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Readers' Poll: The Best Britney Spears Songs of All Time

Your selections include 'Toxic,' "I'm a Slave 4 U' and '...Baby One More Time'

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8. 'Everytime'

"Everytime" is widely speculated to be Britney's answer to Justin Timberlake's "Cry Me A River," his breakout solo hit about the end of their romantic relationship. While Timberlake expressed his sorrow with electro-pop quasi-symphonic grandeur, Spears went in the opposite direction, offering her side of the story in a simple, piano-led ballad that showcases a vulnerability that rarely comes out in her other tunes.

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