Don’t Let Me Be The Last To Know Britney Spears
Song Title: Don’t Let Me Be The Last To Know
Artist: Britney Spears
Date of release: March the 5th 2001
Description: ” Don’t Let Me Be The Last To Know ” is by Britney Spears ( Britney Jean Spears ), the American singer, dancer and actress. The song was written by Robert John ” Mutt ” Lange, Shania Twain and Keith Scott.
Production for the single was by Robert John ” Mutt ” Lange, the British record producer and songwriter is more well-known for his writing and producing songs with his then-wife, Canadian singer Shania Twain. He produced Shania’s 1997 Album ” Come on over ” which was the best-selling Album of the 90’s.
” Don’t Let Me Be The Last To Know ” was released on the 5th of March 2001 by record label Jive, the American record label ( Part of the RCA Music Group ). The song was taken as the fourth and final single from Britney’s second Album, Oops!… I Did It Again.
The song is a teen-bop ballad; lyrically it is about a woman who wants to hear her boyfriend say he needs her and loves her. It has a sound that David Bowie and Iggy Pop fans would say is similar to their 1983 song ” China Girl “.
The accompanying video was directed by Herb Ritts at Britney’s request. Location for the video was at Key Biscane in Miami, Florida. Key Biscane is an island town in Miami-Dade County, and the population was just 12,344 at the time of the 2010 census.
Herb Ritts said in an interview about the video that Britney ” wanted to do something fresh. There was one outfit, no dancing, and that meant that it boiled down to her. She had to act the song, and she was very impressive “.
Britney’s boyfriend in the video was played by French model Brice Durand. The on-screen chemistry between the two was so that Britney’s real-life boyfriend at the time, Justin Timberlake, who wasn’t happy about the video, according to MTV’s Jennifer Vineyard he ” was said to be miffed at Spears’ kissing scenes with French model “.
Along with disapproval by Justin for the video, Britney’s mother Lynne also was concerned that the video was too racy and had sexually explicit scenes. Some parts of the original video were edited before being released so not to damage Britney’s clean-cut image amongst fans.
Music critics gave the song good reviews. ” sweetly sentimental ballad ” was how Stephen Thomas Erlewine from Allmusic described it. Tracy E. Hopkins of Barnes & Noble called the song a ” polished ballad ” and gave praise to Shania Twain’s songwriting skill.
Despite not being commercially available in the United States, the song did enjoy some success elsewhere. ” Don’t Let Me Be The Last To Know ” debuted and peaked at number nine on the European Hot 100 Singles Chart in 2001. In Austria and Switzerland, the song peaked inside the Top Ten and reached the top twenty in Belgium (Flanders), Finland, Ireland, Norway and Sweden.
Britney scored a Number One with the song in Romania and had the third best-selling single of 2001. In the United Kingdom, ” Don’t Let Me Be The Last To Know ” entered the UK Singles Chart on the 7th of April 2001 and reached a peak of number twelve. The song spent one week in the top twenty and a total of eleven weeks on the UK chart.
BillBoard Highest Chart Position: N/A
UK Highest Chart Position: 12
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) 7, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 13, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia) 34, Denmark (Tracklisten) 14, Europe (Music & Media) 9, Finland (Suomen virallinen lista) 17, France (SNEP) 27, Germany (Official German Charts) 12, Ireland (IRMA) 12, Italy (FIMI) 22, Japan (Oricon) 27, Netherlands (Single Top 100) 21, Norway (VG-lista) 20, Romania (Romanian Top 100) 1, Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 12, Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 9
Official Website: Britneyspears.com
FaceBook Page: Facebook.com/britneyspears
Wikipedia Page: Wikipedia.org/BritneySpears