The Continued Chart Dominance of Pink RADIO Locale
Updated: May 25
Pop solo artist Pink has seen 20 Top 10 hits on the Official Singles Chart Top 100 over the course of the past 20 years. Her big break came in June 2000, with “There You Go” debuting and peaking at #6 on the chart. Only a year thereafter, she had her first #1 with the remake of “Lady Marmalade” with Cristina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, and Mya. Fast forward 19 years later, and she has a top 10 hit Walk Me Home, which peaked at #8 and served as the lead single off her eighth album. This is not even a “comeback story” of sorts; she has consistently provided hits off every album. Pink continues to sell out world tours, often being listed as one of the highest-grossing tours of the year.
So, what led to this success? The short answer would be pure talent. People would not continue to shell out money to see Pink perform if she didn’t put on a good show. And with her songs consistently selling well, radio stations have all the more reason to continue to play her music.
Something to note is Pink’s mixed reception of collaborations. She started this decade with a feature off an Eminem album. The song, “Won’t Back Down”, was only on the Official Singles Chart Top 100 for two weeks, peaking at #82, and 2017’s “Revenge”, also with Eminem, hit a modest #33 peak. In 2017, she provided vocals on “Waterfall” with Stargate and Sia, which only peaked at #47. Finally, two most recent songs on the chart, the Khalid-assisted “Hurts 2B Human” and Cash Cash-assisted “Can We Pretend”, were collaborations, peaked respectively at #61 and #88, and spent a combined four weeks on the chart. This is a stark contrast to 2013’s “Just Give Me A Reason” with Nate Reuss, which peaked at #2 and spent 40 weeks on the chart. In general, though, it seems the general public this past decade enjoys songs with Pink alone than collaborations.
Pink is now set to take a hiatus from music to focus on her family. One thing is almost certain though: a ninth album would only continue her chart dominance. RADIO Locale