56: “She’s So Lucky, She’s A Star” – 1999 Pop Girls

Oh baby, baby, how was the world supposed to know that BRITNEY SPEARS’ 1999 breakout debut ‘Baby… One More Time’ would become one of the best-selling albums of all time, turn the performer into the biggest star on the planet for decades (for better or worse), and usher in new wave of blonde teen pop singers hoping to capture the same success?

In When We Were Young’s latest episode, we head back to 1999 to revisit Britney’s instant domination in pop culture, as well as the debuts of CHRISTINA AGUILERA, MANDY MOORE and JESSICA SIMPSON. Have the last 20 years been kind to these four debut albums? Or do they make us cry, cry, cry in our lonely heart? Join us as we debate the definition of pop music, get disgusted by Joe Simpson’s inappropriate comments about his daughter, and get dirrty discussing the subtext of “Genie in a Bottle.”

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