Billboard On Christina Aguilera...
[This Makes For An Interesting Read -
Billboard's Review Of Christina Aguilera's New Single]
Christina Aguilera: I Turn To You
Producer: Guy Roche, Writer: Diane Warren
Best New Artist Grammy Winner, Christina Aguilera slows down the pace after her
double-duty at #1 with the groovy "Genie In A Bottle", and "What A Girl
Wants" Again it's her sheer vocal prowess, the eight wonder of the world (yeah right,
we all know that's Whitney but anyway) that will make this
song connect with both radio and her growing fan base. Thematically, Diane Warren song is
about calling upon the love of that special one when times get tough, unfortunately,
melodically, it's about as clichéd as a ballad gets -- simply it sounds more like a
leftover from the stack rather than the kind of glorious anthem Warren is capable of, like
Whitney Houston's current "I
Learned From the Best". in fact this song is so similar to Houston's own "Count On Me" with CeCe Winans that many
are likely to think it's a remake. Aguilera does deliver -- the midsection is glorious --
but is far from an ideal platform for Aguilera to introduce the masses for this ballad.
Nice To See That Billboard Never Forgets!
NEWSFILE: 10 APRIL 2000
CHRISTINA AGUILERA SINGLE REVIEW
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