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These Britney Songs Are Perfect For Karaoke

By Kaitlin Reilly

Does anyone remember that scene from Crossroads where Britney Spears, Pennsatucky from Orange Is The New Black and Zoe Saldana try to win a competition by karaoke singing Britney Spears' cover song of Joan Jett's "I Love Rock N' Roll?" That whole scene pretty much created all of my #karaokegoals in three minutes, and made me long for a situation where I, too, could win a major cash prize for my own rendition of a legendary hit. (This has never happened... If I tried to sing in public I may actually have to pay people money.) Spears may have sung her heart out to Jett's iconic hit both in the film and on her third album, Britney, but, nowadays, its Spears' own music that makes for the best karaoke songs. Trust me: Bust out some Britney at a karaoke bar, and you're guaranteed a standing ovation (even if you're out of tune and your friends are only one tequila shot deep).

Of course, not every Spears song is as prime for karaoke as some others. Certain Spears songs are ripe for the picking in a karaoke book, while others are best left for singing in the shower — because, duh, you're going to do that anyway. Here are the top seven Spears songs that you need to include during your next karaoke outing:

"Sometimes"

This throwback number is best performed with several background dancers clad entirely in white outfits.

"Lucky"

Because you know you've secretly always wanted to say "this is a story about a girl named Lucky."

"Piece Of Me"

For the person who is insecure about their vocal range and prefers to sing-talk through their songs.

"Radar"

Perfect for trying to seduce your cocktail server, probably.

"Womanizer"

Aaaand perfect for when you see that same cocktail server hitting on your friend.

"Criminal"

This underrated Spears ballad is perfect to sing when you're amongst other diehard Spears fans.

"Oops!... I Did It Again"

Bonus points if you rent a red catsuit for the performance — and fouble points if you direct the entire song at someone who just won't get the hint that you're just not that into them.

"I Love Rock 'N' Roll"

OK, OK, I know this is a Joan Jett song — but it worked for Spears in Crossroads, and Spears did cover it for her Britney album.

"...Baby One More Time"

This OG Spears tune goes over well with any audience. (Just don't forget to sing "oh babe-in babe-in" instead of "oh baby baby.")

Also, assuming you're of legal drinking age, be sure to include at least a few shots before attempting any of these at your local karaoke bar.