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Nick F1
post Jun 13 2015, 10:03 AM
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It’s 16 years since Britney Spears brought pigtails and knee socks back into fashion for anyone over the age of 9, but there’s more to Brit than inspiring a million easy peasy Halloween costumes up and down the country.

Tomorrow sees the release of Pretty Girls, Britney’s sassy team-up with Iggy Azalea. In celebration of what will next week very likely be her 30th Top 40 hit (30!) we take a look at Britney’s biggest selling songs and her massive albums.

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top singles

1 ...Baby One More Time: 1.54 million
2 Scream & Shout: 860,000
3 Oops...! I Did It Again: 475,000
4 Sometimes: 456,000
5 Womanizer: 446,000
6 Toxic: 425,000
13 Circus: 223,000

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Here’s her full Top 20:

TITLE PEAK YEAR
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1 BABY ONE MORE TIME 1 1999
2 SCREAM & SHOUT (WITH WILL.I.AM) 1 2012
3 OOPS I DID IT AGAIN 1 2000
4 SOMETIMES 3 1999
5 WOMANIZER 3 2008
6 TOXIC 1 2004
7 EVERYTIME 1 2004
8 BORN TO MAKE YOU HAPPY 1 2000
9 YOU DRIVE ME CRAZY 5 1999
10 PIECE OF ME 2 2007
11 GIMME MORE 3 2007
12 LUCKY 5 2000
13 CIRCUS 13 2008
14 STRONGER 7 2000
15 I'M A SLAVE 4 U 4 2001
16 3 7 2009
17 TILL THE WORLD ENDS 21 2011
18 HOLD IT AGAINST ME 6 2011
19 I'M NOT A GIRL NOT YET A WOMAN 2 2002
20 OVERPROTECTED 4 2002


top albums

1 ...Baby One More Time: 1.2 million
2 Greatest Hits: My Prerogative: 997,000
3 Oops...! I Did It Again: 906,000
4 In The Zone: 533,000
5 Britney: 459,000

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http://www.officialcharts.com/chart-news/b...revealed__9774/
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post Jun 13 2015, 11:01 AM
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Very surprised that 'Sometimes' and 'Womaniser' have outsold Toxic! 'Toxic' always felt huge in comparison. It's such a shame that 'Everytime' is so far down though.

Greatest Hits: My Prerogative: 997,000

At least this will past 1 million, it would be good if it was reduced during 'Pretty Girls' and promoted so it could shift at least 1,000 copies.
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post Jun 13 2015, 11:46 AM
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But what about other Britney singles like "Dont let me be the last to know" , "From the bottom of my broken heart and " I love rock n roll" and also that "stand alone" single she had when she was pregnant with her first child.
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post Jun 13 2015, 12:44 PM
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QUOTE(LeeWallace @ Jun 13 2015, 12:01 PM) *
Very surprised that 'Sometimes' and 'Womaniser' have outsold Toxic! 'Toxic' always felt huge in comparison. It's such a shame that 'Everytime' is so far down though.

Greatest Hits: My Prerogative: 997,000

At least this will past 1 million, it would be good if it was reduced during 'Pretty Girls' and promoted so it could shift at least 1,000 copies.
2004 was just an abysmal year for sales! The cultural impact of said songs still remains in tact. It's similar to 'Crazy In Love' by Beyonce. A song which seemed HUGE/was everywhere but has "only" sold about 450k (last time I checked - which was a while ago tbf). The sales period for those eras were just terrible! sad.gif

Two more of her albums closer to the million mark than I thought they would be! Which is pleasing to see. But it saddens me that NONE of her albums post ITZ/the first greatest hits have sold enough to get top 5 in her best sellers. I thought 'Circus' might've overtaken at least! sad.gif
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post Jun 13 2015, 01:07 PM
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Since the last time we had a Britney update (December 2013), only 'Gimme More' and 'Lucky' have swapped places:

