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Pink: The Discography Rate ∞ WINNER!

Discussion in 'Charts, rates etc' started by swim, May 28, 2019.

  1. Oh, wow, you really got me with that one!

    Anyways, the title-track of "M!ssundaztood" was my lowest remaining song from that album and went at quite the right time (and it's #97 @Lost Boy). It's pretty bland in terms of melody, but nice enough as a whole. And that outro helped it in my case - I boosted its score by half point because of it!
    However, it certainly has some type of nostalgia feel to it. I remember running back from school during heavy rain, soaking wet, and coming home to play the album for the first time about two years ago; even if it's recent, it manages to bring back some great memories. I don't know how to explain it, I almost feel like I've spent my childhood during the 90's and 00's when playing the song and album. I can only imagine how people who listened it back in 2001 feel about it now.

    And imagine if it really ended up as a lead single, though...
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  2. I have a different order in the tracklist ("M!ssundaztood" is the opener) and it's pretty much perfect to me.
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  3. M!ssundaztood is gone way too soon. And to be honest, I would've preferred it as the lead single. I'm not that big on Get The Party Started (and was hoping it had made a surprise exit when I saw @Lost Boy's first single tease) and they could have made an edit of the song to make it better for the radio.
    And I don't know if any of you know it, but this is the song I mentioned in my commentary:

    The melody of this feels like a slowed down version of the one in M!ssundaztood to me.
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  4. I'm not sure that "This my first single, MAN!" is referring to M!ssundaztood. The very first edition of the album had Don't Let Me Get Me as the following track, which was at the time considered as the lead single. They probably recorded the end of M!ssundaztood as the intro to the planned lead single, and then didn't take it off when Get The Party started was selected instead.
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  5. I didn't even know that. It makes a lot of sense now.
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  6. I watched this when it was released and loved it!

    Two of the best songs on the album and her career? Of course.
    Heard of this 'theory' before, and while it makes sense, it always seemed to me like they were in the studio trying to write and record that first single she's speaking of (and "Don't Let Me Get Me" wasn't even written at the time).
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2019
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  7. I can’t believe Can’t We Pretend is going to win this rate, talent wins x
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  8. M!ssundaztood being out when nearly all of the The Truth About Love songs are still here... there are no words.
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    96. Can't Take Me Home
    Average score: 6.63
    Highest score: 10 (@Sanctuary)
    Lowest score: 2 (@Duppe)
    My score: 7

    Produced by The Specialists and written by Moore and two others, the title track for her debut follows 'M!ssundaztood' immediately - how cute.There's little for us to really explore here considering it follows a pretty standard pattern for the debut: men suck and your momma would hate me. There's little to latch on to hook or melody wise, but she does provide a killer attitude throughout and some pretty strong ad-libs.

    Commentary is difficult to work with too because for every praise there's a criticism of the same thing. The song's high BPM is a highlight for some and a detriment to others, however scores were pretty consistently around the six-seven mark with a few tanks.

    Commentary corner:
    @nikkysan: (7.5) I always thought she was singing “Can’t take me home to mama cause she would’ve dated (my) papa” for the longest time... which doesn’t even make sense, but whatever this is a bop.

    @abael: (5) Underwhelming, especially for a title track. Would work better at a lower tempo?

    @tylerc904: (6.5) This was oddly not included on the US edition so for a solid decade I had no idea it existed.

    @rick: (6) Meh. But why didn’t ‘cuz it’s a Pink thang’ catch on?

    @Music Is Life: (8.75) A bop, and a fun title track, perfect for this album, but I think this is my least favorite of her title tracks.

    @Maki: (7.25) I wasn’t a huge fan of this song in the beginning, but it grew on me a bit. The really fast beat is interesting and makes it stand out. The middle-8 is probably the highlight here. It lacks a bit of a punch in that chorus, but it’s pretty good as a whole.

    @JMRGBY88: (8.5) A bop

    @R27: (7.75) Again, I'm really digging the 2000s R&B production here. Even with such a different sound from her later work, this has P!nk’s classic sass and attitude

    @savilizabeths: (6) “I don’t love the production on this that much.”

    @Reboot: (3) I really don't like this

    @The Hot Rock: (7) Go off

    Last edited: Sep 2, 2019
  10. It's a shame so many Can't Take Me Home tracks are leaving when Try This is right there.
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  11. Don't even try this!
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    95. Just Like Fire
    Average score: 6.65
    Highest score: 10 (@rick)
    Lowest score: 1 (@sapnu puas)
    My score: 9

    People certainly get hung up on the 'rap' section here, especially considering it's not the first time she's injected an attitude-filled-talk-sing section to a song, and it would seem that killed off 'Just Like Fire' before it could even hit the ground. Recorded for the soundtrack to Alice through the Looking Glass, it actually went on to become arguably one of her biggest hits and was nominated for a Grammy. Not everybody has that. It's actually her last top ten in the US!

    Considering this was a simple soundtrack song, I actually think it's one of her strongest singles. It translates incredibly well live, and affords itself to some of her biggest stunts, and it's packed with melody from start to finish. It's one of those songs I never really play myself but when it comes on the radio I twist that knob as high as I can bear and scream along with it - NO ONE CAN BE JUST LIKE ME ANYWAY!

    Also the video is fantastic and it's always nice to see an artist throw themselves headfirst into promotion when they absolutely do not need to. This could have been a throwaway soundtrack song but she made it something, regardless of your thoughts on the quality. Kind of gutted to see it bow out now, but ironically it leaves 'White Rabbit' as the last remaining bonus song.

    Commentary corner:
    @rick: (10) Love love love.

    @P'NutButter: (2) Terrible

    @Reboot: (9) I’ve heard this on radio loads, of course, but I never knew it was a soundtrack song! It’s good

    @savilizabeths: (2) “I’ve always really disliked the song. It’s both really annoying and a giant yawn fest. The lyrics are uninspired, the pre-chorus is so irritating and the chorus is grating as hell. It sounds like everything boring while pop radio enjoys and I just don’t like it at all.”

    @Maki: (6.75) Never been a big fan of the song, but it’s good. The verses are great and the chorus is catchy, but it all feels too basic. The rap part is almost obnoxious and lets down the song.

    @Music Is Life: (9.5) I remember being so excited when this came out, thinking new P!nk was on the horizon, and we ended up having to wait a whole other year. The song itself is a bop, and everything it should be for a Disney movie. Love the music video.

    @nikkysan: (2) God this is still so irritating. Couldn’t escape this when it ended up being a hit, the shouting of “NOONECANBELIKETHISANYWAY”, ugh.

    @abael: (6) Sure it's something new from Pink, but is overall lacking energy.

    @Laurence: (8) I kinda like this one. Remember listening to it a lot.

    @sapnu puas: (1) I hate this song and I hate that she seems to like it.

    @R27: (4) I hate when P!nk raps.

    @JMRGBY88: (4) Yawn
    Last edited: Sep 2, 2019
  13. Just Like Fire out already? It's massive!
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  14. FINALLY! But why is Slut Like You still here?
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  15. Because it's a sex positive man-trashing feminist word recapturing anthem.
  16. Which I’d love if the song was any good.
  17. Just Life Fire is actually great, what's wrong with y'all?

    White Rabbit being the last remaining extra is correct though.
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  18. Just Like Fire has grown on me a lot. And I agree, she did a lot to promote it considering it was a between-albums soundtrack song (I think people underestimate how useful those can be; look at Madonna's career for a start).

    Not to mention that it was a pretty big hit for her even though the movie was a disaster.
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  19. Thank fuck Just Like Fire is out.
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