23 Dec Throwback Thursday: Britney Spears – “My Only Wish (This Year)”
If you’ve been on the internet in the last 24 hours, then you’ve probably come across Britney Spears’ viral post that has (unfortunately) earned her some ridicule. Oh Britney.
Ms. Spears has never been known for her vocals, but one thing we can’t deny is that she has more than a few good songs in her catalog. One of such songs is her holiday tune, “My Only Wish (This Year),” which was released in November 2000 as part of Jive Records’ compilation album, Platinum Christmas.
We can all agree that Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” is the last addition to the holiday canon. However, if we were going to make room for one more, I’d vote for “My Only Wish (This Year).” Co-written by Spears, Brian Kierulf and Josh Schwartz, and co-produced by the latter two, the song is quite naked in its attempt to mimic Carey’s classic. Admittedly, it doesn’t quite measure up, but it is a solid track offers all the things I want from a modern holiday ditty.
Unfortunately, “My Only Wish (This Year)” never got a visual treatment (which is a crime), so in the meantime, we’ll have to use our imagination. Happy holidays!