I know, I know… you get it by now… Pink is my girl crush. It’s for a good reason though – I mean, have you seen her? My mom and I started getting really into Pink in 2006 when she released her fourth album, “I’m Not Dead”. Since then, her lyrics have comforted me, empowered me and made sure I had a good night out. With that being said, here are my Top 10 Pink songs from her past three albums, along with the best YouTube videos I could find. Please notice that she’s doing all this crazy shit and singing live. Now there’s absolutely no valid excuse for other artists lip syncing. Drop everything you’re doing and watch these:
10. So What
Best song lyrics: So, so what? I’m still a rock star, I got my rock moves and I don’t need you
Ms. Moore’s life lesson: Who cares if people come or go? You’re still a rock star, girl!
9. Conversations With My 13-Year Old Self (there was no live video, so excuse the cheesiness of this one)
Best song lyrics: Oh don’t lose your passion or the fighter that’s inside of you. You’re the girl I used to be, the pissed off complicated thirteen year old me.
Ms. Moore’s life lesson: It’s hard to be thirteen. We all wish we could go back and tell ourselves that life gets so much better.
8. Just Give Me A Reason, feat. Nate Ruess
Best song lyrics: No, nothing is as bad as it seems … We’re not broken just bent
Ms. Moore’s life lesson: Usually the problem is just in your head and just because you’re having a rough time doesn’t mean you should give up.
Best song lyrics: When you’re out there doing what you’re doing, are you just getting by? Tell me are you just getting by.
Ms. Moore’s life lesson: Don’t just breeze through life… get up, work hard and actually try.
6. The Great Escape
Best song lyrics: The passion and the pain are gonna keep you alive someday.
Ms. Moore’s life lesson: Okay, I cheated on this one because I watched an interview about this song. Basically, don’t run away from your bad feelings… don’t numb yourself. Those are the kinds of emotions that will keep you alive – you’re not really living without them.
5. I’m Not Dead
Best song lyrics: I’m not dead just floating, I’m not scared just changing.
Ms. Moore’s life lesson: Honestly, this is just a really cool artsy song to rock out to… but I also like the concept that change doesn’t necessarily mean fear.
4. Beam Me Up (I apologize for the crappy quality… it’s the only live recording available)
Best song lyrics: Could you beam me up? Give me a minute, I don’t know what I’d say in it… I’d probably just stare, happy just to be there, holding your face. Beam me up, let me be lighter – I’m tired of being a fighter. I think a minute’s enough… just beam me up.
Ms. Moore’s life lesson: Damn… what would we do for just one minute with someone we lost? Personally, I wouldn’t even know anything to say… I’d probably just soak up being in their presence. My girl Pink has many songs that make you realize she must have lost someone – she nailed it here.
3. Walk of Shame
Best song lyrics: I’m wearing last night’s dress and I look like a hot ass mess. Although my hair looks good ’cause I haven’t slept yet. Make the elevator come a little faster, I’m pushing all the buttons but nothing’s happening. Please, God, don’t let anybody see me. Please, God, I’ll do anything you ask me. I promise no more walks of shame
Ms. Moore’s life lesson: Sorry mom but this is the anthem of a 20-something. Also, please look at how adorable she is in concert… love it.
2. Glitter in the Air (duh, this performance revolutionized her as an artist)
Best song lyrics: Have you ever wished for an endless night? Lassoed the moon and the stars and pulled that rope tight. Have you ever held your breath and asked yourself will it ever get better than tonight?
Ms. Moore’s life lesson: Just soak it in peeps. Recognize when times are tough, recognize when times are good. So many feelings.
1. Crystal Ball (start at 1:33)
Best song lyrics: …a witness, and a little forgiveness, and a halo of patience, and a less sporadic pace and I’m learning to be brave in my beautiful mistakes. Oh I’ve felt that fire and I’ve been burned but I wouldn’t trade the pain for what I’ve learned, I wouldn’t trade the pain for what I’ve learned.
Ms. Moore’s life lesson: This is my favorite song. Oh, man. Learn to be brave in the mistakes you make through life. Own up from them and grow… pray for patience, forgiveness and for things to slow down. There are invaluable lessons that come out of every painful minute you live. Don’t wish that away.
Have a happy day, bros.
BONUS VIDEO! – Not only is this Pink’s best cover… but right up there with Amy Winehouse’s “Valerie” as best cover song of the 2000s.