Greatest Hits: My Prerogative is a greatest videos DVD compilation by singer Britney Spears. Released by Jive Records on November 9, 2004, it accompanied the greatest hits of the same name. The collection contained all of Spears's music videos from 1998 to 2004, including unreleased material from the shoot of "Outrageous". It also contained alternate versions of the videos with never before seen footage.

The DVD received positive reviews from critics, who complimented the quality of the audio and the image and also deemed Spears as the ultimate video performer. Greatest Hits: My Prerogative debuted at the top of the DVD charts in Australia, number two in Hungary and number nine on Billboard's Top Music Videos. It was also certified two-times platinum in countries such as Argentina, Australia and the United States.


On August 13, 2004, Spears announced through Jive Records the release of her first greatest hits compilation titled Greatest Hits: My Prerogative, due November 16, 2004. A DVD would also be released the same day, containing Spears's music videos.[1] The compilation took four months to be assembled, as crews from her record label combed through unedited and unused footage, instrumentals and alternate audio. The DVD provided two menus — one which contained all of Spears's music videos to date, as well as scenes from the unreleased video of "Outrageous"; and other for alternate versions with never before seen footage from "...Baby One More Time", "(You Drive Me) Crazy" , "Oops!...I Did It Again", "Stronger", "Don't Let Me Be the Last to Know", "I'm a Slave 4 U", "Toxic", "Everytime" and "My Prerogative". Among the highlights of the alternate takes were new vocal mixes in "(You Drive Me) Crazy" and "I'm a Slave 4 U" and a karaoke version of the diamonds scene of "Toxic". The video also included hidden footage, such as a third alternate version of "My Prerogative". The release date for the DVD was later moved to November 9, 2004.


Critical responseEdit

James Griffiths of The Guardian commented, "Here comes the Queen of Pop in a box so shiny you can see your face in it. Spears is described on the cover as 'the ultimate video performer', and watching the 20 promos contained within, it's difficult to argue. [...] Relentlessly thrusting herself at the camera, compulsively preening amid special FX galas, Britney is the MTV video age in human form." He also complimented the innovations of the menu, but added that "it's not particularly impressive" and "you need to be pretty nifty with your handset to find them."[3] Music Week said, "The DVD version of Spears' high-flying 'best of' set adds bells and whistles to the audio version at only a slight premium pricewise. Twenty promo videos are included, all with top-notch sound and vision".[4] Allmusic gave the compilation four and a half stars out of five.

Commercial performanceEdit

The collection debuted at number nine on Billboard's Top Music Videos chart on December 4, 2004.[6] It was present on the Music Video chart for a total of 22 weeks.[7] On December 15, 2004, the DVD was certified two-times platinum in the United States by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for shipments of 200,000 copies.[8] On November 22, 2004, the DVD debuted at the top of the ARIA Top 40 Music DVD chart in Australia, replacing Hell Freezes Over by Eagles.[9] It was certified two-times platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) for shipments of 30,000 units.[10] The collection also ranked at number thirty-two on the year-end DVD chart for 2005.[11] The DVD debuted at number two on the Hungarian Top 20 DVD chart on November 8, 2004.[12] On December 1, 2004, Greatest Hits: My Prerogative was certified two-times platinum by the Argentine Chamber of Phonograms and Videograms Producers (CAPIF) for shipments of 60,000 copies in total.[13] On May 9, 2005, it was certified gold by the Asociación Mexicana de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas (AMPROFON) for shipments of 10,000 copies.[14] Greatest Hits: My Prerogative also received a platinum certification in France, for shipments of 15,000 copies of the video.

Track listingEdit

No. Title Writer(s) Director(s) Length
1. "My Prerogative" Bobby Brown, Gene Griffin, Teddy Riley Jake Nava 3:49
2. "Outrageous" R. Kelly Dave Meyers 0:43
3. "Everytime" Britney Spears, Annette Artani David LaChapelle 4:03
4. "Toxic" Christian Karlsson, Pontus Winnberg, Cathy Dennis, Henrik Jonback Joseph Kahn 3:34
5. "Me Against the Music" Britney Spears, Madonna, Christopher Stewart, Penelope Magnet, Thabiso Nikhereanye, Terius Nash, Gary O'Brien Paul Hunter 4:01
6. "Boys" Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo Dave Meyers 3:35
7. "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" Alan Merrill, Jake Hooker Chris Applebaum 3:10
8. "I'm Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman" Max Martin, Rami Yacoub, Dido Wayne Isham 3:49
9. "Overprotected" (The Darkchild Remix)" Max Martin, Rami Yacoub Chris Applebaum 3:36
10. "Overprotected" Max Martin, Rami Yacoub Billie Woodruff 3:53
11. "I'm a Slave 4 U" Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo Francis Lawrence 3:22
12. "Don't Let Me Be the Last to Know" Robert Lange, Keith Scott, Shania Twain Herb Ritts 3:56
13. "Stronger" Max Martin, Rami Yacoub Joseph Kahn 3:40
14. "Lucky" Max Martin, Rami Yacoub, Alexander Kronlud Dave Meyers 4:07
15. "Oops!...I Did It Again" Max Martin, Rami Yacoub Nigel Dick 4:11
16. "From the Bottom of My Broken Heart" Eric Foster White Gregory Dark 4:34
17. "Born to Make You Happy" Andreas Carlsson, Kristian Lundin Billie Woodruff 3:34
18. "(You Drive Me) Crazy" Max Martin, Rami Yacoub Nigel Dick 3:17
19. "Sometimes" Jörgen Elofson Nigel Dick 3:51
20. "...Baby One More Time" Max Martin Nigel Dick 3:56

Alternate videosEdit

  1. "My Prerogative" (Bed-only scenes - alternate cut)
  2. "Outrageous" (Completed material)
  3. "Everytime" (Alternate cut)
  4. "Toxic" (Alternate cut)
  5. "I'm a Slave 4 U" (Alternate cut)
  6. "Don't Let Me Be the Last to Know" (Alternate cut)
  7. "Stronger" (Alternate cut)
  8. "Oops!...I Did It Again" (Alternate cut)
  9. "(You Drive Me) Crazy" (Alternate cut)
  10. "...Baby One More Time" (Alternate cut)

Charts and certificationsEdit


Charts (2004) Peak


Australian Top 40 Music DVD[9] 1
Hungarian Top 20 DVD[12] 2
Japanese Oricon DVD Chart[16] 2
Swedish Top 20 DVD[17] 3
US Billboard Top Music Videos[6] 9


Country Certifications
Argentina 2× Platinum[13]
Australia 2× Platinum[10]
France Platinum[15]
Mexico Gold[14]
United States 2× Platinum[8]

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