“So much attitude in that song,” Britney told me in 2000, recalling the moment she first heard the demo of her first hit.

This year marks the 15th anniversary of Britney Spears' "...Baby One More Time." “Crazy” became the theme for the Melissa Joan Hart/Adrian Grenier rom-com and its MTV video, where she and Melissa immortalized their all-too-brief BFF status. The Backstreet Boys and ‘NSync were having hits already, but they were doing straight-up mainstream pop compared to the alien apocalyptic robot-disco stomp of Britney. © Copyright 2020 Rolling Stone, LLC, a subsidiary of Penske Business Media, LLC. 'Hit Me Baby One More Time' was recorded by Britney Spears but written for TLC. It went to number one on the Billboard Hot 100.The video was memorable for Spears being dressed in a schoolgirl uniform. Was she just Not of This Earth? Headie One feat.

And everything just started happening for me, and I was just like, wow, you know?”. But on …Baby One More Time, she proved she was here to stay. The beat goes on.

The whole album was packed with hits. “It means so much to me that you enjoy listening to my songs as much as I love singing them!” Then she gives a preview of the upcoming release by her labelmates the Backstreet Boys: “Hit it, guys!” In other words, her debut album ends with an ad, which is perfect in itself. Only Britney. You could tell the lyrics were written by somebody who’d barely met the English language — oh, that irritating ellipsis in the title. This page was last changed on 17 May 2019, at 12:06. It went to number one on the Billboard Hot 100. “I was so happy because there’s a lot of good songs out there, but it’s rare when you can take a song and really put your name all over it and put your personality into it.” That’s what she achieved on her debut. Her debut LP introduced the world to a small-town teen with a radically futuristic aesthetic. TLC later claimed they turned down the song, but it would have been all wrong for TLC or any other certified grown-ups. You could argue the BSBs’ “I Want It That Way” was the last gasp of 20th-century pop, just as “…Baby One More Time” was the first gasp of the 21st. Britney ends the album perfectly by making her explicit claim on the grand pop tradition, covering Sonny & Cher’s “The Beat Goes On.” Brit and Cher had a deep connection — she was just a little kid when she started belting “If I Could Turn Back Time” on the state-fair circuit. 4am - 6:30am, Princess Cuts (In 1999, a year full of one-hit wonders, the jump from one-hit to two-hit status was tougher than the jump from zero to one.) “Sometimes” is weirdly forgotten today, but much more than “…Baby One More Time,” it defined the Britney persona the world would come to know and love over the years. The ladies bonded in her iconic guest turn on Sabrina the Teenage Witch. But she took that erotic-cabaret sound somewhere new, with her own down-home growl. “E-Mail My Heart” is the most-mocked track (justifiably, I admit), but it stands as the last great dial-up love song, a ballad of desktop-computer romance from the age of Angelfire and Geocities. ", See the full gallery: 22 Songs You Won't Believe Were Originally Written For Other People, : 22 Songs You Won't Believe Were Originally Written For Other People, 22 Songs You Won't Believe Were Originally Written For Other People. It began the tradition of Brit’s awesomely sacreligious cover versions, from the Stones’ “Satisfaction” (on her next album, changing “how white my shirts could be” to “how tight my skirt should be”) to Joan Jett’s “I Love Rock & Roll.” “The Beat Goes On” sums up everything Britney does on this album — inserting herself (and her audience) into the story of pop music. So the night before, I stayed up really, really late, so when I went into the studio, I wasn’t rested. But was I going to say 'hit me baby one more time'?

Britney Spears' groundbreaking debut, '...Baby One More Time,' combined a small-town-teen persona with an avant-garde pop sound. Was she Swedish or Swiss or Icelandic? (“Larger Than Life,” the boy band’s girl-almighty salute to their fans, was the perfect feminist turf for them to share with their Brit-muse.) "It's good for her. "Baby One More Time" (1998) "Sometimes" (1999) "...Baby One More Time" is the first single for Britney Spears released off her first album as its first single. But Does Record Early Voting Mean This One Is Too Late? Like the song says, “History has turned the page.” La-di-da-di-di. That means it's been two decades (!) Download 'Princess Cuts' on iTunes, This image appears in the gallery:22 Songs You Won't Believe Were Originally Written For Other People, In a recent interview TLC were asked why they rejected the song that went on to give Britney Spears worldwide fame.

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