What a Girl Wants

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"What a Girl Wants" is a song by American singer Christina Aguilera, taken from her eponymous debut album in 1999. The song was originally written and recorded by French singer Ophélie Winter in 1998 for her album Privacy, released a year before Aguilera's. Though a songwriter along with Peiken and Roche, Winter was never credited as such for this single. A re-recorded version was released on November 28, 1999 by RCA Records as the album's second single, following the commercial success of the album's lead single "Genie in a Bottle". The song was written by Shelly Peiken and Guy Roche. The song was completed and pitched to RCA executive Ron Fair as "What a Girl Needs" and was renamed "What a Girl Wants"; Fair later gave the track to Aguilera. A Spanish version of the song, titled "Una Mujer," was included on Aguilera's second studio album Mi Reflejo (2000). The song was described as a pop and R&B track and had similarities to "Genie in a Bottle". It received positive reviews from music critics, who described it as a "light" song and compared Aguilera's vocals on the track to those of Mariah Carey. Commercially, the song became her second consecutive US Billboard Hot 100 number-one single, and topped the charts in Canada, New Zealand, and Spain. The single eventually earned gold certifications in countries including Australia, Belgium, Sweden and the US. 


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2000
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What a girl wants, what a girl needs
What a girl wants, what a girl needs
Yeah, c'mon
Ooh, oh yeah, oh yeah

I wanna thank you for giving me time to breathe
Like a rock, you waited so patiently
While I got it together, oh
While I figured it out (yeah-yeah)
I only looked but I never touched
'Cause in my heart was a picture of us
Holdin' hands, makin' plans 
And it's lucky for me you understand

What a girl wants, what a girl needs
Whatever makes me happy sets you free
And I'm thanking you for knowing exactly
What a girl wants, what a girl needs
Whatever keeps me in your arms
And I'm thanking you for giving it to me

What I want, is what you got
And what you got, is what I want

There was a time I was blind, I was so confused (yeah-yeah)
Run away just to hide it all from you
But baby, you knew me better than I knew myself
They say if you love something, let it go
If it comes back it's yours
That's how you know
It's for keeps, yeah, it's for sure
And you're ready and willin' to give me more than

What a girl wants, what a girl needs
Whatever makes me happy sets you free
And I'm thanking you for knowing exactly
What a girl wants, what a girl needs
Whatever keeps me in your arms
And I'm thanking you for giving it to me, yeah

What a girl wants, what a girl needs
Somebody sensitive, courageous, sexy, cool, like you
What a girl wants, what a girl needs, oh yeah

What a girl wants (you're so right)
What a girl needs (you're so right)
You let a girl know how much you
Care about her, I swear
You're the one who always knew
You knew, you knew, you knew, you knew

Ooh, I'm thanking you for being there for me
What a girl wants, what a girl needs
Whatever keeps me in your arms
Whatever keeps me in your arms, that's what I need

What a girl wants, what a girl needs
Whatever makes me happy sets you free
And I'm thanking you for knowing exactly
What a girl wants, what a girl needs
Whatever keeps me in your arms
And I'm thanking you for giving it 

What a girl wants, what a girl needs
Whatever makes me happy sets you free
And I'm thanking you for giving it to me

Oh baby, oh darling
Thank you, thank you for giving me what I what
And what I need
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, yeah
I turn around there
Whenever you're not there
Oh yeah, yeah, yeah

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Christina Aguilera

Christina María Aguilera (born December 18, 1980) is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, television personality, and actress. Born in Staten Island, New York, she first appeared on national television as a contestant on Star Search in early 1990, and later starred in The Mickey Mouse Club from 1993 to 1994. more »

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Written by: Shelly Peiken, Guy Roche

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