1998–2000: ...Baby One plus Time and Oops!... I Did It Again
Spears released her debut single, "...Baby One plus Time", in October 1998 which peaked at number-one on the Billboard Hot 100 in January 1999 and topped the chart for two weeks.It opened at number-one in the UK Singles Chart selling over 460,000 copies, a record for a female act at the time,and became the top-selling single of 1999 and the 25th most successful song of all time in British chart history with over 1.45 million units sold.Gillian G. Gaar, auteur of She's a Rebel: The History of Women in Rock & Roll (2002), documented...
Oh baby baby, how was i supposed to know That something wasn't right here Oh baby baby, i shouldn't have let toi go And now you're out of sight, yeah Show me how toi want it to be Tell me baby cuz i need to know now, oh because
Chorus My loneliness is killin me (and i) I must confess i still believe (still believe) When i'm not with toi i lose my mind Give me a sign, hit me baby one plus time!
Oh baby baby, the reason i breathe is you Boy you've got me blinded Oh pretty baby, there's nothin that i wouldn't do That's not the way i planned it