Today we celebrate the 14th Birthday of the Overprotected (Darkchild remix) single.
The US received the remixed version as a third single as opposed to the album version. Britney felt that the European version (they received the original version as their second single) was a little too tame and safe and wanted a racier version of the track.
Britney was forced to tears during filming. During the ally-way scenes as the residents were shouting abuse due to the noise levels and were throwing water and other liquids at Britney and her dancers in attempt to get them off site. It was later reported that some of the residents were being highly disrespectful and throwing urine instead of water. The full article can be found HERE.
The choreographer for the video was Brian Friedman who is responsible for some of the most iconic Britney dance moves to date and a firm fan fave.
The entire video shoot took 23 hours to film and the director Chris Applebaum said he was impressed with Britney’s work ethic, calling her a hard worker and a very focused individual.
The music video took inspiration from Janet Jackson’s, ‘Son Of A Gun (I Betcha Think This Song Is About You)’ video and filmed at the same location, The Millennium Biltmore Hotel.
Britney mentioned in her documentary, ‘For The Record,’ that Janet has been a massive inspiration to her and has referenced her in many of her videos.
The music video was released on the 26th March and immediately claimed the number one spot on MTV’s TRL. The single was then released on the 1st April and included in deluxe editions of her third studio album, ‘Britney.’
Let’s celebrate by watching the iconic music video:
And by watching the epic performance from The Onyx Hotel Tour:
Happy Birthday Slayney!