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On This Day in Pink History… 12th March 2007 Leave Me Alone (I’m Lonely) was released

On This Day in Pink History… 12th March 2007 Leave Me Alone (I’m Lonely) was released

Leave Me Alone (I’m Lonely) was released as a single from Pink’s fourth studio album, I’m Not Dead. It was written by Pink and co-written and produced by Butch Walker.

In the beginning of February 2007, before its official release as a single, the song was put on the B-list of BBC Radio 1. It debuted on the UK Singles Chart at number 60, and it rose to number 34, her lowest-peaking UK single at that time.

Leave Me Alone (I’m Lonely) is often performed at concerts, in which Pink will get the crowd to ‘dork dance’.

The music video consists of performances from Pink’s I’m Not Dead Tour. The video mostly includes shots of performances of Leave Me Alone (I’m Lonely), but it also includes clips of performances of songs such as Stupid Girls, Fingers, The One That Got Away and U + Ur Hand.

LYRICS

  • Vocals: Pink
  • Backing vocals: Pink and Butch Walker
  • Mixed by: Tom Lord-Alge
  • Assisted by: Femio Hermandez
  • Additional programming: Butch Walker
  • Drum/Keyboard programming: Dan Chase
  • Drums: Mylious Johnson
  • Guitars: Butch Walker
  • Bass: Butch Walker

20 Years of P!nk – Don’t Let Me Get Me

Release History
19th February 2002

Written by
Alecia Moore, Dallas Austin

Album 
Missundaztood 

Peak Positions
Australia – 8
France – 42
Germany – 10
Ireland – 5
Italy – 6
New Zealand – 1
Sweden – 5
UK – 6
US – 8

Don’t Let Me Get Me reached number one in New Zealand, number six in the United Kingdom and number eight in Australia and the United States.

The song earned positive reports from music critics, but most gave sensitively mixed reviews upon her self-hating lyrical content. Robert Christgau in his consumer guide for MSN wrote that “Despite Pink’s audacious claim that she’s not as pretty as ‘damn Britney Spears,’ celebrity anxiety takes a backseat to a credible personal pain rooted in credible family travails, a pain held at bay by expression.” Jim Farber of Entertainment Weekly wrote that “In Don’t Let Me Get Me, she turns self-loathing into a perverse kind of anthem.”

Jason Thompson of PopMatters wrote, “on the power rock of ‘Don’t Let Me Get Me,’ Pink herself tells it like it is and attempts to break free from the image making machine. ‘Tired of being compared / To damn Britney Spears / She’s so pretty / That just ain’t me.’ Well, that’s debatable in itself, but the fact that Pink takes it upon herself to call Spears out should be nothing short of revelatory. Spears certainly has nothing on Pink in the vocal department. Pink can actually sing. And damn well, mind you.”

Jim Alexander wrote a negative review, saying that the rest of Missundaztood is full of bad songs and that “‘Don’t Let Me Get Me’ and ‘Dear Diary’ see all pop joy expunged for acoustic seriousness, dreary unobtrusive beats and lyrics about relationship woes and record company badness.”

Music Video

The music video for Don’t Let Me Get Me, shot by director Dave Meyers, depicts Pink as a high school student, in various scenes in which her nonconformity causes conflict with other students and school officials. A similarly-themed scene depicts her meeting with music executive L.A. Reid, who tells her that in order to obtain stardom, she will have to change everything about her persona, in order to exhibit a greater resemblance to Britney Spears, despite Pink’s insistence that that is not how she sees herself. Yet another scene shows her modelling for the cover of a magazine, irritated at how she is being made up by the lighting technicians, makeup artists and other personnel involved in the shoot. The video then shifts to a scene in which Pink, now in control over her career, is welcomed back to her high school for a concert there.

Making the video

On This Day in Pink History… 2nd March 2014, Pink attended the Oscars

On This Day in Pink History… 2nd March 2014, Pink attended the Oscars

The 86th Academy Awards was hosted by Ellen DeGeneres and took place on 2nd March 2014.

Pink performed Somewhere Over The Rainbow from The Wizard of Oz soundtrack.

Pink took the stage at the 86th annual Academy Awards on Sunday to perform “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” from “The Wizard of Oz,” which is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. In a sendup to Dorothy’s famous shoes, she donned a glittering red gown as footage from the movie played overhead.

