‘Oops!… I Did It Again’ turns 20. Feel old yet?

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On this day, 20 years ago, Britney Spears released the singles that were frankly ahead of its time. Literally and musically. The first single off of her second album, “Oop!… I Did It Again” would literally take her to new heights and just be iconic af. So, on this day of its anniversary, I thought it would be fitting to revisit this iconic bop as I feel old.

I’m not that innocent

“Oops!… I Did It Again” was released on March 27, 2000. Written by the pop god Max Martin (look him up, he’s a literally pop god), the single got Britney her third Grammy nomination. It was a top 10 hit in the US as well as took the album to the same name to be number one and was the highest debut-week album sales by a female artist until Adele broke that record in 2015.

Iconic outfit

The song is an upbeat pop song that speaks about someone that is a player and is just playing with her boyfriend/girlfriend’s heart. From the start of the song until the final note, it just the most 2000s pop song. The late 90s until the mid-2000s just had this sound with it. The music has this robotic/Europop feel to it. It’s honestly hard to explain it, but it’s just simply the best.

The vocals on the song were everything. The little things that she added to tune to make it just pop out. It wasn’t until the live raw vocals leaked. Sidenote: if you haven’t heard the live raw vocal from Britney Jean, then what are you doing with your life? Honestly, I would check them out because a lot of them are just so good.

What most people remember is the music video. The video takes place on Mars. Her astronaut lover uncovers the album cover, and then Britney and her massive stage rise through the ground. She then performs a show for the astronaut and mission control in a red latex jumpsuit. The most iconic part comes when the astronaut gives her the heart of the ocean, the same one from the 1997 movie “Titanic.” Random af but just everything. Realistically, it makes no sense, but it was 2000. The video creation was featured on MTV’s “Making the Video,” a show that showcased how a music video was made and then premiered it.

“Oops!… I Did It Again” is just merely iconic and is everything that pop music should be. From the actual song to the video itself, it’s what most people think about when it comes to the early 2000s music. It’s a song that everyone needs to listen to, especially if you are a fan of pop music.

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One thought on “‘Oops!… I Did It Again’ turns 20. Feel old yet?

  1. I think what’s funny about “Oops” is that a lot of people expected her become a one hit wonder after “Baby” but she really out did literally everything on this song and video. The vocals, the concept, the choreography, the costumes, at the time this was beyond cool and even twenty years later it remains one of the best pieces of pop music.

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