Music Friday: Pink Shows Off Her ‘Gold Diamond Rings’ in 2001’s ‘Get the Party Started’

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you fabulous songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, Pink shows off her style in the 2001 international blockbuster, “Get the Party Started.” In the first verse of her good-time, signature anthem, Pink gives a nod to her fashionable jewelry.

She sings, “I got lots of style, check my gold diamond rings / I can go for miles if you know what I mean / I’m comin’ up so you better get this party started.”

Released as the first single from Pink’s wildly popular second album called Missundaztood, “Get the Party Started” charted in 24 countries, including an ascent to #4 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and #14 on the Canadian chart. The album sold more than 13 million copies and is her most successful to date. In 2019, digital media company About.com (currently dotdash.com) placed “Get the Party Started” #1 on its list of “The Top 100 Best Party Songs of All Time.”

Although “Get the Party Started” is considered Pink’s signature song, songwriter Linda Perry revealed in 2019 that she had originally offered the song to Madonna, who turned it down.

Perry also described how the song quickly came together while she was trying out her new Pro Tools recording equipment, which included numerous virtual instruments, sound effects and mixing capabilities.

“‘Get the Party Started’ was just me figuring out what all this stuff does,” Perry told Rolling Stone magazine. “I came up with that beat, laid it down, found all these weird chords and sounds and put in the horns. Then I went back to my guitar for the wah-wahs. I was just having fun.”

“I literally came up with the song in 30 minutes,” she told Mix magazine in 2019.

Alecia Beth Moore (better known as Pink) was born in Doylestown, PA, in 1979. Originally a member of the girl group Choice, Pink launched her solo career in 2000 with the single, “There You Go.” The rest is history, as she has gone on to become one of the most successful and influential artists of her generation.

“When Alecia Moore debuted in 2000, pop was dominated by long-locked blonds like Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and Jessica Simpson,” wrote Glamour Magazine. “Pink changed the game.”

Pink has earned three Grammy Awards, seven MTV Video Music Awards, seven Billboard Music Awards and one Emmy Award. She has sold more than 90 million records worldwide.

We invite you to put on your dancing shoes and rock out with Pink as she sings “Get the Party Started.” The lyrics are below if you’d like to sing along. And, yes, this is the family-friendly version of the song…

“Get The Party Started”
Written by Linda Perry. Performed by Pink.

I’m comin’ up so you better get this party started
I’m comin’ up so you better get this party started

Get this party started on a Saturday night
Everybody’s waiting for me to arrive
Sendin’ out the message to all of my friends
We’ll be looking flashy in my Mercedes Benz
I got lots of style, check my gold diamond rings
I can go for miles if you know what I mean
I’m comin’ up so you better get this party started
I’m comin’ up so you better get this party started

Pumping up the volume, breaking down to the beat
Cruisin’ through the west side
We’ll be checkin’ the scene
Boulevard is freakin’ as I’m comin’ up fast
I’ll be burnin’ rubber, you’ll be kissin’ my ends
Pull up to the bumper, get out of the car
License plate says Stunner #1 Superstar

I’m comin’ up so you better get this party started
I’m comin’ up so you better get this party started
Get this party started

Making my connection as I enter the room
Everybody’s chilling as I set up the groove
Pumpin’ up the volume with this brand new beat
Everybody’s dancing and they’re dancing for me
I’m your operator, you can call anytime
I’ll be your connection to the party line

I’m comin’ up so you better get this party started
I’m comin’ up so you better get this party started
I’m comin’ up so you better get this party started
I’m comin’ up so you better get this party started
Get this party started
Get this party started right now
Get this party started
Get this party started
Get this party started right now

Credits: Image by Andemaya, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons.

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