Britney’s Nostalgic Playlist
Laura Lee - June 2, 2020


By Greta Zwaan

I sought for joy in peace, and rest to ease my weary mind,
Stressed out by such a heavy load, rest I just had to find.
My endurance could hold no more, my limits had been met,
I needed time to stand aside, sweet time to just forget.

But where to find the road to peace, an obscure trait to me;
My hectic lifestyle can't comprehend a way to set time free.
I've always rushed from A to B with no side glace allowed,
I had my life so well controlled; in truth, I felt quite proud.

No one could tell me what to do, I was a self-made man;
My schedules were controlled by me, I had a thorough plan.
'Twas good when all things went my way and no one interfered;
I had no one to answer to, my way was always cleared.

But years of this brought me no joy, though fortunes I'd amassed;
It seemed that all the things I owned would oh, so soon be past.
I had no friends that knew my plight, I kept myself at bay,
They all had troubles of their own; besides, what could they say?

They envied me with all my wealth, they never saw my pain,
I had life altogether, what more was there to gain?
But loneliness is terrible and emptiness is sad,
There seems no purpose for each day, no reason to be glad.

So now I wait; why? I don't know, but life for me must change.
There must be more than fortunes, a way to rearrange.
There has to be a purpose, and someone surely knows,
Why life is complicated, and days so full of woes.

Perhaps you have the answer, perhaps you know the route,
Perhaps you've traveled here before; if so, please help me out.
If need be, I'll be patient, I'll even take advice;
I'll gladly make the changes, no matter what the price.

I don't need independence, I've had my round of that;
I long for understanding, to know just where I'm at.
Someday I hope to thank you because you saw my need,
Perhaps with greater meaning, with purpose, not with greed.

I don't know how I got here, what lies ahead of me,
I'm grateful there'll be changes, I'm grateful to be free.

Here and there, when we’re listening to some new hits, we sometimes stumble upon some old classic favorites that we haven’t heard in more years than we can keep track of, maybe even more years than we can count on our fingers too if a decade has gone by.  Nonetheless, as soon as we hear it, something happens all throughout our body, and it makes us fall in absolute love with the song as though it was just released. When it comes to Britney Spears’ all-new ‘I Miss Y2K’ playlist on Apple Music, that’s pretty much what happens. 


Her iconic playlist includes a wide variety of nostalgic artists and styles of music, making it likely that you’ll both recognize and adore at least some of the songs, if not all of them. The ‘I Miss Y2K’ playlist with Britney’s favorites is the ultimate way to update your playlist and give it that refreshed blast from the past.  Spears, of course, made sure that the biggest hits from the ‘90s and early ‘00s were included in her recommendations, such as Say My Name by Destiny’s Child and Love Don’t Cost A Thing by JLO. We’re honestly already feeling nostalgic just thinking about it! 


Britney Spears posing in a red dress

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And while it may be strange to wrap our heads around, many of these songs were released more than two full decades ago! Don’t worry, Britney herself was just as shocked at the thought as we are all right now, and brings her back to the start of her career when ‘Oops!’ had just come out.  Britney in fact has credited her fellow pop-star, Mariah Carey for inspiring her to pursue a singing career, revealing that Always Be My Baby is one of her all-time favorites.  Beyonce is another artist that Britney loves, sharing that her music makes her want to dance to no fail. This playlist is everything we all need right now.