Pink: The Discography Rate ∞ WINNER!

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Me noticing a spelling error on the artwork

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Me upon entering this thread:
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Now I'm just like:
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Two 10's in a row and what songs these two are!


So... "Stop Falling" was that classic @Lost Boy? Well, thanks for calling it that, but what happened to most of the voters and the lack of higher scores? (taste @savilizabeths and @P'NutButter, and even @abael is with me this time) @Verandi, as usual, showing lack of appreciation for P!nk ballads.
I can't believe that "Love Is Such a Crazy Thing" and "Leaving for the Last Time" are still in, it's a very positive surprise (watch them go next, so I can fume).

"Stop Falling" is in my top 10 (even top 5) P!nk song ever, and "Gone to California" is just a few places behind. I consider both of them among her career highlights.
@Untouchable Ace is cancelled... out of all the songs, THAT is what you decide to give your 0 to???

"Gone to California" is the brilliance of "M!ssundaztood", and a song that I adored upon first listen, yet you put in the bottom two of its songs, while "Respect", "Catch-22" and the title track are still in - is this a joke?
Wait at ATRL having much more taste by placing "Gone to California" in the non-singles rate at #14 (with almost 7,75 as its average). Such an honest and emotional song, and a fantastic execution.
Bravo @Sprockrooster for mentioning the trip hop vibe of the song - it really is a unique track that has stunningly beautiful production, with some R&B influences, too.


And nobody else scored these two wonders a 10? I'm surprised. Honestly, I thought at least @Lost Boy would give a 10 to "Gone To California" and @P'NutButter a 10 to "Stop Falling".
To say that both deserved better is a major understatement.

Two magnificent ballads leaving, yet some of the cheap, uptempo 'bops' still being in is massive injustice.

@Maki after the next elimination

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WAIT! THERE'S MORE?! I'm already like that!
If "Funhouse" is losing it's first track, then I'm afraid (and literally mad) that...
..."Why Did I Ever Like You" could be leaving next.

Rant over.
 
Tomorrow a classic will fall was my clue, ddd.

Also I would give 'Gone to California' at least a 9 if I rated it now.
Oh... sorry, I didn't get it.

I assume that will be the case with many songs in this rate (although I sincerely hope that you gave a 10 to my 11), there are some songs that I cpuld rate higher now, too.
Which makes me wonder, when are you losing your first 10?
 
I... actually did. One of her best for me.
Yes, you're amazing!!! Taste overload!
Later today. I'm slightly furious.
Oh, well, you managed to 'survive' about 30 eliminations without losing one.


Speaking of high scores, let's play a game: how many 10's will I lose before we reach top 100?
The way things are going so far, I assume that nearly half of them will be axed, which is about 15...
 
"Gone to California" is gone way too soon. I probably could have scored it a little higher admittedly, but regardless there are many worse songs that should have taken its place. I can't quite remember how "Stop Falling" goes (ddd), but I gave it a 7 so there are also many songs that could have left before it too..
 
Actually, I don't mind that some of you tanked "Stop Falling" (at least to some extent), when P!nk herself listed it among the 5 best songs she's ever written in an interview in 2017:
It’s from my very first record. I wrote it all myself, basically, with the help of a piano player. I was 18. I loved singing that song, and I love that vocal. That was a young vocal [moment of mine] that I liked.”

And this live performance can be called a pinnacle of the song's amazingness:


I would kill to have this live performance in full:

Sounds exactly like on the recording.

I still can't believe the voters did it so wrong.

"Gone to California" is gone way too soon. I probably could have scored it a little higher admittedly, but regardless there are many worse songs that should have taken its place. I can't quite remember how "Stop Falling" goes (ddd), but I gave it a 7 so there are also many songs that could have left before it too..
Glad that you agree with me.
Have a reminder how the song goes by listening to the fantastic live version(s) above.
 
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If "Funhouse" is losing it's first track, then I'm afraid (and literally mad) that...
..."Why Did I Ever Like You" could be leaving next.






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115. Why Did I Ever Like You?
Average score: 6.14
Highest score: 10 (@Maki)
Lowest score: 2x2 (@Laurence, @Sideout)
My score: 6

Funhouse may have survived a whopping 28 eliminations but its time has come, specifically for the abrasive bonus track 'Why Did I Ever Like You?'. Trademark tongue-in-cheek Moore is at her peak here, deriding an entire relationship as it comes to an end - something I'm sure we can all relate to. Isn't it funny how the rose tinted glasses break and we question every tiny little thing that we once loved? This may have been relegated to bonus status but it fits in very well with the material at hand, though maybe it doesn't do much of anything new to give it special status. Those raspy vocals are a dream to me, I love them.

