Don't Let Me Get Me

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"Don't Let Me Get Me"
Single by Pink
from the album Missundaztood
Released February 19, 2002 (2002-02-19)
Format 12" maxi single
Recorded 2001
Genre Pop rock
Length 3:30
Label Arista
Writer(s) Alecia Moore, Dallas Austin
Producer(s) Dallas Austin
Pink singles chronology
"Get the Party Started"
(2001)
"Don't Let Me Get Me"
(2002)
"Just Like a Pill"
(2002)
Music video
"Don't Let Me Get Me" on YouTube

"Don't Let Me Get Me" is a pop rock song performed by singer Pink recorded for her second album Missundaztood (2001). It was released as the album's second single in 2002. (see 2002 in music) It reached number one in New Zealand, number six in the UK, number eight in the U.S. and number twenty in Canada.

"Don't Let Me Get Me" acquired positive reports from music critics, but most gave sensitively mixed reviews upon her self-hating lyrical content.

Critical analysis[edit]

"Don't Let Me Get Me" earned positive reports from contemporary critics, but gave sensitively mixed reviews upon her self-hating lyrical content. Robert Christgau in his consumer guide for MSN wrote that "Despite Pink's audacious claim that she's not as pretty as 'damn Britney Spears,' celebrity anxiety takes a backseat to a credible personal pain rooted in credible family travails, a pain held at bay by expression."[1] Jim Farber of Entertainment Weekly wrote that "In Don't Let Me Get Me, she turns self-loathing into a perverse kind of anthem."[2]

Jason Thompson of PopMatters wrote, "on the power rock of 'Don’t Let Me Get Me,' Pink herself tells it like it is and attempts to break free from the image making machine. 'Tired of being compared / To damn Britney Spears / She’s so pretty / That just ain’t me.' Well, that’s debatable in itself, but the fact that Pink takes it upon herself to call Spears out should be nothing short of revelatory. Spears certainly has nothing on Pink in the vocal department. Pink can actually sing. And damn well, mind you."[3]

Jim Alexander wrote a negative review, saying that the rest of Missundaztood is full of bad songs and that "'Don't Let Me Get Me' and 'Dear Diary' see all pop joy expunged for acoustic seriousness, dreary unobtrusive beats and lyrics about relationship woes and record company badness."[4]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Don't Let Me Get Me," shot by director Dave Meyers on January 4-6, 2002, shows shots of Pink in high school sitting on the sideline of a volleyball game, then in a classroom, then in the changing room yelling at her reflection, which is shown to be mocking her as she punches the mirror. The next shot is of her in L.A. Reid's office "tired of being compared to damn Britney Spears." She is then shown posing annoyed for a magazine cover, which shifts to her waiting backstage about to go out and perform. The final scene is her performing to a large crowd, in which she morphs into different people.

Track listings[edit]

  • UK CD single[5]
  1. "Don't Let Me Get Me" [John Shanks Remix] - 3:16
  2. "Don't Let Me Get Me" [Radio Mix] - 3:31
  3. "Don't Let Me Get Me" [Maurice's Nu Soul Mix] - 6:03
  4. "Don't Let Me Get Me" [Video] - 3:30
  • Australian CD single[6]
  1. "Don't Let Me Get Me" [Radio Mix] - 3:31
  2. "Don't Let Me Get Me" [John Shanks Remix] - 3:16
  3. "There You Go" [Live from Sydney] - 3:09
  4. "Don't Let Me Get Me" [Juicy Horn Mix] - 9:32
  • European CD single and Cassette[7]
  1. "Don't Let Me Get Me" [Radio Mix] - 3:31
  2. "Don't Let Me Get Me" [John Shanks Remix] - 3:16
  • German CD single[8]
  1. "Don't Let Me Get Me" [Radio Mix] - 3:31
  2. "Don't Let Me Get Me" [John Shanks Remix] - 3:16
  3. "Don't Let Me Get Me" [Maurice's Nu Soul Mix] - 6:03
  4. "Get The Party Started (Sweet Dreams)" (featuring Redman) - 4:05
  5. "Don't Let Me Get Me" [Video] - 3:30
  • American DVD single[9]
  1. "Don't Let Me Get Me" [Video] - 3:30
  2. "Get The Party Started" [Video] - 3:21
  3. "Get The Party Started" [Behind The Scenes] - 2:00
  4. "Photo Gallery" w/ "Get the Party Started" [Redman Remix] [Clean Radio Edit] [Audio] - 4:03

Charts and certifications[edit]

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

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