When you’re an international overnight success with your first single and album, smashing millions of sales across the globe, you could say the pressure is on to deliver a decent follow-up.
If Britney was worried, she certainly didn’t show it, launching her second album campaign with this sassier cousin of her first hit …Baby One More Time.
Oops!…I Did It Again (important to remember the ellipsis and the exclamation mark) crashed straight in at the top of the Official Singles Chart exactly 15 years ago today, giving Britney her third Number 1, following that massive debut and surprise chart-topper Born To Make You Happy.
Sporting a red PVC catsuit – in oh-so-2000s bootcut style – Britney reminded us all “I’m not that innocent”, a theme she would certainly continue during her career.
She would have to wait almost four years for her next chart-topper, Toxic. She’s had six altogether, with Overtime (2004) and Scream & Shout with will.i.am (2013) completing the lineup.
With impressive first week sales of over 124,000, Oops!…I Did It Again has gone on to shift 475,000 copies. it’s her third bestselling single in the UK.
Here’s the rest of the Top 10 from today in 2000. Click an artist’s name to see their full chart archive
2: Oxide & Neutrino – Bound 4 Da Reload (Casualty)
3: Watergate – Heart Of Asia
ChartFact: The only hit for dance group Watergate, Heart Of Asia sampled Ryuichi Nakamoto’s Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence, which had originally missed the Top 40.
4: Fragma – Toca’s Miracle
5: Bloodhound Gang – Bad Touch
6: Sisqo – Thong Song
ChartFact: This is Sisqo’s highest charting single in the UK – it peaked at Number 3.
7: Craig David – Fill Me In
8: Toploader – Achilles Heel
9: Toni Braxton – He Wasn’t Man Enough
ChartFact: This is Toni’s most recent Top 10 in the UK – she’s had five altogether.
10: Sweet Female Attitude – Flowers
This time last year…
Calvin Harris landed a sixth Number 1 with Summer, knocking Mr Probz off the top, for now… There were Top 40 entries for Paloma Faith, Michael Jackson and Pharrell Williams.