She furiously removes three moth pins from her back, and then tosses aside her kimono. Christina Aguilera Lyrics. She continues, "Made me learn a little bit faster/ Made my skin a little bit thicker/ Makes me that much smarter/ So thanks for making me a fighter". So thanks for making me a fighter Made me learn a little bit faster Made my skin a little bit thicker Makes me that much smarter So thanks for making me a fighter. “Fighter” is a song recorded by American singer Christina Aguilera for her fourth studio album, Stripped. Lacey Brown, Didi Benami, Katie Stevens, Siobhan Magnus and Crystal Bowersox performed a medley of Aguilera's hits "Beautiful" and "Fighter". Listen to music by Christina Aguilera on Apple Music. "[15] The New York Times editor Kelefa Sanneh positively viewed the track's theme as "fearless" and "full of mildly rebellious rhetoric. David Brownie from Entertainment Weekly called it "spunkier than one would expect from a dance-floor strumpet who loves to flaunt her lung power. [4] However, Nick Levin from Digital Spy detailed "Fighter" as an arena rock piece. In 2020, the song was played in the episode of the Fox's drama television series Filthy Rich. Dirrty. [74] American actor Darren Criss, portrayed as his fictional character Blaine Anderson, performed the song on the episode "Big Brother" of US popular TV show Glee, aired on April 10, 2012. [10] Sigismondi explained the theme and plot of the clip to MTV News:[10]. Length. [53][55] There, she also performed with Madonna, Britney Spears and Missy Elliott a medley of Madonna's songs "Like a Virgin" and "Hollywood", and Elliott's "Work It". I didn't know it was written by Christina Aguilera, I'll admit I'm not really a fan, but this song will forever be her best. [73] "Fighter" was also covered by her team's contestants on the second season of The Voice, where she is one of the coaches as well as one of the performers, on April 16, 2012. [1] However, it made her become "smarter and stronger". It was released by RCA Records as the third single from Stripped on March 13, 2003. "Fighter" is the third single written by Christina Aguilera and Scott Storch for Aguilera's second album Stripped. [46], The music video for "Fighter" was directed by Floria Sigismondi, who revealed that it would display Aguilera "like I don't think she's been portrayed before". Christina Aguilera has reportedly signed a management deal with Jay-Z's Roc Nation label. [1] In school, Aguilera was picked on and alienated because of her musical passion. [7] Aguilera speaks the lyrics, "After all you put me through, you'd think I'd despise you / But in the end, I wanna thank you, 'cause you made me that much stronger" on the guitar theme by Dave Navarro. They're furry and they carry dust. [5] The song was inspired by band Guns N' Roses' song "November Rain" (1992). Christina was pulling no punches her … [4], "Fighter" has been covered on numerous occasions. [26] On the Pop Songs chart, it peaked at number five. "Fighter" has been covered by several artists, including Jordin Sparks and Darren Criss. [12], On the first episode of RuPaul's Drag Race Untucked season 10, Aguilera said the song was about someone she loved but "deserved it". The song was written by Aguilera and Scott Storch, and produced by the latter. [2] Meanwhile, a reviewer of Billboard described the song as arena rock-influenced,[3] and AOL Music's Nana-Adwoa Ofori noted the elements of rock and roll. [71] "Fighter" was also included in the American reality show, The Biggest Loser, which aired by NBC. [1] To release herself, Aguilera started to write songs at the age of 15, both music and lyrics; and it was the way how she found her voice. The single peaked at number 20 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). [19] In the following week, it jumped to number 56. The song was written by Aguilera and Scott Storch, and produced by the latter. [1] The writing process of "Fighter" began during her promotion for her debut album in 1999,[1] when she was "a part of the big craze pop phenomenon". I learned a lot from the first record that helped me to develop. Near the end, Aguilera wears an Elvira-type spider dress, again proclaiming that she is a "fighter" before kicking at the camera. [48] It garnered Aguilera and Sigismondi a Juno Award for Video of the Year at the 2004 ceremony, which was held at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. "[9], At the beginning of "Fighter", the guitar sound was