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This weekend on 92.9 we're bringing you the top 10 Christina Aguilera songs

10. Come on Over

Christina Aguilera (1999)

Back in a time when Crop tops, low waisted pants and belly jewels were all the rage, Come on Over Baby achieved international commercial success. It became Aguilera's third single to peak at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100, also reaching the top ten in several countries including Australia and the United Kingdom.

9. What A Girl Wants

Christina Aguilera (1999)

What a Girl Wants became Christina's second consecutive US Billboard Hot 100 number-one single, and topped the charts in Brazil, Canada, New Zealand, and Spain. The single eventually earned gold certifications in countries including Australia, Belgium, Sweden and the US.

8. Fighter

Stripped (2002)

Fighter is the ultimate empowering song. In the book Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Story Behind the Song, Aguilera revealed the occasion, theme and meaning of "Fighter". She talked about her "very chaotic and abusive" home, where she did not feel "safe". In school, Aguilera was picked on and alienated because of her musical passion. However, it made her become "smarter and stronger". To release herself, Aguilera started to write songs at the age of 15, both music and lyrics; and it was the way how she found her voice.

7. Car Wash

You have to play this one loud and proud whilst in the carwash!

Did you know Aguilera was paid $1 million for recording the song??

6. Candyman

Back to Basics (2006)

Billboard called Candyman "raunchy" and praised Aguilera's vocals, saying that "few popular vocalists could pull off such a laudable feat.

5. Say Something

Is there anybody out there (2013)

"Say Something" did not sell significantly well until the version with Aguilera was available. It debuted at number 16 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart after A Great Big World and Aguilera performed the song on The Voice. It eventually peaked at number four and has since sold over six million copies in the United States. It also topped the singles charts in Australia,

4. Dirrty

Stripped (2002)

One word. ICONIC. Despite Aguilera's first three years of commercial success, she was displeased with the lack of control over her image. In response, she desired to create a song that would represent her authentic persona. Depicting sexual fetishes, the controversial video eliminated her previous image as a bubblegum pop singer. Various news publications and other recording artists criticized the video, and it was banned on Thai television due to its sexual content, but Aguilera defended the video, calling it inspirational as it put her to the forefront.

3. Lady Marmalade

Moulin Rouge! (2001)

Don't Change has been described as the band's first international single. It peaked at number 14 on the Australian Singles Charts and reached number 80 on the Billboard Hot

Name a more iconic group of girls. Teaming up with Pink, Mya, Lil Kim and Missy Elliot. Lady Marmalade was the top selling song of 2001 and has sold 5.2 million copies worldwide as of December 2001. The video won the MTV Video Music Awards for "Best Video of the Year" and "Best Video from a Film". The song won the 2002 Grammy Award in the category of "Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals". In March 2021, Glenn Garner of the People magazine noted that "Lady Marmalade" "remains one of the most iconic music videos of our time"

2. Beautiful

Stripped (2002)

"Beautiful" has been widely embraced as an anthem by the LGBT community for its message of self-empowerment and inner beauty.

"Beautiful" received universal acclaim from music critics, who have ranked it among Aguilera's strongest material. It won the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and was also nominated for Song of the Year at the 2004 ceremony. "Beautiful" was also a commercial success, topping the charts all over the world

1. Genie in a Bottle

Christina Aguilera (1999)

Christina's debut single achieved commercial success, peaking atop the record charts of 21 countries. In the United States, the song peaked atop the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), having sold more than 1.4 million copies in the country.


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