"F--kin' Perfect" (CD single)



Intense, inspiring song about loving yourself; OK for teens.
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What parents need to know

Positive messages

Although the song and video are intense and dramatic, the song's message is very positive: That you should realize your own beauty, worth, and potential, no matter what others think.

Positive role models

Pink represents those who've always felt "left out." She's true to herself and her music and isn't afraid to sing that message to fans. This particular song is uplifting and encouraging and celebrates individuality.


The video is very graphic, showing a teen "cutting" in the bathtub.


The song itself is clean, but the video shows a couple having sex in the beginning. Nothing graphic, but it's obvious what they're doing.


The word "f--kin'" is in the title and is repeated several times throughout the song. An edited version is available.

Not applicable
Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Pink sings once, "The only thing I should be drinking is an ice cold beer." And the video shows a troubled teen snorting something in the bathroom. 

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that although the title of this song, "F--kin' Perfect," is repeated countless times, its overall message of celebrating individuality is positive and inspiring. The video, however, is very graphic and intense; it shows a troubled teen cutting herself and snorting drugs -- but it ends with a message of hope, resilience, and unconditional love. There's one mention of drinking a beer.

What's the story?

"F--KIN' PERFECT" is the second single released from Pink's album Greatest Hits....So Far. Like most of Pink's songs, it's topped the charts and created controversy. Co-written and co-produced by Pink and heavy hitter Max Martin, the song is about making mistakes and picking yourself back up and, above all, loving yourself no matter what. The song's graphic and intense video is about a troubled teen who finds her way out of depression and drugs. An edited version is available.

Is it any good?


Although this song's title may be a bit controversial, the seriousness of the message practically justifies it. With smart lyrics and emotional vocals, "F--kin' Perfect" becomes an anthem for those who've ever felt left out, bullied, misunderstood, unloved, or hopeless. The intense nature and language of the song, and certainly the video, are too much for younger kids, but mature teens will embrace its powerful message of unconditional love.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the song's message. The chorus says, "Pretty, pretty please, don't you ever, ever feel like you're less than f--kin' perfect." Can you relate to the lyrics? Do you think Pink means feeling inadequate physically or socially or both? When have you felt this way? What did you do?

  • Do you like the way Pink gets her message across? Why?

  • The song's video shows some graphic, disturbing images of a

  • troubled teen. How does it make you feel? Do you think this is a real problem in our society? What can be done about it?

Music details

Release date:January 4, 2011
Label:La Face
Parental advisory:Yes
Edited version available:Yes

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Teen, 16 years old Written byrebma97 March 20, 2014

Catchy, some language, but good messages

P!nk is a really good singer, and this song is catchy. It also has a great message about embracing yourself. I think this could help with anyone who's feelings down or was bullied. Language: The line "f-king perfect" is repeated throughout the chorus. Drinking/Drugs: One line mentions drinking: "The only thing I should be drinking is an ice cold beer." If anyone wants to listen to it, I suggest the clean version. It's just as great.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 13 years old Written bymunoru July 22, 2013

NOT A 15!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111

All it has is f--king!
What other families should know
Too much swearing
Teen, 14 years old Written byIsabel14 March 9, 2013

Buy edited version

This song is fine as long as its the edited version
What other families should know
Too much swearing


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