Apparently Britney Spears did something bad on TV last night. Or she's fat. Or something.
It might, then, be instructive, to see how another girl singer took care of business back in the day.
That's the great Evie Sands doing "I Can't Let Go," circa 1965. Evie should have been huge, but she had famously shit luck; although the song was written for her -- by Jon Voight's brother, Chip Taylor (who also wrote "Wild Thing") -- the Hollies better known version was the bigger hit. Same thing happened to her with the Taylor-penned "Angel of the Morning" and "Take Me For a Little While." Her one really big hit was with Taylor's "Anyway That You Want Me" in 1970; Rolling Stone called it the single of the year, but her career kind of fizzled after that.
In the late 90s she got back together with Taylor and started making music again; her 1999 comeback Women in Prison is a terrific mature singer-songwriter album -- a grownup woman making no bullshit music about somebody's real life.
Perhaps Britney ought to give it a listen....