15 “…Baby One More Time” GIFs For Its Fifteenth Birthday (Also: You Are Officially Old)


A few months ago, I put “…Baby You Are Old” in my phone. Up until a few days ago, I could not recall why I did this. As it turns out, it’s because at some point last spring, I learned today is the 15th anniversary of Britney Spears‘ first hit single, “…Baby One More Time,” released on September 30th, 1998. I wanted to remember this because — well, honestly, I have no idea why I wanted to remember it. It seemed important at the time, apparently.

With one of the most influential music videos of all time (other people’s words, not just mine!), Spears shot her way to being an icon. Whether or not you love the look she brought to the table — personally, the “hot high schooler” thing is more than a little weird to me — it’s hard to deny that a 16-year-old managing to climb the charts so quickly is impressive.

So, how can we celebrate? Why, with GIFs, of course!

1. Homegirl is bored.

2. So it begins.

3. Good gracious, things got dramatic.

4. Just tell him how you feel!

5. Eh, maybe not so much.

6. Another reminder that while I’ll always be an awful dancer, I can at least blame my generation for teaching me that these moves were cool:

7. “Go home, Kelly, I’m working.”

8. Is it ever, B?

9. “Oh, hey guys, it’s Britney bitch!”

10. Why was my high school’s gym only used for basketball?

11. I definitely recall trying to do this “look.” I was a weird 7-year-old.

12. To be fair, these dance moves also include the most magical of crazy eyes.

13. Fortunately, I still believe.

14. Naturally, we have to include Spring Breakers‘ take.

15. Let’s get the whole thing in thurr.

In conclusion: Guys, we’re all old. We’re so old. Death is near. *Faints*

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    • Anonachocolatemousse

      I was 12 when this song came out. Yes I feel old and also weird that this was “okay” for a 12 year old to watch/listen to. Which interestingly enough I heard Backstreet’s Back on the radio and said out loud, I can’t believe my parents let me listen to this song.

      • Kayla Kinler

        It’s nothing compared to what kids listen to nowadays.

      • Anonachocolatemousse

        Oh I know. Crazy stuff.

    • Holly

      I am a year older than she is, so, when I got to the part about you saying you were 7, my hair turned gray and I started doing cross-stitch cat towels.

    • gimmeasign

      you were only 7!?? haha i was 12!! and britney is still my queen. work btch.

    • Cee

      She was not my cup of tea until Oops I Did it Again….it was the outfit. I’m a perv.

      • Holly

        I was obsessed with her ridiculous hair in that video.