By Christina Garibaldi
We are now in the second round of the competition in our Britney Spears Tournament: 30 Videos for 30 Years! From now until December 2, Britney Spears’ hottest, sexiest and most iconic videos are battling it out for the title of Best Britney Video of All Time. We know that this is not an easy decision to make, which is why we are here to help! We will be taking a look back at several of Ms. Spears’ videos throughout the years to get insight from directors, set visits and Britney herself.
Next up is Britney’s video for “Stronger.” The clip, which has some stiff competition in the second round against “Oops! I Did It Again,” was the third single off Brit’s second album. This video was Britney’s first departure from her brightly colored, feel-good music videos, showing a more mature, darker side. The clip also marked the first time Britney teamed up with director Joseph Kahn, and like most of her videos, Brit was the one that came up with the concept.
In the video Britney showed off some serious dance moves… with the help of a chair.
“She pitched it to me as an original concept by herself, but the first thing that came to my mind when I thought of the chair sequence, in terms of how it applies to music videos, was Janet Jackson’s ‘Pleasure Principle’ — the iconic chair sequence in that,” Joseph said.
And it seemed that this was the point in Britney’s career when she was ready to show the world her sexy side, even if her manager wasn’t.
“There’s a shot here where I’m tracking with her and her legs are spread, and Larry [Rudolph], the manager, was like, ‘Don’t do that,'”Joseph said. “And she was like, ‘Yes, definitely do that.'”
Well Britney, I’m sure a lot of your fans are happy you did!