It’s hard to believe that today marks 15 years since Britney Spears released her first single, “Hit Me Baby One More Time.”
It seems like just yesterday I was watching the video, trying to learn the dance steps and going nuts trying to find the exact pink pom-pom hair bands. Please don’t judge me.
Her career sky rocketed since “Hit Me Baby One More Time”‘s 1998 release. While Britney is all about telling us to “work hard” and calling us a “bitch” these days, this will always be the first Britney Spears song every nineties child will remember.
In celebration of it’s 15 year anniversary, here are 15 of our favourite moments from the “Hit Me Baby One More Time” music video:
1. The school-girl uniform
2. The perfect representation of how we felt in class
3. The Shimmy
4. That one guy in the back punching the air
5. The gym dance number
6. The dancing teacher
7. Britney’s gymnastics skills
8. The sass
9. The “I’m sad so I’m going to pensively hold this basketball” scene
10) And, as previously mentioned, the braided pigtails/pom-pom hair bands