Poor Maki loses their third ten in a row, so let's save a little prayer for them right now.

Commentary corner:
@rick: (7.5) The level of Petty we can all aspire to

@abael: (8) Pink pushes herself here to make something more than the standard fare here, and it pays off.

@Maki: (10) What a freaking amazing song! Greg Wells and P!nk weren’t playing with this one. When I did the song sorter, this song placed in the top 10 - that’s how much I adore it. Can’t believe it ended up only as a bonus track. Immensely good production, which has an almost live feel to it, is outstandingly good. The stomping and explosive beat, combined with the melody and her killer vocal performance makes me speechless. And those harmonies - wow! Everything is absolutely on point. This song is much more than a 5.8 earthquake! I’m already mourning its early exit…

@R27: (5) I'm really glad this didn't make the standard edition. It's a lot more immature and lacking in nuance when compared to the majority of the tracks on the proper album.

@savilizabeths: (8) “This always makes me smile.”

@Laurence: (2) I guess I did not have to hear this...






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114. Catch-22
Average score: 6.17
Highest score: 10 (@Reboot)
Lowest score: 2x2 (@Sideout, @Duppe)
My score: 9

P!nk airlines flight found careening off course and into the ocean. Initially a deluxe track on the international editions of the album, 'Catch-22' eventually found itself on the standard track-listing as a bonus on the 2nd press. This... might be one of my favourites on the entire album? It's a much needed moment of relief that is just packed with hooks, and I understand you're either going to love the air-steward talk-bits or not, but to me it adds to this humorous world-building.

It's almost farcical and that's why it's so brilliant? Kind of her very own 'I'm Too Sexy' in the minimal but addictive production, and the frankly weird lyricism. Who else could pull off You're searching for your cheese 'cause you feel like mighty mouse? Nobody. JMRGBY rightly calls it the sister of 'Get The Party Started' and I feel I might actually like this even more?

Also big big big shoutout to that bassline. Ugh I'm listening to this now and it's monumental.

Commentary Corner:
@JMRGBY88: (8) The little sister of Get The Party Started.

@Maki: (5.75) One of her earliest comical songs (hilarious at some points), but also one of the weakest from this era. I totally agree it being a bonus track, mostly due to the unfinished sound and clumsy production. It gets a bit too repetitive and annoying after a while, too. I love the mini oriental moment after the second chorus, which made me bump the score slightly. Absolutely not one of her finest moments, but it’s obvious that it was supposed to be just a fun track. Although, I would love to be a part of P!nk Airlines.

@R27: (7.75) The flight attendant voiceover is a fun touch. This is a fun little track with some creative production choices.

@savilizabeths: (7) “The ‘P!nk Airlines’ thing is really cute.”

@The Hot Rock: (7) Would've probably swapped this out for one of the lesser regular tracklist tracks.

@Verandi: (9) A fun song that could have made the main tracklist with Respect.

@Reboot: (10) The spoken bits made me laugh. I’m a sucker for songs like this.

@rick: (7) Fun little bonus track and in my mind the music video would be the bigger, more apathetic sister to Britney’s Toxic

@abael: (3)
You couldn't have caught me in a happier state before I began this album. Yet as I finish this album I can't think of an album I have so thoroughly disliked as this one. Dyed Hair and purposeful misspelling must have been scalding hot in 2001, but sadly, in 2019 this is hot garbage almost completely.

@Music Is Life: (8.5) This is a fun, quirky little bop. I really like the production, it kinda reminds me of Feel Good Time, and the lyrics are funny in a good way, so overall this is a pretty good song, and I wish it made the official track-list. Glad it’s not censored like the rest of the album, maybe that’s why it didn’t make it.

@tylerc904: (5) Certainly bonus track material.
 
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117. Stop Falling
Average score: 6.108
Highest score: 10 (@Maki)
Lowest score: 0 (@Untouchable Ace)
My score: 6.5

Quite a few people will be pleased by this elimination, as I've seen a fair few comments calling for it to go at this point. I happen to think it's one of the closest standard P!nk songs on the debut, sounding like somewhat of a mix between the minimal disparity of M!ssundaztood and the emotional turmoil of I'm Not Dead. Though production wise it's a standard R&B affair, you can tell P!nk had a hand in writing this because of the melodies and songwriting.

