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4.0 out of 5 stars Tickled Pink!, November 16, 2010
This review is from: Greatest Hits...So Far!!! (Audio CD)
Pink was not only the unlikeliest of pop stars to grab the reins of success in the 2000s, but she outdid her similarly marketed contemporaries, scoring an impressive succession of hit singles. Even when she hit bumps in the road she bounced back, adding different elements to her sound without changing its core. She is one of the few who hit the mainstream circa 1999 who maintains staying power, and "Greatest Hits...So Far!!!" proves why.

There are a few hits missing - the attitudinal "You Make Me Sick" from her debut album and "Feel Good Time," a delightful collaboration with William Orbit from the "Charlies Angels: Full Throttle" soundtrack, are among them - but "Greatest Hits...So Far!!!" is also an overstuffed disc with over a dozen hits and new material as well to round out the package.

The tracks are sequenced well. It is no surprise to see the major hits from her career-changing "Missundaztood" album frontload this compilation. It has been a long while since that album's release, and the casual fan a hits collection like this one is aimed would be easily won over by their inclusion. It is no surprise that the witty, sarcastic, self-deprecating "Don't Let Me Get Me" scored her major success and that the hook-laden confessional "Just Like a Pill" continued it.

This is before considering the major crossover success of "Get the Party Started," which showcased her brash personality while broadening her fan base and the thoughtful, pensive, lyrically incisive "Family Portrait."

The hits continued, even though "Trouble" was the only major one she scored from 2003's "Try This." When it crashed into the Hot 100 the irrepressibly catchy, mightily intelligent "Stupid Girls" became one of her biggest hits immediately - and it remains one of the most impressive pop singles of the 2000s. "So What" gave her a new career milestone, becoming her first solo #1 hit.

Other tracks included are smaller hits than some not included - the highly imaginative "Glitter In the Air" was really only a novelty hit following her show-stopping performance at the 2010 Grammy Awards, hitting #18 the following week and then descending the charts - but they still round out the disc nicely.

The new material included does not live up to the cache and punch of the majority of the hits. "Raise Your Glass" is festive and fun, but "[...] Perfect" and "Heartbreak Down" sound like rejects not deemed not strong enough for conclusion. They are inspired, demonstrating Pink's artistic drive, but are not particularly memorable.

International versions of the album include the raw, impressive "Whataya Want from Me." The song, which she wrote for her "Funhouse" album - was unwisely cut from that CD and given to Adam Lambert, who scored his first major hit with it last year.
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Initial post: Dec 2, 2010 11:44:13 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 2, 2010 11:47:34 AM PST
H. Kloran says:
Raise Your Glass is an instant P!NK classic !! i don't understand how you can not get the catchy hook of the song out of your head.

i need to seek out the "international version" to hear Whataya Want From Me [one of my fav Glambert tunes]

Posted on Dec 13, 2010 8:02:18 PM PST
W.H. says:
I ordered the international version from a seller called "Hot Shot Records Germany." It just arrived today and it has 21 tracks, as opposed to the domestic version which only has 16 tracks.

I haven't played it yet, but more songs are usually better than fewer, especially on a "greatest hits" collection or anthology.

I'm looking forward to hearing P!nk's version of "Whataya Want From Me."

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 16, 2011 3:27:59 PM PST
IJEFF says:
Raise You Glass is indeed a P!nk classic. I think the problem sometimes when newer songs are included people aren't intimately familar with them so they don't have quite the same impact as the "older" classics. Give it time and it becomes more obvious it belongs with her best.

Posted on Jan 20, 2011 10:08:00 PM PST
Sympathy1018 says:
Where do you order the international version of the album?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 25, 2011 3:38:56 AM PST
Rudy Palma says:
http://www.amazon.com/Greatest-Hits-So-Far-Pink/dp/samples/B0044WWLN4/ref=dp_tracks_all_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1295955410&sr=8-11#disc_1

That should be the one, but I'm not seeing those extra songs on the track list. You could ask Amazon. You could also try eBay.

E-mail me at rudypalma@yahoo.com if you need any more help. I understand the frustration at wanting the complete CD and finding it's not sold in the US.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 25, 2011 6:16:56 AM PST
Been hearing a lot of "Raise Your Glass" in my spinning class and now I know who it is. Thanks.

Posted on Nov 25, 2012 8:09:02 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 25, 2012 8:13:39 AM PST
Hugo says:
P!nk put the FUN back in Rock & Roll! I knew she was "out there" for years, but still kinda lost in the clutter of sound alike, fly by night divas from the same pod. She finally broke out and away with "U + Ur Hand" - into her own distinct, trademark artistry - and absolutely nobody could avoid her...superstardom at last + universal appeal. I got sucked right into the P!nk tornado with that hit track. I grew up with Linda Ronstadt, and she was THE FEMALE VOCALIST, eclectic and talented beyond what folks back then assumed would transpire from the woman...what came along after "You're No Good" was, and will forever remain phenomenal, as history has shown. Linda became the original diva of musical reinvention and acclaimed artistic integrety. As I commented above: I knew P!nk was 'out there' for years...then, around the time of "I'm Not Dead" Cd album, I read in a Linda Ronstadt interview that Linda's daughter, Mary Clementine, had turned her Mom on to P!nk. Linda Ronstadt's hints about other artists has turned me on to many other singers and bands I would've never sought out or discovered on my own. I luv P!nk! Thanks, Linda & Mary!

Posted on Mar 3, 2013 1:28:18 AM PST
Ewok says:
Am I the only one who read this in the NOW! music voice you hear on the commercials?

If it had more of her original hits, I'd be down for it. You're absolutely right. I might night like every song on all her cd's. But there are generally enough good ones to make the purchase worthwhile. Her newest CD is no exception either.

Posted on Apr 1, 2013 9:22:18 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Apr 1, 2013 10:38:47 PM PDT
Rudy Palma says:
Wow. All that over a typo? Maybe it's time to switch to decaf.
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