Throwback Thursday ‘Raise Your Glass’ by Pink (2010)
I asked for some input on my social media for Throwback Thursdays songs in June. I wanted them all to be Pride themed, but there are only four Thursdays in June so it was hard to whittle it down. Also, please note that I have already done "Born This Way" and "Same Love" for previous Pride Throwbacks so stop yelling at me.
Ok, now that that is out of the way.
Today's Throwback Thursday song is "Raise Your Glass" by Pink. This song was one of the few new songs off of her Greatest Hits... So Far!!! album.
The song is supposed to be a 'thank you' to Pink's fans for supporting her for a whole decade!
"Raise Your Glass" went to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, Adult Top 40, Dance/Mix Show Airplay, and Mainstream Top 40 charts!
According to Wikipedia, "In the United States, 'Raise Your Glass' recharged Pink's chart performance, becoming her tenth Top 10 hit and her third number one hit. It put Pink third on the list of female artists with most Top 10 hits in the 2000s, behind Rihanna, who has collected 18 Top 10 hits since 2005 and Beyoncé, with 14."
The music video features a same sex marriage, something Pink felt strongly about. She said in an interview with MTV, "I threw my best friend's wedding in my backyard — she is lesbian and she married her wife, and it was absolutely beautiful. At the end of it, her mom said, 'Why can't this be legal?' and started crying. It was just the most heartbreaking thing I've ever seen, so that's why I'm doing it in my video."
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