Celebrate Britney Spears' Birthday With Her 10 Best Love Lyrics!

It's Britney's Birthday, Bit**!

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Britney Spears turns 31 on Sunday, December 2nd! While we could list all of the crazy things she's done over the past 31 years, we unfortunately do not have enough time to dedicate for that! So, we've compiled a list of her ten best love lyrics (as well as crush/pining/sexual) from over the years.

It wasn't the easiest list to compile, as a lot of Britney's songs are about revenge ("Stronger"), turning dudes down and calling them out ("Womanizer"), and even playing her own games with the opposite sex ("Oops... I did it Again"). And while Britney does have a few heart-wrenching love ballads, most of her songs are about love-like feelings that don't necessarily fall into the "wedding song" category, but more into the I'm-obsessed-with-you-and-need-you-now side of things.


Also, because Britney is now engaged to Jason Tarwick and about to settle down, we also thought it'd be fun to look back on her previous romances and connect them with some of her lyrics. 

10. I make-believe that you are here / It's the only way that I see clear: From her song "Everytime", of which the lyrics Spears co-wrote. This is fitting, given that this is her breakup ballad following her split from Justin Timberlake. It was seen as a sort of apology-take-me-back song, following the release of Timberlake's "Cry Me A River", which transparently accuses Spears of cheating during their relationship.


9. My loneliness is killing me / I must confess I still believe: Her first single "One More Time" could have been almost a perfect follow-up to "Everytime," in that this seems to be Britney calling out to Justin to ask for him to come back. That she still believes in their relationship and wants to give it a second chance. In reality, she and Justin hadn't even officially started their relationship when this song was first released, but we still think her relationship with Justin best fits with this song.

8. Always and forever, you and me / that's the way our lives should be / I don't know how to live with your love / I was born to make you happy: One of Britney's most pining songs, and the perfect anthem for any girl who's crushing hard on someone was "Bron To Make You Happy." In the past, Brit's admitted to having crushed on several sexy Hollywood men, like Brad Pitt (she keeps a framed photo of her and him in her living room, or at least she used to) and Ben Affleck. 

7. Baby, you spin me around / the earth is moving, but I can't feel the ground: These "Crazy" lyrics are about that moment when you fall hard, really hard, and fast. So maybe this is how Brit felt when she married her high school friend, Jason Allen Alexander, in Vegas? The song could also be about when you're a little intoxicated and make bad decisions, like getting married when you're drunk? Their marriage was annulled 55 hours later.

6. Cause you feel like paradise / And I need a vacation tonight: Not so much romantic as it is a pickup line, and it may be that Britney wasn't looking for love, but just some fun when she dated paparazzo Adnan Ghalib in 2007. Remember that?? We hardly did, either. But we dont hold it against her! (See what we did there.)


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5. But all I really want is to hold you tight / treat you right / be with you day and night: The song "Sometimes" is about liking someone and then getting shy around them. Britney's always seemed a little reserved, soft-spoken, and quiet—so maybe this song rang close to home for her when it was released. Britney toured with NS'ync as an opening act before she got famous on her own, so maybe she had a crush on Justin, but she was always too shy around him. So, even though she wanted to "hold him tight" and "treat him right", "sometimes she ran, sometimes she hid, sometimes she was scared of him."

4. A guy like you should wear a warning / You're dangerous / I'm falling: This ones obviously about falling for the bad boy, the "Toxic" boy, and the baddest bad boy in Spears's life has been Kevin Federline. When K-Fed met Britney in 2004, he left his pregnant girlfriend Shar Jackson to marry Britney. Also, their relationship has been cited as one of the reasons for Britney's mental breakdown that came shortly after their divorce in 2006, so he was probably a little toxic. However, the two did have two adorable little ones.

3. Just one kiss from you / And suddenly / I see the road laid out in front of me: Even though K-Fed turned out to be bad news bears, Britney fell pretty hard for him. We think this song "One Kiss From You" describes that feeling of falling, and the quickness of it. In the song, Britney coos that after only one kiss she sees her entire future with her lip locker. Maybe she should wait a few kisses before getting ahead of herself.


2. All things fall in to place / My heart, it feels so safe / You are my melody: From her third album, Britney, "That's Where You Take Me" didn't have great commercial success as its own single, but it's actually one of Britney's most romantic love songs. And we think this probably best describes her when she began dating her agent, and current fiancé, Jason, who was credited with always having Britney's best interests at heart, even before they began dating. Aww!

1. I promise that you'll be my one, my only, my everything / I'll never be untrue: From Britney's "I Will Still Love You" on her first album, this song is about everlasting love. This is a wedding ballad-esque song about everlasting love. Although she had quite a few never-lasting loves since then, hopefully now she's found the one!

Happy birthday, Brit!


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