That Grape Juice Essentials: Top 5 Underrated Christina Aguilera Songs

Published: Wednesday 28th Jul 2021 by Ryan

Despite her iconic voice and illustrious career, there are many moments from Christina Aguilera that have flown under the radar.

We are not here to dissect the could have been, instead we are here to celebrate the what is with a series of rare gems from the singer..

Join us below as we countdown That Grape Juice’s Top 5: Underrated Christina Aguilera Songs…

5. The Right Man

‘Back To Basics’ arguably still stands as Aguilera’s best work to date both vocally and lyrically. Packed with nostalgic sounds of the big band era, there is no shortage of gems hidden across her fifth studio album. However, ‘The Right Man’ shines the brightest. This power ballad beams with confidence as she finds security in her marriage and serves as the perfect contrast to the themes of her childhood in other works. For, she has now found the happiness she thought she could never find we she was younger. A full-circle moment, ‘The Right Man’ is the right song to showcase her talents.


4. Masochist

While ‘Back To Basics’ may stand as her strongest work, ‘Liberation’ is her most personal and cohesive album. Case in point, the tenderness of ‘Masochist.’ Across the track, the songbird keeps returning to a relationship that only hurts her in the end. Soft piano keys, a gentle backbeat, and a humming bass line clear the way for her to give one of her most emotional and powerful vocal performances of her career. Equal parts heartbreaking and beautiful, ‘Masochist’ is Aguilera at her absolute peak.


3. Telepathy

Aguilera is no stranger to exploring various musical styles and eras; however, the 70’s disco-themed ‘Telepathy’ is one of her strongest experiments. Vibrant strings and horns line this track, making it a dance-worthy tune perfect for any occasion. Easily one of the best songs of 2016, ‘Telepathy’ is a glittery disco tune that beams with the success of experimentation.


2. Lift Me Up

Despite the many hardships faced throughout her life and career, Aguilera has proven she is a fighter. However, even the strongest of us need help sometimes and ‘Lift Me Up’ sees the singer plead for some assistance during a difficult time. Written and produced by Linda Perry, this rarity is guided by piano, funky synths, and a tambourine. When the instrumentals are paired with her heartbreaking vocals, they culminate in one of the most heart-wrenching songs of her career. A change of pace from the electronic sounds of ‘Bionic,’ ‘Life Me Up’ proves why Aguilera is one of the best vocalist to ever grace the microphone.


1. Vanity

When we say this track is everything, we mean it is everything.

Bursting with an unlimited amount of confidence, ‘Vanity’ sets the tone for the sounds of Pop music to come later in the decade. From the buzzing synths, to the cadence in her delivery, the track could have easily appeared on Lady Gaga‘s ‘Artpop’ album, except she makes the sound all her own.

Moreover, it reaffirms why Aguilera is one of the baddest to ever do it and only highlights how underappreciated her ‘Bionic’ era was.

While she may ask “Who owns the thone,” the answer is clear: she does, proving her legacy will live on thanks to this marvelous song.


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  1. Xmixed July 28, 2021

    Yes, more positive pieces on Christina Aguilera. She’s a tremendous artist. I’d add “Soar,” “I’m OK,” “Deserve,” and “Birds of Prey” to your list, as well. ❤️‍🔥💘💖

    • DJ Garseia July 28, 2021

      100 percent agree!! I personally love Soar and I’m okay two of my favorites… and I my song is a great one too.

    • Zion Harris July 29, 2021

      I’m ok >>>>>>

    • Zion Harris July 29, 2021

      Pipe >>>>>>

  2. Dee July 28, 2021

    Good list. I would have replaced Masochist with I Will Be, Woohoo or Unless It’s With You.

  3. Paulo July 28, 2021

    Yes Xtina has a great catalog that deserves praise! But yall picked some CRAP aside from Telepathy lmao Lift Me Up is definitely not her best ballad, Without You >>>>> The Right Man, Glam >>>>>> Vanity, not to mention Love For All Seasons, Walk Away, Get Mine Get Yours and Cruz, On Our Way, S** For Breakfast, Elastic Love, Right Moves, Deserve, Twice, Pipe… it’s such a huge list!

