On This Day in Pink History… 7th July 2006, Pink was on the NBC Today Show
On This Day in Pink History… 3rd July 2012, Blow Me (One Last Kiss) was released
In summer 2012, Pink was back with her new single, Blow Me (One Last Kiss), from her up-coming album, The Truth About Love. Written by Pink, Greg Kurstin, Dann Gallucci, Eric Judy and Isaac Brock, and produced by Kurstin, the song was critically acclaimed and named as “classic Pink”.
Speaking to Billboard Magazine in August 2012, Greg Kurstin revealed that he and the singer had trouble coming up with a name for the track.The producer had been working with Pink on an intense nine-day songwriting session that yielded six songs. One particular track, an empowering breakup anthem in the vein of “So What,” seemed like it might be written and recorded within a day-it just needed a title. “She kept coming back to ‘Let’s throw in the towel,’ and it was one of those things where we had to say, ‘Is that line really the song?'” Kurstin recalled. “So then I came back with ‘Blow me … one last kiss’ and we got really excited. Most of the time with Pink she’s so strong writing lyrics I don’t really interfere. I let her do her thing. That could’ve been the only time I did that.”
Blow Me (One Last Kiss) first appeared on the Australian Singles Chart in mid July 2012, debuting at number 1. The song peaked at number 8 on the New Zealand Top 40 chart. It also debuted at number 13 on the Canadian Hot 100 chart. In Ireland, the song debuted at number 23 on the Irish Singles Chart. In the United Kingdom, the song debuted at number 3 with sales over 70,000 in September 2012 behind Ne-Yo’s Let Me Love You (Until You Learn to Love Yourself) and The Script’s Hall of Fame. Despite of not reaching No.1 in the Singles Chart it did reach No.1 In the UK iTunes Chart, it debuted at number one in Scotland.
In the United States, the song debuted at number 58 on the BillboardHot 100 and peaked at number 5. As of August 2013, Pink is placed joint-third with Lady Gaga (12) behind Rihanna (24) and Beyoncé (14) for most top ten hits for a female artist since 2000. The song also topped the German Airplay Chart, becoming Pink’s tenth consecutive single to do so and increasing her (previously broken) record for the most consecutive number 1 singles in Germany. The song also appeared on the South African Airplay Chart, reaching a peak position of number 2. On Billboard’s Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart, it gave Pink her fourth number-one single on this chart. It has sold 2,164,000 copies in the US as of July 2013.
There are two versions of the music video for Blow Me (One Last Kiss). The original version is black & white with splashes of colour. The second version is the same, except that it is in colour. The video features opening titles in French and begins with Pink having a picnic with her love interest (Sebastian de la Forza). The two lean in for a kiss, which is interrupted by him taking a phone call. Pink splashes him with red wine, and walks away through the trees. She meets another man on his motorbike (Alexander Ercheverria) and goes home with him. He draws a portrait of her. Pink watches through the window as many female guests arrive for a party the man has organised. During the party, she dances with one of the women until she is interrupted by the man who brought her home. Pink wears a black suit with her hair pushed back and dances with the woman (Mosh). The man gets down on one knee and proposes. Pink accepts by giving him her hand but is disappointed to find out the proposal was meant for her dance partner. During their wedding ceremony, Pink is dressed completely in black, as if she is attending a funeral. A flying bike appears above the guests (Andreas-Holm Hansen), which is carrying a heart-shaped balloon. The balloon pops, and red liquid covers the guests as Pink sings and dances cheerfully. She joins the driver of the flying bike, and they fly away together at the end of this video clip across the countryside, into the sunset, under a bridge, over trees and up close to a big hill on the high flying bicycle with eagle wings.
MTV’s James Montgomery assured Pink’s fans that she hasn’t changed, while crediting the video for its angry and funny nature, saying “While your heroine might be saying she’s a changed woman, the ‘Blow Me’ video proves that she’s not. It’s just as angry as her previous clips, and nearly as funny too.”
The single also came with a b-side, The King is Dead but the Queen is Alive.
On This Day in #PinkHistory… 30th June 2013, True Love music video was released
According to Pink’s official Facebook page, the music video for True Love was planned to premiere on July 1, 2013. The video was leaked online on June 30, on the website Direct Lyrics; however, a few hours later the video was released to her official VEVO account, a day earlier than planned.
The video directed by Sophie Muller (who also directed videos for Trouble and I Don’t Believe You) features Pink, her husband Carey Hart and her 2-year-old daughter Willow. It is the fourth music video that Hart appears alongside P!nk. The video is a melody of flashing and swirling colors. Pink stated that she had no time for a dramatic music video, (like her previous videos for Just Give Me a Reason and Try, which show Pink’s emotional and dramatic side) due to her being on her sold-out worldwide tour, backstage footage of which is featured in the video. Lily Allen was filmed separately, and during her short part in the song she is shown cutting vegetables and throwing them into a blender.
On This Day in Pink History… 29th June 2002, Pink played at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles on the Party Tour
Get the Party Started
Medley: I Love You / You’re All I Need to Get By
Janie’s Got a Gun
You Make Me Sick
Just like a Pill
Sweet Child o’ Mine
Janis Joplin Medley: Summertime/Piece of My Heart/Me and Bobby McGee
There You Go
Don’t Let Me Get Me
Thanks to CLD from pinkspage for uploading the video and providing the setlist
On This Day in Pink History… 24th June 2006 Pink performed at B96 Summer Bash in Chicago
Cuz I Can
On This Day in Pink History… 20th June 2012, Pink announced her new single, Blow Me (One Last Kiss)
Pink announced her new single from her upcoming album in June 2012 with a short video message to fans.
On This Day in #PinkHistory… 20th June 2003, Feel Good Time was released
Feel Good Time was released in June 2003 as the lead single from the international edition of Pink’s third studio album Try This. The song features William Orbit and was also used on the soundtrack of the 2003 film Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle. The single peaked at number sixty on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and number three on the UK Singles Chart, and has been certified gold by the ARIA.
The song was originally written by and recorded by Beck and William Orbit with the intention of being a Beck track, but after Pink wanted to cover the song, Beck gave the song to her. Beck’s vocals and a guitar were removed and replaced with Pink’s vocals. Beck’s original was later posted on Orbit’s website. Feel Good Time uses audio samples from Fresh-Garbage by Spirit.
Feel Good Time was nominated for the 2004 Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals.
On This Day in Pink History… 17th June 2001, Pink performed at Wango Tango
On This Day in Pink History… 15th June 2002, Pink performed at Wango Tango
- Get The Party Started
- Just Like A Pill
- Don’t Let Me Get Me
- Janie’s Got A Gun
- Misery (with Steven Tyler)
On This Day in Pink History… 13th June 2010, Pink played at the Isle of Wight Festival on the Summer Carnival Tour
Just Like A Pill
Dear Mr President
Medley: My Generation/Basketcase (with Butch Walker)
Leave Me Alone (I’m Lonely)