By Asaf Peres
Britney Spears's "... Baby One More Time" was released almost exactly 20 years ago! Back then, before Max Martin decided to shun harmonic minor and blur the distinction between relative major and minor keys, he would routinely move between them, temporarily establishing different tonal centers.
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Asaf Peres is a music theory Ph.D. who researches and writes about pop music.