First Chart Entry for Pink: “There You Go” (#2, 2000)
Biggest Hit To Date: “So What” (#1 for six weeks, 2008)
First Chart Entry for Lily Rose Cooper (Lily Allen): “LDN” (#16, 2006)
Biggest Hit To Date: “True Love” (#1 for three weeks, 2013)
#1 for three weeks, 24 weeks in the top 40
No need to lie about this one, and that’s the cold hard truth. The bubbly song with just the right amount of angst was a winner, at least on my personal chart.
“True Love” marked the fourth consecutive hit on my chart from Pink‘s The Truth About Love, her first album to debut at #1 on the Billboard 200. It was co-written by the two singers and producer Greg Kurstin. I first highlighted the song on the blog on May 2 when it was about to see some overseas action, but several weeks later, U.S. radio got on top of it. This was also the first chart hit in four years for Cooper; last time around, it was “The Fear” that broke into the top 5. About halfway through the chart run of this duet, Cooper began using her professional name, Lily Allen, once again, creating a whole bunch of confusion on how to actually credit it. Nevertheless, even that couldn’t stop it from spending three weeks at #1 on my survey, one of the top collaborations of the year.
After three significant radio and sales releases from her album, this particular song couldn’t match Pink‘s previous success on a national level in the States, missing the top 40 on the Hot 100. However, as the Queen of Australia (let’s face it, she is), she managed a #5 peak in that territory, as well as higher peaks in Belgium and the Czech Republic. In short, the “Love” fest went on.
Pink has one more song in this year’s top ten, which happens to be another duet with a male counterpart. Stay tuned as we continue to count them down tomorrow…