Everything you always wanted to know about Britney’s albums and singles – OOPS! … I DID IT AGAIN

Second blog dedicated to the celebration of Britney’s power, just yesterday was the 11 anniversary of Oops! … I did it again album, so which better way to celebrate this anniversary with a whole blog dedicated of this album and its singles?

– Released: May 16th, 2000

– Recorded: September 20, 1999 – April 2000

– On January 7, 2000 Britney was arrived almost at the half of her album, working in USA and in Sweden.

Original title of the album was “Sunflower

#1 BILLBOARD 200 in the first week, selling 1.319.193 copies

Second diamond certificate album for have sold only in USA over 10 million of copies

Sales worldwide: over 22 million of copies

– Platinum: Finland, Japan, South Africa, Turkey

– Platinum 2x: Cile, Denmark, France, Italy, Mexico, Norway, Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan

– Platinum 3x: Australia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, New Zeland, UK, Czech Republic, Singapore, Spain, Thailandia, Venezuela, Hungary

– Platinum 4x: Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brasil, Europe, Germany, Indonesia, Irland, Portugal

– Platinum 5x: South Korea, Switzerland

– Platinum 8x: Canada, Philippines


Metacritic: 72/100 with 12 reviews

MTV Asia: 8/10

Rolling Stone: 3,5/5

All Music: 4/5

– On March 26, 2011 has been released a deluxe version with 2 cd includes the European single “Don’t Let Me Be Last To Know“ as bonus disc. In the bonus disc there were also “Oops! …I did it again”, “Lucky”, “Stronger” and “Don’t Let Me Be The Last To Know” videos

– In UK, a special edition has been released on May 23, 2000 with two new tracks: Heart and You Got It All, recorded during “…Baby One More Time” session plus “Lucky” video, exclusive “Oops! … I did it again” performances, a screen saver and several images.

Oops! …I did it again (single)

Oops!…I did it again I played with your heart, got lost in the game Oh baby, baby Oops!…You think I’m in love That I’m sent from above I’m not that innocent

Debuted: April 22, 2000

Directed by: Nigel Dick

Top 10 on the US BILLBOARD HOT 100 CHART

Reached #1 in 20 countries

Sales worldwide: 6,500,000 copies

3rd most successful single of Britney after “Baby One More Time”, “Womanizer” and “Toxic”

Gold: 1x UK

Platinum: 6x (worldwide); 1x UK

Video shot in California

During the shot, a spotlight fall on Britney’s head, the hurt needed to some stitches

During the breakdown of the song there’s a talk among Britney and a man (an astronaut in the video, but the real voice is of Max Martin) and in the dialogue it’s quoted The Heart of the ocean, the famous diamond of Titanic movie


And they say… She’s so lucky, she’s a star But she cry, cry, cries in her lonely heart, thinking If there’s nothing missing in my life Then why do these tears come at night

Debuted: August 12, 2000

Directed by: Dave Meyers

#1 in Germany, Austria, Sweden and Switzerland

Gold: 1x Germany

Platinum: 1x New Zeland, Australia, Sweden

Top 5 in UK, Australia and Japan

Video shot in Orlando, Florida

The first video where Britney acts more roles

Britney’s most request video on TRL


‘Cause now I’m… Stronger than yesterday Now it’s nothing but my way My lonliness ain’t killing me no more I’m stronger

Debuted: December 2, 2000 (19th Brit’s bday)

Directed by: Joseph Kahn


#1 in Italy

Top 20 in 6 countries

Gold: 1x USA, Australia, Sweden, Germany

Video shot in Los Angeles

#1 Britney’s dance solo in a video with the chair

During the video shooting, Britney fall down the chair and sprained the ankle

With this song Britney has been nominated in 2001 at VMA’s as Best Pop Video and at Teen Choice Awards

Don’t Let Me Be The Last To Know

Don’t, don’t let me be the last to know Don’t hold back, just let it go I need to hear you say You need me all the way Oh, if you love me so Don’t let me be the last to know

Debuted: March 5, 2001

Directed by: Herb Ritts

Only released as an international single

Written by Shania Twain

Video shot in Florida

#1 in Japan

Top 20 in 4 countries

Favorite Britney’s song from “OIDIA” album

Special guest in the video: French model Brice Durand

Lynne (Britney’s mom) asked to delete some scenes of the video that she considered too much sexy

Rumors says also Justin Timberlake was jealous of some Britney’s video scenes

The song has been removed by Greatest Hits: My Prerogative but includes only in the UK version of the greatest hits.

Which is your fav single of this second album, and in general what do you think about its huge success?