In her defense, Britney injured her knee while filming this video (requiring arthroscopic surgery and months of rehabilitation), so the video was never officially finished. And it does have Snoop Dogg.
Snoozefest! But she really is so pretty…
Boring song, boring dancing, boring sets, boring costumes. Not really anything redeeming about this one, now is there? SHUT YOUR FACE!!! It has Britney in it — what more do you need?!?
If we wanted a video about sugary sweet innocence, we’d be Taylor Swift fans. Give us our bad girl Britney back!
Britney looks incredible in that red dress, and her kids are pretty darn cute. To enjoy the video, all you need to do is ignore all of the dumb Smurf antics…
The real Britney is so much hotter than this cartoon…
I’ll take my Britney without intonations of stigmata or suicide, thank you very much. She tackles the dark side of fame so much better in other videos (see “I Wanna Go” or “Lucky” or “Piece of Me” or “Overprotected” or “Hold It Against Me” or any of a half dozen other videos…).
Preggers Britney is beautiful!
How can a video be so sexy and yet so dull at the same time…?
Love the song, but not a fan of the black hair. And the blurry stripper pole scenes seem to be a phone-in by our Princess of pop.
Even without a very original plot, Britney still rocks it.
While Anime Britney gets an A for effort, I prefer seeing my real Brit-Brit dancing around.
Now we’re getting somewhere!
Nobody knows how to make an entrance at a party quite like Britney. However, can we edit K-Fed out of this video pronto?
You might question why a second video is required for this song. YOU DO NOT QUESTION BRIT-BRIT. YOU OBEY.
Some of Britney’s best dance moves.
Party Mansion with an all-star supporting cast (Pharrell! Austin Powers! Justin Bruening! Jason Priestley! Taye Diggs!).
Elegant in its simplicity. No crazy boyfriends… no crazy papparrazzi… no crazy dance moves… all real (and beautiful!) scenery. Crossroads Brit at her finest!
Britney’s fun take on a rock classic.
Can’t go wrong with TRL’s longest-running video by a female artist.
Ah, humanity! Who knew that fame was so horrifyingly destructive? (And a bonus for you LOSTies out there: the *knock, knock, knock* is on room #42. IT IS ALL CONNECTED!)
It’s Britney, b**ch! And she’s looking flawless! (Seriously, Brit, you look stunning in this video!)
She does things with a chair that Clint Eastwood only fantasizes about…
“F you, F you, F you, you’re cool, F you. I’m out.” Britney’s revenge against those pesky paparazzi is inspiring. And Crossroads 2! (We can only hope that dream is realized one day…)
A little dated now, but there’s no question why this is a classic or why it was nominated for 4 VMAs.
Whatever you think of those lyrics — sheer genius or cheap trick? — you have to admit it’s a great video. (And for the record, I vote sheer genius.)
She is one sexy criminal!
The passing of the torch from the Queen to the Princess of Pop.
Britney doing what she does best: looking awesome.
There’s a lot going on in this video. And it is all enthralling.
That Britney is shameless. But her derrière did win her Best Female Video, Best Pop Video AND Video of the Year at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards.
The precursor to the perfection later achieved in “Till the World Ends.”
I know, I know… Not technically a music video, but it has all the trappings of a timeless Britney video (she looks fabulous, the dancing is perfect, and it’s a catchy song). Makes you want to switch from Coke, right?!
Britney sparkles in that shower of fireworks.
Words can not describe the brilliance of this video.
Britney Spears: All shall love her and despair…
The scandalous magic that started it all.
This gem takes music video storytelling to a whole new level. An epic dance anthem, Britney looking *amazing*, lens flare, and the Mayan apocalypse (!) all coalesce to make this video perfect.