Unlike Pink’s recent Grammy performance, the pop star was determined to keep grounded, shying away from the temptation to show off her aerial acrobatic abilities yet again.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/02/pink-oscars-performance_n_4863758.html

On This Day in Pink History… 24th February 2009, The Funhouse Tour started in Nice, France

On This Day in Pink History… 24th February 2009, The Funhouse Tour started in Nice, France

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The Funhouse Tour was the fourth concert tour by Pink. The tour supported her fifth studio album, Funhouse. The tour visited Europe, Australia and North America. According to Pollstar, the Funhouse Tour earned around $180 million with more than 3 million in attendance becoming one of the highest-grossing concert tours in the history of music . The Australian leg of the tour broke the record for the biggest tour in the history of the country. Over 660,000 people attended the Australian shows and grossed over $80 million.

The tour was announced in October 2008, nearly two weeks before the release of her fifth studio album. Pink stated, “I’m so excited to get back on the road. The ‘Funhouse’ tour ideas are running rampant in my head. Who knows what they’ll come out as… And I can’t wait to see.” The tour followed her internationally successful I’m Not Dead Tour, which became one of the biggest tours in 2006 and 2007.

The tour also marked the first time Pink has headlined a North American arena tour. To describe the event, Pink stated, “I’ve waited 30 years for this tour. I really wasn’t sure if anyone was going to show up.”

The concert starts with a video introduction which feature Pink watching TV. She then gets up and puts her lovers hand into a warm glass of water. She goes upstairs and gets changed into a white shirt and some jeans. She gets on a motorcycle and rides off, resembling her Funhouse music video. She finds a clown crying on the side of the road. She gets of her bike and gives him a flower hat. As the video ends, the clown appears on stage. He walks up to the end of the catwalk and finds a Box with a handle. As he turns the handle, a trapdoor opens, and Pink is lifted up into the air on a rope. The song Bad Influence then starts. She gets lowered down onto the main stage and starts to sing. She then sings Just Like a Pill, Who Knew, Ave Mary A and Don’t Let Me Get Me. She then goes offstage. At some shows, Pink might perform It’s All Your Fault after Just Like A Pill.

A red couch appears on the stage and Pink is seen walking over to it. She then starts to sing I Touch Myself. Whilst singing, hands come out of the couch and touch her. She then performs Please Don’t Leave Me. She briefly goes offstage whilst her dancers come onstage. She comes back on to perform U + Ur Hand. A love heart shaped bed appears onstage as she performs Leave Me Alone (I’m Lonely) and So What. She then goes offstage again.

Her pianist then starts to play piano. She then comes back onstage to perform Family Portrait. She then plays I Don’t Believe You on the guitar. She would then perform Crystal Ball, Trouble and Babe I’m Gonna Leave You. She then goes offstage. At some shows, Pink might perform Dear Mr. President.

Two of her dancers then come and perform Ballet moves. This is then followed by Sober when she performs a trapeze. She quickly goes offstage and returns for Bohemian Rhapsody. Four mirrors are brought onstage as she performs Funhouse and Crazy. She says goodbye to the crowd and goes offstage. On the last leg, she would perform Stupid Girls after Funhouse

For the encore, She performed Get the Party Started and Glitter in the Air. For all shows except for the Premiere, there would be a video montage of all her videos with God Is a DJ playing after Get The Party Started. For Get The Party Started, she would perform some acrobatics. She would then go offstage. After a costume change, she would come back onstage to perform the final number, Glitter In The Air. She would be in the air performing some more acrobatics. Whilst that was happening, she would get lowered into the trapdoor that was used earlier in the show and be dipped in water. After she was lowered back onto the main stage, she bowed and walked offstage. The screen in the background showed THE END on it.

Opening Acts

  • Raygun (Europe Leg 1) (select dates)
  • Faker (Australia) (select dates)
  • Evermore (Australia and Europe Leg 2) (select dates)
  • The Ting Tings (North America) (select dates)

  • Facts
  • To congratulate Pink on eleven sold out concerts at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre, the artist was given a public toilet located on the upper level of the arena, entitled “P!nk Ladies”.
  • The Funhouse Summer Carnival Tour and the Funhouse Tour sold a combined total 3 million tickets
  • She performed 17 shows at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Victoria, breaking Farnham’s record for most shows at the venue during one tour.
  • During a performance at the WIN Entertainment Centre in Wollongong, New South Wales, the tour crew and dancers did an impromptu performance of Michael Jackson’s Thriller.

The show received critical acclaim, with critics commenting on its theatricality and Pink’s live singing.

