On This Day in Pink History 16th April 2006, Pink was on the set of the Who Knew music video
The Who Knew video was directed by Dragon, a team comprising Sam Bayer, Robert Hales and Brian Lazzaro. It was filmed in April 2006 in Los Angeles, United States, and it was released to the internet and to UK music channels in early May 2006. The video reached number one on MTV Germany’s top ten and on TRL Italy. “Who Knew” was voted number one on TRL Germany twenty times, allowing Pink to earn the “Golden Tape”. In the U.S.
It features a young couple visiting a fairground and going on the rides, and at one point the boy puts a necklace on the girl. The video flashes back to the boy secretly injecting himself with drugs on a previous night while the girl is sleeping. At the carnival, when the girl is playing a game, the boy walks away. The girl realizes he’s gone and follows him, but when she tries to get him to stay with her he gets violent. He goes to the back of the fairground to inject himself with drugs and breaks into a sweat. His girlfriend wanders around looking for him, and finds him unconscious; he has overdosed. She gives him a kiss, gives back the necklace and phones for an ambulance; after it has arrived, she walks away crying. The video is inter-cut with shots of Pink singing the song at the entrance to the fairground.
On This Day in Pink History… 15th April 2016 Just Like Fire was released
- Just Like Fire was co-wrote by Pink, Max Martin, Shellback and Oscar Holter for the soundtrack to the 2016 film Alice Through The Looking Glass.
- The song was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media.
- Pink performed Just Like Fire at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards using acrobatic stunts. She also performed the song, along with White Rabbit, on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
- The music video was directed by Dave Meyers and released in May 2016.
- The video features Carey and Willow.
On This Day in Pink History… 14th April 2002 Pink attended MTV Icon: Aerosmith
Pink performed Janie’s Got A Gun
On This Day in Pink History… 12th April 2013, The Truth About Love Tour started in Europe
- 12th April 2013, The Truth About Love Tour started in Dublin, Ireland, at the O2 Arena.
- There were a total of 30 shows in Europe
- Support acts for Europe were Walk The Moon, Churchill, Redrama and Wafande
- All shows (apart from Oslo, Norway, which sold 16,685 out of 17,967 tickets) were sold out.
- Pink played four sold-out shows at the O2 Arena in London, where 69,162 tickets were sold over four nights
- Pink was due to play two shows at the LG Arena in Birmingham, UK. However, the second night was cancelled due to illness.
- Jason Chapman – Keyboards/Vocals
- Justin Derrico – Lead guitar
- Mark Schulman – Drums
- Eva Gardner – Bass
- Kat Lucas – Keyboards/Rhythm guitar/Vocals
- Stacy Campbell – Backgound vocals
- Jenny Douglas-McRae – Background vocals
- Tracy Shibata – Dance Captain
- Reina Hidalgo – Dancer
- Colt Prattes – Dancer
- Khasan Brailsford – Dancer
- Janelle Ginestra – Dancer
- Loriel Hennington – Dancer
- Remi Bakkar – Dancer
- Jimmy Slonina – Host/Rubix
On This Day in Pink History… 11th April 2007, Pink performed on American Idol
In 2007, Pink was due to perform U + Ur Hand on American Idol. However, because of the songs lyric content, Pink was asked to censor the lyrics. Who Knew was performed instead.
On This Day in Pink History 10th April 2007, Pink performed on Jimmy Kimmel Show
On This Day in Pink History… 8th April 2014, Pink did an interview with Supercross Live
On This Day in Pink History… 5th April 2006, Pink played a Flashmob gig in New York
Cuz I can
Just like a pill
Long way to happy
I’m not dead
Leave me alone (I’m lonely)
I have seen the rain (with Jim Moore)
Get this party started
On This Day in Pink History… 4th April 2006, I’m Not Dead was released
I’m Not Dead was Pink’s fourth studio album. It was released on 4th April 2006 in the United States, to coincide the same release date of Pink’s first album, Can’t Take Me Home.
Originally title Long Way To Happy, it was scheduled for release in September 2005, however the album was delayed and its title changed to I’m Not Dead in order to match the comeback nature of the album, and its heavy tone in terms of lyrical content, strong language and edgy sound. I’m Not Dead is majorly a pop rock album, but includes country, alternative rock and R&B influences.
The release of I’m Not Dead was preceded by its controversial lead single, Stupid Girls, a top 20 hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 the video of which earned Pink an MTV Video Music Award. The album’s second and third singles, Who Knew and U + Ur Hand, reached the top ten and revived the album’s sales fortunes in the U.S., leading to a platinum certification from the RIAA for sales of one million. The two songs are also Pink’s first two singles to achieve Platinum certifications. Subsequent regional singles include Nobody Knows, Leave Me Alone (I’m Lonely) and Dear Mr. President. A Platinum Edition of the album was issued with bonus tracks, remixes and a DVD.
In 2016, to celebrate 10 years of I’m Not Dead, we looked back over the I’m Not Dead era, visiting each song, top performances, I’m Not Dead tour and the b-sides. Click on the links below to see those posts:
Click on the image above to see lyrics, videos and Pink’s thank you note.
On This Day in Pink History… 4th April 2000 Can’t Take Me Home was released
On 4th April 2000, Pink’s debut album, Can’t Take Me Home was released by LaFace Records. The album produced three singles, There You Go, Most Girls and You Make Me Sick.
Click image to see track listing, lyrics, videos, album information and Pink’s Thank You note.