Writer Marisa Meltzer, author of the new book 'Girl Power: The Nineties Revolution in Music', has curated a miniseries of contemporary women's music for us this week. After the jump, Marisa's third feature, the debut videos of favorite teen pop-stars.
So tell me, do you remember the first time? Terrible double entendres aside, watching these debut videos of some of our favorite female teen stars is sort of sweet. Aw, youth! Before they got their first tattoos of clovers or dolphins and while they still purported to be virgins and teatotalers. Let's bask in these innocent days together—and please do include further suggestions in the comments.
Tiffany, "I Think We're Alone Now" The first single was actually "Danny" but I'm not even sure they made a video for it. Plus this one has footage of her mall tour. MALL TOUR!!!! I have always wanted to do a mall tour. I hope to one day live that dream. I'll be the one in the food court with the acid wash.
Britney Spears, "...Baby One More Time Remember when she was a good girl trying to be bad instead of a bad girl trying to be good? Actually, the good-bad dichotomy is way tired and Britney never fit into it, anyway. Which is why I love her.
Mandy Moore, "Candy" She is achingly pubescent here.
Debbie Gibson - Only In My Dreams
Uploaded by jpdc11. - See the latest featured music videos.Debbie Gibson, "Only in My Dreams" I totally took the cassingle of this song to camp with me in 1987 so I didn't have to miss a day of singing along to the chorus.
Christina Aguilera - Genie In A Bottle
Uploaded by Hakunamatata67. - Explore more music videos.Christina Aguilera, "Genie in a Bottle" Her orange pants!
Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus, "Nobody's Perfect" Gosh, remember 2007?
Wild Orchid, "At Night I Pray" Fergie! Post-Kids Incorporated! I think this was around the time she became addicted to crystal meth.
Jessica Simpson, "I Wanna Love You Forever" I almost didn't include this song because it's frankly boring, but I do like to remind myself of Jessica in her pre-tabloid star days.
Marisa Meltzer is the author of 'Girl Power: The Nineties Revolution in Music' and the coauthor of 'How Sassy Changed My Life'. She lives in Brooklyn and posts nineties ephemera to her tumblr, meltzer.tumblr.com.