Oops!...I Did It Again (2014) Those suggestive lyrics, that boombastic Max Martin production, those coy-nymphet come-ons, those ellipses: No, it's not "...Baby One More Time," but a single so close… Britney Spears Pop
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Oops!...I Did It Again (2014)

Britney Spears, Oops!...I Did It Again

EYE ON THE REPRISE Spears revisits past glory on her new single

EW's GRADE
B

Details Lead Performance: Britney Spears; Genre: Pop

Those suggestive lyrics, that boombastic Max Martin production, those coy-nymphet come-ons, those ellipses: No, it's not ''...Baby One More Time,'' but a single so close to Britney Spears' first hit that she could sue herself for plagiarism. As a statement of purpose, the single ''Oops!... I Did It Again'' — on which Spears confesses ''I'm not that innocent'' after leading a boy on — may be the supreme tart-pop anthem. But as music, it's just a faded Xerox.

Originally posted Apr 21, 2000 Published in issue #536 Apr 21, 2000 Order article reprints