Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Britney's Videography: 'I Love Rock 'N Roll'

Britney Spears 'I Love Rock 'N Roll' # # # # #

The video for 'I Love Rock 'N Roll', much like the video for 'Born To Make You Happy', is a bit of a throw away video. Not surprisingly, like 'Happy', 'I Love Rock 'N Roll' was the final single from Britney, released only in the non-US market. Obviously, the single was used as a gap-filler until the next album and the video shows. Without being completely blasé, it basically amounts to Britney standing in a room and singing the song into a microphone. True, the video is an homage to the spirit of rock 'n roll, where all you need is a hot song, a microphone and a killer attitude, but you would expect Britney, especially at this stage in her career, to have turned it into more than another opportunity for her to flaunt her sexuality. Not that I'm complaining about a 30 second montage which shows Britney straddling a motorcycle in ways that would make biker gang members blush. I just wished there was something more, like Britney's homage to rock's sex goddess Lita Ford when she sexily crawls along the floor. Apart from the opening sequence, shot in a grungy black and white that smartly evokes the rock 'n roll spirit the video is looking for, it's the only true moment of inspiration 'I Love Rock 'N Roll' has in it. The rest is merely a hold-over until The Madonna arrives.

Previous installments: ...Baby One More Time | Sometimes | (You Drive Me) Crazy (The Stop Remix!) | From the Bottom of My Broken Heart | Born To Make You Happy | Oops!...I Did It Again | Lucky | Stronger | Don't Let Me Be the Last to Know | I'm a Slave 4 U | I'm Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman | Boys | Overprotected


Richard said...

How dare you speak about 'Born to Make You Happy' in that way. The choreography, the outfits, the story. All three big yesses. Totally agree with you on the 'Rock' video though, such a waste of time.

Dame James said...

I do really like the choreography of the 'Born to Make You Happy' video but overall it does absolutely nothing for me. And coming after four career-defining videos which set up her persona beautiful, it's merely a diversion on her way to better things.