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Original Doll is an unfinished music project by Britney Spears. It was recorded back to back with In the Zone throughout 2004 and planned to be released as her fifth studio album, sometime in 2005, as a "darker" sequel, but was never released.

Background

In November 2003, Spears told Entertainment Weekly that she was writing songs for her next album. Soon after, producer Henrik Jonback confirmed that he had written songs with her ​​during the European leg of her Onyx Hotel Tour on the bus and in his hotel room between shows.

On December 30, 2004, Spears made ​​a surprise appearance in the radio station of Los Angeles KIIS-FM to release a demo of a new midtempo song titled "Mona Lisa". Spears had recorded the song live with her band during the tour. The song talks of the fall of the Mona Lisa (an alter-ego Spears used when she "needed to get things done"), calling her "unforgettable" and "unpredictable" and warns listeners that she will not have a "collapse." She also revealed she wanted the song to be the first single of her upcoming album, tentatively titled The Original Doll, and hoped to release it "probably before summertime [2005], or maybe a little sooner than that."

After this release, however, Jive Records announced that while Spears had been working in the studio, "no album [was] scheduled for the moment" and there were "no plans to serve 'Mona Lisa' to radio stations."

Original Doll ended up unreleased, as it was Spears' 'forbidden album' that was more in-depth to her sadness in life. JIVE did not allow her to release it, which angered her. The project was eventually abandoned, in place of Spears' reality show Britney & Kevin: Chaotic, the extended play of the same name, and B In The Mix: The Remixes.

In 2007, Spears released her fifth studio album Blackout, which was considered as the final result of Original Doll, since Spears took a more creative and controlling turn during writing, recording and production, and was even credited as the album's executive producer.

Songs

Underlined can be found on the internet.

"Mona Lisa" - The only actual confirmed song from the album. There's other songs listed with Spears as a writer and performer are registered with ASCAP and BMI, and were presumed to be recorded by her for Original Doll:

"Always Gonna Be About Me" - Written by Michelle Bell, Kara DioGuardi, Scott Storch. Produced by Scott Storch. Writer's demo is registered with ASCAP.

"Beware" - Written by Michelle Bell and Peter Keusch. Writer's demo is registered with ASCAP.

"Conversations With Myself" - Written by Cathy Dennis, Henrik Jonback. Produced by Bloodshy & Avant. Registered with ASCAP. Recommissioned from In the Zone. Writer's demo is registered with ASCAP.

"Cruel" - Written by Cathy Dennis and Guy Chambers. Produced by Guy Chambers. Writer's demo is registered with ASCAP.

"Diary Of..." - Written by Michelle Bell, Peter Keusch, Bloodshy & Avant.

"Discreet" - Written by Cathy Dennis, Christian "Bloodshy" Karlsson and Pontus "Avant" Winnberg. Produced by Bloodshy & Avant. Writer's demo is registered with ASCAP.

"Free" - Written by Britney Spears, Cathy Dennis and Guy Chambers. Produced by Guy Chambers. Registered with BMI. Recommissioned from In the Zone.

"Feel Myself" - Written by Cathy Dennis and Guy Chambers. Produced by Guy Chambers. Writer's demo is registered with ASCAP.

"Giving it Up for Love" - Written by Britney Spears, Scott Storch, Kara DioGuardi and Robert “EST” Waller of Three Times Dope. Produced by Scott Storch. Confirmed March 2004 and registered to EMI in August the same year.

"Hollow" - Written by Cathy Dennis, Hendrik Jonback, Bloodshy & Avant. Registered on ASCAP. Recommissioned from In the Zone.

"Hysteria" - Written by Cathy Dennis, Christian "Bloodshy" Karlsson and Pontus "Avant" Winnberg. Produced by Bloodshy & Avant. Writer's demo is registered with ASCAP.

"I'm Aaaaaight" - Written by Angela Hunte, Nadir "RedOne" Khayat, Nanna Kristiansson. Produced by RedOne. Registered with BMI.

"It Don't Mean A Thing" - Written by Angela Hunte and Nanna Kristiansson. Writer's demo is registered with ASCAP.

"It's My Life" - Written by Bloodshy & Avant. Writer's demo is registered with ASCAP. A writer's demo snippet of the producer demo leaked by Britney Online on May 27, 2021.

"Like I'm Fallin' - Written by Britney Spears and Michelle Bell. Produced by Bloodshy & Avant. Registered with ASCAP. Recommissioned from In the Zone.

"Little Me" - Written by Britney Spears. Recorded in 2005. Britney released a 59-second snippet on her website in 2006.

"Looser" - Written by Henrik Jonback, Christian "Bloodshy" Karlsson and Pontus "Avant" Winnberg. Produced by Bloodshy & Avant. Writer's demo is registered with ASCAP.

"New" - Rumoured to be Written by Britney Spears and Guy Sigsworth. Britney was photographed holding a CD with ‘New’ written on it while on tour in Spain in May 2004.

"Money, Love and Happiness" - Written by Britney Spears, Michelle Bell and Nanna Kristiansson. Produced by RedOne. Recommissioned from In the Zone.

"My Own Way"- Written by Bloodshy & Avant. Registered in ASCAP. It speculated it was originally intended for Britney in 2005 and was later given to Jay Sean a few years later. Jay Sean wrote and recorded his version for his album of the same name but went unreleased. Jay Sean's version leaked in 2009.

"Pleasure" - Written by Angela Hunte, Nadir "RedOne" Khayat and Nanna Kristiansson. Produced by RedOne. Writer's demo is registered with ASCAP.

"Princess" - Written by Cathy Dennis and Guy Chambers. Writer's demo is registered with ASCAP.

"Things We Do For Love" - Written by Michelle Bell, Bloodshy & Avant. Registered with ASCAP. A snippet of the writer's demo version titled "Crazy Things" leaked by Britney Online on May 27, 2021., Michelle Bell insinuated that a final demo version does exist.

"Take Off" - Written by Michelle Bell and Bloodshy & Avant. Registered in ASCAP. Demo leaked in 2017. Recommissioned from In the Zone.

"The Fugitive" - Rumoured to be Written by Britney Spears, Guy Sigsworth, Bloodshy & Avant. Britney was photographed holding a CD with ‘The Fugitive’ written on it while on tour in Spain in May 2004.

The leaked songs Britney and writer Michelle Bell wrote "Ouch", "Look Who's Talking Now" and "Conscience" were rumoured to be on the album but they're actually demos for In The Zone.

Possible Songs

Fans have speculated that some track titles could have also been revealed in the "Do Somethin'" video, due to the fact that the video itself teased the track "Mona Lisa" (which is the only track confirmed to be on the album by Britney herself) by not only displaying the name during the music video's opening sequence but by also having the music video filmed under the same alias.

It's theorized these are also song titles in the video, "Strut" is placed on the wing mirrors on the pink wagon, "Hole In The Wall" is written above the entrance of the club of the same name and "Love Boat" on Britney's pink crop top in the video and "F.I.B.S" (Frequent Incorrect Biased Statements) on Britney's black hat.

The singles released in 2004 and 2005, "My Prerogative", "Do Somethin'", "Someday (I Will Understand)" were rumoured to be intended for the album.

"Follow Me" was rumoured to be intended for the album that was later given to Jamie Lynn as the theme song for Zoey 101. Britney is registered as a performer with ASCAP.

There were rumours that "Rebellion" and "All That She Wants" were intended for the album, but they're actually demos for Blackout.

Recording Session photos

Britney in the studio recording Original Doll with Michelle Bell and other songwriters and producers (2004)

Britney in the studio recording Original Doll with Michelle Bell and producers (2004).


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