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On This Day in Pink History… 18th November 2012, Pink attended the American Music Awards [VIDEO]

On This Day in Pink History… 18th November 2012, Pink attended the American Music Awards

On This Day in Pink History… 29th October 2012, Try was released

On This Day in Pink History… 29th October 2012, Try was released

Try is the second single to be released from Pink’s 2012 album, The Truth About Love. The song was originally sung by GoNorthToGoSouth, a band fronted by Ben West and Michael Busbee.

The song received mostly positive reviews from music critics, who praised its production. Andrew Hampp of Billboard commented “With a melody reminiscent of ‘Whataya Want from Me,’ the 2009 hit she penned for Adam Lambert, the single already pairs well sonically with Pink’s catalog. Josh Langhoff of PopMatters called it “an ode to romantic persistence over crisp ‘Hysteria’ guitars.” John Murphy of musicOMH wrote that ‘Try’ “demonstrates that she has a voice that not enough people give her credit for. For want of a better phrase, it’s a full-on power ballad, with yet more references to love going wrong, and the sort of thing you can imagine someone like Kelly Clarkson pulling off in her sleep.” Amy Sciarretto of Pop Crush also saw similarities with Clarkson, writing, “It’s a belter with a soulful voice, and she sounds like Kelly Clarkson with this song. The midtempo track finds Pink mourning, lamenting and musing on a relationship that is breaking down at its core. It hurts, but this song is a salve over the wound.”

Dean Piper of Mirror Online wrote: “The stand out track and an obvious international radio hit is ‘Try.’ Think how big and fabulous ‘Who Knew’ was – ‘Try’ is on the same wavelength.” Sarah Rodman of Boston Globe called it a “keeper and an urging-to-victory battle cry,” Robert Copsey of Digital Spy described it as “a ballad of the stadium-filling, lighter-waving variety.” while Caryn Ganz of Spin called it a “breakup salve.” Lewis Corner of Digital Spy gave the song 4 out of possible 5, writing: “Although she may not be treading new ground sonically, her passionate tones and solid determination will continue her chart presence – and rightly so.” However, Sal Cinquemani of Slant Magazine was less positive, writing that “the midtempo ‘Try’ doesn’t push Pink forward either, and it’s marred by singsong lyrics.” Greg Kot of Chicago Tribune also shared the same thought, writing: “No one, not even Pink, can save lyrics such as these.”

Pink stated that the video is one of the most beautiful music videos of her career. Read more about the music video here.

The single was released with the b-side My Signature Move.

Charts/Peak Positions

  • Australia ARIA – 6
  • France SNEP – 15
  • Germany – 2
  • UK Singles Chart – 8
  • US Billboard Hot 100 – 9

On This Day in Pink History… 10th October 2012, Try music video was released

On This Day in Pink History… 10th October 2012, Try music video was released

Try was released as the second single from Pink’s sixth studio album, The Truth About Love.

Pink has described the video as one of the most beautiful music videos of her career. The video was directed by Floria Sigismondi and choreographed by the Golden Boyz and stunt choreographer, Sebastien Stella. It was inspired by the Apache dance, a highly-stylized Parisian street performance. Pink’s partner in the video is Broadway dancer, Colt Prattes, who also joined Pink on The Truth About Love Tour.

“Making this video was the most fun I’ve ever had in my entire career,” said Pink. “I never wanted it to end. It’s my favorite video ever.”

“My mom, after seeing the new video… ‘Wow, honey. I’m speechless. And uncomfortable. No one can ever say you play it safe.”

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On This Day in Pink History… 17th September 2012, The Truth About Love was released

On This Day in Pink History… 17th September 2012, The Truth About Love was released

The Truth About Love is Pink’s sixth studio album, released on 17th September 2012 in the UK. The Truth About Love samples rock music influences and is generally themed about relationships, breakups and the different stages and cases of love, while tackling issues of feminism, sexual prowess and social exclusion. It features guest artists Eminem, Lily Allen and Nate Ruess of American band Fun.

