Happy 31st Birthday Britney Spears!


31. Let’s not forget the genesis of the Britney Takeover! Look at all those Pink hair accessories. I’ll take that as a premeditated shouts-out to us:


  • kendra

    Ha! This was fun! I’m bowing, bitch! I’m BOWING!

    • Shannon

      kendra, you and me both (bowing), lol!

  • Amanda

    I LOVE THIS! Such a fun, entertaining read. Thanks, Shannon!

    Happy Birthday to the Absolute Queen BRITNEY SPEARS! I still can’t believe she’s 31, though. I was barely into my teens when she was first introduced to us. LOVE HER ALWAYS.

    • Shannon

      Amanda, you’re welcome– so glad you enjoyed!

  • JCZ

    Happy birthday Queeney!

    I was all… ahhh hold up, Shannon you can’t be posting bout Brit, on her special day, without Trent doing it first. But this is cool!

    Shannon – what have you listened to of Britney’s? Cause with your underlying love for Hip-Hop, In the Zone is a crowd pleaser and yes, it has Euro-pop, but the first wave that eventually became Blackout – even if radio has killed the genre now. But you may like Outrageous, I Got That (Boom, Boom) and the guaranteed to make you look like a fool all alone in your house dancing, The Hook Up. Love to know your thoughts. I miss this Brit, we hear it all the time, but it’s not just the work ethic/dancing/slaying dragons, it’s the fact her label/team rebuilt her as if it was the 90s again with Circus & FF – Brit was onto something with ITZ/Blackout and they took that dirrrrtiness away that made her so darn irresistible… even if FF is a workout with no fillers, it doesn’t ooze the ethic of ITZ.

    • Shannon

      JCZ, thanks for this. Please don’t make me admit on THIS of all blogs that I have yet to listen to an entire record of the one they call Britney. Of course I know all the big singles like everyone else but you gotta understand– I spent the entire late 90s/early 2000s listening to NOTHING but rap. DMX, Jay-Z, The Lox… lmao. It was a dark, but glorious time.

      However, I LOVE that you’ve given me a place to start with all these suggestions. I’ll have to do a post called ‘The Day That I Sat Down And Really, Really Listened To Britney Spears.’

      Seriously, thank you for this! And I absolutely wouldn’t have done this if Trent wasn’t traveling today, lmao! Respect!

    • Leah

      Totally seconded – In The Zone is the best.

    • Jamie O.

      In the Zone is my all time favorite Britney album- I look forward to your post about it! I agree with JCZ that there’s an element of dirty and sexy that hasn’t been tapped like it was for that album. It was great. (Onyx Hotel Tour performing that album though, IMHO, not so much. My all time fave was the Dream within a Dream tour. But I digress…)

  • Brent

    In The Zone has always been my favorite record of hers. I can listen to every song and not skip. I like her other stuff too, of course, but this is my favorite. It’s kinda like when Madonna did Bedtime Stories. Then again I do like hip-hop more.

    • Shannon

      Brent, okay. I found a full album stream of ‘In The Zone.’ I’m there!

  • Thomas

    I love this post Shannon. You did a great job paying tribute to our girl. Trent will be proud!

    I STILL love …Baby One More Time and listen to it like it’s a brand new song sometimes. It’s a pop masterpiece in my opinion.

    For ages i knew the man in I Wanna Go looked familiar. The Scandal fan in me is screaming right now!

    • Shannon

      Thomas, thank you! So good to have everyone’s approval on this one, lol.

      You know I was freaking when I saw Guillermo in there, lol :)

  • Serena

    Well written Shannon!! You never disappoint!! And yes, Trent would be so proud!! Now imma gonna go crank up some Brit Brit, Bitch!!! xoxo

    • Shannon

      Serena, thank YOU! So glad y’all are enjoying :)

  • Dezden

    I LOVE IT AND HER! Happy birthday, Britney!

  • Tonney

    OMG Thank you so much for this post, I was smiling all the way through

  • Pin

    Oh my goodness, this is AWESOME! I abs love the one of Brit and Michael Jackson, SO good and never saw it before! I love the new track Scream and Shout, but ALL the other vids posted are DEF my fave ones!! Ugh I SO love Britney Spears!! Anyone else want her to get married and add a little girl to her brood of adorable boys?? Like Victoria & David Beckham did after 3 boys!! Loved this post!!! Great job Shannon!

  • Pin

    Im totally writing a final paper and often come to PITNB for a quick study break, today def did not disappoint!! Im going to play Britney vids in this post in the background :D Forgot to add, Happy Birthday Britney!!!

  • Beth

    Well done!!! I love your contributions. You guys are a good team.

  • MonicaNichole03

    LOVE Britney! I think she is also the Marilyn of our day. Her photo shoots are breath taking and never get old.