Last to Know

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For the Sheena Easton song covered by Celine Dion, see The Last to Know.
"Last to Know"
Single by Pink
from the album Try This
Released April 2004 (Europe)
June 2005 (USA)
Format
Recorded 2003
Genre
Length 4:03
Label Arista
Writer(s)
Producer(s) Tim Armstrong
Pink singles chronology
"God Is a DJ"
(2004)
"Last to Know"
(2004)
"Stupid Girls"
(2006)
Music video
"Last to Know" on YouTube

"Last to Know" is a song by American recording artist Pink. It was written by her and producer Tim Armstrong for her third studio album Try This (2003). The electro-rock track was released in some parts of Europe as a single in 2004, peaking just outside the top twenty in the Holland and the UK (her first single in the UK not to hit the Top 20). In Austria and Switzerland the single peaked inside the top fifty. In places such as Australia, the song was released to radio and digital download but never had a physical single release.

Critical reception[edit]

The Guardian panned the ballad: "The Last to Know spends four minutes howling ferocious obscenities because someone has committed the unpardonable sin of turning down complimentary tickets to a Pink gig."[1]

Music video[edit]

The promotional music video for "Last to Know" consists of a montage of shots from some of Pink's concerts during her Try This Tour in Europe. A proper video was scheduled to be filmed, but the plan was scrapped after the album sales began to decrease.[citation needed] This video was supposed to be used to promote the DVD Live in Europe, but the DVD wasn't released until May 2006. The video, directed by Russell Thomas with footage of the concerts in the Netherlands and London shows Pink performing the song with her lipstick going onto her microphone. Other clips from the show are also shown like "18 Wheeler", "Oh My God", "Welcome To The Jungle", "Eventually", "Split Personality" and "Get the Party Started".

Track listings and formats[edit]

  • UK CD Single
  1. "Last to Know" - 4:30
  2. "Last to Know" (D Bop's Club Edit) - 5:30
  • European CD Single
  1. "Last to Know"
  2. "God Is a DJ" (Robbie Rivera Main Vocal Mix)
  3. "God Is a DJ" (Robbie Rivera Juicy After Hour Dub)
  4. "God Is a DJ" (Hyper Remix)
  5. "Last to Know" (Music Video)

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[2] 48
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[3] 3
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[4] 12
Germany (Official German Charts)[5] 66
Ireland (IRMA)[6] 23
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[7] 40
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[8] 46
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[9] 21

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.theguardian.com/music/2003/nov/07/popandrock.shopping1
  2. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Pink – Last to Know" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved May 1, 2015.
  3. ^ "Ultratop.be – Pink – Last to Know" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved May 1, 2015.
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – Pink – Last to Know" (in French). Ultratop 50. Retrieved May 1, 2015.
  5. ^ "Chartverfulgong > Pink > Last to Know – musicline.de" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH. Retrieved May 1, 2015.
  6. ^ "Chart Track: Week 20, 2004". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved May 1, 2015.
  7. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Pink search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40. Retrieved May 1, 2015.
  8. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Pink – Last to Know". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved May 1, 2015.
  9. ^ "Archive Chart: 2004" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved May 1, 2015.