Ever wondered what Lady Gaga would sound like if she had vocal prowess of melismatic proportions? Christina Aguilera’s “Not Myself Tonight” is your answer. The video is mostly Christina Aguilera doing her best mini-Madonna impression a la Gaga. If you thought “Telephone” was provocative, “Not Myself Tonight” is 10 times as raunchy.
It’s as if Aguilera couldn’t bear to watch Gaga from the sideline anymore, so she jumped back into the game to remind us that Madonna passed the Pop Princess torch to her not Gaga. There’s even a reenactment of the lesbian kiss to boot. The song (produced by Polow da Don) and its accompanying video reek of desperation. Aguilera is too busy trying to shock that she forgets to do what she does best – sing.