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post Apr 23 2016, 10:52 AM
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Pink's Official Top 20 biggest selling songs
23 April 2016
By Justin Myers


Hard to believe, but it's more than 15 years since Pink first burst into the Official Singles Chart with her punchy debut There You Go.

She may have changed her sound, not to mention her hair, since then, but she's been fairly consistent on the banger front.

She's had 27 UK Top 40s, including 18 Top 10s and three Number 1s, but when it comes to shifting your actual copies, what's her top song?

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It's perhaps fitting that the Number 1 song on Pink's countdown never actually made it to the top of the Official Singles Chart – although it had a good go.

Just Give Me A Reason, which featured fun lead singer Nate Ruess, spent 11 weeks inside the Top 10, two of which were at Number 2. It was held off, however, in the first week by a surprise return to the charts by TV presenters Ant & Dec. After performing their 1994 classic Let's Get Ready To Rhumble on their Saturday Night Takeaway show, the track shot to Number 1, finishing just 5,000 copies ahead of poor Pink and Nate.

It didn't make it to Number 1, but it has shifted over 836,000 copies to make it Pink's top seller.

So What, Number 1 in 2008, is Pink's best selling chart-topper. Over 610,000 of you have bought what turned out to be Pink's most recent Number 1.

Next up is another chart-topper, but this time she wasn't alone. Pink joined forces with Mya, Christina Aguilera and Missy Elliott for the Moulin Rouge soundtrack.

Lady Marmalade has been a hit three times in the UK, and has reached the top spot twice! First a Number 17 hit for LaBelle in 1975, the track was covered by UK girlgroup All Saints, who whacked it into a double-A side (ask your mum) with a cover of Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Under The Bridge and took it to Number 1 in 1998!

Pink's version has sold 577,000 copies.

Other notable entries
Raise Your Glass, which led Pink's 2010 greatest hits collection, is her biggest selling non-Top 10. It's sold 430,000 copies despite reaching only Number 13 – thanks in part, no doubt, to the song featuring on the second series of Glee in 2011.

Pink's first solo Number 1 from 2002, Just Like A Pill, lands at number 8 with sales of 370,000, while Pink's first ever single There You Go is at Number 16.

And, interestingly, two Top 10s don't make the Top 20 at all – Trouble (7 in 2003) and Feel Good Time (3 in 2003) both miss out.

Pink's Official Top 20:

TITLE PEAK YEAR
1 JUST GIVE ME A REASON (FEAT. NATE RUESS) 2 2013 836,000
2 SO WHAT 1 2008 610,000
3 LADY MARMALADE (WITH CHRISTINA AGUILERA, LIL KIM, MISSY ELLIOTT & MYA) 1 2001 577,000
4 RAISE YOUR GLASS 13 2010 430,000
5 TRY 8 2012
6 GET THE PARTY STARTED 2 2002
7 F**KIN' PERFECT 10 2010
8 JUST LIKE A PILL 1 2002 370,000
9 BLOW ME (ONE LAST KISS) 3 2012
10 WHO KNEW 5 2006
11 PLEASE DON'T LEAVE ME 12 2009
12 SOBER 9 2009
13 U & UR HAND 10 2006
14 DON'T LET ME GET ME 6 2002
15 TRUE LOVE (FEAT. LILY ALLEN) 16 2013
16 THERE YOU GO 6 2000
17 FAMILY PORTRAIT 11 2002
18 STUPID GIRLS 4 2006
19 MOST GIRLS 5 2000
20 LEAVE ME ALONE (I'M LONELY) 34 2007

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The last update was only last October! 'Just Give Me a Reason' had sold 830k, 'So What' 607k, 'Lady Marmalade' 574k, 'Raise Your Glass' 425k and 'Just Like a Pill' 360k.
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post Apr 23 2016, 11:02 AM
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Wow I know 'Just Give Me a Reason was big but her best seller ohmy.gif

Poor 'Who Knew' only scraping the top 10 sad.gif should be much higher especially over 'Raise Your Glass'!


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QUOTE(liamk97 @ Apr 23 2016, 08:27 PM) *
The last update was only last October! 'Just Give Me a Reason' had sold 830k, 'So What' 607k, 'Lady Marmalade' 574k, 'Raise Your Glass' 425k and 'Just Like a Pill' 360k.

