Oops, they’re doing it again. With Britney Spears judging on “The X Factor” (FOX) and Christina Aguilera on “The Voice” (NBC), it’s starting to feel a lot like 2000 for pop music fans, isn’t it? So which superstar are you rooting for? Team Britney or Team Christina? MyMusicCloud wants to know!
Both pop divas have found their calling coaching hopeful young singers much like themselves. Sweet Britney scrunches her face and clearly empathizes with her nervous auditionees, while “The Voice”’s Christina takes no prisoners. “We all as artists care about fellow artists and we appreciate what they go through,” Christina said Tuesday night. “I’m ready to take them to the next level.”
They may be moms now, but we can’t help but remember Britney and Christina’s awkward teenage years. Not so long ago, these former Mouseketeers battled it out over the Top 40 charts.
To see how they stack up, we’ve attempted to list their biggest career hits here, so you can mix your own playlists on our cloud-based music delivery service and decide for yourself. (On any device, anywhere.) One of the fun secrets of our music storage software is when you upload and play each artist’s songs, their photos pop up on our dashboard. (Click the “Account” link in the top left corner, choose “Themes” and “Intelligent.”)
So here goes: In 1999, Britney burst on the music scene with the surprise hit “Baby Hit Me One More Time,” which was actually nominated for a Grammy (Best Female Vocal). She followed it up with a decade of hit songs including, “You Drive Me Crazy,” “I’m a Slave 4 You,” “Boys,” “Me Against the Music” (with Madonna), Grammy winner “Toxic,” (Best Dance Recording), “Gimme More,” “Piece of Me,” “If You Seek Amy,” and “Womanizer.”
Likewise, the Christina Aguilera discography is just as impressive. Her career also took off in 1999 with the No. 1 hits “Genie in a Bottle,” “What a Girl Wants,” “Come on Over, Baby” and the Mulan movie theme “Reflection.” She showed a much more, ahem, mature side on her follow-up Stripped album, with songs like “Dirrty,” ‘Beautiful,” “Fighter,” “Can’t Hold Us Down.” She then changed her style entirely to her signature retro-soul /jazz baby sound on Back to Basics with Grammy-winning “Ain’t No Other Man” (Best Pop Vocal), “Hurt” and “Candyman,” along with the hit ensemble remake of “Lady Marmalade.” Transforming again for her Bionic album, she flirted with synth-pop on “Bionic,” “Not Myself Tonight,” and “You Lost Me.” And that’s not even mentioning her Latin songs!
It’s 2012 and the Britney vs. Christina smackdown continues! Tell us which one is your fave and why here …