Keeps Gettin' Better: A Decade of Hits

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
When Christina Aguilera began her decade of hits back in 1999 she was instantly overshadowed by her fellow New Mickey Mouse Club alumni Britney Spears, who was first out of the gate with Baby One More Time and wound up outselling Christina and every other teen pop act this side of *NSync in the first years of the new millennium. As the 2000s rolled on, Aguilera slowly, surely began to eclipse Spears. Brit-Brit's downward spiral and arrested artistic development seemed all the stronger when compared to Xtina's restless risks and increasingly assured musical vision, a progression that's evident on Keeps Gettin' Better: A Decade of Hits. Arranged chronologically ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
When Christina Aguilera began her decade of hits back in 1999 she was instantly overshadowed by her fellow New Mickey Mouse Club alumni Britney Spears, who was first out of the gate with Baby One More Time and wound up outselling Christina and every other teen pop act this side of *NSync in the first years of the new millennium. As the 2000s rolled on, Aguilera slowly, surely began to eclipse Spears. Brit-Brit's downward spiral and arrested artistic development seemed all the stronger when compared to Xtina's restless risks and increasingly assured musical vision, a progression that's evident on Keeps Gettin' Better: A Decade of Hits. Arranged chronologically from 1999's "Genie in a Bottle" to 2007's "Candyman," Keeps Gettin' Better has a narrative momentum: the squeaky-clean pop singer shatters her image via hyper-sexualized dance tracks which left her free to get crazier, campier, and better, turning into a pop diva that truly deserves that title. Keeps Gettin' Better hints at the future with two excellent new songs the title track and "Dynamite" along with remakes of "Genie in a Bottle" and "Beautiful," all done in a chilly electro style that suggests a Blackout if Britney were in control and knew what she was doing, but what is remarkable about the collection is that Christina's past holds up, with the candy-pop of "Genie," "What a Girl Wants," and "Come on Over Baby All I Want Is You" still sounding sweet, "Beautiful" sounding richly melancholy, and "Ain't No Other Man" and "Candyman" wickedly funny, knowing blasts of retro-swing. She may have started out in Britney's shadow, but Keeps Gettin' Better proves that no other teen pop singer of her era has a better track record than Christina and if the new songs are any indication, the title of this hits comp is no lie either.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/2/2010
  • Label: Rca
  • UPC: 886976497026
  • Catalog Number: 764970
  • Sales rank: 4,219

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Genie In a Bottle (3:38)
  2. 2 What a Girl Wants (3:35)
  3. 3 I Turn To You (4:35)
  4. 4 Come on Over (All I Want Is You) (3:24)
  5. 5 Dirrty (4:46)
  6. 6 Fighter (4:09)
  7. 7 Beautiful (4:01)
  8. 8 Ain't No Other Man (3:48)
  9. 9 Candyman (3:15)
  10. 10 Hurt (4:03)
  11. 11 Genie 2.0 (4:15)
  12. 12 Keeps Gettin' Better (3:03)
  13. 13 Dynamite (3:09)
  14. 14 You Are What You Are (Beautiful) (4:43)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Christina Aguilera Primary Artist, Vocals, Background Vocals
Sue Ann Carwell Background Vocals
Rick Baptist Horn
Glenn Berger Saxophone
DJ Premier Percussion, Drums
Richard Dodd Cello
Ron Fair Piano, Harpsichord
Terry Glenny Violin
John Goux Guitar
Gary Grant Horn
Ray Herrmann Saxophone
Victor Lawrence Cello
Tarus Mateen Bass
Jim McMillen Trombone
Dave Navarro Guitar
Shelly Peiken Background Vocals
Linda Perry Bass, Guitar, Piano, Strings, Mellotron
Joel Peskin Horn
Tim Pierce Guitar
Eric Schermerhorn Guitar
Josefina Vergara Violin
Bruce Watson Guitar
Susan Chatman Violin
Matt Laug Tambourine
Julie Rogers Violin
John Krovoza Cello
Ray Yslas Percussion
Darrin McCann Viola
Julian Hallmark Violin
Eric Gorfain Violin
Daphne Chen Violin, Concert Mistress
Cameron Patrick Violin
Aaron Fishbein Guitar
Melissa Reiner Violin
Shanti Randall Viola
Leah Katz Viola
Diego Miralles Cello
Alyssa Park Violin
Francis Senger Contrabass (Vocal)
Damon Fox Keyboards
Marisa Kuney Violin
Marda Todd Viola
Caroline Buckman Viola
Kameron Houff Drums
Paul Ill Bass
Jason Torreano Contrabass (Vocal)
Amy Wickman Violin
Nathan Wetherington Drums
Isabelle Senger Violin
Anna Stafford Violin
Chris Tedesco Trumpet
Matt Cooker Cello
David Sage Viola
Victoria Lanier Violin
Ami Levy Violin
The Section Quartet & Friends Strings
Tareq Akoni Guitar
Jon Glaser Moog Bass
Celebrity Status Keyboards
Brian Macleod Drums
Marcy Vaj Violin
The Section Quartet Strings
Michael Thompson Guitar
Technical Credits
Steve Kipner Composer
DJ Premier Producer, Engineer
Ron Fair Arranger, Composer, Producer
David Frank Composer
Larry Gold String Arrangements, String Conductor
Rob Lewis Vocal Producer, Additional Production
Shelly Peiken Composer
Linda Perry Arranger, Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer, Horn Arrangements, Instrumentation
Guy Roche Arranger, Composer, Programming, Producer
Scott Spencer Storch Composer, Producer
Diane Warren Composer, Executive Producer
Kara DioGuardi Composer
Davy Vain Pro-Tools
Jeri Heiden Art Direction
Ray Cham Composer
Charles Roane Composer, Producer, Engineer
John Heiden Art Direction
Michael C. Ross Engineer
Harold Beatty Composer
Pamela Sheyne Composer
Marc Jameson Programming, drum programming
Sol Survivor Producer
Rockwilder Producer
Chaka Blackmon Composer
Balewa Muhammad Composer, Vocal Arrangements, Vocal Producer
Wassim Zreik Engineer
Oscar Ramirez Engineer
Eric Gorfain String Arrangements
Christina Aguilera Composer, Producer, Executive Producer, Additional Production
Johan Åberg Composer
Paul Rein Composer
David Guerrero Engineer
Mark Ronson Composer
Ryan Corey Art Direction
Jasper Cameron Composer, Vocal Arrangements, Vocal Producer
Kristofer Kaufman Pro-Tools
Andrew Chavez Pro-Tools
Mario Luccy Engineer
Christopher Anderson-Bazzoli String Conductor
Celebrity Status Arranger, Programming
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2013

    She is one of the best pop singers out there with many hits. a m

    She is one of the best pop singers out there with many hits. a must-have for all the pop fans! 

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2013

    Was an amazing CD. I bought it, I loved it, the new songs, &qu

    Was an amazing CD.


    I bought it, I loved it, the new songs, "Keeps Getting Better" and "Dynamite" blew my mind and she proves she can do with her voice than a scaling songs. Worth it for any hard core pop music fan or teen pop fan who loves 90's and TRL era stuff. Totally worth it for any Christina Aguilera or Britney Spears fan out there.

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