AMV of the Day: Baby One More Time (Diabolik Lovers)


With the first month of the year nearly over, how about one last amv featuring Britney Spears?

Anime: Diabolik Lovers

Song: …. Baby One More Time (Britney Spears)

Creator: MewMewCore

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Past AMVs of the Day

AMV Of the Day: Toxic (Kuroshitsuji)


With Saturday coming to a close, now seems like a good time for another AMV of the Day with Britney!

Anime: Kuroshitsuji

Song: Toxic (Britney Spears)

Creator: Nyoko Hazuki

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Past AMVs of the Day

AMV of the Day: If U seek Amy (Shiki)


Now seems like a good time for another AMV of the Day, especially one featuring music from Britney!

Anime: Shiki

Song: If U Seek Amy (Britney Spears)

Creator: Sociopath HatterAmv

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Past AMVs of the Day

AMV Of The Day: Gimme More (Kakegurui)


Now seems like a good time for another AMV of the Day, especially one featuring music from Britney!

Anime: Kakegurui

Song: Gimme More (Britney Spears)

Creator: Apple Doe

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Past AMVs of the Day

AMV of the Day: 3 (Winx Club)


A new year calls for a new AMV of the Day.  To make it even better, the music is from Britney!

Anime: Winx Club

Song: 3 (Britney Spears)

Creator: Jessie Disturbia

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Past AMVs of the Day

Music Video of the Day: Do Somethin’ by Britney Spears (2005, dir by Billie Woodruff and Britney Spears)


Yesterday, a judge denied Britney Spears’s request to remove her father from her conservatorship. This was done despite Britney’s earlier heartfelt and shocking testimony about the Hell of not being allowed to control her own life. Despite that setback, Britney’s fight is not over and all of us will continue to support her efforts to win her freedom. Free Britney!

In honor of Britney, today’s music video of the day is one that she had to fight to make. Britney also had to convince Jive Records to allow her to shoot a video for this song, despite the fact that the label had no plans to release it as a single. Britney not only convinced them but she also made her directorial debut here, working with Billie Woodruff. (Woodruff also directed the videos for Born To Make You Happy and Overprotected.) The end result was an iconic video for an iconic song.

Enjoy!

Lisa Marie’s 20 Favorite Songs of 2020


Every January, I list my favorite songs of the previous year and, every January, I include the same disclaimer.  My favorite songs are not necessarily the favorite songs of any of the other writers here at the Shattered Lens.  We are a large and diverse group of people and, as such, we all have our own individual tastes.

If you ever visited the TSL Bunker, you would be shocked by the different music coming out of each office.  You would hear everything from opera to death metal to the best of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin.  And then, of course, you would reach my office and you would discover that my taste in music pretty much runs the gamut from EDM to More EDM.

Now, usually, I do try to listen to a variety of music.  You can go to my Song of the Day site — Lisa Marie’s Song of the Day — and see that I do occasionally listen to other types of music.  But, I have to be honest.  2020 was not a year that inspired me to really leave me comfort zone.  If anything, music provided me with some much needed consistency in an otherwise chaotic year.  2020 was a year that made me want to dance until it was all over and, for the most part, my favorite songs of the year reflect that fact.

Before I list my songs, I should make something else very clear.  These are my favorite songs of 2020.  I’m not saying that they’re necessarily the best songs of 2020.  I’ll leave that debate for others.  Instead, there are the songs that I found myself listening to over and over again.  These are the songs made me dance.  These are the songs that made me sing.  A few of these songs relaxed me when I needed to be relaxed.  These are songs that I liked.

You might like them.

Or you might not.

That’s the beautiful thing about art.  Everyone experiences it in their own individual way.  For instance, if you want to see an example of the different tastes of music that you’ll find here at TSL, be sure to check out Necromoonyeti’s top albums of 2020.  And also go to Days Without Incident and check out some of the songs that Leonard has posted.  To quote my friend Shirley Loh, “we all like different things.”

Here are my favorite songs of 2020:

20) No Sleep by Jessie Frye

19) Ghost In These Streets by Kate Vogel

18) Matches by Britney Spears and Backstreet Boys

17) You Do you by Dillon Francis and BabyJake

16) Into the Abyss by Zeds Dead x REZZ

15) Teacher by Chromatics

14) Stardew by Purity Ring

13) Everybody Here Hates You by Courtney Barnett

12) Swimming in the Stars by Britney Spears

11) Don’t Wanna by Haim

10) Preach by Saint Motel

 

9) Famous Monsters by Chromatics

8) Break my Heart by Dua Lipa

7) Feel Something by Armin van Buuren feat. Duncan Laurence

6) Dance Again by Selena Gomez

5) Phobos by Space 92

4) Pomegranate by deadmau5 & The Neptunes

3) Castles In The Sky by i_o

2) The Steps by Haim

1) A Good Song Never Dies by Saint Motel

Finally, allow me to offer up two honorable mentions to my favorite cinematic musical moments of the year.  From Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga:

And from What Did Jack Do?:

TSL Looks Back at 2020:

  1. Lisa Marie’s 16 Worst Films of 2020 (Lisa Marie Bowman)
  2. My Top 20 Albums of 2020 (Necromoonyeti)
  3. 25 Best, Worst, and Gems That I Saw In 2020 (Valerie Troutman)
  4. Top 10 Vintage Collections (Ryan C)
  5. Top 10 Contemporary Collections (Ryan C)
  6. Top 10 Original Graphic Novels (Ryan C)
  7. Top 10 Ongoing Series (Ryan C.)
  8. Top 10 Special Mentions (Ryan C.)
  9. Top Ten Single Issues (Ryan C)

 

Music Video of the Day: I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll, covered by Britney Spears (2001, dir by Chris Applebaum)


It’s Britney!

This video was filmed at the Inn, which is a bar in Long Island.  The video features Britney performing with her then-backing band.  It also features a speaker that appears to be on the verge of exploding and a motorcycle.  To be honest, if I was performing this song, I would probably want a motorcycle on stage with me too.  This is a song that just makes you want to ride a motorcycle.

(Seriously, I’ve always had like a major weakness for motorcycles.  It’s not so much that I like to ride them as much as I just like to lean up against them.)

I can remember that, when this cover was first released, a lot of people complained that it wasn’t as good as the previous versions and Britney also got a lot of criticism for saying that she had been inspired by Pat Benatar’s cover when the cover was actually performed by Joan Jett.  Myself, I like Britney’s cover.  It’s fun to dance too and Britney always seemed like she was happy when she was performing it.  So, the haters can just shut up as far as I’m concerned.

Free Britney!

Enjoy!