It’s about Pink’s seperation from her husband motocross rider Carey Hart. In an interview Pink told the story of the song, she said: “So What was a joke. I heard this beat from Max Martin. It’s such a fun beat, so fun. And I was actually kidding when I said “I guess I just lost my husband, I don’t know where he went.” Ha ha, that’s really funny. Let’s keep it and it just kind of went from there. And it just got more and more wrong. The more lines we wrote, the wronger it was. And we kept it because I don’t really care. I don’t think about the consequences when I write songs and now I am regretting every second of it. No, I’m not.”
Release Date: August 11, 2008
Songwriter/s: Pink – Max Martin – Shellback
UK – 1
US – 1
Germany – 1
The song topped the UK Singles Charts and sold over 610.000 copies. The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) certified it Platinum. In the US, it topped the Billboard Hot 100 charts, the Adult Top 40 and the Mainstream Top 40. ‘So What’ topped the charts in several countries around the world including Australia, Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland and Switzerland. The song was certified Platinum in Denmark, Germany, New Zealand and Switzerland. In Australia it was certified 5 times Platinum.
Artist’s age on Release Date: Alecia Beth Moore aka Pink was 29 years old when she released this song.
Cover Versions: The Chipettes – “Weird Al” Yankovic – Zoe Alexander (The X Factor UK) – Amateur artists covered this song on Youtube.