Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Tuney Tuesday #8: Beautiful (Christina Aguilera)

Hey everyone!

It's that special time of the week again ... TUNEY TUESDAY!!!! :D

Here are the rules:
Tuney Tuesdays is a weekly meme that Eileen at  ***Singing and Reading in the Rain***  and I at J.A.Y.A.! host. It's really easy! Just:

  • Once a week, on Tuesday, choose a song that you might be really into that particular week.
  • Include a video/cover art for that single if there is one (or the button for Tuney Tuesdays that I've made up. I'll put it later in the post.) 
  • Include the lyrics
  • Write what you like about it in a review. Or write a few sentences about how it inspires you. Or how it relates to a book that you've been reading.
  • If you don't want to do your own song, you can use one of the songs that Eileen at ***Singing and Reading in the Rain*** or I have done for this week.

Okay so the song I chose to do this week is Christina Aguilera’s Beautiful. While this song is a decade old, it’s still just as incredible and inspirational as it was back in '02. It’s no secret that Christina is an amazing singer and really talented, and I think over the past year or so she’s proven that the lyrics to this song are true through her own life. Songs like these are my favorites, because it’s one thing for an artist to sing a great song that inspires girls to just be who they are and who they want to be, but it’s another thing for the artist to actually lead by example and show what they mean. She’s happy being the way that she is now, curvy body and all; and although she may make mistakes, she doesn’t let anyone put her down for them (I mean come on, at the end of the day, she's only human!). I think Beautiful is inspirational for all girls, whether they’re big, skinny, curvy, young, old, black, white, short, tall, anything! And also, when she says “you are beautiful,” I think she also means more than just beautiful on the outside; every girl is beautiful inside and out. Everybody's different, and while it's impossible for one to get along with everyone, that doesn’t mean that someone with a type A personality is any better or worse than somebody with a type B personality. I think the bottom line is that we should all just be ourselves, and not listen to the negative criticism that others spew at us; it’s not worth it, because life is too short, and we deserve better than that.

Lyrics courtesy of elyrics.net:
Don't look at me

Every day is so wonderful
And suddenly it's hard to breathe
Now and then I get insecure
From all the pain, feel so ashamed

I am beautiful no matter what they say
Words can't bring me down
I am beautiful in every single way
Yes, words can't bring me down, oh no
So don't you bring me down today

To all your friends you're delirious
So consumed in all your doom
Tryin' hard to fill the emptiness, the piece is gone
Left the puzzle undone, ain't that the way it is?

'Cause you are beautiful no matter what they say
Words can't bring you down, oh no
You are beautiful in every single way
Yes, words can't bring you down, oh no
So don't you bring me down today

No matter what we do
No matter what we do
(No matter what we say)
No matter what we say
(We're the song that's outta tune)
(Full of beautiful mistakes)

(And everywhere we go)
And everywhere we go
(The sun will always shine)
The sun will always, always shine!
(But tomorrow we might awake on the other side)

'Cause we are beautiful no matter what they say
Yes, words won't bring us down, oh no
We are beautiful in every single way
Yes, words can't bring us down, oh no
So don't you bring me down today

Don't you bring me down today
Don't you bring me down today

That's all for this Tuesday folks! It's a BEAUTIFUL day out where I am right now ... but I'm gonna be stuck inside doing homework and studying for midterms. :(

Oh well, at least Spring Break is right around the corner (it starts this Saturday for me)!!!!! :D

X <3 O  
This is my year, this is my time, this is my now.


  1. I love Christina! Great song choice lol. Thanks for the follow and comment over at my blog. I agree, you should do teaser Tuesday :). I usually visit other people's to find books to add to my to read list. I'm now following you as well.

    1. Thanks HBB!!!! :D

      And you're very welcome. :)
      I will definitely look into joining the teaser Tuesday crowd; it sounds like fun!

  2. Love that song!

    Thanks for dropping by the blog, too! Just started running a giveaway today-- be sure to enter!

    And good luck with the querying! I'll be posting my query story soon!

    1. Thank you so much Julie!!! :D

      I will definitely look at your giveaway! And I can't wait to read about your query story!!!!!!!!