“Cause Shorty got a job, Shorty car, and Shorty can pay on her own rent,” chants Philly’s own (okay, Doylestown) Alicia Moore–aka P!nk–on her worldwide smash single, “Most Girls.” The follow-up radio release to her frisky debut ditty, ,”There You Go,” the fiery tune became the neon hued diva’s first official Billboard top five single with an accompanying video that was just all wrapped up that classic TRL lovin.’
Written by the legendary Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds (!), “Most Girls” (along with her ’01 smash, “Get the Party Started”) would not just become the neon hued diva’s biggest hit until 2008’s “So What,” but clearly it was the reason Missy Elliot came calling for P!nk to join those other girls on a little collaboration called “Lady Marmalade” just a few months later.
Much like the rest if the tracks on “Most Girls” accompanying album, Can’t Take Me Home, the love scorned pop jam was cooked up with a feisty R&B backbone, which as we all know it was a style the singer abandoned when she gave L.A. Reid the music middle finger on her follow up record, M!ssundaztood.
While we can’t imagine Ms. Moore being the no f$%ks given R&B slinging diva she was back then (or can we?), we’re certainly glad she’s channeled her feisty energy into a vivid collection of catchy pop rock tunes because they’ve truly made her the aerial icon she is today. And it all began right here with “Most Girls.”