Britney Spears’ “… Baby One More Time” turns 25, producer Max Martin reflects on milestone

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As Britney Spears gears up for the release of her debut memoir, The Woman in Me, her iconic breakthrough hit, “…Baby One More Time,” celebrated its 25th anniversary on October 23 — and the song’s producer, Max Martin, took to Instagram to mark this milestone and reflect on the track’s impact.

“On October 23, 1998, @britneyspears released her debut single ‘…Baby One More Time’ in the U.S.A, the pop classic that became No 1 in every country where it was released, and that launched Britney’s career as an international pop icon,” Martin wrote in his post

The hitmaker went on to highlight Spears’ vocal nuances and described her inflections as “pure pop heaven.” He celebrated the song as a “pure piece of art” and “3:30 minutes of sonic bliss.”

“Da Vinci painted ‘Mona Lisa’ and Max Martin composed ‘…Baby One More Time’, and I think this is no overstatement to claim that every single second of ‘…Baby One More Time’ is f****** glorious, each single line of this smash is a hook and every instrument or tiny ad-lib serves an emotion,” he added. 

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