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"Slut Like You"
Truth about love cover
Song by P!nk
from the album The Truth About Love
Released
September 14, 2012
Recorded
2012
Genre
Pop rock
Length
3:42
Label
RCA
Writer(s)
P!nk, Max Martin, Shellback
Producer(s)
Max Martin, Shellback
The Truth About Love track listing
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"Slut Like You" is the seventh track from P!nk's sixth studio album, The Truth About Love.

A bluegrass version of the song was covered by P!nk's tour crew and band and was included as an extra on her The Truth About Love Tour: Live from Melbourne DVD.

BackgroundEdit

P!nk has referred to "Slut Like You" as her "unsophisticated way of taking the power back" on multiple occasions. [1][2] "I kept thinking as I was writing this song how mad moms were gonna be at me, but really, it's my form of feminism. I've always had such a problem that men can sleep with ten women and they're... players, and then women can sleep with five and they're sluts, and I just think that's so unfair, and I... I've always said, 'What did you get from me that I didn't get from you? Maybe you were my conquest.' And I feel like that is a very dirty form of feminism, but it's mine, and you know, you have to own your choices, especially as a female; we pay for our choices, I think, a lot more than men do... still. And 'Slut Like You' is my really unsophisticated way of taking the power back." [1]

Critical responseEdit

The song garnered very positive reviews from critics. P!nk was described as being very "agile and stirring" on this particular track. [3] Allmusic was one of many to deem "Slut Like You" a highlight for the album. [4] Entertainment Weekly called it one of the two best songs from The Truth About Love, the other being "Beam Me Up", and called it "a biting, raucous rave-up". [5] In Billboard's review of the album, they talked about "Slut Like You" positively, saying: "What do you get when you cross a riff and a 'Woohoo' reminiscent of Blur's 'Song 2,' a couple 'Scarface' references ('you'll be my little friend') and a monster Max Martin melody? One of the funniest post-feminist approaches to the sociological question, 'If a guy can be a player, why can't a girl?'" [6] The Guardian noted that "Slut Like You" had "a riff to make Kurt Cobain shudder in his grave". [7]

Many of P!nk's fans noted that "Slut Like You" was an excellent single choice, but feared radio airplay and other promotion would be limited due to censorship laws in the United States, and therefore, its popularity would be limited. [8]

Live performances Edit

The song was performed for the first time live in Los Angeles shortly before the album's release with "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)", "Try", "Are We All We Are", and "How Come You're Not Here". Before she performed the song, she apologized to a little girl in the audience, stating that there was no way she could make the lyrics cleaner, before the girl showed her earbuds she was putting in her ears.

P!nk also included the song in the setlist for The Truth About Love Tour. Before performing the song, P!nk would apologize to the audience before screaming out, "Who here is a dirty filthy slut?" and then singing the song.

LyricsEdit

I'm not a slut, I just love love

Tell me something new
Cause I've heard this
Okay I'll fuck you
A little taste test
You'll be my little friend
You'll be my little friend
You'll be my little friend

And they think we fall in love
But that's not it
Just want to get some
Ain't that some sh*t
You'll be my little friend
You'll be my little friend
You'll be my little friend
Yeah, yeah yeah

I got a little piece of you-hoo
And it's just like woo-hoo
Wham Bam thank you Ma'am
Boo-hoo
I'm a slut like you
You say you're looking for a foo-ool
And I'm just like "me too"
I'm gonna let ya know the truth
I'm a slut like you

Sitting with my friends
And we're picking who we might let in
Them boys are starving
They're just our little friend
They're just our little friend
They're just our little friend

Listen you little fucker
You think you call the shots
I just bought you some
Drink up your ride's gone
This might be fun
You're now my little friend
You're now my little friend
You're now my little friend
Yeah, yeah yeah

I got a little piece of you-hoo
And it's just like woo-hoo
Wham Bam thank you Ma'am
Boo-hoo
I'm a slut like you
You say you're looking for a foo-ool
And I'm just like "me too"
I'm gonna let ya know the truth
I'm a slut like you

You don't win a prize with your googly eyes
I'm not a cracker jack
You can't go inside
Unless I let you Jack... or Sam
F*ck what's your name again?
You male come now
You caveman sit down
You shh don't ruin it, wow
Check please

I, I've got a little piece of you
And it's just like woo
Wham Bam thank you Ma'am
Boo-hoo
I'm a slut like you
Woo-hoo
Looks like the joke's on you-hoo
So go home and cry like boo-hoo
I'm a slut like you

I got a little piece of you-hoo
And it's just like woo-hoo
Wham Bam thank you Ma'am
Boo-hoo
I'm a slut like you
You say you're looking for a foo-ool
And I'm just like "me too"
I'm gonna let ya know the truth
I'm a slut like you, slut like you

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