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Can't Take Me Home
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Studio album by P!nk
Released
April 4, 2000
Recorded
1999
Genre
R&B
Length
54:21 (International edition)
65:32 (UK edition)
Label
LaFace
Producer(s)
Kevin "She'kspere" Briggs, Babyface, Steve "Rhythm" Clarke, Kandi Burruss, Terence "Tramp Baby" Abney, Daryl Simmons, Tricky Stewart, Daron Jones
P!nk chronology
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Singles from Can't Take Me Home
  1. "There You Go"
    Released: February 8, 2000
  2. "Most Girls"
    Released: September 19, 2000
  3. "You Make Me Sick"
    Released: February 13, 2001
Alternative cover
Pink-01CantTakeMeHomeUK
UK special edition cover.


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 twenty-six on the U.S. Billboard 200. Producers included Kevin "She'kspere" Briggs, Babyface, Kandi Burruss, Terence "Tramp Baby" Abney, Daryl Simmons, and Tricky Stewart. P!nk shared co-writing credit on seven of the album's tracks. This album featured a contemporary R&B sound; P!nk went for a more pop-rock oriented sound on her follow-up albums. She later went on to admit that during the period of promoting this album she felt stifled, as it was not reflective of her true musical ambitions.

Media appearances Edit

"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.

Critical reception Edit

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.

Singles Edit

"There You Go" was released as the album's lead single on February 8, 2000. It peaked at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100. Its success prompted two more singles from the album—"Most Girls," which peaked at #4, and "You Make Me Sick," which peaked at #33.

Track listing Edit

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Split Personality" Alecia Beth Moore, Terence "Tramp-Baby" Abney, Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds 4:01
2. "Hell Wit Ya" Moore, Kevin "She'kspere" Briggs, Kandi Burruss, Darius Green 2:58
3. "Most Girls" Edmonds, Damon Thomas 4:59
4. "There You Go" Moore, Briggs, Burruss 3:23
5. "You Make Me Sick" Anthony President, Brainz Dimilo 4:08
6. "Let Me Let You Know" Neal Creque, Sean Hall, Christopher Stewart, Robin Thicke 4:45
7. "Love Is Such a Crazy Thing" Daron Jones, Marvin Scandrick, Michael Keith, Quinnes Parker, Lamont "Stro" Maxwell, Courtney Sills, Jason Boyd 5:14
8. "Private Show" Carsten "Soulshock" Schack, Kenneth Karlin, Andrea Martin, Ivan Matias 4:15
9. "Can't Take Me Home" Moore, Harold Frasier, Steve "Rhythm" Clarke 3:39
10. "Stop Falling" Moore, Will Baker, Pete Woodruff 5:51
11. "Do What U Do" James Hollins, Kawan Prather, Maurice "Big Reese" Sinclair, Ezekiel Lewis

3:58

12. "Hiccup" Moore, Frasier, Clarke, Delouie Avant 3:32
13. "Is It Love" Moore, Frasier, Clarke, Aaron Philips 3:38
UK special edition bonus tracks
No. Title Writer(s) Length
14. "There You Go (Sovereign Remix)" Moore, Briggs, Burruss 6:20
15. "Most Girls (X-Men Vocal Mix)" Edmonds, Thomas 4:52

Personnel Edit

  • P!nk – 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
  • 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 Edit

Weekly charts Edit

Chart (2000) Peak position
Australian Albums (ARIA) 10
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia) 48
Canada Top Albums/CDs (RPM) 20
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts) 58
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100) 85
Irish Albums (IRMA) 23
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ) 12
Scottish Albums (OCC) 26
UK Albums (OCC) 13
US Billboard 200 26
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard) 23

Year-end charts Edit

Chart (2000) Position
Australian Albums (ARIA) 32
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ) 44
UK Albums (OCC) 67
US Billboard 200 66

Certifications Edit

Territory Certifier Certification Sales
Australia ARIA 2× Platinum 140,000+
Canada MC 2× Platinum 200,000+
New Zealand RMNZ Platinum 15,000+
United Kingdom BPI Platinum 500,000+
United States RIAA 2× Platinum 2,000,000+

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