This Old Christina Aguilera Clip Of Her Squaring Off With Ariana Grande Is The Best
Ah, memories. When it comes to celebrating our Latinidad and the big names of our culture, there really is nothing like looking back to the past. And boy does Latino Twitter know it.
Recently, Latino Twitter uses hopped into the time machines and traveled back to the past. Specifically, five years ago in 2015 for an episode of Jimmy Fallon’s “The Tonight Show” in which songstress Christina Aguilera was featured. Fans of the pop star circulated the old video in which she single-handedly took down the vocal performances of some of the biggest names in the industry including Ariana Grande, Blake Shelton, Meghan Trainor and One Direction.
In a 2015 rendition of the 1977 Queen’s anthem “We Are The Champions” Aguilera ruled the scene.
The soprano supreme belted out the lyrics to the Queen classic using her four-octave vocal range while singing along with the likes of Ariana Grande and Carrie Underwood. The fun performance was set in the style of the iconic look from “The Brady Brunch” and see the different singers performing in their own boxes while also interacting with each other.
Of course, the fun performance blew up recently when a Twitter user pointed out how much Christina stood out with her voice.
Truth be told the flashback moment isn’t a big surprise. Christina has been rocking your earbuds since you were in elementary school and that is why she is the queen. Okay. Some people won’t agree with calling her a queen and some people will get too into calling her a queen. What we can all agree on is that she has a great voice and her music has been a big part of many people’s lives.
For some more of her top performances we rounded up her 25 music videos in order.
25. “At Last”
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it is never an easy thing to do a cover of Etta James but Aguilera proved that she has the voice and the courage to do anything. The singer wasted no time jumping right in and the grainy af video gives it an authenticity rarely seen.
24. “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”
Who doesn’t love a live Christmas performance? Clearly Aguilera’s fans are a fan of Christmas music because this video has millions of views on YouTube. There is just something about live music that makes everyone happy.
23. “So Emotional”
The 1990s were all about being real and that is exactly what this video makes you feel. Aguilera and her team give you a behind the scenes look at what it takes to record a track before everyone else gets to enjoy it. Pretty cool.
This video is a lyrics video in response to the Pulse Nightclub shooting. Many celebrities and entertainers came forward after the tragedy to raise money for the families of the victims of the shooting. It was a touching tribute to 49 lives lost too soon.
21. “Oh Mother”
Live performances make great music videos, mainly because you don’t have to pay all the extras since they paid to be there. “Oh Mother” is that music video with a sparkly dressed Aguilera singing on stage to thousands of adoring fans.
20. “Not Myself Tonight”
Who else remembers when Aguilera truly started to own her Xtina nickname? This Aguilera gave her fans, who were then college-aged, quite the dance tunes to rock out to. Tbh, the sound of this pulsing through a dance club is everything to this day!
19. “What A Girl Wants”
This is the ultimate throwback. A fresh-faced Aguilera graced televisions and album covers across the country and we ate it up. This video is the epitome of late 1990s pop as she dances with an entire dance troupe behind her. That is kind of it. Just dancing and we loved it so much.
18. “I’m A Good Girl”
“Burlesque” was a good moment for Aguilera. The singer was exploring the world of burlesque dancing as well and performing with the one and only Cher. How could she even sing in front of Cher without getting nervous? The world will never know.
17. “I Turn To You”
Regardless of the headlines about Aguilera during her troubled times, her voice was always undeniable. She is one of the greatest voices of her generation and this ballad proves that she is a force to be reckoned with vocally.
16.”Something’s Got A Hold”
Another song from “Burlesque” makes this top videos list because it is just so good. if you haven;t seen the movie, you have to. Aguilera is the down and out kind of person we all love to root for and she totally delivers in the movie.
15. “Keeps Getting Better”
This piece of anime beauty is something to behold. It is one of the weirdest music videos put forth by a pop singer and it is perfectly weird. Seriously. She is on a bicycle in a weird cartoon world and it somehow feels totally normal.
14. “The Voice Within”
“The Voice Within” video is a haunting piece of art. Aguilera is portrayed in black and white as she lays her soul out in front of the audience. The song is about strength and even in such a vulnerable state, Aguilera delivers a strong performance and it is everything.
13. “Can’t Hold Us Down”
Giving women the power to let men know they are not anything special with one song. Aguilera is joined by Lil’ Kim and they use their lyrics to let all the women about the world to know that they should be standing their ground and letting the little boys know they aren’t sh*t.
12. “Ain’t No Other Man”
This song is already super fun and the music video amplifies that. Aguilera is the queen of period music videos and they are stunning. This one is a perfect example of Aguilera perfectly marrying the past fashion with her modern style of dance and keeping us so captivated.
Talk about an anthem. You still probably play this after a breakup and you should because it is amazing. The video is weird and perfectly angsty for the only reason you would be watching: to scream the lyrics through tears. It’s even perfect for those days you are frustrated in the office.
Aguilera tried to let the world know that she was no longer a bubble gum pop princess when she released “Dirrty” and it worked. It was fun, it was raunchy, and it made likely Aguilera as an adult so much more acceptable. Plus, if you were a gay dude, you could just say you like how she was dressed and was dancing.
9. “You Lost Me”
Such a simple video and a simple song. The marrying of the visual stylizing of this video and the song is so harmonious and infectious that it takes you to another realm.
8. “Genie In A Bottle”
Nothing like the original hit to get you back into your Xtina roots. This song, with very little meaning, is so important for so many reasons. It was the start of the Christina and Britney feud and the start of a very specific kind of pop.
This. Video. Left. Gay. Boys. Shook! This was the first time that so many little gay boys saw anything gay that was not negative. Of course, there were other moments for other communities but to have two men kissing on camera at that time was groundbreaking.
6. “Your Body”
This song will make you think inappropriate thoughts and that is definitely the point. Aguilera owns the many different interpretations of that girl. It is pretty interesting.
5. “Come On Over (All I Want Is You)”
Again, we are looking at the late 1990s in this video. It is a very specific time for us as pop music consumers. The aesthetic was kind of military chic with a touch with street glamor and it is brilliant. There are dance numbers because, of course. It was mandatory for this kind of pop.
Circuses always translate well in video form. Pairing it with a song about not being able to be who you are and wanting more makes it very woke. We all know the troubles in the circus industry and for this video to make it seem like a sad affair is a little before its time.
Remember what we said about Aguilera’s genius is period piece music videos? Well, here’s one that will transport you back to World War II with her USO feeling performance for a bunch of soldiers. She definitely found what works for her look and voice and has stuck to it.
2. “Pero Me Acuerdo De Tí”
Spanish and a very toned down production is just as stunning and Aguilera wants you to know that. She never leaves the place she is in. She sits still and sings with all the power her voice can muster. There is no denying her vocal superiority after this video.
1. “Lady Marmalade”
Christina Aguilera, Mya, Lil’ Kim, and Pink gave one of the most memorable music videos of the early 2000s with this incredible hit. Who else can’t stop singing this song now?