I adore music, but my scope is somewhat restricted I guess, as I tend to listen to the same things over and over. 12 years ago Pink released her first single, and I have loved her ever since.
I was about 17 years old, and it wasn't just the music that I liked about Pink. She stood for something different. It was clear that she wasn't just an industry pretty girl, and that she had a voice which actually wanted to say something.
She was muscular, rather than skinny, and she had short hair. She had short hair and was sexy. And she didn't take any shit.
She sang about things that didn't just revolve around her having a broken heart and a sad soul. Her videos took risks.
It's rather sad that 12 years ago it felt refreshing to have a vaguely more 'feminist' female role model in mainstream media, and yet not much more has changed. Has it?
Pink said that it was ok to be whoever you wanted, and her voice seemed to stand alone (for 17 year old ReeRee at least).
Not only does she kick arse....generally....but she just rocks her hair. Shorter, longer, blonde, pink, red, black......she makes me want to cut mine off.