On This Day in #PinkHistory 26th January 2004 @Pink was promoting the Pepsi commercial in London

On This Day in #PinkHistory 26th January 2004 @Pink was promoting the Pepsi commercial in London

Pepsi announced the details today (25th Jan) for the global premiere of their eagerly awaited Gladiator television commercial. The exclusive blue carpet event is being held at the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square, London on Monday 26th January.

The event starts at 6.00pm, and the stars of the ad will be there – including Britney, Pink and Beyoncé. Queen, whose timeless ‘We Will Rock You’ accompanies Pepsi’s new ad, will also be in attendance.

Get yourself down to Trafalgar Square and catch the world famous stars arriving at the National Gallery, walking down the carpet and chatting to crowds. A massive screen will be erected in Trafalgar Square for the crowds to watch the worldwide premiere of the ad.

The premiere will be the first showing of the new Gladiator ad anywhere in the world – and Pepsi have chosen to host the exclusive event in London!! The Pepsi advert will be broadcast for the very first time anywhere in the world on MTV UK & Ireland on that night, Monday 26th January, in the ad-break midway during the 10pm transmission of ‘The Osbournes’

The National Gallery commented: “We are delighted to welcome Pepsi and its guests Britney Spears, Beyoncé and Pink to the National Gallery, London, which houses one of the greatest collections of European painting in the world. Once inside the Gallery, Pepsi’s guests will be surrounded by some of its most beautiful and inspiring paintings such as Titian’s Bacchus and Ariadne and Veronese’s Family of Darius.

Pepsi has a strong heritage with music. Pink, Beyoncé, Britney and Enrique join the impressive list of world-famous talent with whom Pepsi has worked in the past, including Shakira, Ricky Martin, Robbie Williams, Ms Dynamite, Gareth Gates, Janet Jackson and the Spice Girls.

Pepsi.co.uk


Fans of sexy pop trio Britney Spears, Beyonce Knowles and Pink are in for a TV treat – soft drinks giant Pepsi are dressing the singers up as Roman gladiators for their new advert.

And while the stunning stars roam around scantily-clad, Spanish hunk Enrique Iglesias will play an evil Roman Emperor in the eagerly awaited commercial.

Pepsi are hoping the epic advertisment will spark widespread hype and make it one of the most talked about promos of all time.

Beyonce says, “I really love Pink’s voice and Britney always has the best performances. It’s great to be in the presence of such great artists and entertainers and I’ve been having the time of my life.”

Pink continues, “I’ve never been in a commercial before so just that in itself was pretty exciting to me. I always thought I would never take a can and sip it and go ‘aaah’ but I’m doing it now so it’s pretty funny.”

And Britney adds, “I’m such a huge fan of Pink and Beyonce. They’re amazing artists so to be in their company is very cool.”

Soundbuzz.com


An exclusive promo CD/CD-rom was released to promote the commercial, one for each of the girls.

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TRACKLIST:

1. Pink, Britney Spears, Beyonce – We Will Rock You (Pepsi “Gladiator” Sound Track Remix 2004)

  • Backing Vocals – Queen, Suzie Webb, Zoe Nicholas
  • Co-producer, Engineer – Justin Shirley Smith
  • Coordinator [Project Coordination] – Elien Healy
  • Drums – Roger Taylor
  • Drums [Stomps], Handclaps [Claps] – Queen
  • Effects [Sound Effects] – Alex Nicholls-Lee
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Giacomo De Caterini, Ricky Graham (2)
  • Guitar, Bass Guitar – Brian May
  • Producer – Brian May
  • Technician [Additional Pro Tools] – Joshua J. Macrae
  • Technician [Equipment] – Pete Malandrine
  • Technician [Pro Tools By] – Kris Fredriksson
  • Vocals – Beyonce, Britney Spears, Pink

2. Pink – Trouble

  • Engineer [Additional] – Atticus Ross
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Femio Hernandez, Fredrik Sarhagen, John Silas Cranfield, Tony Cooper
  • Mixed By – Tom Lord-Alge
  • Producer – Tim Armstrong
  • Producer [Additional] – John Fields
  • Recorded By – Dave Carlock, Tim Armstrong
  • Written-By – Pink, Tim Armstrong

VIDEO: We Will Rock You (Pink, Britney, Beyonce & Enrique

CD-ROM
TV-Advert (videoclip – We Will Rock You (Beyoncé, Britney, P!nk, Enrique, Brian May, Roger Taylor)
Behind the scenes
Interviews (w/Pink)
Downloads (Desktop Wallpaper 800×600 & 1024×768; Screen Saver PC & MAC)
Audio Tracks (Credits)
Gallery
Weblinks
We Will Rock You (The Musical by Queen and Ben Elton)

http://www.discogs.com/Various-Pepsi-Music-2004-Dare-For-More-Pink-Exclusive/release/4481709

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On This Day in Pink History…26th January 2004, God is a DJ was released

On This Day in Pink History…26th January 2004, God is a DJ was released

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God is a DJ is Pink’s second single in North America and third international single from her third album Try This.

