Music

These Are Christina Aguilera's Most Influential Music Videos of Her Career and Here's Why

She’s got soul, she’s got class. She’s got style, she’s badass.

By
5,086 Hypes

Christina Aguilera has been an icon for over twenty years, which means she’s gone through a lot of different eras in her music career. Recently, she celebrated the 20th anniversary of her Stripped album, which released in 2002. It was during that time that she made a name for herself and established herself as a respected artist. While Stripped may be her best-known era, Aguilera has continuously reinvented herself with different looks and approaches, music videos being a perfect example of her career evolution. Keep scrolling for her top five most influential music videos.

“Genie in a Bottle” (1999)

“Genie in a Bottle” was the first single off her self-titled debut album, and it’s the track that put her on the map and helped her rise to fame. At the time the LP released, Xtina was 18 years old, singing a teen pop song that contained a provocative message hidden in the lyrics. Though the lyrics were on the edge of risqué, the music video aesthetic is what helped maintain her innocent image — at least for the time being.

“Dirrty” (2002)

With “Dirrty” off her fourth album, Stripped, Aguilera showed a complete different side to her. She was owning her sexuality in an unapologetic way. At the time, she was criticized for her openness and raunchy ways. However, looking back, she’s become known as one of the artists who paved the way for other female pop stars channeling their sex appeal. “Dirrty,” if you think about it, is what helped her reach icon status. Plus, thanks to this music video, whenever we think of blonde and black hair paired with chaps, Xtina always comes to mind.

“Beautiful” (2002)

“Beautiful” was the follow-up single to “Dirrty.” Having a powerful ballad with an important message released after a promiscuous track showcased Aguilera’s range. The music video was ahead of its time, featuring people from all walks of life in terms of age, race, background, gender and sexual orientation.

“Beautiful” (2022)

Twenty decades later, Xtina dropped a new music video for the classic track. Despite the passing of two decades since the OG video was released, the issues addressed in the song still remain today. The new music video revolves around current beauty standards and how it affects the younger generations. “The original ‘Beautiful’ video set out to bring awareness and a sense of compassion in the face of judgment, criticism and outside opinions,” she recently wrote on Instagram. “It still carries an important message to remember our core values outside of what’s being fed to us … To find a sense of balance and accepting ourselves for who we are.”

“Ain’t No Other Man” (2006)

“Ain’t No Other Man” appeared in her fifth studio album, Back to the Basics, once again showcasing a different side of her artistry. Aguilera made the ’50s cool again, all while adding her own modern touch. The track was the lead single off the LP and it was a fresh way of reinventing herself. Ultimately, this video, and album overall, proved that in addition to possessing incredible vocal talent, she also has the ability to dabble into any genre, time period or style and have it be a success.

Read Full Article
Share this article

What to Read Next

Christina Aguilera on Why She Felt the Need to Rebel During Her "Dirrty" Phase
Music

Christina Aguilera on Why She Felt the Need to Rebel During Her "Dirrty" Phase

“I want to be a nightmare,” she said about her thought process at the time.
15,076 Hypes

Christina Aguilera Gets Dirrty and Recreates Iconic Look From Her 'Stripped' Era
Entertainment

Christina Aguilera Gets Dirrty and Recreates Iconic Look From Her 'Stripped' Era

After she released a new music video for “Beautiful,” two decades after the original.
57,601 Hypes

Christina Aguilera to Release a New Music Video for "Beautiful"
Music

Christina Aguilera to Release a New Music Video for "Beautiful"

20 years after the singer dropped the original.
6,180 Hypes


Taylor Swift's New Music Video for "Lavender Haze" Is Full of Romance and Easter Eggs
Music

Taylor Swift's New Music Video for "Lavender Haze" Is Full of Romance and Easter Eggs

Featuring trans model Laith Ashley as her love interest.
2,526 Hypes


It’s Game On: Lime Crime Releases '90s Classic, Sonic the Hedgehog Collection
Beauty

It’s Game On: Lime Crime Releases '90s Classic, Sonic the Hedgehog Collection

All that’s missing is a joystick.
1,407 Hypes


TikTok’s "Model Cheekbones" Is the Contouring Hack We Didn’t Know We Needed
Beauty

TikTok’s "Model Cheekbones" Is the Contouring Hack We Didn’t Know We Needed

Basically, here’s how a 101 on how to look like Bella Hadid.
57,752 Hypes

Telfar Drops Fall-Ready Bucket Hats in All New Colors
Fashion

Telfar Drops Fall-Ready Bucket Hats in All New Colors

It’s time to get shopping.
2,302 Hypes


The Jordan 1 "White Cement" Borrows From Everyone's Favorite Jordan 3
Footwear

The Jordan 1 "White Cement" Borrows From Everyone's Favorite Jordan 3

Rumored to drop this spring.
1,079 Hypes

Nette X Barbie Release a Chic Limited Edition Holiday Candle
Beauty

Nette X Barbie Release a Chic Limited Edition Holiday Candle

An extension of Barbie’s holiday collection.
2,125 Hypes


What Is Día de Los Muertos?
Culture

What Is Día de Los Muertos?

Also known as the Day of the Dead.
1,346 Hypes

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Keep updated on the latest news.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Looks like you’re using an ad-blocker

We charge advertisers instead of our readers. Support us by whitelisting our site.

Whitelist Us

How to Whitelist Us

screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlock icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Under “Pause on this site” click “Always”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlock Plus icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Block ads on – This website” switch off the toggle to turn it from blue to gray.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlocker Ultimate icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Switch off the toggle to turn it from “Enabled on this site” to “Disabled on this site”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the Ghostery icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the “Ad-Blocking” button at the bottom. It will turn gray and the text above will go from “ON” to “OFF”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the UBlock Origin icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the large blue power icon at the top.
  3. When it turns gray, click the refresh icon that has appeared next to it or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the icon of the ad-blocker extension installed on your browser.You’ll usually find this icon in the upper right-hand corner of your screen. You may have more than one ad-blocker installed.
  2. Follow the instructions for disabling the ad blocker on the site you’re viewing.You may have to select a menu option or click a button.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.