Britney Spears – My Only Wish (This Year) Review
It is not unlikely for Britney Spears to come up with her own Christmas song. ‘My Only Wish (This Year)’ was released in October 200 as part of the holiday compilation album ‘Platinum Christmas.’ As expected, it was a teen pop song, which was just appropriate for Spears’ age that time. Now, it can be considered as one of the holiday classics.
The song has a fast shuffle rhythm with a familiar pattern that is mainly used in jazz-influenced music. The lyrics are equally interesting. It talks about a teenage girl’s laments about her loneliness especially during holidays. She asks Santa Claus to help bring back her lover as her Christmas gift. The theme is not new but it has proven to be an effective formula for a holiday track.
That observation was echoed by music critics. Most of them consider this one as another teen pop jam of the new millennium. Some call it another pop holiday classic. Fans often use it as an appropriate background for a happy Christmas dinner or party. Ultimately, some analysts praise it for being an absolute holy grail of pop Christmas songs especially during the 1990s.