Review: Christina Aguilera – Genie in a Bottle (Pop)

This review covers the pop track Christina Aguilera – Genie in a Bottle.

This track was released in 1999 on a self-titled album.

The track starts off with a piano element. This is brief as the track then quickly goes into a drum kit element. The vocals then start pretty quickly as well.

After a short vocal section, the track then goes into the main chorus. Piano joins the track during the main chorus.

Going into the next verse, the track does pull back with only a few elements. The track then goes back into the main chorus.

After this, the vocals then become filtered to add variety. This is joined by a brief backup vocal part. From there, the track then goes into the next iteration of the main chorus. This chorus is slightly varied with a bigger emphasis on the backup vocals.

The track is capped off with a sine wave sliding note and a final vocal section.

One of the big positives for me in this track is that there is that sense of creativity here. While covering the themes of sexuality is nothing new for pop music, this one actually manages to make the theme tasteful. By this, I mean that a lot of pop tracks just talk about having sex in a car, in a room, or just how many great people the singer had sex with. It’s boring and stale. In this case, this track utilizes metaphors that wind up working well.

With the themes in the lyrics, the track manages to hit the themes of seduction, angst, longing, mystery and other themes along the way. This only adds to the strength of the lyrics.

What makes the track that much better is that the vocals are nicely done. Both the non-lyrical and lyrical sections work in this tracks favour.

Generally, this is a very solid performing track. The creativity in the lyrics and the vocal talent both work in this tracks favour. It takes themes that are otherwise stale and boring and manages to make the themes interesting with the creativity. So, as far as I’m concerned, a very solid track.

Score
7.5/10

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