[7][10] Lyrically, Aguilera wants to thank the man who did her wrong rather than insult him, because he helped make her stronger and work harder, thus making her a fighter. [28] On March 31, 2006, "Fighter" was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for shipping more than 500,000 copies in the country. Your browser will redirect to your requested content shortly. I think that's very appropriate". 4:05. Aguilera performed the track on four of her major concert tours: Justified and Stripped Tour (2003), The Stripped Tour (2003), Back to Basics Tour (2006–2008), and Liberation Tour (2018). The song was written by Aguilera and Scott Storch, and produced by the latter. [67] Jonathan Hofmann called the performance "insane and bizarre as it sounds". [78] Singer CeCe Frey, a participant of the second season of US show The X Factor, made a cover of the song. Listen to music by Christina Aguilera on Apple Music. [4] However, Nick Levin from Digital Spy detailed "Fighter" as an arena rock piece. "Fighter" is the third single written by Christina Aguilera and Scott Storch for … "[18], In the United States, "Fighter" debuted at number 61 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on April 12, 2003, becoming the week's best-debuting single. Sentences for Fighter (Christina Aguilera song) It was co-directed by Aguilera alongside Floria Sigismondi, who had previously directed the music video for "Fighter" (2003). The song was released as the third single from the album. Sheet music arranged for Piano/Vocal/Guitar in G Major (transposable). Christina sings it well. RCA Records released it to US contemporary hit radio stations on March 13, 2003 as the third single from the album. Follow @genius on Twitter for updates [72] On May 26, 2010, five female contestants of the ninth season of American Idol, Fighter as an all-round song was not as good as Beautiful, because Beautiful had a stronger message of love and world stereotypes. [46], The music video for "Fighter" was directed by Floria Sigismondi, who revealed that it would display Aguilera "like I don't think she's been portrayed before". [7] Aguilera speaks the lyrics, "After all you put me through, you'd think I'd despise you / But in the end, I wanna thank you, 'cause you made me that much stronger" on the guitar theme by Dave Navarro. [27] The single also peaked at number 28 on the Adult Pop Songs. In 2020, the song was played in the episode of the Fox's drama television series Filthy Rich. 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Grace from London, Canada this song is about Christina aguileras 2 friends that she trusted but they were all rude to her and stuff so she wrote this song saying that shes a fighter and those stuff are in her past and she won't let it get her down; Harriet from Trowbridge, England I really like this song. Please enable Cookies and reload the page. [23] On May 17, 2003, it charted at number 22. [39] In Hungary, it peaked at number 8 on the Mega Top 100 Singles. [65] During the Justin Timberlake & Friends benefit show–held by Justin Timberlake on October 24, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada–Aguilera was invited to perform several of her hits, including "Beautiful", "Fighter" and "Ain't No Other Man". In that same episode, Aguilera herself performed her 2010 single "You Lost Me". I took the good and the bad and considered some of the choices I made and became better because of it. "Fighter" has been covered by several artists, including Jordin Sparks and Darren Criss. Directed by Floria Sigismondi. //]]>. On April 6, 2003, a 90-second music video featuring Aguilera preparing for a center court performance at the Staples Center in Los Angeles was premiered for National Basketball Association (NBA)'s "Love It Live" promotional section. [citation needed], "Fighter" received mostly positive reviews from music critics. The song was written by Aguilera and Scott Storch and was produced by the latter. [11] At the chorus, she sings, "'Cause it makes me that much stronger/ Makes me work a little bit harder/ Makes me that much wiser/ So thanks for making me a fighter". She furiously removes three moth pins from her back, and then tosses aside her kimono. The singer performed the song for the first time on Saturday Night Live on March 15, 2003. So thanks for making me a fighter Made me learn a little bit faster Made my skin a little bit thicker Makes me that much smarter So thanks for making me a fighter. Christina Aguilera), Say Something and more. [1] However, it made her become "smarter and stronger". The track sees Aguilera thanking a man, who had done wrong to her, for ma… Christina Aguilera - Fighter Lyrics. [22] The single grew ten positions, charting at number 28 on May 10. [10] On March 10, 2003 and March 12, 2003 the video was filmed in Los Angeles, California and was inspired by the director's signature dark theatrics and the life circle of moths. [57] On June 1, 2007, during the promotion of Back to Basics, Aguilera performed "Fighter" along with "Ain't No Other Man", "Hurt" and "Candyman" at the 2007 Muz-TV Awards. I had to sit down and make sense of my feelings and experiences. This process is automatic. Inspired by Guns N' Roses' song "November Rain", "Fighter" was characterized as a hybrid of rock and R&B that incorporates elements of arena rock and rock and roll. This song rocks arse. [53][55] There, she also performed with Madonna, Britney Spears and Missy Elliott a medley of Madonna's songs "Like a Virgin" and "Hollywood", and