  • “A Pink show is more than just a pop concert – it’s a major spectacle that you can’t take your eyes off. The show was simply mesmerising.” – Aberdeen Evening Express
  • “Pink can rock it, that’s for sure. She has the anthems, the voice and the sass…4 stars” – The Glasgow Herald
  • “She’s no slouch as an aerial dare-devil, but here’s one rock star at her most compelling when she has two feet planted squarely on the ground.” – The Independent
  • “Her singing was perfect, even when she was suspended mid-air, on her back and spinning rapidly on her harness.” – Express & Star
  • Her stage presence was also praised as “alluring and suggestive,” likening the show to Janet Jackson’s Velvet Rope Tour. – OC Register

Setlists

Premiere:

  1. Bad Influence
  2. Just Like a Pill
  3. Who Knew
  4. Please Don’t Leave Me
  5. It’s All Your Fault
  6. I Touch Myself
  7. One Foot Wrong
  8. U + Ur Hand
  9. Ave Mary A
  10. Leave Me Alone (I’m Lonely)
  11. So What
  12. Family Portrait
  13. I Don’t Believe You
  14. Crystal Ball
  15. Trouble
  16. Babe I’m Gonna Leave You
  17. Sober
  18. Bohemian Rhapsody
  19. Funhouse
  20. Crazy

Encore

  1. Get The Party Started
  2. Glitter in the Air

European 1st Leg 

  1. Bad Influence

Encore

  1. God is a DJ (Video interlude)
  2. Get The Party Started
  3. Glitter in the Air

Australia 

  1. Bad Influence
  2. Just Like a Pill
  3. It’s All Your Fault
  4. Who Knew
  5. Ave Mary A
  6. Don’t Let Me Get Me
  7. I Touch Myself
  8. Please Don’t Leave Me
  9. U + Ur Hand
  10. Leave Me Alone (I’m Lonely)
  11. So What
  12. Family Portrait
  13. I Don’t Believe You
  14. Crystal Ball (Except August 25)
  15. Dear Mr. President (August 25 only)
  16. Trouble
  17. Babe I’m Gonna Leave You
  18. Sober
  19. Bohemian Rhapsody
  20. Funhouse
  21. Crazy

Encore

  1. God is a DJ (video interlude)
  2. Get The Party Started
  3. Glitter in the Air

North America

  1. Bad Influence
  2. Just Like A Pill
  3. Who Knew
  4. Don’t Let Me Get Me
  5. I Touch Myself
  6. Please Don’t Leave Me
  7. U + Ur Hand
  8. Leave Me Alone (I’m Lonely)
  9. So What
  10. Family Portrait
  11. I Don’t Believe You
  12. Dear Mr President
  13. Trouble
  14. Babe I’m Gonna Leave You
  15. Sober
  16. Bohemian Rhapsody
  17. Funhouse
  18. Crazy

Encore

  1. God is a DJ (Video Intertude)
  2. Get The Party Started
  3. Glitter in the Air

European 2nd Leg 

  1. Bad Influence

Encore

  1. God is a DJ (Video Interlude)
  2. Glitter in the Air

Wikipedia

Band/Backing singers/Dancers

  • Jason Chapman – Musical director/Keyboards/Vocals
  • Mark Schulman – Drums/Cello
  • Justin Derrico – Lead guitar
  • Eva Gardner – Bass
  • Kat Lucas – Keyboards/Rhythm guitar/Vocals
  • Jessy Greene – Violin
  • Jenny Douglas-McRae – Background vocals
  • Vivian Saunders – Background vocals
  • Stacy Campbell – Background vocals
  • Leo Moctezuma – Dancer
  • Alison Faulk – Dancer
  • Reina Hidalgo – Dancer
  • Nikki Tuazon – Dancer
  • Addie Yungmee – Dancer
  • Sebastien Stella – Aerialist

Welcome to the Funhouse!

Strap yourselves in please… Spiral down with me into the MADNESS. It’s going to be a wild ride

We’re going around the world in a day, (thats how it feels anyway)

I have had a hell of a time putting this show together – And I do mean that in a nice yummy, positive way – I swear!

I know its a good sign when before I even stepped foot on the stage for the first show my shoulders are sore, I’m newly afraid of heights, and I have a constant attitude problem, it means its going to be GREAT!

Thank you from the itty-bitty bottom of my heart for joining us, for coming out to play and for being so much fun to Rock out with!

