Discussion in 'Pop & Justice' started by RainOnFire, Mar 13, 2008.
I can't cut anything from Bionic. Sorry.
Listenin to this drunk with my bestie at official Liberation day (5 May in NL) was great!
Speaking of chart numbers:
Christina Aguilera's Official Top 20 biggest songs
04 May 2018 | By Rob Copsey
With Christina's new album Liberation out this summer, Official Charts reveals the sales of her Top 20 biggest singles.
Christina Aguilera has made it indubitably clear over the years that she won't be rushed to put out a new record. But six years after her last album, Lotus, fans were so desperate for new music that they made video montages that poked fun at her endless teasing and drip-feeding of details, which ultimately revealed nothing.
But none of that matters now because she's back, armed with her new single Accelerate, which is out now, and album Liberation, which follows on June 15. It's Christina's eighth record, factoring in her Christmas album and Spanish language record Mi Reflejo.
While we wait for the album, we look at the songs that got her here - an impressive lineup of 23 Top 40 hits, of which 17 went Top 10 and four made it all the way to Number 1. Check out Christina's Official Chart history in all its glory here. Before we reveal the full Top 20, some highlights:
Genie in a Bottle
Every pop superstar's career has to start somewhere and Christina's kickoff was better than most. A genuine phenomenon when released in 1999, demand was so high that the US import charted the week before its official UK release. Shifting 172,000 copies in that first seven days on sale, Genie in a Bottle spent two weeks at Number 1. It lands as her third biggest song with 716,000 copies sold, and 10.6 million streams.
Collaborating has been key to Christina's success over the years, and some of her most enduring hits have been her team-ups with other huge artists. 2001's Lady Marmalade was a real turning point for Christina – while she'd been spotted out and about sporting a more outré look, this was the first time we'd seen Christina fully expressing herself and letting out her wild side. With Lil Kim, Pink and Mya on board, this was a guaranteed hit – another Number 1. On her rundown, it clocks in as her fourth biggest song overall, combining sales of 588,000 and 17.1m.
If Lady Marmalade was the starter, Dirrty was the main. Christina was pulling no punches – indeed, the video was set at a very rough boxing match – on this fantastically gritty Number 1 from 2002. The lead from her huge-selling sophomore album Stripped, Dirrty spent two weeks rubbing itself up against the Number 1 spot, and has scored 399,000 sales and 12.3m streams to land in Christina's all-time Top 5. Despite its success across Europe, Dirrty struggled in the US and stalled at Number 48, mainly due to lack of radio play which counts towards the Billboard Hot 100.
Christina's most recent Number 1, this classic "look hun, you're actually a really great person so who cares what people think" ballad knocked Tatu's All The Things She Said off the top in 2003 (Take a look at the chart the week Beautiful went to Number 1 – it's a corker). It's sold 381,000 copies and racked up 11.8m streams since we started counting in 2014. It's legacy is the countless 'be yourself' torch songs that have dominated the charts ever since.
Moves Like Jagger
Now, a big one. Christina hadn't been in the Top 10 for a while when this insanely catchy track from a revitalised Maroon 5 came along in 2011. Christina's scene-stealing cameo helped Moves Like Jagger to million-selling status – but it couldn't lift it to Number 1. Yep, Moves Like Jagger spent an agonising SEVEN weeks at 2, beaten to the top by six different songs, including Example, Rihanna FT Calvin Harris, Pixie Lott and One Direction.
In fact, Moves Like Jagger is the second bestselling single in the history of the Official Singles Chart not to get to Number 1, beaten (again) by Wham’s Last Christmas. It was the second biggest selling single of 2011, behind Adele's Someone Like You, and is Christina's biggest song in the UK – 1.54 million sales and 26 million streams. However… while it is her top seller, it isn't her most streamed track. See where Moves Like Jagger ranks in the UK's best-selling singles of all time.
Another memorable feature from Christina, this song became a hit after our leading lady spotted it on So You Think You Can Dance – we can just imagine Christina settling down to watch this at home, shouting out NO whenever someone attempted the moves from Dirrty – and was anxious to collaborate with A Great Big World on a new version. The Christina-enhanced song reached Number 4 in 2014 and sold 443,000 copies. It's Christina's most streamed track in the UK, notching up 45 million plays, helping it to finish second in her all-time Top 20. It's also her most recent Top 40 hit – but we reckon that will change pretty soon…
The Official Top 20 biggest Christina Aguilera songs:
SONG BY PEAK YEAR
1 MOVES LIKE JAGGER MAROON 5 FEAT CHRISTINA AGUILERA 2 2011 1.8m [1.54m sales; 26m streams]
2 SAY SOMETHING CHRISTINA AGUILERA 4 2013 893k [443k sales; 45m streams]
3 GENIE IN A BOTTLE A GREAT BIG WORLD/CHRISTINA AGUILERA 1 1999 822k [716k sales; 10.6m streams]
4 LADY MARMALADE CHRISTINA AGUILERA/LIL' KIM/MYA/PINK 1 2001 759k [588k sales; 17.1m streams]
5 DIRRTY CHRISTINA AGUILERA FEAT REDMAN 1 2002 522k [399k sales; 12.3m streams]
6 BEAUTIFUL CHRISTINA AGUILERA 1 2003 499k [381k sales; 11.8m streams]
7 FEEL THIS MOMENT PITBULL FEAT CHRISTINA AGUILERA 5 2013
8 CANDYMAN CHRISTINA AGUILERA 17 2007
9 AIN'T NO OTHER MAN CHRISTINA AGUILERA 2 2006
10 HURT CHRISTINA AGUILERA 11 2006
11 FIGHTER CHRISTINA AGUILERA 3 2003
12 WHAT A GIRL WANTS CHRISTINA AGUILERA 3 2000
13 TELL ME P DIDDY FEAT CHRISTINA AGUILERA 8 2006
14 NOBODY WANTS TO BE LONELY RICKY MARTIN WITH C AGUILERA 4 2001
15 CAR WASH CHRISTINA AGUILERA FEAT MISSY ELLIOTT 4 2004
16 THE VOICE WITHIN CHRISTINA AGUILERA 9 2004
17 CAN'T HOLD US DOWN CHRISTINA AGUILERA FEAT LIL' KIM 6 2003
18 COME ON OVER BABY (ALL I WANT IS YOU) CHRISTINA AGUILERA 8 2000
19 TILT YA HEAD BACK NELLY & CHRISTINA AGUILERA 5 2003
20 SHOW ME HOW YOU BURLESQUE CHRISTINA AGUILERA N/A 2008
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Bionic is a great album, her best in my opinion. Yes it's schizophrenic but that's the point, it's half messy electrobops and half heartbreaking ballads. Her best songs are on Stripped and Back To Basic but Bionic is her only album I enjoy from start ti finish.
