Can't Take Me Home

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Can't Take Me Home
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Studio album by Pink
Released April 4, 2000
Recorded 1998–1999
Genre
Length 54:21
Label
Producer
Pink chronology
Can't Take Me Home
(2000)
Missundaztood
(2001)
Singles from Can't Take Me Home
  1. "There You Go"
    Released: December 1999
  2. "Most Girls"
    Released: September 2000
  3. "You Make Me Sick"
    Released: December 2000

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 transitioned to 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.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau B+[2]
Entertainment Weekly C+[3]
Jam! (mixed)[4]
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 received mixed to positive reviews from music critics. AllMusic gave the album positive review, giving it four out of five stars. Robert Christgau also gave a positive review, grading it B+. Entertainment Weekly gave the album a mixed review, grading it C+. Jam! and MTV Asia also gave mixed reviews; the latter gave album the grade five out of ten. NME gave a positive review on the album, grading it six out of ten. Q also gave a positive review, giving it the same grade as AllMusic, four out of five stars. Rolling Stone gave a mixed review, giving it two and a half out of five stars.

Track listing[edit]

Can't Take Me Home – Standard edition
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Split Personality"  
4:01
2. "Hell Wit Ya"   2:58
3. "Most Girls"  
4:59
4. "There You Go"  
  • Moore
  • Briggs
  • Burruss
3:23
5. "You Make Me Sick"  
  • Obi Nwobosi
  • Ainsworth Prasad
  • Marthony Tabb
4:08
6. "Let Me Let You Know"   4:45
7. "Love Is Such a Crazy Thing"  
5:14
8. "Private Show"   4:15
9. "Can't Take Me Home"  
  • Moore
  • Harold Frasier
  • Steve "Rhythm" Clarke
3:39
10. "Stop Falling"  
  • Moore
  • Will Baker
  • Pete Woodruff
5:51
11. "Do What U Do"  
3:58
12. "Hiccup"  
  • Moore
  • Harold Frasier
  • Delouie Avant
  • Steve "Rhythm" Clarke
3:32
13. "Is It Love"  
  • Moore
  • Frasier
  • Avant
  • Clarke
  • Aaron Philips
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 Albums (ARIA)[9] 10
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[10] 48
Canada Top Albums/CDs (RPM)[11] 20
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[12] 58
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[13] 85
Irish Albums (IRMA)[14] 23
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[15] 12
UK Albums (OCC)[16] 13
US Billboard 200 26
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard) 23

Certifications[edit]

Territory Certifier Certification Sales
Australia ARIA 2× Platinum[17] 140,000+
Canada MC 2× Platinum[18] 200,000+
New Zealand RMNZ Platinum[19] 15,000+
United Kingdom BPI Platinum[20] 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. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Robert Christgau. "CG: Pink". Robertchristgau.com. Retrieved 2011-08-24. 
  3. ^ Rob Brunner (2000-04-14). "Can't Take Me Home Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2011-08-24. 
  4. ^ Mike Ross (2000-04-15). "Album Review: CAN'T TAKE ME HOME". Jam.canoe.ca. 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. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Pink – Can't Take Me Home". Hung Medien.
  10. ^ "Ultratop.be – Pink – Can't Take Me Home" (in French). Hung Medien.
  11. ^ "Top RPM Albums: Issue {{{chartid}}}." RPM. Library and Archives Canada.
  12. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Pink – Can't Take Me Home" (in Dutch). Hung Medien.
  13. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH.
  14. ^ "GFK Chart-Track Albums: Week {{{week}}}, {{{year}}}". Chart-Track. IRMA.
  15. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Pink – Can't Take Me Home". Hung Medien.
  16. ^ "Pink | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart
  17. ^ "http://www.aria.com.au/pages/ARIACharts-Accreditations-2009Albums.htm". Aria.com.au. 2009-12-31. Retrieved 2011-08-24.  External link in |title= (help)
  18. ^ "Gold & Platinum Certification – July 2001". Canadian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 2010-08-17. 
  19. ^ "NZ Albums Chart - 18 February 2001". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 2016-04-23. 
  20. ^ Platinum Awards Content[dead link]