Ultimate Pink Playlist: A song for every mood

By Anna Redman

Happy birthday, Pink! As the punk rocker and mom to daughter Willow celebrates her 36th birthday, we're toasting her with a special playlist of Pink hits . The American singer and songwriter, who has been touted as having “a strong signature voice,” has an impressive three GRAMMYs and six MTV Video Music Awards to her name and has sold more than 136 million albums worldwide. From party nights to feelings of uncertainty, Pink's roster of songs run the gamut of emotion. Relive some of her greatest tunes by picking your mood, and your melody, with this sampling of songs perfectly suited to any occasion.

Pink and husband Carey Hart at the BMI Music Awards in 2015. Photo: © Getty Images

Event: A night in with the girls
Song: “Get This Party Started”
Why you’ll love it:
Turning up the volume on this fast-paced track is sure to put everyone in a good mood. Whether you’re chatting over a glass of wine or enjoying pizza and a movie this hit will undoubtedly inspire an impromptu dance party.

Event: When you need to pump up your workout
Song: “So What”
Why you’ll love it:
Pink is famous for airing her “I don’t care” attitude, and this song is the perfect outlet. Blast it through your headphones to shrug of your stress, and use the upbeat tempo to push your body to its limit.

Event: When you’re feeling bad about your body
Song:
“Stupid Girls”
Why you’ll love it:
We all have those moments of self-doubt, but you don’t have to let them stick around. Pink will help you send those negative thoughts packing so you can bounce back to being your fabulous self.

Event: Any big celebration
Song:
“Raise Your Glass”
Why you’ll love it:
Take Pink’s words to heart and raise your glass to the occasion - and having a good time, when you give this catchy tune a listen. It’s sure to inspire a number of toasts, and an all-night party.

Event: After a breakup
Song:
“Who Knew”
Why you’ll love it:
It’s okay to feel disheartened after you’ve parted ways with a significant other, but you don’t have to feel alone. Perfectly summarizing the feelings everyone goes through post-relationship, this emotional ditty is relatable without being a total downer.

Event: Following a fight with your significant other
Song:
“Please Don’t Leave Me”
Why you’ll love it:
When you’re reeling from having it out with your partner over the dishwasher, the laundry or some other mundane catalyst, take a breath and listen to this song. You’ll realize certain things, or people, can be bring out a nastier side of you, but that doesn’t mean you don’t want them in your life.

Event: When someone’s rattled your self-esteem
Song:
“Don’t Let Me Get Me”
Why you’ll love it:
If a colleague is out-shining you at work or a friend has just achieved something you’ve secretly wanted then this is the perfect fix. Pink sings a friendly reminder that we don’t all fit the same mold and being different doesn’t mean you don’t have something amazing to offer.

Event: When you’re feeling rebellious
Song:
“Trouble”
Why you’ll love it:
Sometimes you just don’t want to follow the boss’s rules. If all the regulations at work are getting under your skin crank this one up in your car to let loose.

Event: When you need a mood boost
Song:
“God Is A DJ”
Why you’ll love it:
If your personal problems are leaving you feeling low, this is the perfect solution. Uptempo and fun to listen to, the lyrics offer a unique take on life that is sure to send you to a happier place.

Event: When you’re feeling reflective
Song:
“Just Like A Pill”
Why you’ll love it:
Everyone makes decisions – it’s part of being human. If you need to revaluate some choices try playing this song while you do it. Just don’t forget to think about the times when you went right too!

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