Let's rewind all the way back to the end of 1998, when we met a sixteen-year-old by the name of Britney Jean Spears. If you are somebody who grew up watching The Mickey Mouse Club in the 1990s, in particular from 1993 to 1996, it's quite possible you were already familiar with the name Britney Spears by the time 1998 rolled around. If, however, you weren't an avid watcher of the show, you were about to be introduced to a young phenom for the very first time. As a mid-1990s baby myself, I don't remember the actual premiere of "Baby One More Time," but I do remember Britney at the beginning of the 2000s and knowing the song and its respective music video quite well. That's because the single would go on to become one of the most prolific of the late 1990s, and has even been considered to be one of the greatest debut singles by an artist in history.
Tomorrow this classic officially turns 25 with it officially being released on September 29th, 1998. To celebrate, here's five facts you didn't know about the single, plus some rare gems that you might have forgotten over the years.