Baby One More Time " is the debut single by American singer Britney Spears from her debut studio album of the same title It was written by Max Martin and produced by Martin and Rami. After recording and sending a demo tape with an unused song from Toni Braxton , Spears signed a multi-album deal with Jive. Baby One More Time" is a pop song that refers to a girl's feelings after a break-up with her boyfriend. It reached number one in at least 18 countries, including the United Kingdom, where it earned triple-platinum certification from the British Phonographic Industry BPI and became the country's best-selling song of The song is one of the best-selling singles of all time , with over 10 million copies sold. An accompanying music video , directed by Nigel Dick , portrays Spears as a student from a Catholic high school, who starts to daydream that she is singing and dancing around the school, while watching her love interest from afar. The music video was later referenced in the music video of " If U Seek Amy " , where Spears's fictional daughter is dressed with a similar schoolgirl outfit while wearing pink ribbons in her hair. In , the music video for " Baby One More Time" was voted the third most influential video in the history of pop music , in a poll held by Jam!
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Britney Spears' groundbreaking debut, ' Baby One More Time,' combined a small-town-teen persona with an avant-garde pop sound. Not bad for a small-town Louisiana teen making her first record. When I sang it, I was just laid back and mellow — it sounds cool, though. You know, how it sounds really low in the lower register — it sounds really sexy. But she took that erotic-cabaret sound somewhere new, with her own down-home growl. And everything just started happening for me, and I was just like, wow , you know?
It was released on January 12, through Jive Records. In June , while Spears negotiated with her manager at the time, Lou Pearlman , to join female pop group Innosense , her mother, Lynne Spears , asked a family friend and entertainment lawyer, Larry Rudolph , for his opinion. Rudolph took interest and decided to pitch her to record labels. Rudolph submitted a tape of Britney Spears singing over a Whitney Houston karaoke song, along with a demo tape of an unused song from Toni Braxton. Jive Records was interested and appointed the singer to work with producer Eric Foster White. After hearing the recorded material, Jive signed Spears to a multi-album deal. Spears later claimed that she felt excited when she heard it and knew it was going to be a hit record. Her debut album was completed in June , and the song was released as " The single became a global success, reaching number one in every country it charted in, became the best-selling song of in the UK, and has since become one of the best-selling singles of all-time , selling over 10 million copies.
In , Britney Jean Spears was a high school freshman aching to get out of the quiet stretch of Louisiana that bumps up against Mississippi. The most notable thing about her at the time was one off-Broadway credit and her status as a former Mouseketeer. Twenty years after its release on Oct. It was kind of funny. I think she might have had a dog in the picture as well.