Britney Spears knew she loved “…Baby One More Time” when she first read the lyrics, but she wasn’t sure if she had a hit song on her hands.
The Grammy winner reflected on her iconic smash hit ahead of the track’s 20th birthday on Sept. 30.
“The whole song is about that stress that we all go through as teens,” Spears told The Guardian on Saturday.
“I knew it was a great song. It was different and I loved it,” she continued. “I don’t think you can anticipate how a song is going to be received.”
Spears almost missed out on recording her breakthrough track and only got the opportunity after TLC, Robyn and 5ive turned down the song.
Relive “…Baby One More Time” below.