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X-tina: Highs and Lows

Published 03/03/2011 | 05:00

Highs

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The All-New Mickey Mouse Club

Sharing the stage with tweenage Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears, Christina was clearly the most talented singer and dancer on this early 90s variety show.

Genie in a Bottle

Its double-entendre lyrics are amongst the rudest to issue from the lyrics of a teenage pop star, but this sultry ballad turned Aguilera into a global star.

It spent 29 weeks in the US charts and shifted 7.6 million units.

A Song For You

This 2005 collaboration with jazz musician Herbie Hancock suggested there was more to Aguilera than explicit dance moves and over-wrought high notes.

Lows

The Assless Chaps

Taking her mid-noughties 'X-tina' persona a little too far, Aguilera took to performing in trousers that left far, far too little to the imagination.

Back To Basics

Her 2003 attempt to 'classy' up her image via old time show-tunes -- a quirky gesture too far.

Snogging Madge (below)

It was Madonna's clinch with Britney that generated the headlines, but it is forgotten that she wrapped her gob around Christina's at the same MTV awards ceremony. It says a lot about Aguilera's lack of sizzle that the incident was almost immediately forgotten.

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