Oops! I Did It Again: The Best of Britney Spears

Oops! I Did It Again: The Best of Britney Spears (stylized in lowercase) is a compilation album by American singer Britney Spears. It was released on June 15, 2012 through the Sony/RCA Camden label.[1] The album contains some early singles but is considerably filled with album and bonus tracks from her studio albums ...Baby One More Time (1999), Oops!... I Did It Again (2000), Britney (2001), In the Zone (2003) and Circus (2008). The album contains no tracks from Blackout (2007) nor Femme Fatale (2011). Its issuance with no official press release or announcement took both fans and critics by surprise.[2] When fans on Twitter asked about the album, global distributor Sony Music stated they had no knowledge of the album.[3] It was not released in the United States.

Oops! I Did It Again: The Best of Britney Spears
An blue-tinted image of a blonde woman whose dress is undone in the back. In front of a pink tint near the bottom it reads "oops! i did it again: the best of britney spears"
Compilation album by
ReleasedJune 15, 2012 (2012-06-15)
RecordedAugust 1997 – September 2008
GenrePop
Length57:02
LabelSony/RCA Camden
Producer
Britney Spears chronology
B in the Mix: The Remixes Vol. 2
(2011)
Oops! I Did It Again: The Best of Britney Spears
(2012)
Playlist: The Very Best of Britney Spears
(2012)

Critical receptionEdit

Oops! I Did It Again: The Best of Britney Spears is, according to Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic, "not terrible, but not the best-of and not worth the time of most fans, either". He called the album "not so much a best-of collection" of Spears' career, but rather "an odd recap of her first act". Erlewine declared that while the album does include major hits such as "...Baby One More Time" (1998) and "I'm a Slave 4 U" (2001), it "misses the mark" in excluding "(You Drive Me) Crazy" (1999) and "Toxic" (2004). He noted that mentioned songs are excluded in favor of album cuts and songs that appeared as bonus tracks on international editions of her albums.[4]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Original albumLength
1."Oops!... I Did It Again"Oops!... I Did It Again, 20003:34
2."...Baby One More Time"Martin...Baby One More Time, 19993:31
3."I'm a Slave 4 U"Britney, 20013:26
4."Born to Make You Happy" (Radio edit)...Baby One More Time3:36
5."Cinderella"
Britney3:40
6."Brave New Girl"
In the Zone, 20033:29
7."The Hook Up"
In the Zone3:55
8."Don't Hang Up"
  • Spears
  • Kierulf
  • Schwartz
In the Zone4:00
9."One Kiss from You"Steve LuntOops!... I Did It Again3:24
10."Anticipating"
  • Spears
  • Kierulf
  • Schwartz
Britney3:16
11."What It's Like to Be Me"Britney2:52
12."My Baby"Circus, 20083:20
13."Out from Under"
Circus3:55
14."You Got It All"Rupert HolmesOops!... I Did It Again4:11
15."Showdown"In the Zone3:18
16."That's Where You Take Me"
  • Spears
  • Kierulf
  • Schwartz
Britney3:34
Total length:57:02

Release historyEdit

List of release dates, showing region, format(s), record label(s) and reference(s).
Region Date Format(s) Label(s) Ref.
Spain June 15, 2012 Digital download Sony Music [5]
United Kingdom June 18, 2012 CD Camden [6]
Canada June 19, 2012 Sony Music [7]
France July 2, 2012 [8]
Germany August 24, 2012 [9]
Greece [10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Meynes, Carolyn (August 5, 2013). "Britney Spears New Album 2013: Instagram Recipe Posted for Mix of Singer's First Seven Albums, Best-Of Collection Walmart Release Date Aug. 20". Mstarz. Retrieved August 14, 2013.
  2. ^ Robbie Daw. "Britney Spears Compilation 'Oops! I Did It Again: The Best Of' Offers Random Tunes". Idolator.com. Retrieved August 4, 2013.
  3. ^ Stanisci, Grace (June 26, 2012). "Sony unaware of new Britney Spears compilation album". Yahoo! Music. Retrieved August 4, 2013.
  4. ^ Britney Spears (June 18, 2012). "Oops! I Did It Again: The Best Of - Britney Spears". AllMusic. Archived from the original on June 27, 2013. Retrieved August 4, 2013.
  5. ^ "Oops! I Did It Again - The Best Of Britney Spears: Britney Spears: Amazon.es: Tienda MP3". Amazon.es. Retrieved August 4, 2013.
  6. ^ "Oops! I Did It Again - The Best Of Britney Spears: Amazon.co.uk: Music". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved August 4, 2013.
  7. ^ "Oops! I Did It Again - The Best Of Britney Spears: Amazon.ca: Music". Amazon.ca. Retrieved August 4, 2013.
  8. ^ "Oops! I Did It Again - The Best Of Britney Spears: Britney Spears, Andreas Carlsson: Amazon.fr: Musique". Amazon.fr. Retrieved August 4, 2013.
  9. ^ "Oops! I Did It Again-the Best of Britney Spears: Amazon.de: Musik". Amazon.de. Retrieved August 4, 2013.
  10. ^ "Oops! I Did It Again-the Best of Britney Spears: Public.gr: Music". Public.gr. Retrieved August 4, 2013.