We’re quite surprised that Xtina picked this song as her album’s lead single, and as the song to return her to the top of the charts. It’s a mid-tempo club tune — a little too slow to dance to, though — with fairly pedestrian come-ons (“It’s true what you heard / I am a freak, I’m disturbed… We’re moving faster than slow / If you don’t know where to go, I’ll finish off on my own”).
We assume there will be an edited-for-radio version, with the key line changed to: “all I want to do is *rock* your body…” — changing key words didn’t hold back her fellow The Voice judge Cee Lo Green from winning with “F**k You” and it’s SFW edited version, which nearly topped the Billboard Hot 100.
But “Your Body” isn’t a great showcase for Aguilera’s amazing vocals, nor is it a “Here I Am!” type number that would command everyone’s attention. Honestly, after the disaster that was Bionic, we expected something a bit more exciting from Aguilera, at least for the first single. (It’s eons better — and way less embarrassing — than “Not Myself Tonight”, at least.)