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I Turn to You
Christina Aguilera
Writer(s) Diane Warren
Producer(s) Guy Roche
Length 4:03 (radio edit)
4:33 (album version)

CA-Logo singles chronology

Singles "Genie in a Bottle"
"What a Girl Wants"
"I Turn to You"
"Come on Over Baby (All I Want Is You)"

Christina Aguilera track listing


"I Turn to You" is the third single from Christina Aguilera's self-titled debut album, Christina Aguilera. The song is cover from All-4-One. The song was released as the official third single on March 30, 2000. The song went to number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the only single from the album to not go to number one. The song has been certified gold in many countries. A Spanish version of the song entitled "Por Siempre Tú" was recorded and also released as a single, eventually being included on her first Spanish album, Mi Reflejo.

Background

After signing a record deal with RCA Records, Christina Aguilera started working on songs from her debut album, set to be released in January 1999. Ron Fair was the album's executive producer and according to him, "She was very much a raw talent, so building a collection of songs that would become her first album was a time-consuming process. We wanted to find the ones that could knock the door down and put her up there." Famous songwriter Diane Warren was hired to write material for the album, eventually writing "Somebody's Somebody" and suggested that "I Turn to You" would be perfect for her voice. Eventually, Aguilera recorded "I Turn to You" and included it on her self-titled debut album, and the song was chosen as the album's third single. It was sent to U.S. radio on March 30, 2000, while its CD single was released on June 13, 2000.

Music Video


Christina Aguilera - I Turn To You

Christina Aguilera - I Turn To You

Premiere date April 3, 2000
Director(s) Joseph Kahnl
Choreographer Unknown
Filmed February 26-28, 2000
Location Universal Studios, California
Production Co Universal

The music video for "I Turn to You" was shot from February 26 to February 28 was directed by Joseph Kahn. According to Aguilera, "This video is a little different than my other videos [...] I'm pretty much on a stage just belting my heart out. And the whole city that I'm singing out to, and I'm narrating different events that are going on in this city are in-sync with me." Production was finished on March 26, 2000, and it premiered on April 3, 2000, during the MTV'S Making the Video and made it world premiere on MTV's Total Request Live on April 10, 2000.

The video's storyline follows a young woman getting into an accident, after arguing with her mother. Later, her mother is seen worriedly waiting for word on where she is at the late hour. The video ends with the girl being given the support she needs by her mother. Christina is seen singing in front of a microphone before walking in the rain with an umbrella, and on a rooftop. The rooftop scene was shot in front of a green screen, not in a real rooftop, as seen on the making of. The Celebrity Cafe listed it at number 5 on their "Top 10 Christina Aguilera music videos" list.

Spanish version

Por Siempre Tu
Christina Aguilera
Writer(s) Rudy Pérez
Diane Warren
Producer(s) Rudy Pérez
Guy Roche
Ron Fair
Diane Warren
Length 4:05 (radio edit)

MiReflejo-Logo track listing

In 1999, Aguilera began recording her first Spanish album in Miami with Cuban-American producer Rudy Pérez. He composed Spanish versions of five songs from Aguilera's debut album, including "I Turn to You", which became "Por Siempre Tu". "Por Siempre Tu" was written and produced by Pérez among the former producer of the song, Guy Roche. Diane Warren and Ron Fair executively produced the track, while Aguilera, Pérez and Wendy Pendersen provided background vocals. Pérez stated that Aguilera did not know any Spanish while recording; he remedied the problem by phonetically writing out lyrics and included a system that allowed Aguilera to pronounce the "r's" in the songs.

Music video

A music video for the song was directed by Joseph Kahn, who also directed the video for "I Turn to You". The scenes were the same as the English version, while also featuring Christina singing the Spanish version in front of a microphone and on a rooftop.[51] Aguilera performed the Spanish version on the "Caracas Pop Festival" in 2001 as well as on her Mi Reflejo Tour.

Lyrics

I Turn to You

When I'm lost in the rain
In your eyes I know I'll find the light to light my way
When I'm scared, losing ground
When my world is going crazy
You can turn it all around

And when I'm down you're there pushing me to the top
You're always there giving me all you've got

For a shield from the storm
For a friend, for a love to keep me safe and warm
I turn to you

For the strength to be strong
For the will to carry on
For everything you do
For everything that's true
I turn to you

When I lose the will to win
I just reach for you and I can reach the sky again
I can do anything
'Cause your love is so amazing
'Cause your love inspires me

And when I need a friend
You're always on my side
Giving me faith
Taking me through the night

For a shield from the storm
For a friend, for a love to keep me safe and warm
I turn to you

For the strength to be strong
For the will to carry on
For everything you do
I turn to you

For the arms to be my shelter through all the rain
For truth that will never change
For someone to lean on

For a heart I can rely on through anything
For that one who
I can run to

For a shield from the storm
For a friend, for a love to keep me safe and warm
I turn to you

For the strength to be strong
For the will to carry on
For everything you do
For everything that's true
For everything you do
For everything that's true
I turn to you


Por Siempre Tú

Cuando este por caer,
yo se que tu amor me volvera a socorrer
vencere el temor
mientras sepa que tu sientes
dentro lo mismo que yo
en el dolor y el bien tu me supiste amar
y lo que soy es por ti sin dudar

Eres mi proteccion
mi sosten frente a todo, mi mejor opcion
por siempre tu
mi poder, mi valor a travez de lo peor
mi luz, mi cielo azul
mi gran amor aun por siempre tu.

No hay ningun amanecer
Que no me despierte sin saber que te sone
soy por ti muy feliz
en mi alma para siempre
hay un sitio para ti
no importa a donde este tu amor me encontrara
iluminando mi ser mi oscuridad

Eres mi (eres mi) proteccion (proteccion)
mi sosten frente a todo, mi mejor opcion (frente a todo mi mejor)
por siempre tu (por siempre tu)
mi poder (mi poder) mi valor a travez de lo peor (a travez de lo peor)
mi gran amor aun por siempre tu.

Mi guardian sera un refugio de tu querer
la fe que me hara creer
que vale mi vida
un hogar al cual por siempre volvere
Te amo aun (te amo aun)
por siempre tu
solo tu

Eres mi proteccion
mi sosten frente a todo, mi mejor opcion
por siempre tu
mi poder mi valor a travez de lo peor
mi luz mi cielo azul
mi gran amor aun
por siempre tu.


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