If you weren’t a Britney or a Christina in the late Nineties, you were a Pink. And if Pink (or P!nk, should you prefer) has been your hero since then – or, frankly, even if she hasn’t – her turn on Carpool Karaoke is definitely worth a watch.
Given she’s a three-time Grammy winner (and serial nominee), it’s unlikely anyone ever doubted her vocal abilities. But her appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden proves that even hanging upside down, her singing voice is something to be reckoned with.
In the clip, which you can watch below, she and Corden smash through a few hits – Get the Party Started, What About Us, Beautiful Trauma and Raise Your Glass – in the car, but end the journey by belting out a few lines of Just Like a Pill while hanging from what appears to be some kind of public gym equipment (which we presume is the norm in LA).
Telling Cordon “Yeah I think sometimes I sound better upside down […] It has to be a scientific thing,” the pair leave the car to test Pink’s theory – which Corden soon declares “utter bulls**t”.
In between tunes that showcase her incredible voice, Pink chats with the CBS host about having a crush on Jon Bon Jovi when she was younger, and how heartbroken she was to find out he had a wife (a teenage trauma many can identify with).
“I almost threw up in my mouth,” she tells Corden. “I ripped his posters off the wall, threw them out, didn’t come out of my room for days. I was devastated. It was the first time somebody ever broke my heart.”
But years later, Bon Jovi tried to make amends by sending her flowers and a pair of his leather trousers as a joke (which Pink says her husband Carey Hart promptly threw out of the window).
She also delves into what it was like opening for boyband NSYNC as a 19-year-old, revealing she went on a “friendly date, not like a date date” with Joey Fatone, and admits she was writing songs as an angsty teen – including a song called Generation X, that featured the lyrics: “Generation X, it’s our time. Generation X, yours and mine.”
Not quite the hits we’re used to, but probably better than anything we can come up with to be fair.
Yep, we’re still in love.