Britney My Only Wish
Team Britney hasn’t forgotten about The Holy Spearit’s classics just yet. Earlier today, VEVO officially uploaded the timeless holiday jingle, “My Only Wish (This Year),” to Youtube, officially rendering all other Christmas music that isn’t Kelly Clarkson or Mariah Carey irrelevant.

I could hyperbolically stan for “My Only Wish” for fun like I do with most stuff here, but in all seriousness, it is criminally underrated as far as festive pop tunes go.

Released as part of a star-studded Christmas compilation back in 2000 at the height of Godney’s teen stardom, “My Only Wish” never cracked the Hot 100, and it barely even scraped Billboard’s Holiday Songs chart. Perhaps it wasn’t promoted properly, or maybe people just didn’t appreciate it at the time. Like a lot of Britney’s early material, it’s deceptively melancholy, with the then 18-year-old songstress begging Santa to cure her Christmas blues with the gift of a new boyfriend.

Britney’s always been an eternally lost puppy and the sad undercurrent in “My Only Wish” is primarily thanks to her, but the production duo of┬áBrian Kierulf and Josh Schwartz deserve a share of the credit, too. The pair were also behind my favourite Britney song of all time, “Don’t Hang Up,” which carries a similar wistful longing with it (albeit, in a more sexual style than the wide-eyed innocence of “My Only Wish.”)

With “Work Bitch” currently doing the rounds, “My Only Wish” sounds more potent now than ever. It’s terribly nostalgic, like listening to a different artist from a completely different time. I’m glad that I didn’t actually discover this song until a few years ago, or else I’d feel mighty old remembering where I was when I first heard it during the holiday season of 2000.

Instead of re-buying “All I Want For Christmas Is You” this season (which everybody already owns fifty copies of), throw Godney a bone and download “My Only Wish (This Year).” Please? I’m having beautiful fantasies of it finally smashing the Hot 100 and out-charting the evil “Work Bitch.”

  • Lin Misfits

    Hopefully the rest of Britney Jean sounds something similar to this.
    Maybe I’m being bias, but I believe it will. She’s had vocal coaching, one of her producers said she doesn’t need auto-tune, Britney co-producing a lot of the tracks, working with Sia etc.
    It’s all pointing in the right direction!
    Now lets just hope this is the case so we can put “Work Bitch” aside and have her voice sing into our ears.

    • HausofJuanito

      she already confirmed herself that she’s co executive producing Britney Jean

      • Lin Misfits

        Yep that’s what I said :o

  • Bobs

    Work Bitch is like running to the bathroom to take a gloriously huge shit and only a pebble comes out.

    • but wait didn’t you hear?? Work BITCH is an endearment anthem for her ‘Gays’.

      lmfao.

      (Prays to God she doesn’t start mercilessly butchering her ‘Love of the Gays’ like Gaga did.)

      • She seems so uneasy saying the word “gays” as if it’s a dirty word…… HOTBLACKTEA.COM y’all

  • Monsi Simon

    Brit Brit sounds perfectly human here.

  • Nicole Naeun

    I love My Only Wish I didn’t know it was a flop!

  • Brandon Baker

    In fairness, I don’t think holiday songs were allowed to chart on the Hot 100 until recently? That’d be why it never charted.

  • Jonathan

    Jacques, did you hear the latest snippets from Kelly Clarkson’s upcoming Christmas album? It’s beautiful! I’m not much one for Christmas tunes but I think I’ll pick it up. Can she please record a blues album or something after this?

    • TworkBeetch

      She better not record that Country album. She better bring me that blues album along with the pop album no. 6.

  • LizzyG

    We need an Oops or a Baby One More Time album, I’ve BEEEN saying this!

  • Oh Jacques …. I’m not as lucky as you. I do remember calling my local radio station in the fall of 2000 and begging them to play this song. Oh how the years have turned.

  • cde

    Sorry too late Prophet #All I want is already leading the Holiday Chart there to stay and #SLAY the season just like always

  • iAmAwesome

    If I didn’t speak English, I’d buy this as a regular single not knowing it’s a christmas song lol. Its too flawless.

  • TworkBeetch

    Sorry, I already moved on from “My Only Wish”. Godney better bring another Christmas song or I’ll be stuck listening to “Underneath the Tree” for the rest of the year.

  • gotgotgone

    I was 9 when this came out and I actually had it on cd… Damn I do feel old and I can not believe that I have been obsessed with Britney for almost 15 years

  • KingBeaArthur

    Nostalgia~