The last time Pink went down the “let’s talk about my life in very plain terms over an irritating beat” road, with “Stupid Girls,” things didn’t go so well; the track stalled outside the top 10 on the Hot 100, and got an even cooler reception from the hot-AC stations that made later singles like “Who Knew” playlist staples long after I’m Not Dead first arrived in stores. But while driving around fiddling with the car radio last weekend, I realized that “So What” is probably going to outshine “Stupid” and be a huge, monster hit.
It has the annoying vocals and thuddingly relentless beat of Katy Perry’s “I Kissed A Girl,” the gossip-page-quoting lyrics, and some GarageBand-sourced keyboards that pow-pow-pow in the background unendingly. The video is pretty much more of the same, only with a cameo from the ex-husband she’s lyrically complaining about. What if the whole breakup was actually a setup, you guys? I feel so violated by the celebrity-industrial complex!