Can't Take Me Home
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Can't Take Me Home
Can't Take Me Home
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Studio album by
ReleasedApril 4, 2000
Recorded1999-2000
StudioUnique Recording Studios, New York City[1]
Genre
Length54:21
Label
Producer
Pink chronology
Can't Take Me Home
(2000)
Missundaztood
(2001)
Singles from Can't Take Me Home
  1. "There You Go"
    Released: February 20, 2000
  2. "Most Girls"
    Released: September 4, 2000
  3. "You Make Me Sick"
    Released: December 18, 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 26 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 was described by AllMusic as "skittering, post-jungle rhythm for the bedrock of these savvy, club-ready dance-pop productions - a sound exploited expertly on TLC's record".[5]

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[3]
Robert ChristgauB+[6]
Entertainment WeeklyC+[7]
Jam!(mixed)[8]
MTV Asia(5/10)[9]
NME(6/10)[2]
Q4/5 stars[10]
Rolling Stone2.5/5 stars[11]

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

Can't Take Me Home – Standard edition
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Split Personality"4:01
2."Hell wit Ya"
  • Briggs
  • Burruss[a]
2:58
3."Most Girls"
Babyface4:59
4."There You Go"
  • Moore
  • Briggs
  • Burruss
  • Briggs
  • Burruss[a]
3:23
5."You Make Me Sick"
  • Obi Nwobosi
  • Ainsworth Prasad
  • Marthony Tabb
  • Babyface
  • Anthony President
  • Brainz Dimilo
4:08
6."Let Me Let You Know"
4:45
7."Love Is Such a Crazy Thing"
  • Lamont Maxwell
  • Jones
5:14
8."Private Show"
4:15
9."Can't Take Me Home"
  • Moore
  • Harold Frasier
  • Steve "Rhythm" Clarke
  • The Specialists
  • Clarke
3:39
10."Stop Falling"
  • Moore
  • Will Baker
  • Pete Woodruff
Will & Pete5:51
11."Do What U Do"
  • P.A.
3:58
12."Hiccup"
  • Moore
  • Harold Frasier
  • Delouie Avant
  • Steve "Rhythm" Clarke
  • The Specialists
  • Clarke
3:32
13."Is It Love"
  • Moore
  • Frasier
  • Avant
  • Clarke
  • Aaron Philips
3:38
Can't Take Me Home – UK special edition (bonus tracks)
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
14."There You Go" (Sovereign Mix)
  • Moore
  • Briggs
  • Burruss
4:53
15."Most Girls" (X-Men Vocal Mix)
  • Edmonds
  • Thomas
6:20

Notes

  • ^[a] signifies a vocal producer
  • ^[b] signifies a co-producer

Sample credits

  • "Let Me Let You Know" contains elements from "Cease the Bombing", written by Neal Creque, performed by Grant Greene.

Personnel

  • Pink - 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
  • Kandi Burruss - producer, backing vocals
  • 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

Certifications

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[28] 2× Platinum 140,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[29] 2× Platinum 200,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[30] Platinum 15,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[31] Platinum 300,000^
United States (RIAA)[32] 2× Platinum 2,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Media appearances

"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

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  4. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "M!ssundaztood - P!nk". AllMusic. Retrieved 2019. Pink's debut album was a promising collection of dance-pop, easily lumped into the teen pop boon of 2000
  5. ^ "Can't Take Me Home - P!nk - Songs, Reviews, Credits - AllMusic".
  6. ^ Robert Christgau. "CG: Pink". Robertchristgau.com. Retrieved .
  7. ^ Rob Brunner (2000-04-14). "Can't Take Me Home Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved .
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  31. ^ "British album certifications - Pink - Can't Take Me Home". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2017.Select albums in the Format field. Select Platinum in the Certification field. Type Can't Take Me Home in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
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