In its fifth week on the Billboard 200, Britney Spears’ Blackout sits at no. 41, three spots behind Nickleback’s All the Right Reasons (in its 113th week on the chart) and one spot ahead of comedian Larry the Cable Guy’s Christmastime In Larryland. That’s pathetic … and sad, since Blackout happens to be Britney’s best album.
There are hits here, people! Along with the excellent “Piece of Me,” “Radar” is the second most obvious potential smash off the record, a bubblegum-electro dance floor jam with a hook most pop stars would kill for. On it, Britney sets her sights on a random hot guy. The lyrics read like a personal ad — “confidence is a must, cockiness is a plus” — and Britney sorta comes off like a desperate single girl here: “Tryin’ to make you understand you’re on my radar,” she pleads.
And just as the singer can’t rely on her superstar stature alone to snag the hot dude here, her tabloid omnipotence isn’t going to make people buy her LP. So, while Britney is seemingly on everyone’s radar nowadays, her Billboard popularity is careening off the map. Given the bevy of ace tunes found on Blackout, there’s reason to believe one high-quality (non-stripper-themed) video could change that.
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