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Genie In A Bottle
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Genie In A Bottle

Christina Aguilera
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Christina Aguilera

Song Meaning and Background of Genie In A Bottle by Christina Aguilera


Christina Aguilera’s 1999 single Genie In A Bottle took the world by storm. It was the first number one hit of her debut album, and it inspired people to believe in themselves and chase their dreams. The song’s empowering message and catchy melody have made it a classic for generations of music lovers.


Despite the sexually charged lyrics, this song is actually about self-respect and not about acting on your physical impulses. Christina explained this on Good Morning America in an interview that aired shortly after the song’s success. She said “Genie in a Bottle is a song about self-respect, people don’t understand that. You’re saying, ‘You gotta treat me right,’ you know.”


Genie in a bottle is about a girl who is looking for someone who will bring out her best qualities and help her to be her most natural self. She is tired of hiding behind her masks and wants to be able to let her true emotions shine through. She knows that she cannot be who she is without a loving and supportive partner.


The title references the modern fable that is told around the world where genies are trapped in bottles and grant wishes to anyone who sets them free. The genie in this song is being held back by her own self-doubt and fear of rejection. She is wishing for someone to release her and show her what it means to love completely. This could be taken as a romantic or sexual relationship, or even as just wanting to feel loved.


Lyrics of Genie In A Bottle by Christina Aguilera


(Come on, come on, uh, yeah)

Oh-ooh, whoa-oh (Come on, come on, uh)

 

I feel like I've been locked up tight

For a century of lonely nights

Waiting for someone to release me

You're lickin' your lips and blowin' kisses my way

But that don't mean I'm gonna give it away

Baby, baby, baby (Baby, baby, baby)

 

Oh (My body's sayin', "Let's go")

Oh (But my heart is sayin', "No, no")

 

If you wanna be with me

Baby, there's a price to pay

I'm a genie in a bottle (In a bottle, baby)

You gotta rub me the right way (Yeah)

If you wanna be with me

I can make your wish come true

You gotta make a big impression (Oh yeah)

Gotta like what you do

 

I'm a genie in a bottle, baby

You gotta rub me the right way, honey

I'm a genie in a bottle, baby

Come, come, come on and let me out

 

The music's bangin' and the lights down low

Just one more dance and then we're good to go

Waiting for someone who needs me

Hormones racin' at the speed of light

But that don't mean it's gotta be tonight (Yeah)

Baby, baby, baby (Baby, baby, baby)

 

Oh (My body's sayin', "Let's go")

Oh, ooh (Mm, but my heart is sayin' no, but my heart is sayin', "No, no")

 

If you wanna be with me

Baby, there's a price to pay

I'm a genie in a bottle (I'm a genie in a bottle)

You gotta rub me the right way (Oh yeah)

If you wanna be with me (Ooh)

I can make your wish come true (Your wish come true, oh)

Just come and set me free, baby

And I'll be with you

 

I'm a genie in a bottle, baby

You gotta rub me the right way, honey

I'm a genie in a bottle, baby

Come, come, come on and let me out

I'm a genie in a bottle, baby (Mmm)

Gotta rub me the right way, honey (Mmm)

(If you wanna be with me)

I'm a genie in a bottle, baby

Come, come, come on and let me out

 

Oh (My body's sayin', "Let's go")

Oh (Mm, but my heart is sayin', "No, no")

 

If you wanna be with me

Baby, there's a price to pay

I'm a genie in a bottle (I'm a genie in a bottle)

You gotta rub me the right way (Whoa)

If you wanna be with me (Me)

I can make your wish come true (Ooh)

You gotta make a big impression

Gotta like what you do (Oh yeah-yeah)

If you wanna be with me (If you wanna be with me)

Baby, there's a price to pay (Uh, yeah)

I'm a genie in a bottle (In a bottle, baby)

You gotta rub me the right way (You gotta rub me the right way)

If you wanna be with me (If you wanna be with me, yeah)

I can make your wish come true

Just come and set me free, baby

And I'll be with you

 

I'm a genie in a bottle, baby

Come, come, come on and let me out

Release Date

1999

Songwriter/s

David Frank, Steve Kipner, Pamela Sheyne

Producer/s

David Frank, Steve Kipner

Label/s

RCA

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