Greatest Hits: My Prerogative



Already? This CD is only for true-blue fans.

What parents need to know

Positive messages
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Simpering sexual innuendo.

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Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Britney's premature "Greatest Hits" album is relentlessly suggestive, predictable, and instantly forgettable. You can use this CD to broach the subject of sex with your kids, or use it to prop up the short leg of the sofa.

What's the story?

Britney's GREATEST HITS: MY PREROGATIVE album will be a must for diehard fans, with its slick packaging, bonus CD of remixed hits, and insert packed with photos. Everyone else should spend their money and time on something else. After only five years on the pop star scene, it might seem a bit premature for this young performer to have a "greatest hits" album at all, especially when all of her hits sound so similar. Madonna's cameo on "Me Against the Music" is reprised, of course, and Pharrell Williams provides a welcome vocal on "Boys." The songs themselves are absolutely and instantly forgettable.

Is it any good?


Britney's simpering, processed vocals and forced sexuality end up sounding sterile and tedious; not at all sexy. The musicianship and production are fine, deftly codependent in their efforts to cover for weak lead vocals.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about why so many young girls look to Spears as an example. And why does she feel the need to be so sexually provocative?

Music details

Artist:Britney Spears
Release date:November 9, 2004
Label:Jive Records
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Teen, 13 years old Written bysara4ever95 February 16, 2009


i love this cd. ive had it ever since i was like 10. i say 9+
Kid, 12 years old July 14, 2010

Off for ages 11 and under; Iffy for ages 12 to 13; On for ages 14 and up

some tracks ("baby one more time", "oops i did it again", "toxic", "me against the music") are totally wholesome, when she was probably the best role model on earth. then she starts going bad and going like a bad role model. there are also words tossed around the album like "but i dont give a d@mn" ("my prerogative"), and "what the hell? who cares?" ("im a slave 4 u").
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Great messages
Great role models
Teen, 16 years old Written bymc2004 April 9, 2008

Great dance pop

Yeah, so Britney Spears isn't exactly a talented, classy musician. But this CD is great. It has all of her funky, danceable hits in one package. The special edition CD case is amazing. It's a good CD to enjoy while working out. Sex is, of course, very iffy, theres a lot of the sexual innuendo that Britney is well known for. There's a minor profanity or two, but language is no issue. Social behavior...well, do we really want our kids to emulate Britney?


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