Hot Video Alert: P!nk - Raise Your Glass
"Don't Get Fancy just get dancey," proclaims international pop superstar P!nk in her new single, and BOY do I ever. The Max Martin/Shellback-produced "Raise Your Glass" is pure, pop fantasy through and through. P!nk can do no wrong in my book (except maybe with "Feel Good Time"). Whether she's doing a raw and emotional ballad (while suspended in the air) or tearing it up at the dance club, nearly EVERY song P!nk sings is hitworthy. I think it's CRIMINAL that her chart history in the states hasn't been better than it has been. Europe has always been ahead of the curve when it comes to pop music, and they've been crazy about her for a lot longer.
In the video for P!nk's eleventh Top 10 hit (the song climbed to the #10 spot) P!nk celebrates the "dirty little freaks," AKA anyone who strays from "the norm." This includes geeks, gays, and other societal "outcasts," all living it up and embracing their differences. I LOVE this video. As cute and fun as this video is, it's hardly original. P!nk isn't the first pop star in recent weeks to release a positive, uplifting and inspirational clip in the wake of the recent crop of gay teen suicides and wide spread bullying gripping our country. Most recently Katy Perry's "Firework" video spread a similar message and next...pop superstar Ke$ha's video for new single "We R Who We R" will continue spreading the love. Now, originality aside, it is loads of fun. Seeing P!nk play dress up is always AMAZING. "Stupid Girls" anyone?
"Raise Your Glass," is P!nk's highest charting song since her 2008 hit "So What," not to mention the song's chart success makes P!nk third in line (behind Rihanna and Beyoncé) in terms of female artists with the most Top 10 hits since 2000. Looks like she is getting some recognition after all. The song is pulled from the artist's upcoming Greatest Hits...So Far!!! compilation, due November 16th on LaFace Records. "Raise Your Glass" is one of four new songs included in the collection. So, if you're "too school for cool," why don't you pick up the single and pre-order the album on iTunes now. The single will be released in the UK on November 8th. Now go get dancey!