The Telegraph's music critics select the 50 best cover versions ever recorded!
11/21/2004 (updated 11/21/2004)
Richard Thompson's 1000 Years version
'Oops! I Did It Again!'
the 44th greatest cover song of all time!
The sparky old folk-rocker toured with a self-explanatory show (and recorded a live album) called 1,000 Years of Popular Music. This was one of his examples of 20th-century songwriting, and in his hands – acoustic guitar, percussion, lots of echo on the voice – Britney's song actually becomes quite scary. Key moment: He tries to get the audience to sing along. Mostly, they laugh."
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