Background[ edit ] I had been in studio for about six months listening and recording material, but I hadn't really heard a hit yet. When I started working with Max Martin in Sweden, he played the demo for 'Baby One More Time' for me, and I knew from the start it [was one] of those songs you want to hear again and again.
It just felt really right. I went into the studio and did my own thing with it, trying to give it a little more attitude than the demo. In 10 days, I never even saw Sweden. We were so busy. And Britney had that. Spears later claimed that she felt excited when she heard it and knew it was going to be a hit record.
Baby One More Time". So I went out that night and had some fun. The next day I was completely relaxed and nailed it. Baby One More Time" is a teen pop and dance-pop song that lasts for three minutes and thirty seconds.
Songwriting and production is largely based on previous Cheiron productions, most notably Robyn Carlsson 's " Show Me Love " which shows similar song scheme, drum patterns, wah guitars and piano hits. Baby One More Time" is a song "every girl can relate to. She wants him back. I think it's kind of funny that people would actually think that's what it meant. Baby One More Time" during The Circus Starring Britney Spears in Marc Oxoby, author of The s , noted the song "was derided as vapid by some critics, yet tapped into the same kind of audience to whom the Spice Girls music appealed, young teens and pre-teens.
Baby One More Time" is] well-composed, tightly arranged, and even with Spears's vocal limitations it goes straight for the proverbial pop jugular. Baby One More Time' will be long remembered as one of the cornerstones of pop music in general, and it is a strong front-runner as the prototype for the late 90s pop resurgence. Baby One More Time" as Spears's best song, saying, "the song is full of hooks and a big mainstream pop sound.
The accompanying schoolgirl video caused a sensation, and, when the single hit No. Baby One More Time" was ranked sixth in a list of Spears's best songs.
She noted the singer "somehow made the school girl outfit and pink pom-pom hair-ties trendy again, worn by every tween in the succeeding years. Baby One More Time" a "candy-pop-with-a- funky -edge smash",  while Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic said the song was "ingenious",  Brian Raftery of Blender called it "a perfectly fine, slickly conceived pop tune.
Baby One More Time" "incredible",  commenting that "it's a symphony of teenage lust as fully realised as anything Brian Wilson ever wrote — a truly grand pop song that overwhelms any lingering undercurrent of Lolita paedo-creepiness through the sheer fanatical earnestness of its delivery.
The song was officially sent to the American radio stations on October 23, Baby One More Time" also experienced considerable airplay, becoming her first top ten hit on the Hot Airplay , peaking at number eight. Baby One More Time" has sold 1,, physical singles, with , paid digital downloads in the United States. Baby One More Time" debuted at number 20 on the Australian Singles Chart ,  a month later reached number one and stayed there for nine consecutive weeks.
Baby One More Time" is one of the best-selling singles of all time , with over 10 million copies sold worldwide. He responded saying, "It's a great song. I don't know anything about Britney.
I never watched The Mickey Mouse Club. She seems like a great kid and she's very enthusiastic, but I just love the song. It's just a great song". The plan was to have the video in a cartoon-like environment, in a likely attempt to attract the audience of younger children. The original setting was scrapped and replaced with Spears's concept. On that level, it's real. That probably, in retrospect, is a part of its charm.
All these people there, working for you. I had my own trailer. It was an amazing experience". After this, Spears is outside, now adorned in an pink athletic outfit, and seen in a car.
Along with a couple of other students, she performs a number of gymnastic moves before heading back inside. She is then sitting on the bleachers in the gymnasium watching a basketball game, and she dances in the gymnasium. Her love interest is revealed sitting close to her, played by her real-life cousin Chad.
During the very beginning, Spears is seen with her sleeves down. Some people who see the music video may not recognize this, but when the bell rings, the sleeves of exactly the same gray-and-white shirt she is wearing are rolled up, even when she gets into singing.
I'm from the South ; you're stupid if you don't wear a sports bra [when you] go to dance class, you're going to be sweating your butt off. On its final episode, a three-hour special aired on November 16, ,  "…Baby One More Time" was number one in their final countdown as the most iconic music videos of all time and was the last video to be played on the show. Britney Spears was something else—an inflection point in the culture". Baby One More Time" where she sings, "My loneliness is killing me.
Baby One More Time" reached over million views on VEVO becoming Spears' 5th music video to do so and making it the first '90s video by a female singer to receive a certification. Live performances[ edit ] Spears and some of her dancers performing " The first ever live performance of the song was at the "Singapore Jazz Festival" in Singapore, the May 16th At this show, she also performs for the first time ever, the song "Sometimes". Baby One More Time" on several occasions. She performed the song on July 6, , during her appearance at the Woodstock 99 festival.
Spears just reinforcing selected words in choruses and singing an occasional snippet of a verse". Afterwards, the band performed their hit " Tearin' Up My Heart ". Spears was wearing a turtleneck and a full tulle skirt at the beginning of the performance, while dancers surrounded her with enormous hand fans. After singing a shortened version of the song, she then took a few moments to shuffle into a form-fitting red rhinestone outfit with side cutouts and emerged onto a stage to perform " Baby One More Time.
Baby One More Time" has been performed in seven of Spears's concert tours since its release. Baby One More Time Tour , the encore consisted of a performance of the song,  in which Spears wore a black bra under pink halter ,  a pink sequined plaid mini-skirt,  and black thigh-high stockings. Baby One More Time" was performed after a dance interlude in which the dancers showed their individual moves while their names appeared on the screens.
Baby One More Time" in a ballad version until reaching the end of the runway. Piece of Me in Las Vegas, the song was included on its setlist.
The episode featured an appearance made by Spears herself. Lead singer Francis Healey said, "We did it for a laugh the first time. It's a very well-crafted song. It [has] that magic thing. I liked it though, I thought it was cool.
It was a very different vibe from what I did". On July 18, , frontman Brendon Urie joined the band to perform the song in Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania. It's obviously darker and actually tortured as opposed to Britney's school girl despair". His rendition received positive reviews. Fender, while wearing a skirt, was busy fighting to the beat of the song.
An excerpt was used in the comedy film , but was not included on the soundtrack album. Robert Christgau of The Village Voice highlighted their rendition saying the song is "as redolent and fetching as any of [Fountains of Wayne]'s peaks". Spears also made a cameo, taking the teacher's role, previously played by Cullota. Baby One More Time" to be the biggest hit since its first music compilation was released in Spears became an international pop culture icon immediately after launching her recording career.
Rolling Stone magazine wrote: Spears early on cultivated a mixture of innocence and experience that broke the bank". While other little girls were putting posters on their walls, Britney was wanting to be the poster on the wall. Whereas other children develop at their own pace, Britney was developing at a pace set by the ferociously competitive American entertainment industry".
Baby One More Time" altered the landscape of pop culture so quickly in large part because they were delivered to all corners of the U. Her videos got played on both MTV and the Disney Channel at the same time, showing just how well Spears and her armies of PR handlers managed to walk that fine line between family-friendly pop idol and unabashed sex object.