Elliott's "Work It". Editors’ Notes This is the album in which Christina Aguilera’s provocative personality rescued her from a lifetime of lukewarm Britney Spears comparisons. Let's Celebrate With Legendtina's 12 Best VMA Moments! [56] In late 2003, Aguilera performed the track during the tour's extension, The Stripped Tour, which happened without Timberlake. "[15] The New York Times editor Kelefa Sanneh positively viewed the track's theme as "fearless" and "full of mildly rebellious rhetoric. "Fighter". Christina Aguilera has inspired millions with songs like 'Fighter' and 'Beautiful' but behind these iconic hymns, there is a personal story of survival. David Brownie from Entertainment Weekly called it "spunkier than one would expect from a dance-floor strumpet who loves to flaunt her lung power. [40] The single also reached the top five in the Netherlands. Christina sings it well. [74] She was selected to Sir Tom Jones team as a result. [52] Aguilera also performed "Fighter" at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards, held at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on August 28, 2003, in a medley with "Dirrty". [1] She wanted to make an "emotionally rich and positive empowering" song, especially for women, in order for them to speak for themselves be strong. [61], On June 8, 2010, the singer sang the track with four other songs, "Bionic", "Not Myself Tonight", "Beautiful" and "You Lost Me" on The Today Show. [79] Sylvia Yacoub from Aguilera's team on the third season of The Voice also recorded a version of the song. "[13] Chuck Taylor writing for Billboard complimented "Fighter" for demonstrating that Aguilera "[has] got the goods to rise above what so many lesser acts depend on for celebrity. [73] "Fighter" was also covered by her team's contestants on the second season of The Voice, where she is one of the coaches as well as one of the performers, on April 16, 2012. It reached number 11 in Belgium (Flanders)[32] and Switzerland,[33] number 12 in Norway[34] and Sweden,[35] number 13 in Germany,[36] and number 15 in Denmark,[37] Italy[38] and Spain. [75][76] The version peaked at number 58 on the Hot Digital Songs[77] and at number 85 on the Canadian Hot 100. (2004). She talked about her "very chaotic and abusive" home, where she did not feel "safe". [80], Credits adapted from "Fighter" CD single liner notes[81], *sales figures based on certification alone^shipments figures based on certification alonesales+streaming figures based on certification alone. [47] Initially, she is trapped in a glass box, and her kimono is billowing like a balloon. Nevertheless, Fighter was a very popular follow-up on a world scale. It was released by RCA Records as the third single from Stripped on March 13, 2003. "[14] Digital Spy's Nick Levine named it a "strutting arena rock" song,[5] while Nick Butler from Sputnikmusic simply called it "great. I learned a lot from the first record that helped me to develop. The video begins with Aguilera wearing a black velvet kimono, with a pale complexion and long black hair, refers to a larva. “Fighter” is a song recorded by American singer Christina Aguilera for her fourth studio album, Stripped. [71] The clip also featured several NBA famous acts, including Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O'Neal, and Yao Ming. She continues, "Made me learn a little bit faster/ Made my skin a little bit thicker/ Makes me that much smarter/ So thanks for making me a fighter". [64] Later that year, on June 13, she performed all of her biggest hits on VH1 Storytellers, including "Fighter". 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Dawk, "Fighter" (Freelance Hellraiser "Thug Pop" Mix) – 5:11, This page was last edited on 21 December 2020, at 13:17. Inspired by Guns N' Roses' song "November Rain", "Fighter" was characterized as a hybrid of rock and R&B that incorporates elements of arena rock and rock and roll. [2] Meanwhile, a reviewer of Billboard described the song as arena rock-influenced,[3] and AOL Music's Nana-Adwoa Ofori noted the elements of rock and roll. September 22, 2012 by joannefradley. ", "Glee Album & Song Chart History: Digital Songs", "Glee Album & Song Chart History: Canadian Hot 100", "Who Is CeCe Frey? [24] "Fighter" finally peaked at number 20 in its seventh week charting,[25] becoming Aguilera's ninth top-twenty hit on the chart. We're going to send you on your way in just a sec. They're furry and they carry dust. "[9], At the beginning of "Fighter", the guitar sound was arranged in the chord progression of Em – G/D – D – C – Em/B – B – Am – C/G – G – B7. "Fighter" is a song recorded by American singer Christina Aguilera for her fourth studio album, Stripped (2002). [4], "Fighter" has been covered on numerous occasions. The single peaked at number 20 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Length. Everyone could relate to Beautiful, which is why it was the biggest world hit of her career. I didn't know it was written by Christina Aguilera, I'll admit I'm not really a fan, but this song will forever be her best. 4:05. Complete your Christina Aguilera collection. [47] Intercut scenes of moths and Aguilera's blue eyes are then shown. [55] The song was also performed on Aguilera and Justin Timberlake's 2003 summer tour Justified and Stripped Tour, in order to support Stripped and Timberlake's album Justified. Fighter This song is by Christina Aguilera and appears on the album Stripped (2002) and on the Greatest hits album Keeps Gettin' Better: A Decade of Hits (2008). //