Although this pitting female pop stars against each other is undeniably sexist, in the case of Christina and Bionic, it also shows the Zeitgeist progressed past her and she simply failed to catch up. It was extremely naive of her to assume that she could spend years in her home recording studio inviting obscure British synth-pop bands thinking that everyone was going to eat up whatever she would be serving. Once she came back, this sound had already been done - and better. Her label didn't help, either, making her wail over dusty 2005 Polow da Don beats that sounded dated on arrival. I think we keep on talking about Bionic because it was one of the first times an established major artist announced her grand arrival to the digital age, and everyone came to see her, but in the end everyone came out dissapointed, including Christina herself.
Not everyone came out disappointed though because lots of us love the album and even Christina herself has spoken fondly of it
That's really not why people keep bringing up Bionic...
No, to everything you wrote.
She was not late, she was ahead of the time.
Everyone was not disappointed, just her detractors and Lady Gaga' stans.
Christina was not disappointed, she was proud and she still is of the record. She was just not happy with the final tracklist.
There are so many things I disagree with here...
First of all, I don't see Bionic as "Christina going after trends"... She wasn't releasing anything world-bending, granted, but I believe she was making music with "obscure British synth-pop bands" out of pure enjoyment. 2008~2010 was a funny phase for pop music and Lady Gaga wasn't the only thing on the charts.
Secondly, even though Bionic hasn't aged really well, I can point out some 5 or 6 tracks that would murder anything on the charts nowadays, quality-wise. Bionic is not the album full of generic, bland electropop bops. That's Lotus.
And finally, is anyone here disappointed with anything about Bionic except for it not being recognized as one of the most important milestones in pop music on the last decade?
Oh are we doing our Bionic playlists again?
I honestly don't think I ever made it through the entire duration of Bionic.
It wasn't a length factor either as I can easily listen to Stripped from start to end no problem.
I still use Bobblehead and Woohoo to this day. Anthems ahead of their time.
We should just rename this the Bionic thread.
(this originally was the general discussion which morphed into the Bionic thread and then back again dddd)
Woohoo ft Nicki Minaj
Not Myself Tonight
You Lost Me
Sex for Breakfast
Birds of Prey
I am (stripped)
Also, if ya feeling nostalgic:
"Bionic" album leak
This reminded me of when the tracklist leaked and people here were assuming the title was misspelled German ddddd.
My ideal Bionic tracklist:
3. Elastic Love
4. Monday Morning
7. Birds of Pray
8. You Lost Me (Radio Mix)
9. I Am
10. Lift Me Up (Stripped Down Version)
11. Not Myself Tonight
I Hate Boys and My Girls are among her weakest ever recorded and never should have made the album. Cutting them and a few of the slower moments like Sex For Breakfast and All I Need give the album a more coherent, concise message. No real need for Prima Donna either. Monday Morning and Birds of Pray however were so essential to the album's sound and vision -- whoever relegated them to bonus tracks missed the whole point of the project.
And as much as I love the trashtastic Not Myself Tonight, in no way shape of form should it have ever have gotten lead single status. WooHoo was the ideal launch.
Nothing on Bionic sounded like a lead single. The closest were the title track and Not Myself Tonight. WooHoo was certainly the most obvious single and had the most undeniable hit potential (truly though, I will never understand abandoning it for You Lost Me), but it didn't sound like a lead. The only songs on Bionic I'd probably cut are Sex for Breakfast and I Hate Boys. There's nothing one could do to make it a cohesive record. It a big fun mess no matter how you try and slice it.
Also can we please stop with the myth of "she wasn't happy with the final tracklist" and "RCA screwed it up" etc etc? Its not true. She's never said she was unhappy with it. She clearly loves Not Myself Tonight. Songs that fans hate like Vanity and My Girls were always going to be on the album. It was never going to be how she advertised it.
I wanna talk about Back to Basics. Her most successful blend of image and music.
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