So that would make 'Just Like A Pill' her biggest trickle seller correct?
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Like Madonna her best material was released in low sale climates.
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post Apr 23 2016, 04:17 PM
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I think P!nk has way better songs than Just Give Me a Reason, wish it wasn't her best seller, but nonetheless it has excellent sales, it's incredible how successful she's been over such a long period of time, and she still remains relevant!
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So many utterly amazing songs there! Great to see 'Raise Your Glass' so high despite criminally never going Top 10, and great also to see the still stunning 'F***in' Perfect' in the Top 10 wub.gif
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Not surprised at "Just Like A Pill" being such a strong trickle seller out of those with sales mentioned! Should go gold later this year, as I assume its sales will increase a little with P!nk being back in the charts.

14 DON'T LET ME GET ME 6 2002
15 TRUE LOVE (FEAT. LILY ALLEN) 16 2013
16 THERE YOU GO 6 2000
17 FAMILY PORTRAIT 11 2002
18 STUPID GIRLS 4 2006
19 MOST GIRLS 5 2000
20 LEAVE ME ALONE (I'M LONELY) 34 2007

Anyone have any estimates for these? "U & Ur Hand" is ceritifed silver, but the rest of these aren't ceritifed to my knowledge? So I guess some aren't far off the silver mark. Surprised at "Leave Me Alone (I'm Lonely)" making the top 20!


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I'm very surprised to see another update already! As girlsaloudjunkie said, it's only been six months since the last one!

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QUOTE(Envoirment @ Apr 23 2016, 06:11 PM) *
Not surprised at "Just Like A Pill" being such a strong trickle seller out of those with sales mentioned! Should go gold later this year, as I assume its sales will increase a little with P!nk being back in the charts.


'Just Like a Pill' went Gold about a month ago - so that must mean there's at least 30,000 streaming sales on top of the total given in the OCC article.
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Interestingly, Who Knew is one of her most popular songs released pre-2010 on Spotify
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God her 'Try This' era was an utter disaster commercially wasn't it? It's amazing that she came back from that and has continued to become bigger and bigger. I predict that 'The Truth About Love' will remain her peak though.
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Pleasantly surprised how high her recent singles have sold compared to the overalls. Pink's strongest era has always felt like I'm Not Dead but she's actually had a fair number of smashes since. Doesn't seem to matter how long she takes off, every album campaign seems to come at just the right time for people to be hungry for her new material - pretty good going for someone who's never seemed a 'top-tier' star on the level of e.g. Beyonce or Britney.
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Britney??

Lol she's had much more longevity than her! Rihanna maybe a better comparison?
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To be fair, Britney does have Top 20 hits that span 16 years and number 1s in 3 different decades.
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QUOTE(Rogue @ Apr 23 2016, 08:23 PM) *
God her 'Try This' era was an utter disaster commercially wasn't it? It's amazing that she came back from that and has continued to become bigger and bigger. I predict that 'The Truth About Love' will remain her peak though.


Album sales for Try This seemed disappointing at the time yet artists would do anything for those sales now. As for the singles, she didn't have a big smash and that coincided with singles sales being generally at their lowest. She really was lucky to come back with I'm Not Dead in retrospect.
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QUOTE(Doctor Blind @ Apr 23 2016, 10:02 PM) *
To be fair, Britney does have Top 20 hits that span 16 years and number 1s in 3 different decades.


IMO she hasn't had a huge culturally defining hit for a long time but that's just me I guess.
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I don't think anyone claimed she was in the "top tier" right now heehee.gif but she most definitely used to be and is still a huge name now!
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Just Give Me a Reason being her biggest seller is annoying, but it came at a time when sales were much higher than a lot of her hits in the mid 00s when sales were at an all time low. It says a lot that Raise Your Glass didn't go top 10 but is so high on that list. (But it's amazing so I'm glad it sold so much).
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I don't think Pink has *ever* been quite 'top-tier'. I don't mean that in a bad way, but she's never been the outright #1 female singer everyone's been talking about, at the absolute top of her game in pop, like the way Beyonce, Britney, Rihanna, Christina Aguilera, Lady Gaga or Madonna have been. That's not to say anything against her. By never stepping out as the number one she hasn't had, I don't think, as much of a hatedom formed against her or unrealistic expectations placed upon her to get better and better all the time. There has always been someone else who is the queen bee.

But how many of those queen bees has she outlived by never trying to be that number one character? Looking back to Lady Marmalade I wonder who would've predicted of the four (five? Missy Elliot) stars involved, that the only one still at the top of her game getting hit singles, albums, and not really receiving any public backlash would be Pink.
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