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Britney Spears' debut album Baby One More Time turns 17-years-old today (Jan. 12). That means you've been a Britney Spears fan for nearly two entire decades. That means you've known about Britney Spears longer than you haven't.
To celebrate our fading youth, we put together a list of our 17 favorite moments from the Baby era.
17. Britney's first appearance ever on TRL (it's "really cool").
16. The iconic emails GIF
15. Singing "Silent Night" at Rockerfeller Centre
14. This performance at the 1999 Kid's Choice Awards
13. Accepting the Best Song Award at the 1999 MTV Europe Music Awards.
12. This cover of "Stand By Me" (a cappella).
11. Her appearance on Sabrina The Teenage Witch.
10. When she did a backflip.
9. The entire Making The Video of "Crazy."
8. Rehearsing the flawless "Baby" choreography.
7. This commercial advertising Japanese candy.
6. The "Born To Make You Happy" music video.
5. The 1999 Billboard Music Awards performance.
4. Our reaction to pretty much everything in life.
3. Her first red carpet interview ever.
2. THE Rolling Stone cover.
The video that started it all: "Baby One More Time."