On This Day in Pink History… 8th February 2000, There You Go was released
There You Go is Pink’s debut single from her debut album, Can’t Take Me Home. The song, written by Pink, Kandi Burruss and Kevin “She’kspere” Briggs, was released in the United States in February 2000. The song is noted for the longest consecutive debut at No. 2 on the US Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs chart and never peaking at No. 1, staying at No. 2 for ten consecutive weeks.
The single peaked at number 7 on the Billboard Hot 100, number 2 on the Australian ARIA Singles Chart and number 6 on the UK Singles Chart. In Australia it was credited Platinum with sales of over 70,000.
Allmusic highlighted the song. Rob Brunner compared: “Briggs’s ‘There You Go’ is remarkably similar to his hits for Destiny’s Child (‘Bills, Bills, Bills’) and TLC (‘No Scrubs’) but minus the vocal interplay that gives those tunes their punch.” MTV Asia wrote that this song is an edgy cut that haves all that it takes to top the charts. Rolling Stone was also positive: “Her debut has one awesome single in ‘There You Go’, whose wronged-woman sass is set to a stop-start groove so bling-bling it redeems a chorus that ends, ‘Sometimes it be’s like that.'” Complex magazine named it the 11th best R&B song by a white singer in 2000s.
In the music video, Pink’s ex-boyfriend calls her asking for a ride, and she reluctantly agrees to give him one. Pink hops on a motorcycle and rides to the top of a parking structure overlooking her ex’s apartment, where she calls him on her cell. She then accelerates her motorcycle, jumps off at the last second, and watches as it soars off the building and crashes into his apartment window before exploding into flames. Pink then jumps into a car driven by a new guy, giving her ex the middle finger as they drive off. The Entertainment Weekly editor described the video with the following: “In the video for ‘There You Go’ — her smash single — the piqued Pink freaks, sending a motorcycle crashing into Floyd’s fab bachelor pad.”