'Keeps Gettin' Better'
A single from Aguilera's greatest hits album of the same name, 'Keeps Gettin' Better' received attention due to it's racy lyrics. In the song, Aguilera refers to herself as a "super-bitch," and in 2008 she told MSN, "I'm running a business. I'm running my career. If [bitch] is what I'm gonna be called by being assertive and knowing who I am and what I want out of life, then so be it."
'What a Girl Wants'
The huge success of this Christina Aguilera song solidified her as a strong musical force and earned her several accolades, including five MTV Video Music Awards nominations and a Grammy Award nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance in 2001. A Spanish version of the single is included on her Spanish album, 'Mi Reflejo.'
'I Turn to You'
'I Turn to You' was first written in 1996 by celebrated songwriter Diane Warren, and later recorded by R&B group All-4-One for the 'Space Jam' movie soundtrack in 1998. In 2000 it appeared again on Aguilera's debut album where it peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 4 weeks, becoming Aguilera's fourth Top 10 hit.
'Can't Hold Us Down'
Featuring Lil' Kim, 'Can't Hold Us Down' is off of Aguilera's second album, 'Stripped.' This song was also nominated for a Grammy Award in 2004, and the video for the single was directed by world renowned photographer and director David LaChappelle.
Linda Perry of Four non-Blondes was initially reluctant to hand over her song 'Beautiful' to Aguilera, as Perry had intended it to be her comeback song. But her decision to let Aguilera use it paid off; the song has become an anthem of inspiration and acceptance around the world, resulting in a 2004 Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.
'Come on Over Baby (All I Want is You)'
Co-written by Aguilera, the original version featured a rap solo by the song starlet. Ironically, the former Mouseketeer's rap solo was a little too sexually suggestive for Radio Disney, who banned the song from their airwaves and would only play the album version without the rap.
'Ain't No Other Man'
This Christina Aguilera song was a collaboration between the songstress, Charles Roane, DJ Premier, Harold Beatty and Kara DioGuardi. During the 2008 MTV Movie Awards, Aguilera shared her candid feeling about the song, saying, "I wanted to make it light and easy for people to dance to and sing along to ... it's all about feeling good and not taking anything too seriously."
The third single off 'Stripped,' 'Fighter' was the first Christina Aguilera song to reveal her rock 'n' roll influence. The single featured Jane's Addiction and former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist, Dave Navarro. The song was included in NBA commercials as well as the popular reality show, 'The Biggest Loser.'
'Genie in a Bottle'
Aguilera's signature song, 'Genie in a Bottle' was her very first single off her debut album. Our No. 1 Christina Aguilera song made such an impression on the charts and with the public that it earned her a Grammy nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance in 2000 and helped her win the Best New Artist Grammy that same year.