"So What" (CD single)

Common Sense Media says

Rocker girl releases attitude-heavy anthem.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

Song has themes of revenge and proving something to someone's who has hurt you or let you down.

Violence

Pink talks about wanting to get into trouble and starting a fight.

Sex

Sex implied with "I guess I'll go sit with drum boy/at least he'll know how to hit"

Language

One appearance of the word "s--t" (sung by backup singers).

Consumerism
Not applicable
Drinking, drugs, & smoking

One reference to drinking: "I'm gonna drink my money/I'm not gonna pay his rent"

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this is the first single from Pink's new album scheduled for release later this year. The song is a "take that" slam to the singer's ex-husband Carey Hart. It's brazen and out there with a little anger and a lot of attitude. There's a dig at another celebrity, reference to drinking, the word "s--t" (although it's subtle, and could be missed), and the calling of an ex a "tool."

Parents say

Kids say

What's the story?

Pink isn't renowned for her subtlety, or doing things conventionally. And if we were wondering how she was feeling about the dissolution of her marriage to motocross racer and Surreal Life and Inked star Carey Hart, we should wonder no more. "SO WHAT" makes it perfectly clear. In this cocky new single, Pink calls him a "tool" and says that because she's a rock star with her "rock moves" she's having more fun without him and doesn't need him anyway. These claims are even punctuated by a mocking "Na na na na na na na".

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

"So What" is definitely catchy and it's hard not to want to sing along, but at times the lyrics seem so overtly juvenile that you find yourself wondering whether you're on the outside of an inside joke. This definitely isn't the best of Pink. Hopefully there'll be more of her older guilty-pleasure, "you-can't-believe-how-much-you-like-it" stuff on the rest of the new album.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about why Pink is making such a public statement about the ending of her relationship with her ex-husband. Does it seem as if she's trying too hard to prove something? Would you expect this kind of song from Pink more than you would from other artists?

Music details

Artist:Pink
Release date:August 18, 2008
Label:LaFace Records
Genre:Pop
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Teen, 14 years old Written bynazz4ever September 15, 2009
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11
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she said the "s" word once but they block it out in the edited version.i love this song
What other families should know
Too much swearing
Kid, 10 years old November 10, 2009
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12
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Overreact Much?

It's a good song with a bad role model. But, it's better than 14+!!!!!
What other families should know
Too much violence
Teen, 14 years old Written byKaty0 October 13, 2009
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B-

"So What" is a rebellious rocker with big attitude.
What other families should know
Too much swearing

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