@karenhynes@rjquillin@ThomasF Yeah, I wasn’t a fan at the time, but in retrospect I have to give props for some well-made records. My guard was lowered by repeated listens to “Toxic” with one of my Wii dance games, but I really started to pay attention when no less a guitar god than Richard Thompson covered “Oops” in his survey of a millenium of pop songs. Talk about an earworm!
My then g/f now wife was a fan of Britney Spears and “Oops…”, while my guilty pleasure was Christina Aguilera’s “Genie in a Bottle”. I told her then and it’s still true now - Christina is a singer, Britney is an entertainer.