MTV is celebrating Britney Spears‘ upcoming 30th birthday (Dec. 2) by examining her 30 smash hit music videos and pitting them against one another in a tournament to see which video emerges victorious.
Personally, we’re fans of the classics — “…Baby One More Time” still inspires last-minute Halloween costumes, and we haven’t forgotten a single bit of the “Sometimes” choreography.
The “Britney experts” weigh in below in the video. “I’m actually surprised that ‘Lucky’ isn’t ahead of ‘Boys,'” says Jocelyn Vena. “Just because it was such a big TRL video; it was a big moment for her at the time, and there’s kind of that big nostalgia factor.”
Jordan Miller, one of Britney’s biggest fansite owners, weighed in on the “Gimme More” vs. “Stronger” videos. (For the record, Zap2it wonders how that’s even up for debate.) “When ‘Gimme More’ first came out, people hated it,” he said. “Let’s be real. But honestly, ever since that alternate version came out, people really like ‘Gimme More,’ especially since she’s performing it on tour, but I think the fans are going to go with ‘Stronger’ because that was her first video where she really broke out into the sexy scene.”
What are your all-time favorite Britney videos? And how do you plan on celebrating her 30th birthday?