The Magnificence of Pink

Pink is one of those singers whose songs often get stuck in my head for days.  Her latest hit, "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)" is the newest ditty to occupy the caverns of my brain like a squatter refusing to leave. She has had a string of tunes, mostly rock anthems with a dance-able beat, that once heard are almost impossible to ignore or forget.

Born Alecia Beth Moore, Pink hit the music scene with her first album Can't Take Me Home, which had a soulful R&B sound. She quickly had hits with songs like "You Make Me Sick," "There You Go," and "Most Girls."

Her second album, Missundaztood, was the one that really hooked me and made me a fan.  Co-produced by Linda Perry of 4 Non-Blondes, it had more of a pop/rock vibe, with some of the punk influences that would become Pink's signature characteristic. Instant hits included "Get the Party Started," "Just Like a Pill," "Family Portrait," and "Don't Let Me Get Me."

Her other albums continued to impress listeners and dominate the bestseller charts, with popular tracks such as "God Is a DJ" and "Last to Know" from Try This, "Stupid Girls" and "Dear Mr. President" from I'm Not Dead, "Please Don't Leave Me" and "Bad Influence" from Funhouse, and "Just Give Me a Reason" from The Truth About Love, just to name a few.

Her Greatest Hits...So Far!!! compilation included a few new songs, including one of my favorites "Raise Your Glass."

She definitely has a commercial look and a superstar personality.  Her videos are high-caliber, well-produced, often edgy, and sometimes controversial.  Her success, however, comes from her great voice and unmatched energy.  I look forward to what she has in store during the rest of her career.

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