When I found out Ed Sheeran covered Christina Aguilera's "Dirrty" for BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge on Tuesday, my heart exploded and my soul briefly left my body — honestly, I thought I was a goner. Thankfully, the power of the adorable British singer-songwriter's brilliant cover was able to bring me back to life. I just can't get enough of Sheeran's gorgeous voice, and "Dirrty" is without a doubt my favorite Aguilera song of all time. THAT'S RIGHT, PEOPLE, I SAID "OF ALL TIME." "Genie In a Bottle"? More like "Rat In a Trash Can." "Come On Over"? Nah, I'm good. "Beautiful"? Ha! Try "Agonizing." Those three "classic" Xtina tracks are pieces of rotting musical garbage in comparison to the flawless masterpiece that is "Dirrty."
(I'm kinda kidding around... but only kinda.)
"Dirrty," which was released all the way back in 2002, appeared on roughly 5,000 percent of the mixed CDs I made in high school, and for a time, my number-one goal in life was to attend a sweaty abandoned factory rave just like the one in the music video. Speaking of which: OH MY GOSH THE MUSIC VIDEO. I hadn't seen it in years, and the arrival of Sheeran's cover was the perfect excuse to watch it again. In case you've forgotten: it's quite a wild ride.
Let's take a look back at the 13 "dirrtiest" moments from Aguilera's "Dirrty" music video:
THE CHAPS THOUGH
When Redman Says "Nasty" & You Know It's About to Get Real
When Xtina Gives Us This Seductive Look
And Then Makes Love to the Camera
This Spicy Bit of Choreography
This SPICIER Bit of Choreography
When Xtina Spits Into a Bucket Because She's a Boxer, Duh
Wait... Why Is She Boxing, Again? Does Anybody Know?
When This Bodybuilder SLAYS Out of Nowhere
When These Two Guys Are Breakdance Fighting
Whatever's Happening Here
Oh And Here, Too
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