The album was a huge success worldwide, reaching number one on the Billboard Chart, selling 281,000 copies in its first week becoming her first number one album in America. The album also debuted at number one in Australia, Austria, Canada, Germany, New Zealand, Sweden, and Switzerland. As of July 2014, the album has sold 2 million copies in the US, and estimated 7 million copies worldwide, becoming her most successful album since 2001’s Missundaztood.

Six singles were released from the album:

  1. Blow Me (One Last Kiss)
  2. Try
  3. Just Give Me A Reason (feat. Nate Ruess)
  4. True Love
  5. Walk of Shame
  6. Are We All We Are

Track list / Writers / Producers

  1. Are We All We Are / Pink, Butch Walker, John Hill, Emile Haynie / Walker, Hill, Haynie
  2. Blow Me (One Last Kiss) / Pink, Greg Kurstin / Kurstin
  3. Try / Busbee, Ben West / Kurstin
  4. Just Give Me A Reason (feat Nate Ruess) / Pink, Jeff Bhasker, Nate Ruess / Bhasker
  5. True Love (feat Lily Allen) / Pink, Kurstin, Allen / Kurstin
  6. How Come You’re Not Here / Pink, Kurstin / Kurstin
  7. Slut Like You / Pink, Max Martin, Shellback / Max Martin, Shellback
  8. The Truth About Love / Pink, Billy Mann, David Schuler / Mann, Schuler
  9. Beam Me Up / Pink, Mann / Mann
  10. Walk of Shame / Pink, Kurstin / Kurstin
  11. Here Comes The Weekend (feat Eminem) / Pink, Khalil Abdul Rahman, Pranam Injeti, Liz Rodrigues, Marshall Mathers / DJ Khalil, Chin Injeti, The New Royales, John Brown
  12. Where Did The Beat Go? / Pink, Mann, Jon Keep, Steve Daly / Mann, Tracklacers
  13. The Great Escape / Pink, Dan Wilson / Wilson
  14. My Signature Move / Pink, Walker, Jake Sinclair / Walker
  15. Is This Thing On? / Pink, Walker, Sinclair / Walker
  16. Run / Pink, Walker, Sinclair / Walker
  17. Good Old Days / Pink, Mann, Schuler / Mann, Schuler
  18. Chaos & Piss / Pink, Francis White / Eg White
  19. Timebomb / Pink, Kurstin / Kurstin

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On This Day in Pink History… 13th September 2012, Pink performed at the iTunes Festival in London

On This Day in Pink History… 13th September 2012, Pink performed at the iTunes Festival in London

On Thursday 13th September 2012, Pink played at the iTunes Festival The Roundhouse in Camden Town, London, England. The opening act was Walk The Moon, who also supported some dates on Pink’s Truth About Love Tour in 2013. The event was a ‘winners only’ event, as no tickets could be bought. It was broadcast on some channel 4 channels and there was a live streaming on iTunes.

Setlist:

  • Are We All We Are
  • How Come You’re Not Here
  • U + Ur Hand
  • True Love
  • The Truth About Love
  • Just Like A Pill
  • Leave Me Alone (I’m Lonely)
  • Family Portrait
  • Who Knew
  • Dear Mr President
  • Fuckin’ Perfect
  • Try
  • Funhouse
  • Sober
  • Blow Me (One Last Kiss)
  • So What

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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… 21st August 2012, Pink performed on VH1 Storytellers

On This Day in Pink History… 21st August 2012, Pink performed on VH1 Storytellers

In August 2012, Pink performed songs from her up-coming album The Truth About Love on VH1 Storytellers. Although not aired until later in the year, the show saw performances featuring Butch Walker, Nate Ruess and Lily Allen.

Setlist:

  • So What
  • True Love (with Lily Allen)
  • Sober
  • Who Knew
  • Dear Mr President
  • How Come You’re Not Here
  • Just Give Me A Reason (with Nate Ruess)
  • Family Portrait
  • Mean (with Butch Walker)
  • Blow Me (One Last Kiss)