...Baby One More Time is Britney Spears' debut studio album which was released on January 12, 1999 through Jive Records.


  1. ...Baby One More Time (Max Martin)
  2. (You Drive Me) Crazy (Jorgen Elofsson, Per Magnusson, David Kruger, Martin)
  3. Sometimes (Elofsson)
  4. Soda Pop (Mikey Bassie, Eric Foster White)
  5. Born to Make You Happy (Kristain Lundin, Andreas Carlsson)
  6. From the Bottom of My Broken Heart (White)
  7. I Will Be There (Martin, Carlsson)
  8. I Will Still Love You (duet with Don Philip) (White)
  9. Thinkin' About It (Bassie, White)
  10. E-Mail My Heart (White)
  11. The Beat Goes On (Sonny Bono, White)

Album Background

Chart Performance

Critical Reception

"...Baby One More Time" received mixed reviews from critics.

Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic gave the album four out of five stars, Billboard's Paul Verna considered the album "a top 40-ready workout filled with hook-laden songs from the same bag as the title cut".

Kyle Anderson of MTV said he "was surprised in more ways than one "with his first listening of ...Baby One More Time, commenting he "expected there to be a lot of filler (there sort of is), though I didn't expect it to be as odd (at least sonically) as it ended up being. There has never been any mystery to why Spears became such a superstar, but these songs probably would have been huge even if Britney wore burlap sacks in all of her videos."

Barry Walters of Rolling Stone gave the album two stars out of five, comparing the album's sound to early hits of Debbie Gibson, Mariah Carey, and Samantha Fox.

Walters also said that "while several Cherion-crafted kiddie-funk jams serve up beefy hooks, shameless schlock slowies, like 'E-Mail My Heart', are pure spam."

A NME reviewer rated ...Baby One More Time 1 out of 10, saying that "we seem to have reached crisis point: pubescent pop is now so rife that 17-year-old Britney 'lizard-lounge' Spears is already halfway through her lucrative showbiz career".

He also found the album premature, commenting, "hopefully, if she starts to live the wretched life that we all eventually do, her voice will show the scars, she'll stop looking so fucking smug, she'll find solace in drugs and we'll be all the more happier for it. Now grow up, girl. Quick!"

Amanda Murray of Sputnikmusic felt that, "with the exception of the terrific title track, ...Baby One More Time is a collection of either competent pop songs underwhelmingly executed or underwhelmingly written pop songs competently executed."

The album has listed as the 16th best female album of all time on Billboard 200.




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