“There’s two types of persons in the world. The ones that entertain and the ones that observe.”
Ten years ago, this song helped me get through the most difficult December of my life and, for that reason, it is today’s music video of the day.
To be honest, despite the fact that this is one of my favorite Britney songs, I nearly didn’t pick Circus for music video of the day because the song was co-written and produced by the infamous Dr. Luke. But you know what? The song may have been written by him but Britney makes it her own and this video isn’t about him. Instead, it’s about the circus that is everyone’s life. When Britney emerges in control, it’s a reminder that we all have it in us to put on the top hat and take control of the circus. It’s a slightly silly video but that’s what makes it so great. It’s a fun video and Britney appears to be happy, which was a huge relief back in 2008.
This video was directed by Francis Lawrence, who is today best known for directing all of the Hunger Games film, with the exception of the first one. He also directed Red Sparrow but we’ll forgive him for that. (Speaking of circuses, he also directed Water For Elephants.)