Pink's 10 Best Songs


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"Get the Party Started" (2001)

Pink - "Get the Party Started"

LaFace Records

Pink released "Get the Party Started" as the first single from her second album Missundaztood. The song marked a move away from R&B toward a more pop-rock oriented sound. "Get the Party Started" was written and produced by Linda Perry. She sees it as her first dance song. It reached #4 on the US pop singles chart while reaching #1 in many other countries around the world. "Get the Party Started" was Pink's first solo single following her celebrated appearance with Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, and Mya on the Moulin Rouge remake of "Lady Marmalade." It earned a Grammy Award nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal.

The album Missundaztood veered away from the teen pop of Pink's first album to a more mature sound. It included three top 10 pop hit singles. It peaked at #8 on the US album chart and sold 220,000 copies in its first week of release. It has sold a total of more than five million copies in the US alone.

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"Don't Let Me Get Me" (2002)

Pink - "Don't Let Me Get Me"

Arista Records

Pink used this single from the album Missundaztood to express her dissatisfaction with being marketed as a pop star like Britney Spears. Some critics viewed the song negatively as an anthem to self loathing. "Don't Let Me Get Me" reached the pop top 10 in both the US and UK and topped the mainstream pop radio chart in the US. It was one of three top 10 hits from Missundaztood.

The accompanying music video was directed by Dave Meyers, a frequent Pink collaborator. It shows Pink as a high school student involved in conflict with other students and school officials over her lack of conforming to the school norms. "Don't Let Me Get Me" was certified gold for sales and broke into the top 40 of the dance chart.

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"Stupid Girls" (2006)

Pink Stupid Girls

Jive Records

"Stupid Girls" was released as the first single from the album I'm Not Dead. It addressed the issue of societal expectations for glamor in girls. The lyrics overtly condemn sexism. The accompanying music video directed by Dave Meyers included parodies of a number of female celebrities. "Stupid Girls" earned Pink a Grammy Award nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. 

"Stupid Girls" was given credit for reviving Pink's commercial fortunes in the US after they had been on a decline. It only peaked at #13 but laid the groundwork for hits to come. The album I'm Not Dead debuted at #6, higher than her two immediately preceding albums, and sold 126,000 copies in its first week. Ultimately the album was certified platinum and spent 88 weeks on the album chart.

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"Who Knew" (2006)

Pink - "Who Knew"

Arista Records

"Who Knew" is a collaboration with both Max Martin and Dr. Luke. The words of the song speak about the death of a friend. Pink has said the song is about a number of friends she has lost through the years. It was a major commercial success becoming Pink's first top 10 pop hit single in four years. During the single's initial release, it was ignored by pop radio. However, on the heels of the success of the single "U + Ur Hand," a promotional slot for "Who Knew" with the TV show October Road, and an American Idol performance, "Who Knew" was promoted again to mainstream pop radio, and it became a hit. It ultimately became Pink's longest running hit on the Billboard Hot 100 spending 36 weeks on the chart.

"Who Knew" is one of Pink's personal favorites of all of her music. The accompanying music video was directed by the team known as Dragon. 

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"Sober" (2008)

Pink - "Sober"

LaFace Records

Pink received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal for her performance on "Sober." The song celebrates turning away from the need to drink to be popular and finds comfort in the self-control that comes with being sober. Kara DioGuardi helped co-write the song. It was the second single from the album Funhouse. "Sober" peaked at #15 on the Billboard Hot 100. However, it topped the adult pop radio chart and reached the pop top 10 in many countries.

Pink began writing "Sober" after she separated from her husband Carey Hart. Explaining the origin of the song, Pink said, "I was at a party at my own house, I didn't want to be there, I didn't want anyone else there. And I had this line in my head saying, 'How do I feel this good sober?', it's not just about alcohol, it's about vices, we all have different ones. "

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"So What" (2008)

Pink - "So What"

LaFace Records

"So What" was released as the lead single from Pink's fifth studio album Funhouse. The song was produced and co-written by Swedish pop master Max Martin. Lyrically, "So What" is based on Pink's experiences separating from her husband Carey Hart. He had a featured role in the accompanying music video. The song was a #1 pop hit in the US and many countries around the world. "So What" earned Pink a Grammy Award nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal as well as an MTV Video Music Awards nomination for Best Female Video.

Pink reunited with Carey Hart January 1, 2009 less than five months after the release of the song. The album Funhouse was released in October 2008, and it debuted at #2 on the US album chart selling 180,000 copies in its first week. It has sold more than six million copies worldwide.

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"F**kin' Perfect" (2010)

Pink - "F**kin' Perfect"

LaFace Records

Pink earned a Grammy Award nomination for Best Pop Solo Performance for "F**kin' Perfect." The song carries a message to combat down times by not letting others define who you are. Pink's primary inspiration in writing the song is her husband Carey Hart. The record was produced and co-written by Sweden's Max Martin with his working partner Shellback. "F**kin' Perfect" peaked at #2 on the pop chart in the US while hitting #1 on adult pop and mainstream pop radio.

The accompanying Dave Meyers directed music video generated controversy by dealing very directly with issues of cutting and suicide. The clip earned an MTV Video Music Awards nomination for Best Video With a Message. 

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"Raise Your Glass" (2010)

Pink - "Raise Your Glass"

LaFace Records

"Raise Your Glass" was released as the lead single from Pink's first compilation album Greatest Hits...So Far. For songwriting and production she once again collaborated with Max Martin. The song is an anthem about accepting people for who they are as unique individuals and celebrating those who aren't part of the "popular" crowd. "Raise Your Glass" became Pink's third #1 hit single as a solo artist in the US. Pink performed "Raise Your Glass" live at the 2010 American Music Awards. It was covered by the TV show Glee who brought the song back to the top 40 peaking at #36.

"Raise Your Glass" scored across multiple charts. It reached #1 at adult pop radio, #39 adult contemporary and broke into the top 20 on the dance chart. The album Greatest Hits...So Far was a commercial success. It debuted at #5 on the album chart and has sold more than a million copies in the US alone.

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"Try" (2012)

Pink - "Try"

RCA Records

"Try" is a big rock ballad that encourages persistence in love in the face of adversity. Greg Kurstin, known for his work on Adele's "Hello" and Sia's "Chandelier," produced the record. The music video for the song, directed by Floria Sigismondi, featured Pink performing a beautiful interpretive dance routine with dancer Colt Prattes. It was inspired by the Apache Dance, a Parisian street performance. Pink said, "Making this video was the most fun I've ever had in my entire career. I never wanted it to end." "Try" became the second top 10 pop hit from the album The Truth About Love and went all the way to #1 at adult pop and adult contemporary radio.

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"Just Give Me a Reason" featuring Nate Ruess (2013)

Pink - "Just Give Me a Reason" featuring Nate Ruess

RCA Records

"Just Give Me a Reason" became the third consecutive top 10 pop hit single from Pink's album The Truth About Love and the first from the album to go to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. She co-wrote the song with Nate Ruess, lead vocalist from the pop rock group fun. Originally they had planned only writing songs together, but it was determined "Just Give Me a Reason" worked best as a duet so they turned it into a collaborative performance. Jeff Bhasker, known for his work on fun's breakthrough album Some Nights, co-wrote and produced the record. "Just Give Me a Reason" earned two Grammy Award nominations including for Song of the Year.

Pink's husband Carey Hart appears in the accompanying music video. Nate Ruess is also seen singing with Pink. The music video was directed by Diane Martel, known for her work on Miley Cyrus' "We Can't Stop" and Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" videos. The music video won an MTV Video Music Award for Best Collaboration.