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On This Day in Pink History… 12th November 2010, Greatest Hits… So Far! was released

On This Day in Pink History… 12th November 2010, Greatest Hits… So Far! was released

Greatest Hits… So Far! is the first greatest hits album released by Pink in celebration of her first decade on the music scene. The album track list differs depending on region and has four new tracks. It was the last material that Pink released under LaFace Records and Jive Records before moving to RCA Records.

There were two new singles released from the album, Raise Your Glass and Fuckin’ Perfect.

Originally, Pink was against releasing a greatest hits compilation, stating that she “was not inspired at all for this album… I always figured you need to be 60 or better, to have a little more past, to put one of these out. I fought it for years.” However, she changed her mind, realizing that “record companies can put out compilations without your permission” and concluded: “I wanted it done my way, so I jumped on board. Then, the less skeptical I felt about it, I started to feel a little proud.”

The album reached the top ten in album charts in many countries including: Australia (1), Germany (3), UK (5) and USA (5).

Track list (International edition)

  1. Get The Party Started
  2. There You Go
  3. Don’t Let Me Get Me
  4. Just Like a Pill
  5. Family Portrait
  6. Trouble
  7. Stupid Girls
  8. Who Knew
  9. U + Ur Hand
  10. Dear Mr President
  11. Leave Me Alone (I’m Lonely)
  12. So What
  13. Sober
  14. Please Don’t Leave Me
  15. Bad Influence
  16. Funhouse
  17. I Don’t Believe You
  18. Whataya Want From Me
  19. Raise Your Glass
  20. Fuckin’ Perfect
  21. Heartbreak Down
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On This Day in Pink History… 11th November 2003, Try This was released

On This Day in Pink History… 11th November 2003, Try This was released

Try This is Pink’s third studio album released in November 2003 and was her final album released under Arista Records. Most of the tracks were produced and co-written by Rancid singer and guitarist Tim Armstrong, who Pink met at a Transplants video shoot. They ended up co-writing ten songs in a week when the Transplants were on tour with the Foo Fighters. Linda Perry also worked with Pink for Try This, and the album includes a collaboration with Peaches.

In 2006, Pink said that she was unhappy with the way the record label wanted her to make an album straight after the success of Missundaztood. She described the promotional campaign for the album as “an awful time. I was walking out of half my interviews crying. I just felt they were putting a quarter in the slot to watch the monkey dance.”

“I was kind of rebelling against the label on that one,” she said. “I was going: ‘You want a record? Fine, I’ll write 10 songs in a week for your fuckin’ record and you can press it up and put it out.'”

Despite being Pink’s lowest selling album, Try This debuted at number nine on the US Billboard 200, and also reached the top ten on album charts in the UK (3), Canada (8), Australia (8) and Germany (2)

There were four singles released from Try This:

  • Feel Good Time
  • Trouble
  • God is a DJ
  • Last To Know

In 2004, Pink embarked on the Try This Tour in Europe and Australia to support the album. The show was recorded at Manchester Arena for her first live DVD.

Click HERE to see the feature that Pink History did for the Try This Tour.

Try This Album Track List

  1. Trouble
  2. God is a DJ
  3. Last To Know
  4. Tonight’s The Night
  5. Oh My God (feat. Peaches)
  6. Catch Me While I’m Sleeping
  7. Waiting For Love
  8. Save My Life
  9. Try Too Hard
  10. Humble Neighbourhoods
  11. Walk Away
  12. Unwind
  13. Love Song
  14. Hooker (hidden track)
  15. Feel Good Time

On This Day in Pink History… 4th November 2008, Pink performed at Cafe de Paris in London, UK

On This Day in Pink History… 4th November 2008, Pink performed at Cafe de Paris in London, UK

Setlist:

  1. Funhouse
  2. Who Knew
  3. One Foot Wrong
  4. Killing Me Softly
  5. Please Don’t Leave Me
  6. I Don’t Believe You
  7. Dear Mr President
  8. Crazy
  9. Sober
  10. So What

Note: Setlist from setlist.fm – order may be incorrect

On This Day in Pink History… 3rd November 2006 Pink played at AVO Sessions in Switzerland

On This Day in Pink History… 3rd November 2006 Pink played at AVO Sessions in Switzerland

Setlist:

  1. Trouble
  2. Just Like A Pill
  3. Stupid Girls
  4. Who Knew
  5. Family Portrait
  6. 18 Wheeler
  7. Don’t Let Me Get Me
  8. I’m Not Dead
  9. There You Go
  10. Nobody Knows
  11. What’s Up
  12. Leave Me Alone (I’m Lonely)
  13. The One That Got Away
  14. Dear Mr President
  15. Get The Party Started

On This Day in Pink History… 31st August 2006, Pink attended the MTV Video Music Awards

On This Day in Pink History… 31st August 2006, Pink attended the MTV Video Music Awards

Pink attended the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards and Stupid Girls won the award for Best Pop Video

On This Day in Pink History… 29th August 2002, Pink attended the MTV Video Music Awards

On This Day in Pink History… 29th August 2002, Pink attended the MTV Video Music Awards

In August 2002, Pink attended the MTV Video Music Awards. She performed Just Like A Pill and won awards for Best Dance Video and Best Female Video for Get The Party Started She was also nominated for Best Pop Video but lost out to No Doubt’s Hey Baby.

On This Day in Pink History… 28th August 2006, U+Ur Hand was released

On This Day in Pink History… 28th August 2006, U+Ur Hand was released

Pink reportedly wanted “U + Ur Hand” to be the second single from I’m Not Dead, but “Who Knew” was released as the second and “U + Ur Hand” was instead released as the third. The single had success in Europe, reaching number ten in the UK, number four in Germany and number 11 in France; it peaked inside the top ten on the European Hot 100 Singles chart.

Pink wrote the song with Max Martin, Luke Gottwald, and Rami to mock the men who would flirt with her in clubs. The title refers to the line “looks like it’s just me and my hand tonight,” which was a phrase she’d heard guys using.

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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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