AllMusic highlighted the song and added that “the echoes of Blur’s “Pressure on Julian” on “God Is a DJ” are surely coincidental.” David Browne wasn’t positive: “we could have done without the dreadful dance-rock cheeseball God Is a DJ.”Rolling Stone wasn’t either: “rehashes familiar (Trouble’s) themes in “God Is a DJ”: “I’ve been the girl, middle finger in the air.” Tell us something we don’t know, Pink.” Sal Cinquemani was positive: “The shoulda-been first single, “God Is A DJ,” is filled with the kind of life-affirming dancefloor metaphors that helped send Madge’s “Vogue,” “Music” and even Pink’s own “Get The Party Started” straight up the charts: “If God is a DJ/If life is a dancefloor/Love is a rhythm/You are the music.” Clem Bastow panned the song by noting that “God Is a DJ” is an attempt, unsuccessfully, to recapture some of “P!nk’s early-career spunk.”

The Village Voice praised the song: “If God were a DJ, which DJ would he be? Paul Oakenfold? Sasha and/or Digweed? No—Larry Levan. They didn’t call it the Paradise Garage for nothin’. I ask because “God Is a DJ,” the obvious and at one time actual choice for lead single off Pink’s third album, Try This, goes: “If God is a DJ/Life is a dance floor/Love is a rhythm/You are the music!” Grandiosity aside—what’s Art, then, waving glow sticks?—”God Is a DJ” provides excellent philosophical underpinning for Pink’s greatest hit, “Get the Party Started.” After, the same critic added: “Pink revisits her recent career in “God Is a DJ,” a big-chorused, fast-funk bass-lined spaz-out not written with Armstrong. Loving Mom, hating Dad, pulling her skirt up, sticking her tongue out—it’s all here. And it winds up with, “Look for nirvana/Under the strobe light.” No, not Nirvana, though that comparison flashed before my eyes—before the new Hole was pushed back past Courtney’s next court date, I intended to review the two albums together. But it was another major rock chick, Tim Armstrong ex Brody Dalle, who put out the grunge-punk disc of the year, the Distillers’ Coral Fang.” Dan Leroy was favorable, too: “But if “God Is A DJ,” he’ll put that piece of punky disco perfection, and several other tunes here, in heavy rotation immediately.”

Wikipedia

PEAK CHART POSITIONS:

  • Australia – 24
  • Dutch Top 40 – 6
  • Germany Singles – 44
  • UK Singles Chart – 11
  • US Mainstream Top 40 – 26

Pink History’s favourite performances

On This Day in Pink History… 22nd January 2004, God is a DJ music video debuted

On This Day in Pink History… 22nd January 2004, God is a DJ music video debuted

The music video for this song features scenes of Pink and others (assumed to be her roommates) getting dressed, having fun on a subway, and going to a nightclub. Pink then continues to bribe the bouncer (dressed in eccentric drag clothing) to enter the nightclub ahead of the queue.

On This Day in Pink History… 7th January 2006, Pink and Carey got married

On This Day in Pink History… 7th January 2006, Pink and Carey got married

On This Day in Pink History… 7th January 2006, Pink and Carey got married

Popping the question usually conjures up images of a starry-eyed groom on bended knee against some romantic backdrop. But rebellious pop star Pink’s proposal was fittingly unconventional: the bride-to-be flagged down her motocross champion beau Carey Hart during a bike race by holding up a board that said: “Will you marry me?”. As Carey revved up for a second lap, she held up a second one which simply read: “I’m serious!”.

So when the singer tied the knot last weekend at an intimate beachside ceremony in Costa Rica, the most surprising aspect, perhaps, was just how traditionally romantic the unconventional pair could be.

Having said she planned on “being a girl and wearing a dress” on her special day, the Lady Marmalade vocalist, whose real name is Alecia Moore, was transformed from punk princess to emotional bride for the sunset service, held on the shores of the Four Seasons Resort. “We just love the beach, so we wanted it here,” she told People magazine.

Radiant in a champagne halter-neck gown, complete with fairytale tiered skirt tied with a sash at the waist, the bride made sure she included some individual twists, too, from her barefoot stroll down the aisle to Billy Joel’s She’s Always A Woman, to her platinum blonde hairstyle with bright pink highlights.

More than 100 guests, including singer Lisa Marie Presley, witnessed the nuptials, in which the bride and groom, who began dating in 2001, read heartfelt vows they’d written themselves. According to one report, a teary-eyed Pink told her husband: “I love you because I let you hold my heart and you haven’t broken it.”

