We would rather get karate-chopped by the evil Britney Spears from the "Hold It Against Me" music video than have to rank her best songs. But after hours of agonizing over hits and deep cuts, old-school tracks and the new stuff, we narrowed it down to this list, our definitive list, of Britney's best songs.
And then we ranked them.
It was heartbreaking. It was emotional. It was toxic (spoiler alert: "Toxic" made the cut). But in the end, some songs just stand out among the rest. As we prepare for the premiere of I Am Britney Jean this weekend, we listened to Brit's entire discography and picked the best of the best.
Did your favorite song make the cut?
For even more on Britney Spears, including unprecedented inside looks at her most intimate moments and rare candid interviews with the pop superstar, tune in to E! News' exclusive two-hour documentary, I Am Britney Jean, airing Dec. 22 at 9 p.m. on E!