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Keeps Gettin' Better: A Decade of Hits
     

Keeps Gettin' Better: A Decade of Hits

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by Christina Aguilera
 

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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.

Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/02/2010
Label:
Rca
UPC:
0886976497026
catalogNumber:
764970

Tracks

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
Section Quartet & Friends   Strings
Tareq Akoni   Guitar
Jon Glaser   Moog Bass
Celebrity Status   Keyboards
Brian Macleod   Drums
Marcy Vaj   Violin
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
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
Scott Storch   Composer,Producer

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Keeps Gettin' Better: A Decade of Hits 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She is one of the best pop singers out there with many hits. a must-have for all the pop fans! 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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