Pink, "Funhouse"

81 Billboard Rating

On Pink's biggest pop hits, art has almost always imitated life. It's no different on the title track and fourth single from her "Funhouse" album, which readdresses the singer's rocky relationship with husband Corey Hart-and thank goodness for that. Pink again displays her versatility on this complex number, which calls for blues, funk and rock vocal stylings that few other pop stars could pull off. The singer delivers with full force, colliding with lively guitar licks and hints of synth. Co-producers Jimmy Harry and No Doubt's Tony Kanal, who also co-produced Pink's previous hit, "Sober," provide a bluesy shuffle and pulsing, organ-driven bridge that drives the song home. "Funhouse" is the latest hit from Pink's most varied and compelling set since her 2001 breakthrough album, "M!ssundaztood."-Michael Menachem