Song of the Day #1,780: ‘Intro (Back to Basics)’ – Christina Aguilera

aguileraChristina Aguilera’s best moment on record came with 2006’s double album, Back to Basics. It’s been all downhill since then.

It’s as if she reached a crossroads at that point and inexplicably turned down the completely wrong path. After recording her best batch of songs and receiving a level of critical acclaim that had eluded her for years, she decided to turn away from the neo-soul revival that fit her like a glove and toward watered down electronic pop.

Her success as a judge on The Voice notwithstanding, Aguilera has never recovered from that decision. I suspect she has another Mariah-like comeback in her, but she really should never have been in this position to begin with.

A very pleasant good evening ladies and gentlemen
It is now time…
The one and only…
There never will be another…
Christina Aguilera

That’s how music should sound

Ohh yeah
I’ve waited for some time
To get inside the minds
Of every legend I’ve ever wanted to stand beside
It’s like an endless ride
Feeling the lows and highs
Of every lyric and melody
Every single rhyme
So here I stand today
In tribute I do pay
To those before me who laid it down and paved the way
And so to God I pray that he will give me strength
To carry forward the gift of song in his good faith
In his good faith…

I’m going back to basics
To where it all began
I’m ready now to face it
I wanna understand
What made the soul singers
And the blues figures
That inspired a higher generation
The jazz makers, and the ground breakers
They gave so much of themselves and dedication

So here I stand today
In tribute I do pay
To those before me who laid it down and paved the way

One thought on “Song of the Day #1,780: ‘Intro (Back to Basics)’ – Christina Aguilera

  1. Dana says:

    On our drive to Disney we heard Christina’s “Reflection” and I was reminded again how good she can be with the right material. It’s absurd that she has wasted her voice on electronic dribble of late, but I suspect she may again go back to basics soon.

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