Here’s an early Christmas gift for you: the one, the only, the best voice in popular music: Christina Aguilera — and the most amazing vocal of her career comes in her relatively little-known version of the R&B Christmas classic “Merry Christmas, Baby” which first appeared on her 2000 Christmas album, My Kind of Christmas. It’s a duet with New Orleans legend Dr. John, but as you’ll see, he sings for about 20 seconds. It’s Christina at her very best, and that’s insanely great.
If you are a doubter, if you don’t like “pop,” just play it. This track has converted more than one pop-hater to the Christina side. In all honesty, I cannot listen to her vocals in this song without getting choked up because the artistry is so overwhelming.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pL-mHIt8H08
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