01 (01) BABY ONE MORE TIME 1 1999 1,540,000 (+15k)
02 (02) SCREAM & SHOUT (WITH WILL.I.AM) 1 2012 860,000 (+41k)
03 (03) OOPS I DID IT AGAIN 1 2000 475,500 (+5.5k)
04 (04) SOMETIMES 3 1999 456,000 (+3k)
05 (05) WOMANIZER 3 2008 446,500 (+6.5k)
06 (06) TOXIC 1 2004 425,500 (+17.5k)
07 (07) EVERYTIME 1 2004 365,000 (+30k)
08 (08) BORN TO MAKE YOU HAPPY 1 2000 340,000 (+5k)
09 (09) YOU DRIVE ME CRAZY 5 1999 290,000 (+4k)
10 (10) PIECE OF ME 2 2007 285,000 (+9k)
11 (12) GIMME MORE 3 2007 245,000 (+20k)
12 (11) LUCKY 5 2000 240,000 (+5k)
13 (13) CIRCUS 13 2008 223,000 (+8k)
14 (14) STRONGER 7 2000 210,000 (+10k)
15 (15) I'M A SLAVE 4 U 4 2001 200,000 (+20k)
16 (16) 3 7 2009 180,000 (+5k)
17 (17) TILL THE WORLD ENDS 21 2011 175,000 (+5k)
18 (18) HOLD IT AGAINST ME 6 2011 175,000 (+5k)
19 (19) I'M NOT A GIRL NOT YET A WOMAN 2 2002 170,000 (+5k)
20 (20) OVERPROTECTED 4 2002 165,000 (+5k)

Estimates are from Shireblogger on Haven. Back in 2013, this is what he predicted were the next 10 songs:

21 ME AGAINST THE MUSIC (WITH MADONNA) 2 2003 150,000
22 IF U SEEK AMY 20 2008 125,000
23 MY PREROGATIVE 3 2004 120,000
24 BREAK THE ICE 15 2008 110,000
25 BOYS (WITH PHARRELL) 7 2002 90,000
26 DO SOMETHIN' 6 2005 80,000
27 I LOVE ROCK N ROLL 13 2002 70,000
28 DON'T LET ME BE THE LAST TO KNOW 12 2001 65,000
29 WORK BITCH 7 2013 50,000
30 RADAR 46 2009 25,000

I doubt that any, aside 'Work Bitch', have sold any more than 5k since.
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post Jun 13 2015, 01:26 PM
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seems ridiculous how Oops I Did It Again, Sometimes (I don't even recall this) and Womanizer are ahead of Toxic/Everytime in sales, good to see that they're trickle selling more than the others around them though.

Pretty Girls will probably not even break the top 25 in this I imagine, oops. It'll probably sell a similar amount to Work Bitch
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post Jun 13 2015, 02:07 PM
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WB is around 90,000 - 100,000 for sure
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post Jun 13 2015, 02:13 PM
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Lol, Sometimes above Toxic, Everytime etc. drama.gif 2004's abysmal sales really show when you look at lists like this and classics from 2004 are often below forgettable tracks from other periods, just because sales were so bad then :/
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post Jun 13 2015, 02:17 PM
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QUOTE(Nick F1 @ Jun 13 2015, 03:07 PM) *
WB is around 90,000 - 100,000 for sure

Yeah, it sold 40k in its first week and has been in the Top 1500 on iTunes for the past 18 months.
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Yeah I'm pretty sure if you asked someone in the street (who was brushed up on Britney's discography of course) whether 'Toxic' or 'Sometimes' was more remembered they'd definitely go for the former. I suppose the latter just has the advantage of being released in a thriving sales climate, while 'Toxic' was in one that was probably in its worst condition ever.

Glad that 'Scream & Shout' isn't really close to overtaking 'Baby...One More Time', that would've been a travesty. What a classic the latter is!


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To be fair to Sometimes, it had a good chart run at the time, and it's one of her longest running singles in the chart. So it may not be looked back on too fondly anymore by most, but back in 1999 it was a big hit! The 33rd best seller of the year, outselling some of that year's #1s.

