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28 Triumphant Comebacks

From Britney Spears to Vinyl Records

— October 11, 2008 — Marketing
Everyone loves a good comeback; today the blogosphere is buzzing after last night's release of the video for Britney Spears' new single "Womanizer." We love to cheer on the underdog, to watch them emerge triumphantly out of obscurity, or, in Britney Spears' case, calamity. But there are far more comebacks to celebrate than the former popwreck's weight loss and sizzling single; thanks to Britney, however, we have cause to showcase them all.

In honor of Britney Spears, the 27 (plus one for good luck) triumphant comebacks in this cluster were all downtrodden, forgotten about or criticized--just like our favorite bottle blonde. Take the iPod, for example--after the release of the iPhone, that silly circle-shaped dial and white casing suddenly seemed way too 2005. The next crop of iPods reappeared in every color of the rainbow, revitalized and revamped beyond compare.

And when CDs and MP3s became popular, vinyl records and cassette tapes became obsolete. You'll see modern versions of both these outdated technologies in this cluster. There are also other pop star modern comebacks; Janet Jackson and Michael Jackson are currently recapturing the fame they found when Britney Spears was still a Mouseketeer.

From cars to restaurants and skyscrapers to trashcans, the overlooked articles in this cluster have come back better than before. What better way to welcome Britney Spears back to her rightful place atop the pop charts?
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Literary Classics in Hieroglyphics
Literary Classics in Hieroglyphics
Beatrix Potter Gets Egyptian Makeover
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27
Google Tool Tweaks
Google Tool Tweaks
Blog Search Revamped
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26
Econobox Comeback
Econobox Comeback
Gas Prices Drive Demand For Retro Eco-Cars
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25
Vinyl Records Making a Comeback
Vinyl Records Making a Comeback
36% Rise in Sales
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24
Divine Wind
Divine Wind
Kamikaze Making a Comeback in Japan
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23
Reinventing Viral Technologies
Reinventing Viral Technologies
Apple Revamps iPods
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22
Currency Makeovers
Currency Makeovers
US Mint Unveils New Pennies
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21
Drive-Ins make a comeback
Drive-Ins make a comeback
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20
Performance Mini Cars Comeback
Performance Mini Cars Comeback
Abarth 500
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19
Reinventing British Beach Huts
Reinventing British Beach Huts
Bathing Beauties Festival Architecture
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18
Culinary Facelifts
Culinary Facelifts
Daniel Reopens After Makeover
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17
Cult Classic Movie Remakes
Cult Classic Movie Remakes
The Rocky Horror Picture Show by MTV
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16
Ice Cream Vans Get a Makeover
Ice Cream Vans Get a Makeover
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15
Luxury Branding Of Cheap Cars
Luxury Branding Of Cheap Cars
Hermes Makeover 2CV
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14
Reviving Retro, Gangster Style
Reviving Retro, Gangster Style
Michael Jackson's Comeback
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13
Retro Reinvented
Retro Reinvented
Cassette Tape MP3 Player (Actually Works in a Cassette Deck)
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12
Britney Spears Comebacks (Take 2)
Britney Spears Comebacks (Take 2)
VMA's Released Promo Spot
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11
Comeback Exhaustions
Comeback Exhaustions
Janet Jackson Hospitalized on Tour
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10
Celebratory Branding Changes
Celebratory Branding Changes
6 Google Birthday Logos
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9
Janet Jackson's Galactic Comeback
Janet Jackson's Galactic Comeback
Video Single For Feedback
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8
Guerrilla Trashcan Makeovers
Guerrilla Trashcan Makeovers
The Five Black Bins Project
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7
McDonalds European Makeover
McDonalds European Makeover
Golden Arches Goes Chic
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6
Eco Skyscraper Makeovers
Eco Skyscraper Makeovers
Sears Tower Gets Greener
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5
Mommy Makeovers
Mommy Makeovers
The Rise of Post Pregnancy Surgery
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4
The New Oz
The New Oz
"Dark" Remake Of Wizard Of Oz
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3
Fashionable Fast Food
Fashionable Fast Food
McDonald's UK Makeover
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2
SEMA Car Makeovers
SEMA Car Makeovers
The Tricked-Out Toyota Venza
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1
80's Clothing Brand Comebacks
80's Clothing Brand Comebacks
Members Only Still Dominates Urban Scene
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