This Album Was Released 15 Years Ago This Month and We Must Give Thanks
A very important anniversary happened this month. And I didn’t even take the day off work to celebrate it properly. I have such regrets.
In May 2000, an album was released that. changed. everything. Guys, I know when I usually do this I’m being a facetious asshole, as that is my autopilot mode, but I am SERIOUS THIS TIME. With it came a title track that had a great beat, a fun video and most importantly a really weird breakdown in the middle involving an astronaut and Le Cœur de la Mer from Titanic and I don’t even know, I cannot find a reason as to why that happened but it did and we should be thankful. I know I am.
Because 15 years ago, Britney Spears’s heavily punctuated “Oops!…I Did It Again” (the follow-up to a slightly less heavily punctuated “…Baby One More Time”) was released. And life was goddamn better for it.
You know what else that album had? A goddamn Stones cover. One that led to this iconic VMAs performance.
Oh Britney Spears. I’m so happy we live in a world where you exist.
If you want to feel double old, this album being 15 years old means the song “…Baby One More Time” is now 17 years old. We’ll go ahead and watch that, too. Do the dance in your own home, it’s cool, there’s no judgment here unless you DON’T do it.