The Story Of Britney Spears' "...Baby One More Time" 20 Years Later

Can you believe it's been 20 YEARS since it was released?!

October 23, 2018
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Tell me baby cause I need to know now!

Can you believe it's been 20-years to the day that Britney Spears changed Pop culture by releasing her smash-hit "...Baby One More Time"?! We know you are familiar with the song -- who isn't, really -- but do you know the story behind the track?

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According to NME, Pop legend Max Martin -- Britney, Kesha, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Everyone... -- had the idea wake him up in the middle of the night. Even then he knew he had come up with something huge. "I remember listening back to [the tape> after [the song> blew up and you can hear me sort of go: ‘Hit me baby one more time.' Then I hear myself say, Yeah, it’s pretty good." 

Believe it or not, the track was first offered to TLC, but they turned it down due to the "hit me" in the chorus. "Despite a last minute coup attempt – Simon Cowell reportedly requested a re-write for Five – the song ultimately went to a newcomer named Britney Spears, who had just signed to Jive." 

There is without a doubt that "...Baby One More Time" was a game changer. Nothing is better than the fact that 20-years later Britney is still the reigning name in Pop music showing ther other's how it's done!