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Just Give Me a Reason is a song written and recorded by Pink featuring fun.’s lead singer Nate Ruess. The song was chosen as the third single from Pink’s sixth studio album, The Truth About Love (2012). Just Give Me a Reason is a pop ballad written by both artists and produced by Jeff Bhasker. It starts off with a simple melody played on the piano, as Pink starts to sing the first verse and chorus, the latter of which introduces drum machines and bass. The second verse is then sung by Ruess, and the rest of the song is sung as a duet. The song ends with a piano solo, similar to the intro. It has a duration of four minutes and two seconds. Prior to its release, the song charted in many regions due to strong digital sales, which was the reason for its release. The song is about the desire to hold on to a relationship even when it appears to be breaking down.
The song received critical acclaim, with many critics deeming the song as the best track within the album. The song attained worldwide success, topping the charts in twenty-one countries including the United States, Austria, Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Iceland, Ireland, Lebanon, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Scotland, Slovakia, Sweden, as well as peaking within the top five in more than ten countries as United Kingdom, Belgium, Brazil, Denmark, Finland, France, Israel, Norway, Switzerland and Spain. In the US, it became Pink’s fourth number-one single on the Billboard Hot 100. It also became her third number-one on the Billboard Digital Songs chart after “So What” (2008) and “Fuckin’ Perfect” (2010). Just Give Me a Reason has sold more than 4 million digital downloads in the United States.
Just Give Me a Reason has won the Billboard Mid-Year Award for Favorite Hot 100 No. Single. Just Give Me a Reason garnered two Grammy Award nominations for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and Song of the Year at the 2014 Grammy Awards, where Pink and Nate Ruess performed the song after a trapeze-accompanied rendition of “Try.”
The music video for Just Give Me a Reason featured Nate Ruess as well as Pink’s husband, motocross racer Carey Hart, in a romantic setting which resembles an artificial marsh. The video won the MTV Video Music Award for Best Collaboration in 2013.