I thought it was good to get all sweet and write a post about Christina Aguilera and "Ain't No Other Man." The singer is turning it up a notch reinventing her style and sound on this swanky new single. A comparison with Madonna might be appropriate, but that's just way too obvious. I am not even going to compare this track to that slick tune that Beyoncé released two summers ago. Come on. That would be so easy. And looking at Aguilera's skimpy Fifties look and neon red lip gloss, also Marilyn Monroe comes to mind. Heck, listening to "Ain't No Other Man" even invokes memories of Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and other legendary jazz singers. And I might go out on a limb here, but I even hear a little bit of Prince in the last ten seconds of the track. But this is really not a post about Aguilera mishing and mashing her influences to create her own contemporary urban pop brew. This is a post about how much I'm enjoying this new single. Our favorite skank belts out a steady tune showing her twinky peers how it is done. By combining her love for jazz and soul with the pop sensibilities of today, Aguilera enters new territory with this Jordan Bratman love fest that guarantees career longevity. Oh, and that photo up there is a shot I took on the Red Carpet at the MTV Movie Awards in 2004. It appears her blond ambition started a good while ago. (Click here to purchase "Ain't No Other Man" on iTunes.)
Listen to Christina Aguilera "Ain't No Other Man"