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On This Day in Pink History… 8th May 2009, Bad Influence was released

On This Day in Pink History… 8th May 2009, Bad Influence was released

Bad Influence was the fourth single to be released from Pink’s fifth studio album, Funhouse. It was released in Australia on 8th May 2009, and in 2010 in Europe.

Bad Influence was written by Pink, with Billy Mann, Butch Walker, Robin Mortensen Lynch and Niklas Olovson, while production was handled by Machopsycho and Billy Mann. It is a straight up rock chick party song that makes no apologies for wilding out with your gal pals once in a while. Pink stated: “I’m with the Hindus on that one,” the singer laughs. “Pleasure for pleasure’s sake is not a guilty sin.”

The song was chosen as the album’s fourth single following its use in an Optus advertisement, promoting her Funhouse Tour. The track was also played frequently on Channel Pink on Channel V Australia, as well as becoming the theme for the Volkswagen Polo commercials in Europe.

Bad Influence was the opening track on the setlist for the 2009 Funhouse Tour

The song was the most added song to the radio in Australia in its first week of release. On the ARIA Singles Chart, the song peaked at number 6, and has been certified Gold, selling over 35,000 copies. On the Australian Airplay Chart, the song became Pink’s 4th consecutive #1 song on the chart, and 4th from the album. In New Zealand, “Bad Influence” debuted at number thirty three in May, 2009, rising to number twenty seven later. It has so far peaked at number twelve. It entered the UK charts at #161 in October 2009 because of the advert, peaked at #123. Bad Influence entered the German Singles Chart at #26 in April 2010.

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On This Day in Pink History… 29th April 2007, Pink attended MTV Video Music Awards Australia

On This Day in Pink History… 29th April 2007, Pink attended MTV Video Music Awards Australia

Pink was nominated for four awards, and won two.

  • ‘Best Pop Video’ – U + Ur Hand (nominated)
  • ‘Album of the Year’ – I’m Not Dead (nominated)
  • ‘Female Artist of the Year’ (won)
  • ‘Download of the Year’ – Who Knew (won)

On This Day in Pink History… 26th August 2013, Pink received awards for a record breaking 18 shows in Melbourne, Australia

On This Day in Pink History… 26th August 2013, Pink received awards for a record breaking 18 shows in Melbourne, Australia

In summer 2013, Pink took the Truth About Love Tour to Australia and played a total of 46 shows in the country. 18 of those shows were at Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena. She is also the first artist to sell more than 250,000 tickets at the venue.

Pink previously set the record when she played 17 sold out shows at the Rod Laver Arena in 2009 on the Funhouse Tour.

In 2013, for the Truth About Love tour, Pink was awarded with a star at the venue’s entrance, a backstage plaque and a second Pink pole (the first one awarded on the Funhouse Tour). Door 18 at the venue was also painted pink.

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On This Day in Pink History… 2nd August 2009, Pink broke records in Australia

On This Day in Pink History… 2nd August 2009, Pink played at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia, and broke the record for the most shows played at the venue by one artist on one tour

In 2009, Pink was on the road with the Funhouse tour and the tour hit Australia from May to August 2009. During that time, Pink performed at Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena on seventeen nights with ticket sales topping $17.2 million ($21.7 Australian). The combined attendance for all shows at the Melbourne venue was 214,956.

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