The title track to Britney Spears' triumphant second album, "Oops... I Did It Again" has a very appropriate title: It was written by Max Martin, a Swedish producer who wrote Britney's first hit, "...Baby One More Time," and sounds very similar.
Spears took on a racier image when she released this song. She was just 16 when the "...Baby One More Time" singles was released, but she was 19 for "Oops," allowing her to be marketed more suggestively. The video played up her sexuality, and the line "I'm not that innocent" made people question her claim that she was a virgin.
What's the "oops"? Britney has once again broken a heart. She can't help it that guys keep falling in love with her.
There is a break of dialogue in the song where Britney receives a necklace and says, "But I thought the old lady dropped it into the ocean in the end?" According to songwriter Max Martin, this is a little inside joke about the box office smash movie Titanic.
Suggestion credit: Britney - Calabasas, CA
Following her debut album, there was huge anticipation for Spears' next release, not just for the music but for the image she would present. This song answered those questions, showing that musically she would stick to the same script, but would get a bit more adult in terms of image. The album wasn't as successful as her first, but it still sold a remarkable 10 million copies in America, earning a Diamond certification. This made her the only female artist to go Diamond with her first two albums, a record that is likely to stand as album sales in general started to decline in the early '00s.
The video, which featured Spears in a red-latex catsuit, was directed by Nigel Dick, who helmed several of Britney's early promos including the one for "…Baby One More Time." He recalled that the pitch Spears gave him had one particular specification. "'I want to be in a red jumpsuit. I want to have a really cute spaceman, but there can't be any rockets,'" Dick said. "There was another catsuit, actually, which was fantastic, which I loved, and the night before, I was told that Britney hired this guy that worked with Michael Jackson, and so we're going to use that catsuit. So that's the catsuit."
A record 155 radio stations added this to their playlists the first week it was released. This reflects the hype surrounding the single.
Spears performed this and her cover of the Rolling Stones' "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" as a two-song medley in a nearly nude bra and matching pants at the 2000 MTV Video Music Awards which shocked audiences and introduced a new image of Britney. Parents and media questioned Spears' breakout striptease to which she replied: "I just wanted to look really sparkly and fun. I'm not the kids' parents I can't tell them what to do I just go up and do my own thing."
Suggestion credit: Britney - Calabasas, CA
In the 2002 movie Austin Powers: Goldmember, Austin blows up Britney and says, "Oops, I did it again."
Spears needed four stitches in her head after she was injured during the video shoot. It happened in a scene where she was lying on the floor and a camera that was trying to get an overhead shot fell on her. Oops.
She finished the shoot after getting stitched up.
A radio station in Scranton, Pennsylvania did a parody of this song called "Oops... They Deflated Again," which made fun of the rumors that Spears got breast implants.
Larry from Coral Springs, FlIn a way..i like the song..but i am no Britney Spears fan. I have to admit. The way she sounds in that number everytime I would hear it..I would justlaugh..:))
Sam from Montreal, CanadaThis song was released 8 months as a hit and music video before even the album hits the stores in May 2000.
Craig from Melbourne, AustraliaShe has a foot fetish and walks around barefoot in public every chance she gets.
Cookie from Malibu, CaWish Britney has written her own songs.
Spencer from Mcbride, Canadajordan...alexi laiho is not swedish hes finnish and yeah his accent is pretty strong because hes not using death grunts as the main form of vocals
Spencer from Mcbride, Canadago listen to the cover of this by children of Bodom...Alexi...what a goof.
Amanda from Little Rock, ArThis song is so awesome! I miss the old Britney.
Lucy from Wellington, New Zealandthis is one of the worst songs in the history of bad songs
Sharon from Aucklandwell this song is too bubblepop for me and its been mocked way too many times anyway
Fred from New York, NyThis song was not written by Max Martin. It was written by Louie Armstrong. Originally it was much slower and used only a piano and Louie's vocals.
Jordan from Nottingham, EnglandChildren of Boddom covered this song as a joke it's pretty good/funny, you can hear them laughing at the end.You also can hear the vocalists very swedish accent! hehe
Wes from Springfield, VaI hate this song. Hate it, hate it, hate it.
Candice from Vancouver, CanadaCan you believe that most parents of 6-year-olds let them sing along to this? What are thier parents thinking?
Ken from Louisville, KyIn the diaglogue break after Britney says her line about the old lady dropping the necklace in the ocean, her "hero" says "Well, baby, I went down there and got it for you", and she reples coyly "aww, ya shouldn't have...."
Ken from Louisville, KyWeird Al Yankovic did a parody version of the song that he called "Oops...I Farted Again!"
Izzie from Lala, Hia classic... haha. i knew that that thing where she went, "i thought the old lady dropped it into the ocean at the end" was about titanic..... haha.
Erik from Monterrey, MexicoVMAs 2000 performance, best performance in the VMAs ever!!
Natasha from Chico, Cathe dance moves in the video have been mmicked by so many ppl, including on "Will and Grace"
Scott Baddwin from Edmonton, EnglandIn the break of dialouge,She actually recieves a green see-thru Pyramid.