Britney Spears 'Hit Me Baby One More Time' Meaning Revealed

(Radio.com) John Seabrook, author of The Song Machine: Inside the Hit Factory, has revealed the true meaning behind the lyrics to Britney Spears' "hit me baby one more time."

As it turns out, the lyrics actually were literal. The song was written back in the late 90's by Swedish songwriters Max Martin and Rami Yacoub, who at the time, thought that 'hit" was American slang for 'call."

While substituting the word 'call" for 'hit" makes Britney sound way more desperate, and the song sound way less cool, it totally makes sense. Read more here.

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