"Try" (CD Single)

Common Sense Media says

Pink embraces life in clean, uplifting track.





What parents need to know

Positive messages

A positive message about not being afraid to follow your hopes and dreams.

Positive role models

Strong role models have the courage to live life to the fullest -- despite the risks.


While the song lyrics lack violence, the video includes some choreographed dance moves in which Pink and her partner are "throwing" each other around.

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that "Try" is one of Pink's cleaner songs, containing no profanity or references to adult topics like sex and substances. Rather, the track revolves around a positive message about embracing love and life in spite of its risks -- making this a good overall pick for tweens and teens. Note: The video includes some simulated physical aggression between romantic partners.

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What's the story?

"TRY" is the second single from The Truth About Love, the sixth album by one of pop's most fearless singers -- Pink. Known for pairing her performances with daring dance routines, the star released a boldly choreographed (and somewhat racy) video with Broadway dancer Colt Prattes, which the two later recreated on stage at the 2012 American Music Awards.

Is it any good?


Pink pushes her considerable vocal chops to the max in this arresting single, belting out her lyrics with a power that stops you in your tracks. With an arrangement that ebbs and flows from more subdued verses to chorus crescendos, this is definitely a Pink track to remember. 

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about how Pink is a positive example of an artist who, despite becoming a wife and mom, has remained relevant among younger audiences without resorting to extremely explicit music. What makes her music stand out?

  • What lessons can other artists learn from Pink as they struggle with growing older while hoping to stay connected to younger fans?

  • In general, how can people stay young at heart as they become adults?

Music details

Release date:November 19, 2012
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Written byAnonymous February 23, 2013

Not for kids.

She says "Fall in Love" which is about sex. Not for kids.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Teen, 16 years old Written byrebma97 March 17, 2014

Really catchy tune

This is a fun, upbeat tune from Pink. I don't consider myself a big Pink fan (I don't really listen to her songs) but she is a pretty good singer, and I like the music to this song. It's not bad as far as content goes, and it has a positive message about not giving up.
What other families should know
Great messages
Parent Written byMusic/Movies July 23, 2013

Great Clean Song

This song has a great message and is clean. It has a message about being strong and believing in yourself, which some young kids may not understand, but this great tune is clean for all ages.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Kid, 10 years old April 28, 2013

I tried it, and I liked it! :)

It's a great song. I think it has a great message about not giving up. Also, it's a lot cleaner than Pink's other tracks so parents will probably consider that a really good thing. Anyway, this is good and has a positive message that people could really benefit from!
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models


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