Sunday, October 17, 2010

Britney Spears 2nd Album "Oops!... I Did It Again"

Oops!... I Did It Again is the second studio album by American pop singer Britney Spears. The album was released on May 16, 2000 by Jive Records, and opened at number one spot in the U.S, after selling over 1,319,193 units during its first week of sales. The album dominated the U.S. retail markets sales in May 16, where it sold over 500,000 copies in its first day in stores as according to a survey of retail outlets. This feat broke the previous SoundScan record for the highest album sales in its debut week by any solo artist, thus announcing Spears as the fastest selling female artist in the country. The album also contains Britney's first writing credit on one of her albums, for "Dear Diary". This was her second (and latest) album to received a diamond certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The album produced three hit singles: her third UK number-one single "Oops!...I Did It Again", "Lucky" and "Stronger". The album has sold over 20 million copies worldwide to date.
After finishing her ...Baby One More Time Tour and vacationing for 6 days, she returned to New York City the week of September 20, 1999 to begin recording her follow-up to her debut. She however didn't start recording the bulk until November 1999. The album contains contributions from Max Martin, Eric Foster White, Diane Warren, and Babyface, among others. The only songs that were recorded at Max Martin's Cheiron Studios from November 1–7, 1999 were "Oops!... I Did It Again", "Walk On By", "What U See (Is What U Get)", and "Don't Go Knockin' On My Door". The songs "Stronger" and "Lucky" were recorded, but the final mixes weren't complete until January 2000, along with the album's first single, "Oops!...I Did It Again". "Where Are You Now" was recorded in November at Cheiron and finished at Battery Studios, NYC in January 2000.

On January 7, 2000, Spears was about halfway through the recording process of the album. Spears had been working on the (then untitled) album both in the U.S. and in Sweden. Spears said that this time around, "The album will be a bit funkier and edgier than [her] previous material". At the time she was in New York City recording new songs and finishing up songs she began working on in November and December. "When I did the first album, I had just turned 16. I mean, when I look at the album cover, I'm like, 'Oh, my lordy,'" she said. "I know this next album's going to be totally different--especially the material. I just got finished recording the first six tracks in Sweden two months ago, and the material is so much more funkier and edgier. And, of course, it's more mature because I've grown as a person too." Spears was heavily pressured for the follow up album due to ...Baby One More Time's" huge commercial success: "It's kind of hard following ten million, I have to say. But after listening to the new material and recording it, I'm really confident with it."Can't Make You Love Me"'s instrumental track and melody were recorded in the fall of 1999 in Sweden, with Britney recording the vocals in mid-January at Parc Studios in Orlando, FL. Her cover of "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" was recorded with Rodney Jerkins at Pacifique Recording Studios in Hollywood, CA from February 24–26, 2000 after attending the 42nd Grammy Awards. Diane Warren's "When Your Eyes Say" was recorded at Battery Studios New York on Friday, March 3, 2000, which preceded her TRL appearance that day. Footage of this recording session appeared in a MuchMusic documentary. It was one of the last songs recorded for the album as most of the album's tracks were recorded between November 1999 and January 2000 in Stockholm, Sweden and New York City.

Track listing # Title Writers Time 1 "Oops!... I Did It Again" Max Martin, Rami 3:31 2 "Stronger" Max Martin, Rami 3:21 3 "Don't Go Knockin' on My Door" Max Martin, Jake, Alexander Kronlund, Rami 3:43 4 "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" Jagger, Richards 4:27 5 "Don't Let Me Be the Last to Know" R. J. Lange, S. Twain, Keith Scott 3:50 6 "What U See (Is What U Get)" Per Magnusson, David Kreuger, J├Ârgen Elofsson, Rami 3:36 7 "Lucky" Max Martin, Rami, Alexander Kronlund 3:26 8 "One Kiss from You" S. Lunt 3:29 9 "Where Are You Now" Max Martin, Andreas Carlsson 4:39 10 "Can't Make You Love Me" Max Martin, Kristian Lundin, Andreas Carlsson 3:18 11 "When Your Eyes Say It" Diane Warren 4:06 12 "Girl in the Mirror" (Europe and Latin America bonus track) Jorgen Elofsson 3:36 13 "You Got It All" (Europe and Latin America bonus track) R. Holmes 4:09 14 "Heart" (Europe and Latin America bonus track) George Teren, Eugene Wilde 3:01 15 "Dear Diary" B. Spears, Jason Blume, Eugene Wilde 2:46 16 "Walk on By" (Australia and New Zealand bonus track) Jorgen Elofsson, David Kreuger 3:33

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