'The Singles Collection' really highlights the magnificent career of Britney Spears, and is a great reminder of all the classic hits she has given us.
Naturally quite a few of the songs on this CD (in fact 11 of the 18 songs) are the same as Britney's previous greatest hits package (My Prerogative - 2004). It contains all the biggest hits from that album, including many iconic numbers, such as '...Baby One More Time', 'Oops I Did It Again', 'Toxic' and 'Everytime'.
The rest of the album comprises her songs from 2007-2009. This is the first time these songs have been together on one disc - and so, this alone is a very good reason to buy this album. All of Britney's most popular UK singles from this era are here, including `Womanizer`, `Gimme More`, `Piece Of Me` and 'Circus`.
The CD also features one new track, `3`, that has already reached no. 1 in the USA and will most likely chart in the higher positions of the UK chart soon.
Unfortunately high charting singles like 'Sometimes' (my personal favourite song by Britney), 'Lucky', 'Overprotective' and 'Break The Ice', to name a few, are absent from this compilation, thus only 4 stars. Perhaps a 2-disc compilation would have been a better idea?
I would still recommend `The Singles Collection` to any music fan, as it is a clear explanation of why Britney Spears is one of the most successful singers of all time. A true icon!