arranged in the chord progression of Em – G/D – D – C – Em/B – B – Am – C/G – G – B7. [7] Brian Hiatt from Entertainment Weekly and Chuck Taylor for Billboard likened the track's musical style to that of Janet Jackson's "Black Cat". [22] The single grew ten positions, charting at number 28 on May 10. Get DJ recommendations for harmonic mixing. Fighter This song is by Christina Aguilera and appears on the album Stripped (2002) and on the Greatest hits album Keeps Gettin' Better: A Decade of Hits (2008). [63] On June 11, 2010, Aguilera performed "Fighter", "You Lost Me", "Not Myself Tonight" along with a medley of "Genie in a Bottle" and "What a Girl Wants" on The Early Show. [47], The music video for "Fighter" garnered numerous awards. Released in 2003, the single peaked at number twenty on the Billboard Hot 100, where it became Aguilera's ninth U.S. top-twenty single. [68], During the second blind auditions of The Voice UK, which was aired on March 31, 2012, Denise Pearson (credited as Denis Pearson) covered "Fighter". [78] Singer CeCe Frey, a participant of the second season of US show The X Factor, made a cover of the song. The song was released as the third single from the album. Inspired by Guns N' Roses' song "November Rain", "Fighter" was characterized as a hybrid of rock and R&B that incorporates elements of arena rock and rock and roll. [1] According to Aguilera, her debut album helped her a lot to develop the process. Never saw it coming, all of your backstabbing Just so you could cash in on a good thing before I'd realize your game I … The English in songs is usually very natural with contractions and weak forms for example ” I ain’t gonna”. On May 23, 2007, singer Jordin Sparks covered "Fighter" during the season finale of the sixth season of US singing contest American Idol, which made her the winner. Follow @genius [7][10] Lyrically, Aguilera wants to thank the man who did her wrong rather than insult him, because he helped make her stronger and work harder, thus making her a fighter. Aguilera performed the track on four of her major concert tours: Justified and Stripped Tour (2003), The Stripped Tour (2003), Back to Basics Tour (2006–2008), and Liberation Tour (2018). [60] Barry Walters for Rolling Stone labelled the performance of "Fighter" "ended the show on a hard-rocking high". [6] Written in the key of E minor, "Fighter" has a moderate tempo of 96 beats per minute. [52] Aguilera also performed "Fighter" at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards, held at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on August 28, 2003, in a medley with "Dirrty". (2004). [43] It has since been certified gold for selling 400,000 copies in the country. Song information for Fighter - Christina Aguilera on AllMusic [68], Since its release, "Fighter" has been recognized as one of Aguilera's most empowering songs for women due to its lyrics. After all you put me through You'd think I'd despise you But in the end I wanna thank you 'Cause you made that much stronger Well I thought [47] Initially, she is trapped in a glass box, and her kimono is billowing like a balloon. 4:05. [65] During the Justin Timberlake & Friends benefit show–held by Justin Timberlake on October 24, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada–Aguilera was invited to perform several of her hits, including "Beautiful", "Fighter" and "Ain't No Other Man". [27] The single also peaked at number 28 on the Adult Pop Songs. [citation needed], "Fighter" received mostly positive reviews from music critics. I've always had this fear of moths, and I subconsciously wrote this thing with these moths in it, so I guess I have to deal with it. [9] The lyrics of "Fighter" have been recognized as "empowering". I had to sit down and make sense of my feelings and experiences. The single also garnered success in Australia and New Zealand, peaking at number five and 14 respectively in the two regions. This song has now become my anthem. [7] The chords in the guitar part are E5 – F♯5 – G5 – A5 – B5 − C5 – B5 – A5 – G5 – F♯5 – E5. Three Gothic ballerinas eat fruit and then collapse. [69][70] It was also featured on several shows. Inspired by Guns N' Roses' song "November Rain", "Fighter" was characterized as a hybrid of rock and R&B that incorporates elements of arena rock and rock and roll. Hurt (Christina Aguilera song… At the 2003 Belgian TMF Awards, the clip won Best Video International. 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