Thanks to her label Sony, we popped along to our first P!nk show as part of her record-breaking concert series earlier this year and were mightily impressed by her showmanship. We commented to the label afterwards that we put the US singer’s popularity in Australia down to the fact that we Aussies are pretty good at spotting bullshit… and P!nk’s the antithesis of it.
‘Just Give Me A Reason’ was a deserved No.1 hit here in Australia. Masterfully combining the crisp vocal of Fun. frontman Nate Ruess with our adopted pop daughter, the single was quickly embraced by radio stations across the country and subsequently hit No.1, spending four non-consecutive weeks there earlier in the year.
Right from that opening piano riff, you sensed that ‘Just Give Me A Reason’ was to be something special. And so it was, especially around the crescendo at the 2:40ish mark. Goosebump stuff.
She’s an undisputed star, she deserves a place in our top ten. And we’ve gifted her the No.6 spot. P!nk… ‘Just Give Me A Reason’.