Obviously the impact of songs like Toxic is far greater (to say the least), but like others have said, 2004 was a pretty abysmal year for sales. It had a highly respectable first week sales figure (100k+) but beyond that I think it sold under 300k by the end of 2004? I was really glad when it eventually went Gold, that really is the least it deserves. Hopefully Everytime follows suit before long. (That single didn't even go silver in 2004!).

I'm disappointed that they didn't reveal more album sales figures. I was most interested to know sales figures for her latter 4 studio albums. sad.gif
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QUOTE(Jonjo @ Jun 13 2015, 02:44 PM) *
2004 was just an abysmal year for sales! The cultural impact of said songs still remains in tact. It's similar to 'Crazy In Love' by Beyonce. A song which seemed HUGE/was everywhere but has "only" sold about 450k (last time I checked - which was a while ago tbf). The sales period for those eras were just terrible! sad.gif

Two more of her albums closer to the million mark than I thought they would be! Which is pleasing to see. But it saddens me that NONE of her albums post ITZ/the first greatest hits have sold enough to get top 5 in her best sellers. I thought 'Circus' might've overtaken at least! sad.gif

CIL has sold over 600k. Britney's biggest problem are her catalog sales - they're tragic.
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It's a shame sales were so bad in 2004 because Toxic should rightly be no.2 on this thing.
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QUOTE(Haribo @ Jun 14 2015, 04:17 AM) *
CIL has sold over 600k. Britney's biggest problem are her catalog sales - they're tragic.


every artist has singles which sells less and which sells more... depends how popular the songs are on the radio, tv shows etc.. her most popular songs are selling, there's nothing tragic about it.. i'm sure that Beyonce's 'Baby Boy' or 'Me Myself & I' are not selling as Crazy In Love or Listen.. right?
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post Jun 14 2015, 08:58 AM
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QUOTE(Jay ジ @ Jun 13 2015, 03:34 PM) *
To be fair to Sometimes, it had a good chart run at the time, and it's one of her longest running singles in the chart. So it may not be looked back on too fondly anymore by most, but back in 1999 it was a big hit! The 33rd best seller of the year, outselling some of that year's #1s.

Obviously the impact of songs like Toxic is far greater (to say the least), but like others have said, 2004 was a pretty abysmal year for sales. It had a highly respectable first week sales figure (100k+) but beyond that I think it sold under 300k by the end of 2004? I was really glad when it eventually went Gold, that really is the least it deserves. Hopefully Everytime follows suit before long. (That single didn't even go silver in 2004!).

I'm disappointed that they didn't reveal more album sales figures. I was most interested to know sales figures for her latter 4 studio albums. sad.gif


Sometimes is easily her best for me heart.gif
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QUOTE(Simon. @ Jun 14 2015, 09:58 AM) *
Sometimes is easily her best for me heart.gif

I've never met anyone else who shares this opinion. (You Drive Me) Crazy and Lucky are probably on the same level though wub.gif
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post Jun 15 2015, 02:52 AM
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Born To Make You Happy and Oops! are her best for me. I prefer them over Toxic and Everytime.
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QUOTE(Haribo @ Jun 14 2015, 05:17 AM) *
CIL has sold over 600k. Britney's biggest problem are her catalog sales - they're tragic.


Yes, pure pop songs do very badly in that respect - Kylie has the same problem. sad.gif
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Crazy in Love has the current advantage of being on the 50 Shades soundtrack which will give it a good push in the years to come.

Nice to see Everytime sell quite a lot in trickle sales since 2013 but I guess it helps it's somewhat regularly performed on television on talent shows.

I just wish they gave us sales for all her albums.
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My heart weeps seeing Scream & Shout as the second highest in this catalogue of (mostly) brilliant singles. Most were just unfortunate to be released in a low sales climate. The only comfort is it does give the list some current relevance with one in the top 10 being since 2010.
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