i turn to you

Written by Diane Warren, the track is a pop ballad. In 1999, American pop singer Christina Aguilera recorded a cover version of the song for her self-titled debut album. The cover peaked at number three on the US Billboard Hot 100 and entered the charts of multiple countries across the world.

The music video features Aguilera walking through the streets with an umbrella, singing. In the video, a young girl gets into a car accident, and turns to her mother when in the need of help. Aguilera is seen wearing a black tank top in the video, and during the final scenes, a midnight blue dress. The identity of the director of the videos for “I Turn to You” and “Por Siempre Tú” remains somewhat of a mystery. At the time of the videos’ release, MTV had the director listed as Rupert C. Almont. However, the inlay for the DVD Deluxe Edition of Keeps Gettin’ Better – A Decade of Hits lists the director as Richard C. Allen. It is likely that both are simply pseudonyms for top director Joseph Kahn, as it was Kahn who appeared as director on the episode of Making the Video that chronicled the making of this music video. Unlike Aguilera’s first two singles, “I Turn To You” had no backup dancers in the video, since it was a slow ballad. Shooting took place in Los Angeles from February 24–26, 2000. The video made it world premiere on MTV’s Total Request Live on April 10, 2000.

The extended version of the video, which includes an additional introduction and a slightly extended ending, is considered a rarity and a collector’s item due to it not being screened in full since Making the Video and TRL, and, as such, has not turned up on any of Aguilera’s music video DVD collections.