It takes a while to kick in, so you're either going to like that or not, but when it does god it doesn't half kick. Those strings, those belting vocals, the bells. I love it. As Maki describes below it's perfectly sequenced to give you something new every time you listen, unravelling at a snails pace. Unfortunately someone did tank the song, Maki... It jumps five places without that 0.

Commentary corner:
@Maki: (10) Ok, now this… this is the ultimate gem. Those vocals, that melody, those lyrics, that instrumental, that emotional delivery - absolute perfection. It’s such a sad and heartbreaking song that it makes me want to melt. How is she able to come up with a melody this good? And when it reaches the ‘stop falling’ culmination part, it almost kills me and I have to recover to be able to listen to that gorgeous, incredible ad-libbing outro. Oh, and the violin! Oh my goodness, what a song! I think that P!nk herself stated that this is her favorite track from her debut, or the track that she’s the most proud of, and I’m so glad that we share the exact same thought. But I don’t know how I’ll cope if (when) someone tanks this stunning song. Makes me sad that we can only give one 11, because this song fully deserves it.

@savilizabeths: (9) “Shit, this is gorgeous! It’s so delicate, moody and beautiful. The harmonies are absolutely stunning and I actually love this kind of 2000s R&B ballad so this works so well for me. Her vocal delivery is so nice on this one too.”

@abael: (8) There's a sort of impact to the simplicity of the instrumentation that makes this more enjoyable than I expected.

@rick: (5) Great showcase for the vocals but I now remember why I used to skip this

@P'NutButter: (9) One of her finest ballads, shame this era is overlooked by many

@Txetxu: (7.5) This is Unbreak My Heart Pt II.

@Music Is Life: (7.5) This is a nice enough ballad. I like the chorus melody.

@R27: (7) A bit longwinded but otherwise very nice

@Verandi: (1) Good lord.

@nikkysan: (6) I appreciate the fragility of her voice on this ballad but it really didn’t need to be almost 6 minutes.




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115. Gone to California

Average score: 6.109
Highest score: 10 (@Maki)
Lowest score: 1 (@Verandi)
My score: 8

Consider this a huge huge loss for me. It may not be a song of hers that I actively seek out but there's a brutal honesty and a power to it that is spellbinding.

Corruption on every corner
Hustlers sellin' sweets
Baby is home cryin'
While her mom is on the streets
Everybody's dyin'
Have you heard the news today?
A woman in north Phili is mournin'
A bullet took another son away


The lyricism here is exceptional, and it strikes me as her first attempt at a 'Dear Mr. President' in that it is absolutely unafraid to call out dark parts of the world that others turn a blind eye to. Considering this was her sophomore, following a fairly generic debut album, did anyone really expect her to pop off this hard?

Let's also throw praise on the production: a masterclass in how to do mid-tempo.

Commentary corner:
@Maki: (10) Yet another example of how Linda and P!nk created magic together. You can tell how she just got all of her thoughts out and told a complete story in a song. Moody, ‘vibey’ and thoughtful track that I adore from beginning to end. The production is very interesting, almost dreamy. The saxophone solo is such an amazing addition, too! Generally, this song seems to be widely underrated, and I sincerely hope its beauty will be recognized.

@R27: (7.75) An interesting blend of R&B P!nk and the pop/rock sound she moved into on this album. It almost feels like the sonic equivalent of some gritty film noire flick.

@savilizabeths: (5) “Considering most of the album is so good, this one is really just meh to me. It’s not bad but it’s not interesting enough to pique my attention.”
@Music Is Life: (8.5) This is good. I like the production and the atmosphere the song creates, and the melody is nice. I actually really love the production, as this continues playing. I just think this drags a little bit.

@abael: (5) Production changes it up enough for you to care more about the lyrics, and gives you a modicum of investment

@rick: (6) A bit tuneless to be honest. Skip

@P'NutButter: (5) love the style of this, but the song itself is a drag.

@Verandi: (1) Nice drums. I usually skip halfway through tho.

@Sprockrooster: (9) A bit triphoppy so that is a good thing








To come;
Funhouse is losing its first song then we'll be getting high before the big comedown.​

I... I'm not even bothered by Gone To California leaving though I rated it very well, BUT, Stop Falling is an absolutely stunning song and deserved to at least crack the top 100.
 

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