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"Don't Let Me Get Me"
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Single by P!nk
from the album M!ssundaztood
Released
February 19, 2002
Recorded
2001
Genre
Pop rock
Length
3:30
Label
Arista
Writer(s)
P!nk, Dallas Austin
Producer(s)
Dallas Austin
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"Don't Let Me Get Me" is a pop rock song by American singer P!nk. It was released as the second single from her second studio album M!ssundaztood in 2002.

Reception Edit

"Don't Let Me Get Me" reached number one in New Zealand, number six in the UK, number eight in the U.S. and number twenty in Canada.

The song earned positive reports from music critics, but most gave sensitively mixed reviews upon her self-hating lyrical content. Robert Christgau in his consumer guide for MSN wrote that "Despite P!nk's audacious claim that she's not as pretty as 'damn Britney Spears,' celebrity anxiety takes a backseat to a credible personal pain rooted in credible family travails, a pain held at bay by expression." Jim Farber of Entertainment Weekly wrote that "In 'Don't Let Me Get Me', she turns self-loathing into a perverse kind of anthem."

Jason Thompson of PopMatters wrote, "on the power rock of 'Don’t Let Me Get Me,' P!nk herself tells it like it is and attempts to break free from the image making machine. 'Tired of being compared / To damn Britney Spears / She’s so pretty / That just ain’t me.' Well, that’s debatable in itself, but the fact that P!nk takes it upon herself to call Spears out should be nothing short of revelatory. Spears certainly has nothing on P!nk in the vocal department. P!nk can actually sing. And damn well, mind you."

Jim Alexander wrote a negative review, saying that the rest of M!ssundaztood is full of bad songs and that "'Don't Let Me Get Me' and 'Dear Diary' see all pop joy expunged for acoustic seriousness, dreary unobtrusive beats and lyrics about relationship woes and record company badness."

Music video Edit

The music video for "Don't Let Me Get Me," shot by director Dave Meyers on January 4-6, 2002, shows shots of P!nk in high school sitting on the sideline of a volleyball game, in a classroom and in the changing room yelling at her reflection, which is shown to be mocking her as she punches the mirror. P!nk is then seen as an upcoming pop singer in producer L.A. Reid's office and shown posing annoyed for a magazine cover, which shifts to her waiting backstage and her performing to a large crowd at her former high school, in which she morphs into different people.

Track listingsEdit

  • UK CD single[1]
  1. "Don't Let Me Get Me" [John Shanks Remix] - 3:16
  2. "Don't Let Me Get Me" [Radio Mix] - 3:31
  3. "Don't Let Me Get Me" [Maurice's Nu Soul Mix] - 6:03
  4. "Don't Let Me Get Me" [Video] - 3:30
  • Australian CD single[2]
  1. "Don't Let Me Get Me" [Radio Mix] - 3:31
  2. "Don't Let Me Get Me" [John Shanks Remix] - 3:16
  3. "There You Go" [Live from Sydney] - 3:09
  4. "Don't Let Me Get Me" [Juicy Horn Mix] - 9:32
  • European CD single and Cassette[3]
  1. "Don't Let Me Get Me" [Radio Mix] - 3:31
  2. "Don't Let Me Get Me" [John Shanks Remix] - 3:16
  • German CD single[4]
  1. "Don't Let Me Get Me" [Radio Mix] - 3:31
  2. "Don't Let Me Get Me" [John Shanks Remix] - 3:16
  3. "Don't Let Me Get Me" [Maurice's Nu Soul Mix] - 6:03
  4. "Get the Party Started / Sweet Dreams" (featuring Redman) - 4:05
  5. "Don't Let Me Get Me" [Video] - 3:30
  • American DVD single[5]
  1. "Don't Let Me Get Me" [Video] - 3:30
  2. "Get The Party Started" [Video] - 3:21
  3. "Get The Party Started" [Behind The Scenes] - 2:00
  4. "Photo Gallery" w/ "Get the Party Started" [Redman Remix] [Clean Radio Edit] [Audio] - 4:03

ReferencesEdit

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