Dear Christina Aguilera,
For the last 11 months I have been screening all kinds of comments from Lady Gaga lovers about how I have misinterpreted her and her music and how it she is the hottest new artist to hit the scene in decades. Quite honestly, I’m tired of hearing about her. I wrote the original post way back in March of 2009, and since then it has been nothing but a barrage of people telling me I don’t know what I’m talking about. They say I hate pop music and that I am close-minded. Most of those who respond to the post don’t even bother to read it…but whatever. I’m just tired of hearing about it. When I go to read my email every day and there are 4 or 5 comments from Gaga fans defending her product, it just wears me out. So here is what I am writing to ask you…
I hear you have an album coming out in 2010 (“Light & Darkness”…due out in March). I realize that you have been busy having babies and all and that you are going to be a little rusty upon your return, but could you do me a favor and make this next album of yours so freaking awesome that it buries Gaga’s crappy songs off Top 40 radio and once again returns the airwaves to a place for even the most defiant pop haters to want to come back and listen?
Now that might SOUND a little harsh, but I’m sick and tired of hearing the same 4 songs on the radio everytime I turn it on. Granted, it’s not Gaga’s fault that the only thing that the radio conglomerates want to play are 3 of her latest tracks and then a Jay Z song, possibly a Beyonce song and whatever Rihanna song is hot today, but I’m still sick and tired of it. And here’s the deal…YOU have the chops and the rhythm to put all of this crap to shame.
Oh sure…you’ve gone through your sexual identity crisis and you’ve gone back and expiremented with bebop and 50’s pop and what not, but you and I know that when it gets right down to it…you’re the real deal. You don’t need electronics and generic beats to highlight your amazing voice. You have got it going on and you seem to have your head on straight. You married an upstanding guy. You are a good mother (as far as we know) and you are a beautiful person. People respect you. The industry respects you and your fans are all waiting with baited breath for your new songs to be released. I don’t know that I’m holding my breath, but I sure as hell can’t wait to hear what you have to offer considering how bad pop music is right now.
So this is a plea…froma 40-year old pop fan…PLEASE make this new album of yours fucking awesome because, quite frankly, I am about to give up on pop music altogether. I have seen the possible future and it looks very bleak. Only YOU can save it! So…no pressure or anything…but please don’t let it suck.
That is all.
Thanks & looking forward to your new album,