Greatest Hits: My Prerogative

Music review by
Kathi Kamen Goldmark, Common Sense Media
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Already? This CD is only for true-blue fans.

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age 9+
Based on 6 reviews

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age 11+
Based on 10 reviews

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The parents' guide to what's in this music.

Positive Messages

Simpering sexual innuendo.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What 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.

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Teen, 17 years old Written bywizardortitan November 17, 2018

A little steamy, but nothing outrageous

If this album were a movie, it'd be a pretty clear-cut PG-13. Some songs are completely clean, while others contain innuendo and Britney's famous brea... Continue reading
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 s... Continue reading

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.

Talk to your kids 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
  • Genre: Pop
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No
  • Last updated: July 15, 2015

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