I put this collection together some time ago, as part of the preparation for Music Video Day, when we remade an inconic video in just one day. Its a good example of a meme - but also of the difficulty of pinning down a singular text in our postmodern hypertextual age.This track has become a cultural meme...
I've gathered some examples of the many treatments of this track below. Yours will shortly become the latest addition to this postmodern phenomenon!
Be warned: some of the YouTube user comments are rather crude at times...
The original vid in glorious HD...
Until the YouTube block was lifted in June 2012 we were forced to work off a low-res GoogleVid copy.
Hit Me Baby One More Time With Lyrics
Here's how some students from Latymer School tackled part of it:
Odd live version by Ms Spears in Las Vegas
A more conventional live version, in London
There are many, many more on there, eg her 1999 World Music Awards performance
She does a jazz version for ABC - compare this, and the unambiguous sexuality of the performance with the live performance below from 1988.
This is her way back in 1998, doing what looks like a small local show.
Then there are the many surprising cover versions, ironic UGC vids etc...
Here's two lads having a go (Lari and Gafa):
Here's Spongebob synched to it!
Travis have a bash
Travis studio version
Punk version by Anna Lohr
Redubbed with a death metal version! [Children of Bodrom]
A similar 'punk' version from August Burns Red
Possibly the worst version of the lot? Its labelled as punks NOFX, but a comment states its actually New Found Glory
Korean girl band Jewelry
Canadian punk band Conscious
Bowling For Soup's version
Dresden Dolls live
PT Grimm and the Dead Puppies
Some of the images are a tad risque
Gravitation, set to anime
Clips from the anime Utena set to the "Hit me baby one more time" remake by Dweezil & Ahmet Zappa
Even more postmodern: two students re-record and do a video for the Zappas' version
Truly lo-fi vid; Sam Koster and Matt Santos lipsynch to it