Can't Take Me Home

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Can't Take Me Home
Studio album by Pink
Released April 4, 2000
Recorded 1999-2000
Genre
Length 54:21 (international edition)
65:32 (UK edition)
Label LaFace, Arista
Producer Kevin "She'kspere" Briggs, Babyface, Steve "Rhythm" Clarke, Kandi Burruss, Terence "Tramp Baby" Abney, Daryl Simmons, Tricky Stewart, Daron Jones
Pink chronology
Can't Take Me Home
(2000)
Missundaztood
(2001)
Singles from Can't Take Me Home
  1. "There You Go"
    Released: February 8, 2000
  2. "Most Girls"
    Released: September 19, 2000
  3. "You Make Me Sick"
    Released: February 13, 2001
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
Robert Christgau B+[3]
Entertainment Weekly C+[4]
Jam! (mixed)[1]
MTV Asia (5/10)[5]
NME (6/10)[6]
Q 4/5 stars[7]
Rolling Stone 2.5/5 stars[8]

Can't Take Me Home is the debut album by singer P!nk, released in the United States on April 4, 2000 by LaFace Records. It produced three singles — "There You Go", "Most Girls", and "You Make Me Sick", and peaked at number twenty-six on the U.S. Billboard 200. Producers included Kevin "She'kspere" Briggs, Babyface, Kandi Burruss, Terence "Tramp Baby" Abney, Daryl Simmons, and Tricky. Pink shared co-writing credit on seven of the album's tracks. This album featured a contemporary R&B sound; Pink went for a more pop-rock oriented sound on her follow-up albums. She later went on to admit that during the period of promoting this album she felt stifled, as it was not reflective of her true musical ambitions.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Split Personality"   Terence "Tramp-Baby" Abney, Babyface, Alecia Beth Moore 4:01
2. "Hell Wit Ya"   Kevin "She'kspere" Briggs, Kandi Burruss, Roget Romain, Darius Green, Alecia Beth Moore 2:58
3. "Most Girls"   Babyface, Roget Romain, Damon Thomas 4:59
4. "There You Go"   Kevin "She'kspere" Briggs, Kandi Burruss, Alecia Beth Moore 3:23
5. "You Make Me Sick"   Brainz Dimilo, Anthony President, M. Tabb 4:08
6. "Let Me Let You Know"   Neal Creque, Sean Hall, Christopher Stewart, Robin Thicke 4:45
7. "Love Is Such a Crazy Thing"   Jason Boyd, Roget Romain, Daron Jones, Michael Keith, Quinnes Parker, Marvin Scandrick, Lamont "Stro" Maxwell, Courtney Sills 5:14
8. "Private Show"   Kenneth Karlin, Andrea Martin, I. Matias, C. Schack, L. Schack 4:15
9. "Can't Take Me Home"   Harold Frasier, Steve "Rhythm" Clarke, Alecia Beth Moore 3:39
10. "Stop Falling"   Will Baker, Alecia Beth Moore, Pete Woodruff 5:51
11. "Do What U Do"   J. Hollins, E. Lewis, K. Prather, Maurice Sinclair 3:58
12. "Hiccup"   Harold Frasier, D. Avant, Steve "Rhythm" Clarke, Alecia Beth Moore 3:32
13. "Is It Love"   Harold Frasier, Steve "Rhythm" Clarke, Alecia Beth Moore, A. Phillips 3:38

Personnel[edit]

  • Alecia Moore – vocals
  • Terence "Tramp Baby" Abney – keyboards, producer, drum programming
  • Babyface – producer
  • Harold Frasier – producer, keyboards
  • Steve "Rhythm" Clarke – producer, drum programming
  • Will Baker – vocal arrangement
  • Steve Baughman – assistant
  • Kerren Berz – strings, string arrangements
  • Elliot Blakely – assistant
  • Paul Boutin – engineer
  • Jason Boyd – arranger
  • Josh Butler – engineer
  • Ralph Cacciurri – assistant
  • Chris Champion – engineer
  • Rob Chiarelli – mixing
  • Chrissy Conway – backing vocals
  • Lysa Cooper – stylist
  • Sharon A. Daley – A&R
  • Regina Davenport – artist coordination
  • Kevin "KD" Davis – mixing
  • Blake Eiseman – engineer
  • Daniela Federici – photography
  • Paul Foley – engineer
  • Sherree Ford-Payne – backing vocals
  • John Frye – engineer

Charts[edit]

Chart (2000) Peak
position
Australian ARIA Albums Chart 10
Belgian Ultratop 50 Albums (Wallonia) 48
Canadian Albums Chart 20
Dutch Albums Chart 58
German Albums Chart 85
Irish Albums Chart 23
New Zealand RIANZ Albums Chart 12
UK Albums Chart 13
U.S. Billboard 200 26
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 23

Certifications[edit]

Territory Certifier Certification Sales
Australia ARIA 2× Platinum[9] 140,000+
Canada CRIA 2× Platinum[10] 200,000+
United Kingdom BPI Platinum[11] 500,000+
United States RIAA 2× Platinum 2,000,000+

Media appearances[edit]

"You Make Me Sick" was featured in the 2001 film and the soundtrack for Save the Last Dance. "Split Personality", which was not released as a single, was featured in the 2001 film The Princess Diaries.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Mike Ross (2000-04-15). "Album Review: CAN'T TAKE ME HOME". Jam.canoe.ca. Retrieved 2011-08-24. 
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ Robert Christgau. "CG: Pink". Robertchristgau.com. Retrieved 2011-08-24. 
  4. ^ Rob Brunner (2000-04-14). "Can't Take Me Home Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2011-08-24. 
  5. ^ MTV Asia review
  6. ^ "NME review". NME. 2000-05-10. Retrieved 2011-08-24. 
  7. ^ "Pink - Can't Take Me Home CD Album". CDUniverse.com. Retrieved 2012-08-08. 
  8. ^ Douglas Wolk (2000-04-27). "Can't Take Me Home". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2012-08-08. 
  9. ^ "http://www.aria.com.au/pages/ARIACharts-Accreditations-2009Albums.htm". Aria.com.au. 2009-12-31. Retrieved 2011-08-24. 
  10. ^ "Gold & Platinum Certification – July 2001". Canadian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 2010-08-17. 
  11. ^ Platinum Awards Content[dead link]