Spears went to Instagram on July 16 to upload a video of herself singing an acoustic rendition of the popular song, a dramatic difference from the original 1998 release. The video was filmed on her phone as she was doing laundry, according to the description on her post:
“This is me doing washing and sorting clothing yesterday… I haven’t shared my voice in a very long time… maybe too long… now here I am at home, playing a different version of “Baby.”
Fans of the artist were ecstatic with the surprise video and went to Twitter to show their appreciation for the new, “revamped” version, with some even questioning when the tune will be available on vinyl.
Fans are adoring Britney Spears’ acoustic rendition of Baby One More Time.
Since the video’s release, netizens have been unable to resist their delight and have lavished praise on the singer’s acoustic performance. While some thought this rendition was better than the previous one, others couldn’t contain their pleasure at seeing their beloved singer return to her debut hit decades later.
— Jaciel Romero (@JacielRomero8) July 16, 2022
I love Britney Spears Instagram. It’s so refreshing ✨ hit me baby one more time!
— IndiaTapolis (@ThePoisonAudrey) July 16, 2022
After its publication on YouTube, Baby One More Time topped the charts in 22 countries and had 734 million views.
The renowned song, which has once again become the talk of the town, was Britney Spears’ first hit and has received over a million minutes of radio play. It topped the charts in over 22 countries and remains one of her best-selling songs to this day.
Spears was just 17 years old when the song was filmed when it was released in 1998. Martin Max’s lyrics are written from the viewpoint of a young girl whose lover has abandoned her. Britney is portrayed as a schoolgirl in the accompanying music video, which depicts her in uniform. Despite being released on YouTube more than a decade later, the legendary singer has had over 734 million views. Britney had back-to-back successes after Baby One More Time, solidifying her place as one of the greatest American vocalists of all time.