Can't Take Me Home

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Can't Take Me Home
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Studio album by Pink
Released April 4, 2000
Genre Dance-pop
Length 54:21
Label
Producer
Pink chronology
Can't Take Me Home
(2000)
Missundaztood
(2001)Missundaztood2001
Singles from Can't Take Me Home
  1. "There You Go"
    Released: February 20, 2000[1]
  2. "Most Girls"
    Released: September 19, 2000[2]
  3. "You Make Me Sick"
    Released: December 18, 2000[3]

Can't Take Me Home is the debut album by singer P!nk, released in the United States on April 4, 2000, by LaFace Records. It produced three singles—"There You Go", "Most Girls", and "You Make Me Sick", and peaked at number 26 on the U.S. Billboard 200. Producers included Kevin "She'kspere" Briggs, Babyface, Kandi Burruss, Terence "Tramp Baby" Abney, Daryl Simmons, and Tricky. Pink shared co-writing credit on seven of the album's tracks, this album was described by AllMusic as "skittering, post-jungle rhythm for the bedrock of these savvy, club-ready dance-pop productions – a sound exploited expertly on TLC's record".[4]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[5]
Robert Christgau B+[6]
Entertainment Weekly C+[7]
Jam! (mixed)[8]
MTV Asia (5/10)[9]
NME (6/10)[10]
Q 4/5 stars[11]
Rolling Stone 2.5/5 stars[12]

Can't Take Me Home received mixed to positive reviews from music critics. AllMusic gave the album positive review, giving it four out of five stars. Robert Christgau also gave a positive review, grading it B+. Entertainment Weekly gave the album a mixed review, grading it C+. Jam! and MTV Asia also gave mixed reviews; the latter gave album the grade five out of ten. NME gave a positive review on the album, grading it six out of ten. Q also gave a positive review, giving it the same grade as AllMusic, four out of five stars. Rolling Stone gave a mixed review, giving it two and a half out of five stars.

Track listing[edit]

Can't Take Me Home – Standard edition
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Split Personality"
4:01
2. "Hell Wit Ya" 2:58
3. "Most Girls"
4:59
4. "There You Go"
  • Moore
  • Briggs
  • Burruss
3:23
5. "You Make Me Sick"
  • Obi Nwobosi
  • Ainsworth Prasad
  • Marthony Tabb
4:08
6. "Let Me Let You Know" 4:45
7. "Love Is Such a Crazy Thing"
5:14
8. "Private Show" 4:15
9. "Can't Take Me Home"
  • Moore
  • Harold Frasier
  • Steve "Rhythm" Clarke
3:39
10. "Stop Falling"
  • Moore
  • Will Baker
  • Pete Woodruff
5:51
11. "Do What U Do"
3:58
12. "Hiccup"
  • Moore
  • Harold Frasier
  • Delouie Avant
  • Steve "Rhythm" Clarke
3:32
13. "Is It Love"
  • Moore
  • Frasier
  • Avant
  • Clarke
  • Aaron Philips
3:38

Personnel[edit]

  • Pink – vocals
  • Terence "Tramp Baby" Abney – keyboards, producer, drum programming
  • Babyface – producer
  • Harold Frasier – producer, keyboards
  • Steve "Rhythm" Clarke – producer, drum programming
  • Will Baker – vocal arrangement
  • Steve Baughman – assistant
  • Kerren Berz – strings, string arrangements
  • Elliot Blakely – assistant
  • Paul Boutin – engineer
  • Jason Boyd – arranger
  • Kandi Burruss – producer, backing vocals
  • Josh Butler – engineer
  • Ralph Cacciurri – assistant
  • Chris Champion – engineer
  • Rob Chiarelli – mixing
  • Chrissy Conway – backing vocals
  • Lysa Cooper – stylist
  • Sharon A. Daley – A&R
  • Regina Davenport – artist coordination
  • Kevin "KD" Davis – mixing
  • Blake Eiseman – engineer
  • Daniela Federici – photography
  • Paul Foley – engineer
  • Sherree Ford-Payne – backing vocals
  • John Frye – engineer

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Territory Certifier Certification Sales
Australia ARIA 2× Platinum[26] 140,000+
Canada MC 2× Platinum[27] 200,000+
New Zealand RMNZ Platinum[28] 15,000+
United Kingdom BPI Platinum[29] 500,000+
United States RIAA 2× Platinum 2,000,000+

Media appearances[edit]

"You Make Me Sick" was featured in the 2001 film and the soundtrack for Save the Last Dance. "Split Personality", which was not released as a single, was featured in the 2001 film The Princess Diaries.

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/There_You_Go
  2. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Most_Girls_(Pink_song)
  3. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/You_Make_Me_Sick
  4. ^ "Can't Take Me Home - P!nk - Songs, Reviews, Credits - AllMusic". 
  5. ^ Allmusic review
  6. ^ Robert Christgau. "CG: Pink". Robertchristgau.com. Retrieved 2011-08-24. 
  7. ^ Rob Brunner (2000-04-14). "Can't Take Me Home Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2011-08-24. 
  8. ^ Mike Ross (2000-04-15). "Album Review: CAN'T TAKE ME HOME". Jam.canoe.ca. Retrieved 2011-08-24. 
  9. ^ "MTVAsia.com - Welcome!". 10 April 2004. Archived from the original on 10 April 2004. 
  10. ^ "NME review". NME. 2000-05-10. Retrieved 2011-08-24. 
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  12. ^ Douglas Wolk (2000-04-27). "Can't Take Me Home". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2012-08-08. 
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  22. ^ ARIA Charts - End Of Year Charts - Top 100 Albums 2000 Archived May 28, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  23. ^ "The Official New Zealand Music Chart". 
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  25. ^ "Billboard 200 Albums - Year-End 2000". 
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  27. ^ "Gold & Platinum Certification – July 2001". Canadian Recording Industry Association. Archived from the original on 2014-10-08. Retrieved 2010-08-17. 
  28. ^ "NZ Albums Chart - 18 February 2001". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 2016-04-23. 
  29. ^ Platinum Awards Content