#TBT: 11 of Christina Aguilera’s Hit Songs

Ecuatoriana Christina Aguilera gave us Latinas a sense of pride as she held it down with her fierce vocals amongst the blonde pop princesses of the ’90s

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons/jenniferlinneaphotography

Ecuatoriana Christina Aguilera gave us Latinas a sense of pride as she held it down with her fierce vocals amongst the blonde pop princesses of the ’90s. She has continued to amaze us with her talent and messages. Since she’s about to drop her latest album, Liberation, on June 15 (which includes her new single with Demi Lovato, “Fall in Line”), this week’s #TBT is a look at some of her biggest hits.

“Genie in a Bottle”

Released in 1999, “Genie in a Bottle” was the first single of Christina’s self-titled debut album. It was her way of kicking down the door to the girl pop club, which included Britney Spears, Mandy Moore, and Jessica Simpson.

“What a Girl Wants”

Another big Christina Aguilera hit is 1998’s “What a Girl Wants.” There were two versions of the song (the second was released in 1999), and it became the first song of the millennium to top the Billboard charts.

“Come On Over Baby (All I Want is You)”

We apologize if this song stays in your head again—forever. Super catchy “Come On Over (All I Want is You)” (1999) got the Latino makeover with the equally catchy “Ven Comigo (Solamente Tu)” (2000).

“I Turn to You”

Every diva needs a ballad to really show off her vocal chops, and Aguilera got one on her first album with 2000’s “I Turn to You.” This song also got the Spanish treatment with “Por Siempre Tu.”

“Lady Marmalade”

The 2001 remake of the 1974 Labelle classic “Lady Marmalade” was epic. In addition to Christina’s powerhouse lyrics, the jam featured Mya, Pink, Lil Kim, and Missy Elliott.

“Beautiful”

In addition to having one of the best voices—ever—Christina Aguilera uses her platform to bring attention to certain issues and send powerful messages. Released in 2003, “Beautiful,” is the iconic song off her Stripped album that promotes self-love.

“Can’t Hold Us Down”

Empowerment was a major theme of Stripped. “Can’t Hold Us Down,” featuring Lil Kim was a 2003 anthem to taking no mess from any man.

“Ain’t No Other Man”

2006’s Back to Basics was Christina Aguilera’s nod to the old school music that inspired her as a singer. “Ain’t No Other Man,” the lead single off this album, is a sassy love letter to then husband, and father of her son, Jordan Bratman.

“Keeps Gettin’ Better”

Released in 2008, “Keeps Gettin’ Better” was a new song on Christina Aguilera’s greatest hits album, Keeps Gettin’ Better: A Decade of Hits. The futuristic jam is an unapologetic anthem for women, and all their facets.

“Moves Like Jagger”

Another song that proved almost impossible to get out of one’s head was 2011’s “Moves Like Jagger.” In it, Maroon 5 teams up with Christina to pay homage to shaking it like Rolling Stone’s frontman, Mick Jagger.

“Say Something”

Another song that Christina Aguilera added her talent and emotion to was “Say Something.” Previously recorded and released without Aguilera, a collaboration resulted in 2013, after she heard it on the TV show So You Think You Can Dance and reached out to A Great Big World.

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