Despise her, love her, question how many years she really has left, either way, no one can deny, Britney Spears knows how to make headlines, whether it’s for all the right reasons, or the wrong.
Once again, Miss Spears hasn’t failed to disappoint. Upon launching a so-called “comeback”, and cracking her whip all the way to the top of the charts, the self appointed Queen of Pop (seemingly ever more true with the sales of Madonna’s latest album) has ushered in a new type of underground dance music that lays heavy with synch pops and spins, and her latest offers all that and more amidst a flurry of controversy.
Adoring public, or not so a adoring, meet “If You Seek Amy”, Britney’s latest dance creation that will most likely prove to burn its way up the charts, even if it is only from digital downloads. Why so controversial? Say the title fast, if it hasn’t come to you yet, try again, it will.
Some radio, and the Parents Television Council (something like the PTAs of all PTAs), have attempted to stifle the song, with little success. It has entered the Billboard Hot 100 on airplay alone, but radio is beginning to stop spinning the disk with worry of fines from the FCC. Spears and her camp at Jive have quickly recovered, issuing statements that they will tweak the song, so it sounds like “If You See Amy”.
Isn’t that wonderful (insert eye roll here). All the headlines have really got me wondering, is Britney’s success or failure up to her, or up to us? The public turned an uncaring eye to Spears over the past three years, reviling in her downfalls and attacking her for the slightest misstep. (Most people stumble, even while carrying a toddler. Lets be honest, my friend’s sister dropped her on her head. Yes, I did want to get her story on here just so I could show her).
Now a real question is has Britney comeback from a dark place because she’s shaped up, or is it that we feel bad for making her life really terrible, so the public is finally rationalizing the idea of being nice to her because she has “changed”. The point is, the Parents Television Council really doesn’t care that Lady Gaga is saying “I had a little bit too much” (I’m sure she meant sugar), and that Lil Wayne wants you to “lick his lollipop”. So why Britney? Why try to stop her song from being played?
I suppose the real irony here is, why should the Parents Television Council have any say in what is played on the radio anyway? I guess what I’m trying to say here is, Britney Spears, while not an angel, is certainly no different from anyone else here on planet earth, 100 million dollars give or take.
If it was you, wouldn’t you like a chance, at least a chance? Her song is no more unplayable then most of what is on top 40 today, so the next time you hear Britney on the radio, help her out a little, and turn it up. You don’t have to listen.