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From the Bottom of My Broken Heart

"From the Bottom of My Broken Heart" is the fifth and final single (fourth in the U.S. and Australia) from pop singer Britney Spears' first album ...Baby One More Time. It was released during the first quarter of 2000.

The song was written and produced by Eric Foster White. In this melancholy love ballad, Spears recalls her first love and how she wishes it hadn't ended, as her true emotions are revealed "from the bottom of my broken heart." The song was excluded from Spears' greatest hits album Greatest Hits: My Prerogative, for reasons unknown.

Music video

Directed by Gregory Dark, the music video for From the Bottom of My Broken Heart begins with Spears packing her belongings as she readies herself to move away from home. She is upset because she knows that she is going to miss her first love. Throughout the video, we see scenes of the two from their past, including one where they climb up onto a windmill. Towards the ending, we see Spears waiting at a bus stop while at the same time her first love is driving quickly to come see her one last time. However, by the time he finally gets there, she has already left on her bus. The video premiered on an episode of Muchmusic's Combat Zone. The video also became her fourth to retire on MTV's TRL. This is the first video where no dance is involved. The radio edit of the song was used for the video, it shortenes the intro and removes a double chorus in the second part of the song. This is the longest song by Spears ever recorded.

The Single

The Australian release of the single included bonus stickers and Thinkin' About You as a bonus tracks but was released on the album for ...Baby One More Time. The US single included the album version and a bonus remix of (You Drive Me) Crazy also with enhanced video clips if you put the CD in your PC CD ROM, it was also released in Israel.

Chart performance

"From the Bottom of My Broken Heart" peaked within the top twenty of the Billboard Hot 100 at number 14 thanks to its chart-topping placement on the Hot 100 Singles Sales; this would later lead to a Platinum certification. However, for the first time for a Spears single, airplay didn't prove strong, and the track managed to crack even the top fifty of the Hot 100 Airplay. The single was later ranked at number thirty-one on the Billboard Hot 100 Year-End chart for 2000. The single sold over 1 million copies in the U.S.A and has been certified platinum.

Top 40 radio airplay was not strong this time around, as the single did not manage to reach on the top twenty of all three charts: the Top 40 Tracks, Mainstream Top 40 and Rhythmic Top 40.

As "Born to Make You Happy" had just been released in most international markets, "My Broken Heart" was released in only a couple of other regions, one of which was Australia, where her local record company were given the choice between "Born To Make You Happy" and "My Broken Heart".

Chart (2000) Peak
Position
Australian ARIA Singles Chart 37
UK Extended Chart 13
New Zealand RIANZ Singles Chart 23
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 14
U.S. Hot Singles Sales 1

Formats and track listings

These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "From the Bottom of My Broken Heart".
Australia CD Single (9250132)

  1. "From the Bottom of My Broken Heart" [Radio Version] — 4:34
  2. "(You Drive Me) Crazy" [Jazzy Jim's Hip-Hop Mix] — 3:40
  3. "Thinkin' About You" — 3:35
  4. "Sometimes" [Answering Machine Message] — 0:25

U.S. CD Single (01241-42653-2)

  1. "From the Bottom of My Broken Heart" [Radio Version] — 4:34
  2. "(You Drive Me) Crazy" [Jazzy Jim's Hip-Hop Mix] — 3:40
  3. Enhanced With Clips From The "Born to Make You Happy" & "From the Bottom of My Broken Heart" Videos

U.S. Promo CD (JDJ-42632-2)

  1. "From the Bottom of My Broken Heart" [Radio Edit] — 4:34

U.S. Promo 12" Vinyl (DUTCH-16)

  • Side A:
  • "From the Bottom of My Broken Heart" [Ospina's Millennium Funk Mix] — 3:31
  • Side B:
  • "From the Bottom of My Broken Heart" [Ospina's Millennium Funk Mix Instrumental] — 3:31
  • "From the Bottom of My Broken Heart" [Radio Version] — 4:34

Remixes/Official versions

  • Album Version — 5:12
  • Radio Edit — 4:34
  • Ospina's Millennium Funk Mix — 3:31
  • Ospina's Millennium Funk Mix (Instrumental) — 3:31

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