2 Lesser-Known Songs Penned by Britney Spears for Other Artists Britney Spears, the renowned pop icon, has left an indelible mark on the music industry with chart-topping hits like "Baby One More Time" and "Toxic." While she is celebrated as a superstar performer, it's worth noting that Spears is also a talented songwriter, having co-written numerous tracks on her albums. Interestingly, she has also contributed her songwriting prowess to other artists, crafting songs that may have flown under the radar. Let's explore two such songs:
- "Whiplash" by Selena Gomez Co-written by Britney Spears, Greg Kurstin, and Nicole Morier
Selena Gomez, a devoted fan of Britney Spears since childhood (with Spears being her first concert experience), had a remarkable full-circle moment when Spears collaborated on "Whiplash." This hidden gem appears on Selena Gomez & the Scene's 2011 album, "When the Sun Goes Down." The infectious track features captivating lyrics that liken the experience of being in love to the sensation of whiplash. Gomez expressed her admiration, saying, "It was co-written by Britney Spears, which was a huge honor to me because I love her and I think she's the princess of pop. So it's really fun... it's one of my favorites."
These lesser-known contributions by Britney Spears showcase her versatility as an artist, demonstrating her ability to craft compelling songs that resonate with listeners beyond her own discography.
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2. "Follow Me" by Jamie Lynn Spears Co-written by Britney Spears, Christian Karlsson, Pontus Winnberg, and Henrik Jonback
Britney Spears, together with the renowned pop production duo Bloodshy & Avant and Swedish songwriter Henrik Jonback, is responsible for penning the theme song of the popular Nickelodeon show "Zoey 101," starring her younger sister, Jamie Lynn Spears. Not only did Britney lend her songwriting skills to the creation of the theme song, but she also played a pivotal role in encouraging her sister to sing it.
During a conversation with Entertainment Tonight in 2020, Jamie Lynn Spears revealed, "The Zoey theme song was something me and my sister were a part of creating. I was like 12. I was nervous to go into the studio. Of course, my big sis is like, 'Get in here and do it!' She cheered me on, and she was a big part of that song in the original version."
These lesser-known contributions by Britney Spears exemplify her multifaceted talents and highlight her supportive role in nurturing her sister's musical aspirations.