Meaning of “Stupid Girls” by Pink
“Stupid Girls” is a song performed by American singer and songwriter Pink. The song’s lyrics laments the lack of great female role models for young girls while strongly opposes sexism and try to encourage young women and girls to spend more time focusing on empowering themselves and advancing their careers instead of wasting time on their looks, plastic surgery, trying to be skinny in very unhealthy ways and doing dumb things just in order to impress guys. All in all, the message of the song is a very powerful one that encourages young girls to be intelligent, have self-respect, be independent and not allow themselves to be influenced negatively by certain “dumb” trends promoted by certain female celebrities (“stupid girl epidemic”) they see on television.
Facts about “Stupid Girls”
- “Stupid Girls” was written by Pink and three other songwriters: American songwriter and record producer Billy Mann and the members of the famous Swedish songwriting team MachoPsycho (Robin Lynch and Niklas Olovson).
- The song’s production was handled by MachoPsycho and Billy Mann.
- “Stupid Girls” was released to the public on February 7, 2006 as the first of the six singles from Pink’s fourth studio album I’m Not Dead.
- This is one of Pink’s most controversial songs of her career.
- The music video of “Stupid Girls”, which was shot by American music video and film director Dave Meyers, beat the likes of “Hung Up” by Madonna and “Promiscuous” by Nelly Furtado (featuring Timbaland) to win the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards for Best Pop Video.
- The song peaked at number 13 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number 4 on the UK Singles Chart.
- Famous British novelist J.K. Rowling commented on the song shortly after it was released. The Harry Potter writer referred to the song as the “antidote-anthem” about all she had been thinking of regarding women and the issue of thinness.
Was Pink attacking celebrities such as Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan on this song?
Despite Pink insisting she wasn’t attacking any specific female celebrity on the song, many believe the song is nothing short of a scathing attack on such celebrities as Paris Hilton, Jessica Simpson and Lindsay Lohan, Nicole Ritchie, Fergie, Hilary Duff, Mary-Kate Olsen and even 50 Cent because she clearly parodies them in a negative way in the song’s music video.
Did “Stupid Girls” win a Grammy Award?
The song was nominated for a Grammy at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards in 2007 in the category for the Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. However, it lost to Christina Aguilera’s “Ain’t No Other Man”.
What genre does “Stupid Girls” fall under?
The song can be placed into various genres, including dance-pop and hip hop.