...Baby One More Time (1998) The 17-year-old former Mouseketeer Britney Spears sounds remarkably like the Backstreet Boys' kid sister. Not surprising, since BSB hit-meister Max Martin wrote the candy-pop-with-a-funky-edge smash… Britney Spears Pop
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...Baby One More Time (1998)

EW's GRADE
B-

Details Lead Performance: Britney Spears; Genre: Pop

The 17-year-old former Mouseketeer Britney Spears sounds remarkably like the Backstreet Boys' kid sister. Not surprising, since BSB hit-meister Max Martin wrote the candy-pop-with-a-funky-edge smash debut....Baby One More Time. Catchy? Absolutely. But how, exactly, should we interpret lines like ''Hit me baby one more time''? B-

Originally posted Dec 18, 1998 Published in issue #463 Dec 18, 1998 Order article reprints