It was a time of '90s heartbreak songs and "From the Bottom of My Broken Heart" was no exception. We learned you could make a green fuzzy bucket hat look good, and of course, to take your time when developing a relationship. It's like a Pizza Bagel. You need to be patient or it will burn your taste buds off. That's love, man.
In "Stronger" B-girl showed wind can actually be your hair's best friend. She also showed that you "don't need nobody." You are a strong, independent woman and you don't need a man or Throwback Thursdays to complete you.
In her "Slave 4 U" performance, not only did Britney Spears hold a live snake, she also made millions of dollars with a two-word chorus of "Get it get it, get it get it, get it get it, get it get it." So if your 5 year plan to become an investment banker doesn't work out, you can always try this.
According to the Queen of Pop, "There's only two types of people in the world: the ones that entertain and the ones that observe." But what about the ones who don't even observe and just eat the finger foods at parties and wish they were still at home watching Disney movies in their pajamas?
In "Toxic," we learn that someone hiding under the disguise of an out-of-shape businessman might be a Brad Pitt look-alike. So always go for that guy on your flight. Unless Brad Pitt is on your flight. Then definitely go for Brad Pitt.
"Don't Let Me Be the Last to Know" showed all you need to do to get on TRL is hug a tree in a bikini. Oh, and your friends will always be the first to find out if someone likes you. Which is probably why you retreated to your secret hideaway tree anyways.
People can say you are too big, or too thin and you'll never really win. Princess B showed that when you're a celebrity everyone wants a piece of you. But luckily, if you're rich like her, you have 5-10 body doubles, so people can actually have a piece of you.
Britney said sometimes a girl just needs a boy...but she also said once a girl is with a boy, then she's in control. I guess that saying is right -- Behind every man, is a successful woman. And behind every successful woman is a group of shirtless backup dancers.
Okay, this may not have been stated in her actual song, but Ms. Spears taught us early on that perfect hairstyle for every date is somewhere between beach waves and crimped hair. (Yes, we remember hair crimping.) No word yet on how she feels about reusing our '90s jelly sandals though.
14. All of the Boys and All of the Girls are Looking for Amy
Are you begging to seek Amy? Apparently if your name is Amy, everyone wants to know what party you're going to. But what about all the Aimee's and Aymee's of the world? Their parents really missed the boat on this one.
Britney once sang that she loves rock 'n' roll and that means putting another dime in the jukebox, and then making a fool of yourself on the dance floor while people try to watch football playing on the screen behind you.
In the Britney Spears movie Crossroads, she sang about the stage in between being a girl and a woman. Most people call that your teen years, but not Britney. It's a time when you can be in your 20's and still wear pooka shells and that hat from Newsies.
Britney doesn't need a load of cash to make it rain. She can just show up in a club with Will.I.Am and "scream and shout, and let it all out." You might actually need cash to pay your rent though. I tried paying by screaming and shouting and got evicted.
What did we learn from Gloria Estefan? The "Rhythm is Gonna Get You." What did Britney teach us? It's "Me Against the Music." So basically, don't trust music. It's like your friend who compliments you when they want something. We're looking at you, Ashlee.