Lets SHRED THE GNAR PEOPLE!

xoxoxoxox

P!nk

20 Years of P!nk – Get the Party Started

Release History
9th October 2001

Written by
Linda Perry

Album
Missundaztood 

Peak Position
Australia – 1
Canada – 11
France – 4
Germany – 2
Ireland – 1
Sweden – 3
UK – 2
US – 4

Get the Party Started was the first single from Pink’s second album, Missundaztood, written by Linda Perry. The song became one of Pink’s biggest hits, its success was spurred by heavy airplay in the US, which prompted the song to also peak at number four on Billboard’s Radio Songs chart. It peaked at number two in the UK, where it was narrowly denied the top spot by the posthumous release of George Harrison’s My Sweet Lord. It reached number-one in Australia and number-two in many European countries, most notably Austria, Germany, Italy and Switzerland, being held off from the top position by Shakira’s smash hit Whenever, Wherever.

Get the Party Started was certified gold in Australia, Austria, Germany, France, Sweden and Switzerland, and in Norway it received a platinum certification. The song was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2003 in the category of Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, which it lost to Norah Jones’s Don’t Know Why. It won the award for “Favourite Song” at the Kids’ Choice Awards of 2002, and at the MTV Europe Music Awards of 2002, it won the award for “Best Song”. 

Get the Party Started is often considered one of Pink’s signature songs as she tends to finish her shows with this song in her encore section along with a ballad song such as Nobody Knows and Glitter In The Air. In December, the song was listed as number 81 on Rolling Stone’s Top Songs of the 2000s.

Music Video

The music video was shot by director Dave Meyers in Los Angeles. At 1 minute and 46 seconds into the video, an American Flag is shown, a nod to the September 11 attacks which occurred around the single’s release. The video uses an abbreviated version of the song, cutting out the last chorus, and also cutting out the instrumentals. The song’s composer, Linda Perry, is seen as a bartender.

In the video, Pink is getting ready to go out, trying on different outfits. One of her friends picks her up, and they drive in a car bobbing their heads to the music. However, the car runs out of fuel, so they get out and steal two skateboards from two boys. Pink falls off her skateboard because men in a car are whistling at her. The women arrive at the club but are refused entry, so to get in they use a scaffold to reach the top of the building. Inside the club, Pink changes her clothes and starts to party; in the end Pink dances with two other dancers (Kevin Federline and Georvohn Lambert).

The video was nominated at the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards for “Best Pop Video” and won the awards for “Best Female Video” and “Best Dance Video”.

Music Video

Making the video

I’m Not Dead Tour

Rock in Rio 2019

On This Day in Pink History… 20th February 2003, Pink attended the Brit Awards [VIDEO]

On This Day in Pink History… 20th February 2003, Pink attended the Brit Awards

In 2003, Pink attended the Brit Awards and performed a medley, Get The Party Started & Just Like A Pill. She also won the award for Best International Female Artist.

On This Day in Pink History… 19th February 2002, Don’t Let Me Get Me was released

On This Day in Pink History… 19th February 2002, Don’t Let Me Get Me was released

Don’t Let Me Get Me was released as the second single from Pink’s second album, Missundaztood.

Lyrics

The song earned positive reports from music critics, but most gave sensitively mixed reviews upon her self-hating lyrical content. Robert Christgau in his consumer guide for MSN wrote that “Despite Pink’s audacious claim that she’s not as pretty as ‘damn Britney Spears,’ celebrity anxiety takes a backseat to a credible personal pain rooted in credible family travails, a pain held at bay by expression.” Jim Farber of Entertainment Weekly wrote that “In Don’t Let Me Get Me, she turns self-loathing into a perverse kind of anthem.”

Jason Thompson of PopMatters wrote, “on the power rock of ‘Don’t Let Me Get Me,’ Pink herself tells it like it is and attempts to break free from the image making machine. ‘Tired of being compared / To damn Britney Spears / She’s so pretty / That just ain’t me.’ Well, that’s debatable in itself, but the fact that Pink takes it upon herself to call Spears out should be nothing short of revelatory. Spears certainly has nothing on Pink in the vocal department. Pink can actually sing. And damn well, mind you.”

Jim Alexander wrote a negative review, saying that the rest of Missundaztood is full of bad songs and that “‘Don’t Let Me Get Me’ and ‘Dear Diary’ see all pop joy expunged for acoustic seriousness, dreary unobtrusive beats and lyrics about relationship woes and record company badness.”

Wikipedia

Peak Chart Positions:

  • Australia – 8
  • Germany – 10
  • New Zealand – 1
  • UK – 6
  • US Billboard Hot 100 – 8