Pink has written many of her own hit songs over the years, from “So What” and “Sober,” as well as collaborations with artists like Eminem, Steven Tyler, Sia, Kenny Chesney, Chris Stapleton, and more at over the past 20 years.
Meanwhile, Pink, often credited with her real name Alecia Moore, also wrote songs specifically for other artists – everyone from Adam Lambert to Celine Dion and two tracks for Cher’s 25th album. closer to the truth in 2013.
Still working with longtime collaborators like Billy Mann, Pink also reconnected with singer, songwriter and producer Linda Perry, who wrote the bulk of Pink’s second album. Missundaztood in 2001, including the No. 1 hit “Get the Party Started” – to write Faith Hill’s 2002 song “If You’re Gonna Fly Away”.
“As long as you’re uncomfortable, you’re probably onto something,” Pink says of the songwriting. “The more uncomfortable you are and the more honest you are, the better the outcome is likely to be.”
As a songwriter, Pink says she’s an “open book” and doesn’t hide anything. “I’m expressive,” she says. “I’m honest. When I work with people, we share our innermost betrayals, sorrows and love, and then we start playing. As long as people are telling the truth, I’m listening, but if you don’t nothing to say, I’m bored.
Here are eight songs Pink has written for other artists over the past two decades.
“If You’re Gonna Fly Away”, Faith Hill (2002)
Written by Pink and Linda Perry
“Take a Picture”, Mya (2003)
Written by Pink and D. Elliott
“Outside of You”, Hilary Duff (2006)
Written by Pink, Chantal Kreviazuk, Raine Maida
“What do you want from me”, Adam Lambert (2009)
Written by Pink, Max Martin, Karl Schuster
“Guns and Roses” by TI, with P!nk (2012)
Written by Pink, T.I., T. Williams, Seetharam, Jacob Kasher, Kelly Sheehan
“Lie to Me”, Cher (2013)
Written by Pink and Billy Mann
“I Walk Alone”, Cher (2013)
Written by Pink, Billy Mann, Niklas Olovson, Robin Lynch
“Recovery”, Celine Dion (2016)
Written by Pink, Tom Douglas, Allen Shamblin
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