So we are just going to get this out-of-the-way because I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of hearing about “Kimye”. The only reason that it’s getting an honorable mention is because…well it was rather quite shocking when Kanye West got together with Kim Kardashian back in 2012 (I know, it’s been that long) and the two just blew up the world in 2013. I mean, it was only a matter of time that these two got together. Kayne’s ego is as big as Kim’s ass so they balance each other out…literally.  They even made a baby…just in time for the Keeping Up with the Kardashian’s rating to go down and to face cancellation. Named North West (that baby will end up getting beat up 1) because of her name and 2) because of her parents), the child has garnered mass amounts of attention and they even showed that she was real when Kanye West was a guest on Kris Jenner’s “sadly” cancelled talk show that aired in Wyoming, California, Texas, New York and Idaho. Now the two are engaged and they are on the path to married bliss.

MileyCyrus

Like her BFFLs Kanye and Kim, it was a big year for our little Milers. Miley chopped off her hair, released her album “Bangerz”,rode a wrecking ball and twerked with a foam finger on a Robin Thicke dressed like beetlejuice. This was the year of Miley Cyrus and no one is complaining…that much. Miley has stolen the attention of  the world by her provocative way of her just being Miley, just ask her best friend Leslie (see what I did there?). Either way you look at it, Miley is on top of the world and 2014 looks like it’s going to Miley’s…well, you figure it out

arianagrande

While this was the year of Miley Cyrus, it was also the year of her next door neighbor Ariana Grande. The second coming of Mariah Carey broke out onto the scene with “The Way” and pretty much shocked the non-arianators with her presences that she creates when she sings. Then confirmed that’s she no one trick pony with the release of her album “Yours Truly” in September.  The 3-year in the making album quickly jumped to number one, making her the fifteenth artist and first female artist to have their first album debut atop of the charts since January 2010, when Ke$ha’s debut album “Animal”  was number one. Ariana has shown that she’s not just another teen star. 2014 looks like it will be an even bigger year for Ariana as she sets to drop her second album in the awkward period where it’s still winter but yet it’s going to spring (aka February-April).

Britney Spears

It has been speculated since the Queen of Pop Britney Spears finished her last tour in 2011 about her taking up residency in Las Vegas but it was confirmed until September when she announced in probably the hugest way possible-on Good Morning America in desert with over a thousands of Britney’s fans with Britney coming down on a helicopter. She also happen to announce that she was going to drop a new album, entitled “Britney Jean”, but the real focus was on Britney making history as she is the youngest person to take up residency in the Sin City.  While the album had more than stellar album sales and views, “Britney: Piece of Me” debuted on December 27 with stellar views as Britney showed the world that she still got it. While bringing the club feel to Planet Hollywood’s THE AXIS auditorium, Britney puts on a show like no either by reinventing her hits. Britney will be performing in Vegas until 2015  with a 100 show and the possibility to add more.

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No words can describe this…so here’s the performance:

Yeah…..now you understand why.

Britney Spears makes it works

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Britneybitch

Oh hot damn! Britney Spears released her newest music video for her song “Work Bitch”! In case you haven’t seen it, watch it now:

This music video is probably one of the hottest music video that Queen B put out after her whole mental breakdown phase.  She dancing like a bat outta hell and it’s pretty much awesome!!! It’s like the Slave 4 U days aka the days of TRL.  Even the dress that she has on is kinda like the one from her video from “Born to Make You Happy” and it’s just all one big sexy video.

This makes us realize that her Vegas shows will be something that dreams will be made of.

If you want to experience all of this sexless in Vegas, then you should purchase tickets now because it will be much the sexiest show there, well besides the dirrty ones!

I don’t know about you but I’m excited for Britney’s vegas show and her new album.