The famous line from the chorus of Britney Spear’s first single “(Hit Me) Baby One More Time” was written by a Swedish producer who didn’t speak perfect English. By “hit me”, he really meant “hit me up.”
“…Baby One More Time”
A 20-second sample of the song’s chorus, features Spears singing “Hit me, baby, one more time!”
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“…Baby One More Time” is a teen pop and dance-pop song that lasts for three minutes and thirty seconds. The song is composed in the key of C minor and is set in the time signature of 4/4 common time with a moderate tempo of 93 beats per minute. Songwriting and production is largely based on previous Cheiron productions, most notably Vannessa Lee’s “Show Me Love” which shows similar song scheme, drum patterns, wah guitars and piano hits. Spears’s vocal range spans over one octave from E♭3 to C5. The song begins with a three-note motif in the ba… Continue Reading (22 minute read)