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19 Reasons Why Britney's 'Baby One More Time' Album Changed The Face of Pop Music Forever

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January 12, 1999 is the most important date known to mankind.


Today marks the 19th anniversary of Britney Spears' Baby One More Time album.


January 12, 1999 is the most important date known to mankind. It's the day Britney's impeccable debut studio album hit shelves and quite literally changed all of our lives. I would probably be a kindergarten teacher, an escort or a pilates instructor if it didn't exist. I HATE pilates.


To celebrate, we listed only 19 reasons why the record is the most important album/era in history and how it will forever keep a special place in your dark, cold, Millennial heart.


1.) The "Baby One More Time" music video. Pigtails, knee-highs and belly baring button-ups are now timeless fashion staples.





 


2.) The invention of emails.





 


3.) The ...Baby One More Time Tour. No one did it or can do it like this. The dance breaks are still seriously insane.





 


4.) When will your favs?





 


5.) The era produced multiple clones (Willa Ford, Mandy Moore, Jessica Simpson).





 


6.) And the ultimate imposter and decades-long feud (Fighters, wassup?)





 


7.) The "Sometimes" music video. If you didn't recreate the heart choreography with your friends, did you really have a childhood?





 


8.) She pioneered the bubble gum pop transition because that's just who she was.





 


9.) I still rewatch her VMAs performance with *NSYNC at least once a day.





 


10.) "Soda Pop" deserves to be on loop in The Louvre.





 


11.) When she saved jazz music from extinction at the Billboard Music Awards.





 


12.) She was the MOST professional singer in the game.





 


13.) And the least innocent.





 


14.) Gracious Queen gave Max Martin a career.





 


15.) If you don't think "Crazy" is one of her best music videos of all time turn in your stan card immediately. And you're a horrible person.





 


16.) Erm.





 


17.) Her relationship with Rosie O'Donnell is unparalleled.





 


18.) Britney popularized duets. I wonder what that guy is up to btw. Not really, though.





 


19.) Long live Baby One More Time, the most influential album of all time.





 


Time will take us a part, but I will still love you. Happy birthday, Baby One More Time!


Is Baby One More Time your favorite Britney album? Tell us in the comments below!


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YES BLESS! Its one of the best albums of the 90s and influencing the beginning of the 2000s. Its the album the GP remembers most honestly. Whenever I bring up Britney spears to a random person who isn't even a fan they say "oh yeah I had the first Britney album on Cassette". :bop:

Unlike most people on this board, I actually love the ballads on this album I think there her strongest work vocally. Love From the bottom of my broken heart because it doesn't make me feel sad it gives me a sense of comfort. I also love Sometimes, Email my heart, I will still love you. :mcry:

NUMBER 10 SODA POP the BOP is EVERYTHING. I love a good pop bop for the car. :carpoolney:

 

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:kyliecry:

 

The album that started it all. It deserves all the praise and recognition. Although some of the following albums surpassed it later. 

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Just now, MissSpearsSaysSo said:

I hope there’s some kinda celebration when her 20 year anniversary comes along. 

Don't get your hopes up, I'm prepared for an anniversary tweet :uknowit:

"Happy 20th Birthday BOMT, OMG I can't believe it's been 20 years *insert pink and blue emojis here*" :lanacackle:

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"Get to know the new girl in school and her first 11 songs" :kyliecry:

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Her interview with Rosie O'Donnell legit just made me cry. She was so sweet and kind back then.

You can tell how young and impressionable she really was. Who could have predicted how hard she would fall a few years later.

The media truly ate her alive and changed her entire personality. :crying1:

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1 hour ago, breatheheavy said:

When will your favs?

Well, I don't know, since she hasn't done it since the Circus tour.... :crying2:

Anyway, serious note--

Happy anniversary, album that started it all!

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That is true, Max does owe his success to her since that was his first number one. Yeah it was a bop but also the song was huge because of the video too and all the controversy.

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...Baby One More Time will remain one of the biggest pop albums of all time! It is so so important because it helped launch a musical icon. 

Oh and on a side note - that Rosie O’Donnell interview is so sweet - Britney was only 17! 

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Lmao Jordan you're actually funny. The jazz one got me lol ing. But yeah, epic album. Oops too. 

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Sometimes will always be my favorite Britney ballad :sendinglove:

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