Oops!...I Did It Again

Oops!...I Did It Again

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by Britney Spears
     
 

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When Britney Spears perkily popped onto MTV last year with the well-choreographed clip for the infectious "...Baby One More Time," no one guessed (besides Jive Records' savvy marketing team) that the Louisiana teen would start a fashion trend with Catholic school girl pleats and knee-highs, or more important, that Spears would spawn a slew of young, flaxen-haired… See more details below

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When Britney Spears perkily popped onto MTV last year with the well-choreographed clip for the infectious "...Baby One More Time," no one guessed (besides Jive Records' savvy marketing team) that the Louisiana teen would start a fashion trend with Catholic school girl pleats and knee-highs, or more important, that Spears would spawn a slew of young, flaxen-haired starlets such as fellow Mouseketeer Christina Aguilera, the giggly Mandy Moore, and the virtuous Jessica Simpson. Now as the challenges to her throne mount, the original queen of teen is back with Oops!...I Did It Again. And as the title predicts, Spears has done it again. Using the same winning combination as ...Baby One More Time -- thin yet pleasing vocals cooing over catchy pop songs heavy on bubbling synth hooks and punctuated bass-lines -- the cutey turned hottie has another bona fide hit album on her hands. Just as the Backstreet Boys and 'N Sync re-merged with a more mature sound on their sophomore efforts, so has Spears. Thanks to pop über-producer Max Martin (Celine Dion, Backstreet Boys), Spears shines on the tongue-in-cheek lead single, the triumphant "Stonger," and the rousing, get-lost declaration "Don't Go Knockin' on My Door." Kudos also go to country diva Shania Twain, who cowrote the polished ballad "Don't Let Me Be the Last to Know," and to Spears, who co-wrote the confessional "Dear Diary." While die-hard Rolling Stones fans may flinch at her almost guitar-less verison of "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction," Spears' breathy delivery gives the song a pulse-raising sense of urgency. As a whole, Ooops! tells the story of a young woman coming to terms with the peaks and valleys of being Miss Popular -- from fame to boys to breaking hearts. But from all indications, Spears will continue her ascent.

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Given the phenomenal success of Britney Spears' debut, ...Baby One More Time, it should come as no surprise that its sequel offers more of the same. After all, she gives away the plot with the ingenious title of her second album, Oops!...I Did It Again, essentially admitting that the record is more of the same. It has the same combination of sweetly sentimental ballads and endearingly gaudy dance-pop that made One More Time. Fortunately, she and her production team not only have a stronger overall set of songs this time, but they also occasionally get carried away with the same bewildering magpie aesthetic that made the first album's "Sodapop" -- a combination of bubblegum, urban soul, and raga -- a gonzo teen pop classic. It doesn't happen all that often -- the clenched-funk revision of the Stones' deathless "Satisfaction" is the most obvious example -- but it helps give the album character apart from the well-crafted dance-pop and ballads that serve as its heart. In the end, it's what makes this an entertaining, satisfying listen.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/16/2000
Label:
Jive
UPC:
0012414170422
catalogNumber:
41704

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Britney Spears   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals,Spoken Word
Michael Thompson   Guitar
Gloria Agostini   Harp
Sanford Allen   Violin
Julien Barber   Viola
Belinda Whitney-Barratt   Violin
Sandra Billingslea   Violin
Alfred Brown   Viola
Larry Campbell   Bass,Guitar
Barry J. Eastmond   Piano,Conductor,Keyboards
Winterton Garvey   Violin
Gerald Tarack   Violin
Nikki Gregoroff   Background Vocals
Joyce Hammann   Violin
Richard Henrickson   Violin,Concert Master
Stanley Hunte   Violin
Regis Iandiorio   Violin
Olivia Koppell   Viola
Jeanne LeBlanc   Cello
Jesse Levy   Cello
Audrey Martells   Vocals
Kermit Moore   Cello
Eugene J. Moye   Cello
Gene Orloff   Violin
Marion Pinhiero   Violin
Marti Sweet   Violin
Harry Zaratzian   Viola
Anahid Ajemian   Violin
Kent Wood   Keyboards
Maxine Roach   Viola
David Krueger   Keyboards
Max Martin   Keyboards,Spoken Word
Marji Danilow   Bass
Nana Hedin   Background Vocals
Margaret Magill   Violin
Esbjörn Öhrwall   Guitar
Judith Sugarman   Bass
Anders Von Hofsten   Background Vocals
Xin Zhao   Violin
Darryl Anthony   Background Vocals
Thomas Lindberg   Bass
Per Magnusson   Keyboards
Nora Payne   Background Vocals
Ashley Horne   Violin
Jeanette Söderholm   Background Vocals
Jake   Keyboards
Johan Carlberg   Guitar
Kristian Lundin   Keyboards
Rami   Keyboards
Therese Ancker   Vocals
Charlotte Björkman   Vocals
Robert Jazayeri   Keyboards
Nina Woodford   Background Vocals
Mona Yacoub   Background Vocals
Stephanie Baer   Viola
Jeanette Olsson   Background Vocals
Diana Alhashwa   Background Vocals
Antonia Kolitas   Background Vocals
Marlené Safin   Background Vocals
Mina Sarkhosh   Background Vocals
Eleni Tseneklidou   Background Vocals
Terry Mettam   Electric Guitar

Technical Credits

Richard Meyer   Programming
Mick Jagger   Composer
Robert John   Producer
Shania Twain   Composer
Timmy Allen   Producer
Larry Campbell   Producer,drum programming
Barry J. Eastmond   Producer,Engineer,Orchestral Arrangements
Eric Gast   Engineer
Robert John "Mutt" Lange   Composer
William Meade   String Coordinator
Keith Richards   Composer
Keith Scott   Composer
Chris Trevett   Engineer,Vocal Engineer
Michael Tucker   Vocal Engineer
Diane Warren   Composer
Eugene Wilde   Composer
Rodney Jerkins   Producer,Engineer,Vocal Arrangements
David Krueger   Composer,Programming,Producer
Tom Coyne   Mastering
Charles McCrorey   Engineer
Mark Seliger   Back Cover,Cover Photo
Tim Donovan   Engineer
Dan Gellert   Engineer
Max Martin   Composer,Programming,Producer
Jackie Murphy   Art Direction
Jason Blume   Composer
Per Magnusson   Composer,Programming,Producer
Harvey Mason   Engineer
Britney Spears   Composer
John Amatiello   Engineer
Andreas Carlsson   Composer
Johnny Wright   Management
Cory Churko   Programming
Jake   Programming,Producer
Kristian Lundin   Composer,Programming,Producer
Michel Gallone   Engineer
Jörgen Elofsson   Composer
Rami   Composer,Programming,Producer
Robert Jazayeri   Producer,drum programming
Kevin Churko   Programming
Paul Umbach   Engineer
Larry Rudolph   Management
Steve Lunt   Composer,Producer,String Arrangements
Alexander Kronlund   Composer

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