'Cuz I Can (Pink song)

"'Cuz I Can"
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Promotional single by Pink
from the album I'm Not Dead
ReleasedOctober 4, 2007
Recorded2005
Genre
Length3:43
LabelLaFace
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Max Martin

"'Cuz I Can" is a song written by Pink, Max Martin and Lukasz Gottwald for Pink's fourth album, I'm Not Dead, from which it was released as a promotional single for the album. It was one of the five album tracks that leaked onto the internet in July 2005.[1]

Lyrics and composition[]

Lyrically, the song is about Pink playing by her own rules, and boasting about her "bling", a contrast to the anti-consumerist content of "Stupid Girls", another track on the album. Referring to "'Cuz I Can", she called herself "a walking contradiction" and "a hypocrite sometimes."[2]

Release[]

The track was sent to radio stations in Australia on October 4, 2007. It debuted at number 33 on the Australian ARIA Digital Track Chart and peaked at number 14.[3] The track debuted at number 39 on the New Zealand Singles Chart, becoming the first single to chart on download sales alone. It peaked at number 29.[4]

Music video[]

The official music video for the song was first seen on Australian television on October 5, 2007, and footage of a live performance from the I'm Not Dead Tour. The performance, which was the show opener for the tour, featured dancers dressed like monks and with only underwear beneath their robes.

Charts[]

Chart (2007–2008) Peak
position
Australian Digital Tracks (ARIA)[3] 14
CIS (Tophit)[5] 46
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[4] 29

Certifications[]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[6] Gold 35,000double-dagger

double-dagger Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

References[]

  1. ^ Vineyard, Jennifer. "Leaked Pink Songs Hint At A Rock-Heavy New Album". MTV News. July 15, 2005.
  2. ^ Vineyard, Jennifer. "How Pink Got Her Groove Back" Archived April 23, 2007, at the Wayback Machine. MTV News. April 17, 2006.
  3. ^ a b "The ARIA Report – ARIA Digital Tracks – Week Commencing 26th November 2007" (PDF). ARIA. November 26, 2007. p. 11. Archived from the original (PDF) on January 20, 2016. Retrieved December 3, 2020.
  4. ^ a b "Charts.nz – P!nk – 'Cuz I Can". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved December 3, 2020.
  5. ^ P!nk — Cuz I Can. Tophit. Retrieved December 3, 2020.
  6. ^ "ARIA Charts - Accrations - 2018 Singles". June 30, 2018. Retrieved July 11, 2018.