It has been 20 years since Britney Spears’ legendary “Oops!… I Did It Once more” — her follow-up effort to her 1999 smash hit “…Child One Extra Time” — was launched.
By the point she was able to launch her second album, Spears was already carving out a profitable path for herself as a recording artist and dance performer when “…Child One Extra Time” and its title monitor debuted at No. 1 after the music video for the file turned probably the most requested video on MTV in 1998.
The princess of pop debuted the title monitor to her sophomore effort for radio on March 27, 2000, and in addition dropped the legendary video part, which catapulted Spears into a brand new realm of pop music performers and etched her identify within the popular culture historical past books within the course of.
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Helmed by famend Grammy-nominated music video director Nigel Dick, the video was shot in Common Metropolis, Calif., and noticed Spears bounce proper off the display in her crimson patent leather-based jumpsuit as she entered the galactic world.
“Oops!” marked the fourth time Spears and Dick had linked up since he directed three movies from her debut album for “…Child One Extra Time,” “(You Drive Me) Loopy” and “Generally,” respectively.
Nevertheless, given the historical past the pair have shared, they haven’t collaborated on a challenge since.
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Spears, now 38, defined the premise for what turned the primary single off her second album throughout MTV’s “Making the Video” in April 2000 when she was simply 18 years outdated.
“The track is mainly a couple of lady and all these guys fall in love together with her and she or he simply cannot have it,” she stated on the time. “Once I meet a man that I am significantly interested in, I get butterflies in my abdomen, complete mind fart, I do not know what to say. That is what I like about this track. It is actually sincere and enjoyable to carry out.”
She added: “This complete thought was my thought. I used to be like, ‘I wish to be on Mars, dancing on Mars.'”
And what an thought.
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Within the documentary brief, Spears was adamant that her wardrobe not solely exude intercourse attraction but additionally be simple to maneuver in for the reason that choreography included intricate dance steps. Her well-known catsuit was designed by Michael Bush, who on the behest of Spears had pulled an all-night session as a way to have it prepared by name time the very subsequent day.
For her half, the file peaked at No. 9 on the Billboard Scorching 100 and Spears acquired two Grammy nominations in 2001 for greatest vocal album and greatest feminine vocal efficiency. Whereas neither of her first two singles took residence Grammys, Spears would earn her first and at present solely win in 2004 in one of the best dance recording class for “Poisonous.”
Spears additionally carried out the file on the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) in 2000 — one among many popular culture moments spearheaded by top-of-the-line performers of her period.
Spears’ exhibiting on the VMAs fully reworked her picture on stage and fairly actually ushered in a wave of latest followers as she gallivanted for the world, exhibiting off her svelte determine and toned physique.
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Curiously, Spears cheekily quipped through the episode that she doesn’t thoughts her easy-on-the-eyes backup dancers. “I do not know their names however they’re hotties, although!” she had joked.
In hindsight, maybe Spears did a little bit foreshadowing given the truth that her present boyfriend, 27-year-old Sam Asghari, is a former backup dancer and the pair made their crimson carpet debut in September on the Daytime Magnificence Awards — the place Asghari was an honoree — in Los Angeles.