“I wanted to see how creative Carey could be, and he’s always so cute when he’s nervous,” the bride explained in the wedding programme. “No, the real reason [we wrote our own vows] is: I didn’t think anyone else’s words could ever have possibly described how far we’ve come or how much we love each other. And I always like to say it my way.”

Carey, meanwhile, had a somewhat cheekier explanation: “Because I didn’t think any vows had been written that would describe how hot her ass is. Just kidding (not really).

“To listen to Alecia express her love for me and us will be heaven to my ears. And, it isn’t everyday that I get to express how I feel about her in a surrounding with all of our closest family and friends,” he concluded.

The couple swapped rings which had been made by close friend Stephen Webster; Pink and Carey had asked him to come up with a “cool and different” design that was “our kind of beautiful”. The result? Rings that say “til death” in platinum and diamonds.

Known for his daredevil motorcycle stunts, the 30-year-old groom, who, like Pink, has a tattoo which reads “Tru Luv”, is no less adventurous when it comes to showing his marital devotion: “Once we get married, I’m going to tattoo her name down my ring finger,” he promised.

For now, the couple are reportedly heading off with their four dogs on a snowboarding honeymoon. But for Carey, at least, that’s just the icing on the cake. “I’m so excited to be married to her,” he said in the run up to the wedding, “I don’t even care about the honeymoon!”

Words by Hello! magazine published 19th January 2006

 HAPPY ANNIVERSARY PINK AND CAREY!

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On This Day in Pink History, 31st December 2008, Pink performed at Wasted Space in Las Vegas [VIDEOS]

On This Day in Pink History, 31st December 2008, Pink performed at Wasted Space in Las Vegas

Setlist (from setlist.fm)

Funhouse

Leave Me Alone (I’m Lonely)

One Foot Wrong

Sober

Who Knew

Trouble

Crazy

Get The Party Started

So What

Counting down to New Year

Thanks to PinksMidori & Liz Cisneros for uploading the videos to YouTube

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On This Day in Pink History… 21st December 2006, Dear Mr President was released

On This Day in Pink History… 21st December 2006, Dear Mr President was released

Dear Mr President was recorded for Pink’s fourth album, I’m Not Dead. The song, featuring Indigo Girls, is an open letter to then President of the United States, George W. Bush, written by Pink and Billy Mann. The song criticizes several areas of Bush’s administration and terms in office, including the Iraq War, No Child Left Behind Act, disapproval of equal rights for homosexuals, lack of empathy for poor and middle class citizens, Bush’s strong religious beliefs, and Bush’s drinking and drug usage in college. Pink felt that it was one of the most important songs she had ever written.

The song received positive reviews by music critics. Bill Lamb noted that Pink has rarely made songs about social problems: “the searing anti-Bush “Dear Mr. President” (…) “a folkie singalong” (…) The Indigo Girls lend their sizable instrumental and background vocal punch” and he highlighted it.Robert Christgau noted that Pink thinks “Bush did coke and teens care about the homeless.” Entertainment Weekly described Dear Mr. President “with its incongruous folkie social concern and Bush-baiting applause lines.” Los Angeles Times said that Pink taps her inner Ani DiFranco on the confrontational “Dear Mr. President.” NY Times noted that the song is “well meaning” and “hectoring” and that it grows even more sententious. PopMatters praised the single with long overview: “Oh, and speaking of presidents, Pink’s musical letter to the Commander-in-Chief (“Dear Mr. President”) is just as topical. The Indigo Girls tag along for moral support and, with lyrics like “How can you say, ‘no child is left behind’ / we’re not dumb and we’re not blind” or “You’ve come a long way, from whiskey and cocaine”, you just know that if she’d made the song a few years earlier, it would have been featured in Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 911. You also get the impression that this is personal for Pink, that she’s not doing it to be trendy. On the lyric page for “Dear Mr. President”, there’s a picture of Pink in an oval frame. Red, white, and blue ribbons are tied to the frame and her father’s dog tags share the reddish page.” Rolling Stone told that Pink writes a scathing letter in “Dear Mr. President” (“You’ve come a long way from whiskey and cocaine!”) and critic praised “cooing righteous folk harmonies with Indigo Girls.” Sal Cinquemani was mixed: “”Dear Mr. President,” which cleverly uses George W. Bush’s own words against him, pales next to Missundaztood’s “My Vietnam.”

Wikipedia

A music video was released with the single of a live performance of Dear Mr President, recorded in the UK on the I’m Not Dead tour.

Chart Peak Positions:

  • Australia – 5
  • German Singles Chart – 3
  • UK Singles Chart – 34