This Day In Music - 8th October
October 08, 2012 @ 09:00 am
This Day in 2000, Christina Aguilera started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Come On Over Baby.'
"Come on Over Baby (All I Want Is You)" is a song by American recording artist Christina Aguilera. Its written by Aguilera, Paul Rein, Johan Aberg, Celebrity Status C. Blackmon, R. Cham, E. Dawkins, Guy Roche, Shelly Peiken and Ron Fair for Aguilera's self-titled debut album Christina Aguilera.
The song is about Aguilera eying a prospective boyfriend and declaring come on over baby ... 'cause all I want is you. It was released as the album's fourth and final single on September 26, 2000 and it was the first single on which Aguilera had been given significant creative control. It peaked at number one in the U.S., and was very successful in other countries as well. This was also the first time in which Aguilera was allowed to toy with her image in the music video for the song, kicking off a long evolution of looks the singer would end up doing over the span of her career. The brand new look, which included more revealing outfits and streaks of red and blue in her hair, was also used for her debut Spanish language album Mi Reflejo.
"Come on Over Baby (All I Want Is You)" was released by RCA Records as the fourth single from the album. It was successful in the charts, reaching number 1 in the US, making it her third number on single from her debut album. While peaking inside the top 10 in the UK, Australia, New Zeeland, Neatherlands and Ireland. The Spanish version of the song is called "Ven Conmigo (Solamente Tú)".
Like "What a Girl Wants" (the second single from Christina Aguilera), a new remixed and re-recorded version of "Come on Over Baby (All I Want Is You)" was released as a single rather than the original album version. The album version, which had been known simply as "Come on Over (All I Want Is You)", was seen as unsuitable for single release. Since the single had been originally produced and written by Paul Rein and Johan Aberg in October 1998, the pair were given the first opportunity to change the song. Aguilera and Ron Fair (her mentor) were not impressed with their efforts, and turned to the producing team known only as Celebrity Status in May 2000.
With Celebrity Status and Ron Fair producing, "Come on Over (All I Want Is You)" (the album version) was transformed into "Come on Over Baby (All I Want Is You)" with a more pop oriented, hip hop-influenced production (as opposed to the original piano rich production). New and more sexual lyrics, a chord progression for the song's b-section, a bridge (the original song did not have a bridge), a "rap" from Aguilera, a new mid-song dance breakdown, and more powerful vocals by Aguilera were also added. (The song also features limited new elements from Guy Roche and Shelly Peiken.)
As the original album version does not have a bridge, it had previously been performed live with an interlude that sampled the disco song "Got to Be Real" by Cheryl Lynn. When the original songwriters of "Got to Be Real" were contacted for permission to sample their song, they denied clearance. Instead, Aguilera's team added a part to the song referencing "What a Girl Wants": "You give me, what a girl feels, what a girl likes, what a girl needs, what a girl wants".
Aguilera helped write the song's controversial and slightly sexual rap section from the re-recorded version. This rap (and also a section in the second verse in which Aguilera discusses sexuality and a man's hands on her body) caused Radio Disney to ban the song initially, as it had done to "Genie in a Bottle" (the album's first single). The original album version of the song, "Come on Over (All I Want Is You)", was allowed to be played, and an edited version of "Come on Over Baby" (which removed the second verse and the rap) was also given some airplay. Reportedly, the edited single version received more airplay on the station than the album version of the song.
"Come on Over Baby (All I Want Is You)" became Aguilera's third number-one hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, and the RIAA eventually certified the single gold. It spent twenty-one weeks on the Hot 100, and ranked thirty-eight on the Hot 100's 2000 year-end charts. The Spanish-language version of the single, "Ven Conmigo (Solamente Tú)", sticking to the original arrangement, was also a huge Latin music success, becoming Aguilera's first number-one single on Billboard's Hot Latin Tracks chart.
After receiving a strong push from the record label and Aguilera herself, the single became a big hit for Aguilera, with many considering it a 'comeback' due to the slight underperformance of her previous single I Turn to You. Not only did the single hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and had stronger airplay than the previous single, but the video also became Aguilera's most popular video to date, becoming a huge #1 hit on TRL and receiving strong airplay on MTV, VH1, and even Disney and Nickeoldeon.
"Come on Over Baby (All I Want Is You)" reached the top ten in the UK, Japan and Australia and the top twenty in Canada, but was less successful in Continental Europe, reaching the top forty in most markets. The single became yet another international success for Aguilera, reaching #2 in New Zealand, where it stayed on the charts for 13 weeks. "Come on Over Baby (All I Want is You)" was eventually certified Gold in the U.S. for selling over 500,000 units in Physical CD sales. The single was also certified Platinum in Australia. "Come on Over" stayed at #1 on Billboardfor four weeks, and stayed on the Australian charts for 20 weeks. The single has sold over 3.500.000 copies worldwide.
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