    • Shayla Queen™ 👑 July 28, 2021

      As if your opinion is valid

      • Paulo July 28, 2021

        That would’ve made sense if your stank copycat ass hadn’t just agreed with my statement below. 😂 the lack of hygiene is costing you brain cells, unwashed ho

      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 July 28, 2021

        That’s a FRAUD Shayla account, you dumb bâstárd.

      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 July 28, 2021

        🙄 You’re the FRAUD peasant…a pariah on this blog. I’m the REAL QUEEN round these parts! I’ve decreed it so! 👑📜📜 🤳🏽💯

        PS I LOVE you Paulo! Pay no mind to that fraud 💋

    • James July 28, 2021

      Amazing Talent love her catalog. Christina is “The Voice”

      – Walk Away
      – Unless it’s With You
      – On Our Way
      – Deserve
      – Get Mine, Get Yours

  4. TDaDoug July 28, 2021

    The Right Man is definitely one of her best to date

    I wouldn’t say anything is wrong with this list but there are some honorable mentions:
    Somebody’s Somebody
    The Voice Within
    Save Me From Myself

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  6. Shayla Queen™ 👑 July 28, 2021

    Telepathy is my JAM!!!! 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽💯🤳🏽👑

  7. Shayla Queen™ 👑 July 28, 2021

    Terrible list. These are all songs of her’s I’d skip on her albums so I don’t know any of them.

  8. BoyBye2.0 July 28, 2021

    -Light up the sky
    -A fool
    -Mercy on me

    • Shayla Queen™ 👑 July 28, 2021

      Mercy On Me yaaaaaas! 🔥🔥🔥

    • Hecber August 2, 2021

      Yes. I love the vocals on Mercy.

  9. Yummy Cummy July 28, 2021

    Poor taste that Kool aid juice 🧃 here is my legendary picks, let me upgrade you: 1) Unless It’s with You, 2) Monday morning. 3) We Remain. 4). Bound to you. 5). Cease Fire. 6). Dreamy Eyes. 7). I come undone. 8). Falling in love again.

  10. Pat July 28, 2021

    Don’t listen to her like that but Hurt should’ve been a bigger hit

  11. Xtinafan July 28, 2021

    Elastic Love
    Prima Donna
    Slow Down Baby
    Let There Be Love

  12. TC July 28, 2021

    Pipe needs to be on this list!

    • Xtinafan July 28, 2021

      Pipe is great too! Love it

  13. Lisa July 28, 2021

    Amazing list. Love all those songs.

  14. James July 28, 2021

    Amazing Talent love her catalog. Christina is “The Voice”
    – Walk Away
    – Unless it’s With You
    – On Our Way
    – Deserve
    – Get Mine, Get Yours

  15. WRTW? July 28, 2021

    Great list if songs nobody knows because she dropped the ball every release post back to basics. Let’s celebrate the waisted hope her fans spent year after year after she continually let them down.

  16. Natasha July 29, 2021

    Christina Aguilera is really most underrated artist. I would add such her underrated and not popular songs like “Make over”,”I hate boys”,”Desnudate”,”Maria”,”Glam”,”Army of me”,”Let there be love”,”Mercy on me”. Shame on her producers🤨😭

    • Yummy Cummy July 29, 2021

      🤣😂🤣I hate boys is the most trashiest song I ever heard 🗑 glam is a cheap rip off of vogue and Army of me is downgrade version of fighter… you have special taste 💩

  17. Mel July 29, 2021

    My top 5 would be:

    1. Unless it’s with you
    2. Cruz
    3. Sing for Me
    4. Get mine, get yours
    5. I Will Be

  18. Lisa July 29, 2021

    Still like her older songs better.

  19. Daniel Felix.Sr. August 1, 2021

    Words can’t explain what Christina Aguilera, Voice is the closest is awesome.She reminds me of Elvis, Christina, sings it all.Just like Elvis.Love her voice.Can’t wait for her new Spanish album.We Love you Christina.God continue to BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY From the Felix’s😷🤙🤙

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