Pink is the new cog... in NBC's NFL plan

152055__pink_lThis just in from the Department of Unconvincing Spin: Pink is reimagining Joan Jett’s "I Hate Myself for Loving You" as "Waiting All Day for Sunday Night," the new theme song for NBC Sunday Night Football. In and of itself, the pairing isn’t all that eyebrow-raising. I mean, if Elvis Costello can redo the Weeds theme song, and Mary J. Blige gets to promote her disc with a guest-spot on One Life to Live, and Taylor Hicks is shaking his booty to sell automobiles, why should Pink turn a deeper shade of crimson over a little cross-promotional hanky-panky?

I just wish she wouldn’t try so hard to convince everybody that this is somehow the culmination of a lifelong dream or something. Take her statement in NBC’s press release: "This is something so different for me, it’s like hearing yourself on the radio for the first time. I’m such a huge football fan that it’s a great time." Like hearing yourself on the radio for the first time? Really? I’d have had more respect if she just came out and said, "Look, SoundScan sales for I’m Not Dead have stalled at 466,000, and Danity Kane sold half that much in one week. Danity Kane, people! A girl’s got to do what she’s got to do to stay relevant in these crazy times." Know what I’m saying? That’s all.

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  • Ed

    Michael, loving you for loving the truth! Ever since L.A Ried left Arista, Pink whole career has stalled.
    Next up, Janet Jackson getting married on the day her album is released because her first single went NO WHERE!

  • Stephanie

    You know for a minute there I thought that the person in the picture was the “can I get an upgrade” lady.

  • weep

    I don’t think it’s believe Pink’s fault that her career has stalled. She’s been conisistent with putting out new stuff and has grown enough artistically for where she is right now.
    I hope she made a big profit for herself with this new NFL deal.

  • Chris Evans

    Ed, Pink’s sales and radio airplay have stalled in AMERICA…but her music is still great as ever and she’s a huge superstar everywhere else but here.

  • Jason

    I love Pink, and I think it’s a shame that her album sales have stalled.

  • RisingSunofNihon

    I wouldn’t even know who Pink is if she wasn’t married to Carey Hart. I tried listening to some of her stuff just because of her indirect connection to MX, but didn’t like it at all. I hope the NFL theme song turns out ok because I know I’ll have to listen to it for 17 weeks!

  • Fatima

    whaaa? Mary on One Life To Live? But why!?

  • jason

    pink is underrated and underplayed, but that’s ok, everybody talented is anyway, nothing new there.

  • Breath of Fresh

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  • Giselle

    Pink is over! Hated her hair tonight. Seems as though she didn’t even want to be at the awards.
    Hey, don’t hate on Danity Kane! They all can sing and dance. And I have mad respect for them.

  • Chris Evans

    Giselle, you’re an idiot. Please go die.

  • Ed

    Chris, nothing else matters except record sales in America.

  • Scott

    If only American records sales mattered than Robbie Williams and Anastacia would not be the huge successes they are in every country but here.
    Unfortunately, if it isn’t bland r’n’b/rap garbage, faux pop rock, or country, it isn’t played on our radio stations (and thus, not exposed to the masses). Pink’s last album was actually quite good and there are tons of other artists out there releasing great material, such as Goldfrapp, Sugababes, and Scissor Sisters, that either never makes it to these shores or is met with utter indifference by the general American public.

  • california

    I only know who Carey Hart is because of Pink. She’s great … and the fact that she doesn’t get more attention by the US media is evidence of that. Just look at Britney Spears and Christina Aguilara: who has more talent? Christina. Who gets more publicity and is more famous? Britney.
    Also, I can believe that she is really into football. She grew up a tomboy and I can totally imagine her watching and playing football.

  • clueless

    What in the world does PINK have to do with NFL Football??????????

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