Britney Spears plans to knock Bobby Brown’s socks off by covering his trademark hit, “My Prerogative.”
The singer has chosen to remake the 1988 song for the first single off her next project, a greatest-hits album due November 16 that is now to be called, Greatest Hits: My Prerogative, according to her label. The cover, according to those who’ve heard it, doesn’t sound much like the original and has a Bloodshy & Avant touch to it, a reference to the Swedish production team of Christian “Bloodshy” Carlsson and Pontus Avant. The pair produced the song and last worked with Spears on “Toxic,” where they embellished her vocals with a techno-lite beat.
The choice of this particular song could also be interpreted — like “Overprotected” and “Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman” — as a statement on the singer’s life and the media reaction to some of her recent decisions, including her engagement to dancer Kevin Federline “It’s True: Britney’s Engaged” ). The song’s lyrics read, “Everybody’s talking all this stuff about me/ Why don’t they just let me live/ I don’t need commission/ Make my own decisions/ That’s my prerogative.”
The song, which will hit radio on September 14, will be one of two new tracks on the collection. A separate greatest-hits DVD will be released on the same day as the album.