On Christina Aguilera’s “Woohoo,” Featuring A Particularly Agitated Nicki Minaj


It’s true that Christina was a bit more interesting back when everyone thought this was her, but to be fair, this tune, pledged to her upcoming Bionic, is better than the last track to surface, though no less libidinous: “Woohoo” refers to a part of the female anatomy, you see. (“You don’t even need a plate, just your face,” etc.) A schoolyard stomp in the theoretical “Lip Gloss”/”Milkshake” vein (with cool electro synths, it’s true), the tune is further improved, as all tunes invariably are, by the presence of Nicki Minaj, whose famously volatile accent this time is a sort of increasingly agitated Shakira patois. Nothing here is Michelle Trachtenberg-level quotable, but, like Xtina (usually), it’s nice just to hear her voice.