So it's really a song about self-respect and treating me the way I want to be treated before I just give my love away to anybody". It's about not giving in to temptation until you're respected.
Nicole Hogsett of Yahoo! Hogsett found the song quickly "established she was different than your typical pop star". Indeed, the overly literal Spanish lyrics make for both a good laugh and a better yawn. She uses the more attractive lower end of her range on expanses of "Genio Atrapado. The translation fits the tune, not vice versa, so Aguilera can still revel in her teenage awakening even without a Spanish equivalent of, "Ya gotta rub me the right way.
Ed Hogan describing the success of the track. Based on strong airplay and CD sales, "Genie in a Bottle" reached number one on the Billboard Hot , stayed there for five consecutive weeks and became the biggest summer song of According to Billboard , "Genie in a Bottle" was the second best-selling single of , with 1,, units sold, only behind Cher 's " Believe " with 1,, copies sold.
The song also crossed over successfully to other Billboard charts, topping the Top 40 Mainstream, Top 40 Tracks and Rhythmic Top 40 charts. Strong sales assured the single a platinum certification. Internationally, a similar chart dominance was seen, as the track went to number one in both the United Kingdom and Canada for multiple weeks.
It charted within the top five in every country it charted. In the United Kingdom, it sold , copies in the first week, and spent two weeks at number 1. As of , it was her third biggest song in the country with , copies sold, and The music video accompanying the track was directed by Diane Martel in April , who had previously worked on Mariah Carey 's " Dreamlover ", and was shot in Malibu with surroundings of a beach and a wooden beach house.
As the video advances, the guys with Christina's love interest in there join the beach party. Near the end of the video, all the teens go outside and hang out around a bonfire. The lighting of the video prominently featured Christina's golden tresses as her best feature, although the singer herself was rather obscured by the dark shadows, suggesting that the record company still did not know what to do with the singer's image.
The choreography featured Christina, wearing orange pants and a beaded blouse, with her dance troop behind her, simulating a genie coming out of the bottle. It was filled with symbolism and her dancing was incredible. It received heavy rotation on VH1 and reached top position on the MTV 's chart of most played videos.
In an effort to maintain the "buzz" surrounding both the record and Aguilera, RCA set up a guest spot for her to perform the track on the teen-marketed television shows Beverly Hills The performance saw Aguilera in a bar performing at a birthday party for a character named David. In , Aguilera recorded a remake of "Genie in a Bottle" entitled "Genie 2.
In the fall of , an unauthorized mashup remix by The Freelance Hellraiser which combined Aguilera's a cappella vocals with The Strokes ' song " Hard to Explain " was released under the title "A Stroke of Genius", receiving considerable attention and some airplay; The Guardian described the remix as having "defined the decade" as an early example of remix culture.
It has over million plays on VEVO. The same year, Sofia Karlberg released a cover of "Genie in a Bottle". It is also credited for redefining the sound of late s music. Credits adapted from CD liner notes . From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from Genie 2.
A second sample of "Genie in a Bottle"'s chorus. Besides being her first hit single, the song also separated her from the other pop stars that were coming out at the same time. The single boasted debatably provocative lyrics 'my body's saying let's go' and other lyrics were considered too provocative to be sung by a teen idol some thought. Radio Disney played a censored version of the song on their station.
Aguilera quickly established she was different than your typical pop star. The funky pop hit topped the pop charts for weeks, racking up multi-platinum sales. What makes the song's initial success even more astounding is the fact that it topped the charts weeks before an accompanying music video was made. That such unusual success came about through what could be called a casual act makes the song's beginning even more awe-inspiring.
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Various Artists Now!General Commentah man..I miss the 90's music, this song included. valxluffxjoo__ the lyrics include 'rub' because in order to release a genie from a bottle you have to rub the bottle. Like you know in Aladin where he had to rub the lamp in order to get the genie out? it's like that. This song to me is about her wanting to be released like she's been feeling trapped for so long that.