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Out of all of the pop stars that made their debuts just as Y1.9K turned into Y2K, the one that I ended up enjoying the most was Pink, which makes sense, as she both presented — and sounded — the most rock ‘n’ roll.
Which, of course, doesn’t necessarily mean anything, except of course when it did. And in the the case of her breakthrough single, “Get The Party Started,” it probably helped that the song was written by a ringer, Linda Perry, who made her name as the singer/songwriter of 4 Non Blondes, but has since made her career by writing songs for for folks as disparate as Christina Aguilera, the Dixie Chicks and Cheap Trick.